First ride this morning

xgamrgeekx

Active Member
Got a ping on Lyft as soon as I logged on this morning, at a small airport. Show up and see nobody. At all. Place looked closed. I also didn’t see the GPS guy anywhere near the pin. Ride was clearly requested by someone else, but I also noted that it was to the SLC International. Weird, airport to airport? I then get a text that says the actual pick up location was elsewhere, almost 4 miles from where I was. I confirmed that the drop off was what it said. Yes. So I told him I’d take it.

When I show up, there are 4 women with luggage waiting. Turns out one of their husbands requested from AZ. Their local flight got cancelled and they got another one out of SLC. $32 + $20 tip and it got me to where I like driving anyway. Perfect morning.
 

Gstar

New Member
Got a ping on Lyft as soon as I logged on this morning, at a small airport. Show up and see nobody. At all. Place looked closed. I also didn’t see the GPS guy anywhere near the pin. Ride was clearly requested by someone else, but I also noted that it was to the SLC International. Weird, airport to airport? I then get a text that says the actual pick up location was elsewhere, almost 4 miles from where I was. I confirmed that the drop off was what it said. Yes. So I told him I’d take it.

When I show up, there are 4 women with luggage waiting. Turns out one of their husbands requested from AZ. Their local flight got cancelled and they got another one out of SLC. $32 + $20 tip and it got me to where I like driving anyway. Perfect morning.
Man you are lucky, I'm still wating for the first trip.
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TomTheAnt

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I've had several pickups from our busy local enterprise airport for private jet pilots to go to DAL or DFW to deadhead somewhere. Always very early in the morning and have to wait outside the gate for them to let me inside and to pick them up from their hangars.Usually really cool dudes.

My first ping this morning was the first ride in my scheduled ride collection at 4am for 4.15 pickup to go to DAL. Then had two more to DFW before coming back home just after 7am. Tips from all three trips and grossed almost $30/hr.
 

xgamrgeekx

Active Member
Life circumstances right now don’t allow for driving earlier than 5:30 if I’m lucky, 6 most mornings. I’ll keep that in mind as I live very close to that puddle hopper airport. Usually log in from the gas station down the street from it.
 

DriverMark

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I live in Lehi/Saratoga Springs. I got a request one day with the pickup WWWAAAYYYY up on whatever the mountain is west of us (not Eagle Mt, the one north of there). I was like.... WHAT THE HELL! So, I texted (or maybe called, forget now). Anyway, we're in the SLC flight path. They were landing and ordered the ride from the plane not updating the pickup location. Yea..... fail pin drop.
 

FLKeys

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Sorry, that does suck. Instant ping was actually a first for me

I got my first Instant ping with Lyft Saturday morning. Turned the app on and before I could even close the screen to turn Uber on I get a ride request. Recognize the picture of a previous PAX. Get there and he is all freaked out that it took over an hour to get a ride and he was now 35 minutes late for work. About 5 minutes from his work, boss calls him back and he gets all depressed. He changes destination back to home. As he is mumbling to himself I think man that sucks, he just got fired. Turns out he looked at the schedule wrong and was actually off. I was like dude I thought you got fired. He was I thought I was getting fired. We both laughed, he asked if I would stop at a breakfast place. He bought me breakfast and still left a tip on the app. Nice kid, working hard to make it on his own. I gave him my number and told him if he ever has trouble getting a ride to call me, if I can I will turn the app on, request his ping, and get him to work on time.
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4hrs no ping. I'd go fishing.

Welcome to my world, I have gone 6+ hours no ping. And yes I have been fishing several times along a bridge while waiting for my next ping. Had a 23" Mangrove snapper jumping around in a cooler of ice one evening while driving a PAX. They would get startled every time it flopped around. They appreciated the fact that I was going to have fresh fish for dinner in about an hour.
 
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