Destination filters. Do they work?

tipster98122

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Been using the Lyft destination filter since it began. Turn it on all over the area and at different times--airport, eastside, Lynnwood, etc.

Not one ride yet.

It's now arrived on my Uber account and I'm curious if anyone has had any success with this?

I'm thinking the only benefit could be in using it near hotels, ferries, and cruise ships when I want a long fare to airport, etc. Could be especially useful @ places/events with lots of people such as stadiums/arenas.

Anyone use it?
 
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heynow321

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Never had lyft work and assume ubers wont work either. My guess is the tolerances are too strict. If I say the destination is in Redmond, just about anywhere in redmond will do.
 

Agent99

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Lyft's filter has never worked for me or others one single time. I cannot understand why.

Uber's filter often works, and sometimes works very well. You will get rides going in the same direction, not necessarily all the way to your destination.
 

Agent99

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There's an icon that you tap, located in upper left corner of the screen of my Android app. (Same location in the app on iPhone.)
 

DexNex

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Remember that Lyft's filter ONLY works with Line rides. I have had it work several times.
 

DexNex

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Aren't you the one who once said the Lyft filter seemed to work at the airport? Is that the only place where it worked?
It is not the only place. I don't want to give away my secrets, but there are times/places when you are most likely to see it work, and work well ($$$).

Think long-distance runs at high Prime/Surge rates. Use it as a filter, not for your final destination, but to get long runs with a far destination when rates are high.
 
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Dammit Mazzacane

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Can the destination filter be used for faraway places and do you get people wanting to go that route along the way?

I mean, if I want to go generally south from Seattle, could I put in Olympia and get anybody generally heading southward to pick up and drop off along the route? Or would it only pair me with people specifically trying to Lyft to Olympia?

North = Bellingham
South = Portland

That would be sweet to Lyft from Seattle to Portland!
 

Dammit Mazzacane

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Estimate Lyft Trip Cost from Seattle to Portland = $200 !

The time would be 3 hours and mileage would be 173.9 mi via I-5

However, that 100-mile radius max would prevent this scenario.

 

Dammit Mazzacane

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Estimated Lyft trip from Seattle to Olympia would be $100

The time cost is about an hour and mileage is 61 miles.

You'd be required to deadhead back though, Lyft is not in Olympia, or even south of Tacoma...
 

DexNex

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Can the destination filter be used for faraway places and do you get people wanting to go that route along the way?

I mean, if I want to go generally south from Seattle, could I put in Olympia and get anybody generally heading southward to pick up and drop off along the route? Or would it only pair me with people specifically trying to Lyft to Olympia?

North = Bellingham
South = Portland

That would be sweet to Lyft from Seattle to Portland!
1. Lyft has a $200 base limit. So Portland is not possible from Seattle.

2. One-way long distance runs at base rates are money losers.

3. I am only talking about using this technique during times of high Surge/Prime.

4. Pick a location that is reasonable for your crowd.
 

DexNex

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PS- the Uber destination filter will only work with UberPool requests. I tried it in a non-UberPool market and the destination filter was not an option.
 

DexNex

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Estimated Lyft trip from Seattle to Olympia would be $100

The time cost is about an hour and mileage is 61 miles.

You'd be required to deadhead back though, Lyft is not in Olympia, or even south of Tacoma...
And this is why I maintain my Uber presence in Seattle AND Tacoma too. These rides happen all the time (Tacoma, Gig Harbor, JBLM), especially if you run from SeaTac. I have had too many 2AM Surge runs from Seattle to Tacoma (and further) to count.
 

Agent99

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PS- the Uber destination filter will only work with UberPool requests. I tried it in a non-UberPool market and the destination filter was not an option.
Dex, I have to disagree with you here. I regularly get non-pool (UberX) rides using the Uber destination filter in Seattle and Eastside.
 

DexNex

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Dex, I have to disagree with you here. I regularly get non-pool (UberX) rides using the Uber destination filter in Seattle and Eastside.
Then I stand corrected. I was in Chelan and couldn't get the button (a non-Uber Pool market). So I assumed it was operating like Lyft's.

Thanks for the info. I like Uber's even more now!
 
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