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Lyft Lowers Prices in Pittsburgh

Discussion in 'Pittsburgh' started by MikesUber, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. MikesUber

    MikesUber

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Announced today via email at 1:47PM. This matches Uber's pricing:

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  2. It was 1.06/mile and .16/min before so not really sure why they felt they had to change it.
     
  3. Lyft is competing for riders, even though it is a minimal decrease, it still is cause for a news release.
     
  4. It was a news realease cause other cities took an actual hit but here it's not even worth a mention. Lyft is simply no match to uber in Pittsburgh. Every time Uber has moved their prices here, Lyft has moved theirs to 1 cent more, less than a week later.
     
  5. KaIee

    KaIee

    Location:
    PA
    Driving:
    Lyft
    We're still much better than over in Cleveland where I think it's about 77 cents
     
  6. Currently 81 cents/mile in Cleveland. Yeesh. It's monkey see/monkey do. Uber is the 800 lb gorilla & Lyft just follows their pricing. $1 buck a mile is the min. for me, otherwise I'm out. At least doing it as a part time job.
     
  7. bigga519

    bigga519

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I'm in Orlando on vacation and it's .65/mile, yikes!! We have nothing to complain about in da burg.
     
  8. MikesUber

    MikesUber

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Plus it's illegal in most parts of Orlando and especially at the airport yet it goes on. I took Uber as well when I was in Orlando last November :eek: the Orlando board talks about stings at the airport sometimes.
     
  9. bigga519

    bigga519

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    You can't use UberX at Orlando international, only uber premium. The other Orlando airport in Sanford allows all Uber's. The couple uber drivers I spoke to are killing it at Disney world. They have dedicated lots like at the airport, first in first out with the queue.
     
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  10. I'd heard from pax that drivers at that airport are killing it. This explains it. The UberSELECT rate there is $1.65/mile. And many of them use Uber to promote their real estate gig too.
     
  11. Speaking of Lyft, did anyone get a notice that they expanded their coverage around Pittsburgh? The area now includes Cranberry, Washington & Greensburg. I was so used to their old coverage map that I would never even turn the app on in these areas. You'd think they'd tell their drivers!? I did get a notice back in November that they expanded in Eastern PA. I can only assume that's when the Pgh coverage increased too.
     
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  12. With the gas going up, you'd think they'd both take the chance to raise it a bit like everything else. Better for them and us. Companies struggle when they're afraid to ask for enough $ for their product or service. It's totally a value. I drove two girls from Mt Washington to the Pens game for less than $6 if I remember. Come on! That's a steal. My pastor was telling me he used the Uber in DC last week and it was less than $2 to go somewhere. Wonder what their min is there.
     
  13. MikesUber

    MikesUber

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Sounds about right, a touch above minimum fare to go down the hill and across the bridge.
     
  14. Yes. Nice deal for a two way split. Pleasant people, too. They should use the gas price hike as a chance to increase fares.
     
  15. Navy Vet

    Navy Vet

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    How about LYFT stop paying all that money for drivers and SPEND SOME MONEY ON ADVERTISING! I ask my UBER riders if they ever use LYFT and most say NO and some say they forgot all about LYFT! I have NEVER seen a ad for LYFT in the PITTSBURGH area. There may be, but I have not seen Any! Also UBER and LYFT CAN charge just pennies less than a TAXI and they wouldn't loose any business. I have had people say if UBER and a TAXI charged the same they would still take UBER. My brain is going to explode, DRIVERS, UBER & LYFT can all be making more money!
     
  16. bigga519

    bigga519

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I see a lot of Lyft ads online but I never see them on tv or hear it on the radio like I do with uber.
     

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