Uber to allow pets on rides; Delta to hire 12,000 new employees

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Bringing your furry friend on your Uber ride just got a whole lot easier.

The ride sharing service is rolling out a new pilot program called “Uber Pets.” For a surcharge of $3 to $5 dollars, riders will be able to bring any non-service animals on their Uber trip.

Drivers, however, will have the option to opt-in and out of the new feature. Riders can also bring along more than one pet at the driver’s discretion. The feature is expected to be rolled out on Oct. 16 in select cities including Philadelphia, Denver, and Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Delta Airlines is going on a hiring spree.

The company is looking to hire more than 12,000 employees by the end of 2020 as they look to expand operations. Positions will range from flight attendants, to pilots and ground staff.

Delta reported $1.5 Billion in profit for the 3rd quarter due to an increase in travel demand during the summer months.

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