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Lyft Fail

DeplorableDonald

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So I decided to try Lyft this afternoon. Finished my day stuff a little after 4, was in Rosslyn. Lyft was 50% PT zone from 4-5, so why not? Did DF to Dulles so as not to get drawn into the hellhole that is Downtown D.C.

I actually got a ping after a few minutes. Pulled up and it's a young couple with stroller and car seat. She buckles in the kid and sits in the back with the kid. The sperm donor sits up front. I start trip and go maybe half a block. She tells him she needs her phone which was in his pocket. Somehow Einstein, while pulling her phone out of his pocket, managed to cancel the trip. They tried rerequesting me but no luck. Another member of pink Team Camry pulls up, they get their shit and go. I look, no cancel fee. I emailed Lyft's version of Rohit and the gang but nothing back yet.

Then a minute later I get a ping. I assume it's still on DF, so I accept. Pull up and the chick gets in. I start trip and she is going to S.E. D.C.* I tell her I was trying to go to Dulles area and I'd cancel, she wouldn't be charged. She was fine with it.

Does anyone that does Lyft regularly know if you're limited on number of trips you can do en route to your destination?

*Just to prevent the inevitable race riot poo throwing, she was white. I didn't want to go anywhere in D.C. itself, not just S.E. I just have very little tolerance for D.C. rush hour traffic at less than sky high rates, and neither Uber or Lyft offer those anymore. 50% PT isn't high enough for getting stuck in D.C.
 

Kawiz03

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So I decided to try Lyft this afternoon. Finished my day stuff a little after 4, was in Rosslyn. Lyft was 50% PT zone from 4-5, so why not? Did DF to Dulles so as not to get drawn into the hellhole that is Downtown D.C.

I actually got a ping after a few minutes. Pulled up and it's a young couple with stroller and car seat. She buckles in the kid and sits in the back with the kid. The sperm donor sits up front. I start trip and go maybe half a block. She tells him she needs her phone which was in his pocket. Somehow Einstein, while pulling her phone out of his pocket, managed to cancel the trip. They tried rerequesting me but no luck. Another member of pink Team Camry pulls up, they get their shit and go. I look, no cancel fee. I emailed Lyft's version of Rohit and the gang but nothing back yet.

Then a minute later I get a ping. I assume it's still on DF, so I accept. Pull up and the chick gets in. I start trip and she is going to S.E. D.C.* I tell her I was trying to go to Dulles area and I'd cancel, she wouldn't be charged. She was fine with it.

Does anyone that does Lyft regularly know if you're limited on number of trips you can do en route to your destination?

*Just to prevent the inevitable race riot poo throwing, she was white. I didn't want to go anywhere in D.C. itself, not just S.E. I just have very little tolerance for D.C. rush hour traffic at less than sky high rates, and neither Uber or Lyft offer those anymore. 50% PT isn't high enough for getting stuck in D.C.
Both filters are garbage if you put IAD or BWI it will route you through SE since you can still make it that way via the beltway just going very far from your intented path they just dont allow straight paths
 

leosc

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So I decided to try Lyft this afternoon. Finished my day stuff a little after 4, was in Rosslyn. Lyft was 50% PT zone from 4-5, so why not? Did DF to Dulles so as not to get drawn into the hellhole that is Downtown D.C.

I actually got a ping after a few minutes. Pulled up and it's a young couple with stroller and car seat. She buckles in the kid and sits in the back with the kid. The sperm donor sits up front. I start trip and go maybe half a block. She tells him she needs her phone which was in his pocket. Somehow Einstein, while pulling her phone out of his pocket, managed to cancel the trip. They tried rerequesting me but no luck. Another member of pink Team Camry pulls up, they get their shit and go. I look, no cancel fee. I emailed Lyft's version of Rohit and the gang but nothing back yet.

Then a minute later I get a ping. I assume it's still on DF, so I accept. Pull up and the chick gets in. I start trip and she is going to S.E. D.C.* I tell her I was trying to go to Dulles area and I'd cancel, she wouldn't be charged. She was fine with it.

Does anyone that does Lyft regularly know if you're limited on number of trips you can do en route to your destination?

*Just to prevent the inevitable race riot poo throwing, she was white. I didn't want to go anywhere in D.C. itself, not just S.E. I just have very little tolerance for D.C. rush hour traffic at less than sky high rates, and neither Uber or Lyft offer those anymore. 50% PT isn't high enough for getting stuck in D.C.

Sneaky Uber & Lyft. Very, very sneaky
 

Another Uber Driver

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Destination Filter for Lyft is 100% useless.
^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Both filters are garbage if you put IAD or BWI it will route you through SE since you can still make it that way via the beltway just going very far from your intented path they just dont allow straight paths
It is interesting what they think is "on the way" some times. I put in a destination of McLean Gardens on Uber from Capitol Hill and got one from Old Downtown to Georgia and Randolph. Yes, you can go to Upshur, cross, go down Arkansas to Piney Branch Parkway to Beach Drive to Porter. Still that consumes too much time going up when you are better off going either West or up and West simultaneously. If it had given me Georgetown from there, or Foggy Bottom (which it has), I understand that. I would understand even Woodley Park or 11th@U and West. Georgia and East, though, consumes too much time. This is one instance where the human being as a dispatcher does better than the computer. A computer can not dispatch; all that it can do is assign trips.
 

Brandon0315

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Me: @ MGM
Lyft DF: Greenbelt
Pax Destination: Annandale

Yeah (no!)...because I want to go Greenbelt through Bangladesh, Virginia!
 

PDT

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Me: @ MGM
Lyft DF: Greenbelt
Pax Destination: Annandale

Yeah (no!)...because I want to go Greenbelt through Bangladesh, Virginia!
MGM is a serious risk. Nobody out there. Only riders are kids that work there and want to go home in the ghetto via POOL.
Last time out there I went to national harbor and set DF to White House. Had a rider in <5mins. Probably just lucky.
 

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