Uber, Lyft drivers manipulate fares at Reagan National causing artificial price surges

Every night, several times a night, Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport simultaneously turn off their ride share apps for a minute or two to trick the app into thinking there are no drivers available—creating a price surge. When the fare goes high enough, the drivers turn their apps back on and lock into the higher fare. It’s happening in the Uber and Lyft parking lot outside Reagan National airport.