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Plan to try lyft

kyle0608

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I have been driving uber for one year. I have a high rating all the time. But now, I'm going to try lyft. There are some reasons.

Uberpool is getting even worse. They changed the pool recently, ask the riders to walk to pickup location, and walk to destination after dropoff. Some riders complain, but uber is not responsible for that at all. They do this because they can find more riders for a pool.

The service of uber is so terrible in airports. If you try to find a rider in airport, you have to wait for 2 hours, then you may get a request less than 10 dollars. I hear from one of my friends that lyft is much better than uber.

I got a mail saying uber is testing a new app named uber pro. If that is online, the normal partners will not get any promotion, unless they can reach gold. Yes I believe I can reach that, but I don't like they put more pressure on their partners.

So maybe it's time to try another one.
 

Over/Uber

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Just reject Pool and Pool Express rides.

Don't worry about Uber Pro shenanigans. Just drive as you always have.

I do both primarily to stay as busy as I can and sometimes one might pay a little extra bonus/incentive better than the other. In my market, Lyft often has a better incentive.

However, $2500>$1000
 

kyle0608

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Just reject Pool and Pool Express rides.

Don't worry about Uber Pro shenanigans. Just drive as you always have.

I do both primarily to stay as busy as I can and sometimes one might pay a little extra bonus/incentive better than the other. In my market, Lyft often has a better incentive.

However, $2500>$1000
Uber will track cancel rate again after uber pro is online.

I think I will do both first abd watch which is better.
 

Over/Uber

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Uber will track cancel rate again after uber pro is online.
They monitor cancel rate now, even though Pro isn't system-wide. A high cancel rate is one reason why they may deactivate a driver.

But, I'm not talking about canceling a ride once accepted, I'm talking of rejecting a ride before accepting. Pings are labeled as Pool so you, as a adriver, have a heads up about the type of ride it is, and can reject it. Uber and Lyft won't deactivate you for a low acceptance rate.
 

kyle0608

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They monitor cancel rate now, even though Pro isn't system-wide. A high cancel rate is one reason why they may deactivate a driver.

But, I'm not talking about canceling a ride once accepted, I'm talking of rejecting a ride before accepting. Pings are labeled as Pool so you, as a adriver, have a heads up about the type of ride it is, and can reject it. Uber and Lyft won't deactivate you for a low acceptance rate.
Thank you for you advice. I am rejecting the pool as much as possible. But you know in off-peak hours there are not many uberx rides.

They both have their eventual downfalls. It'll be up to you to determine which one suits you best.
they just say lyft is better in airports. at least in nyc, i n jfk, I believe that is very true. about other areas, I need to try after I have lyft account.
 

Gilby

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Here is some small market perspective. Today I had two identical rides from a local hotel to the airport. Lyft paid me $14. Uber paid $20. Probably varies market to market, but Lyft is catching on here and the last month I have had far more Lyft rides than Uber rides.
 

kyle0608

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Here is some small market perspective. Today I had two identical rides from a local hotel to the airport. Lyft paid me $14. Uber paid $20. Probably varies market to market, but Lyft is catching on here and the last month I have had far more Lyft rides than Uber rides.
yes, that's true. I always pickup riders from the city to the airport, but I never wait in the airport. maybe you can get more riders in the city via uber. But if I can get 2 riders from nyc to CT in the airport via lyft, why I try to get 15 riders in the city via uber?
 

Uber's Guber

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Today I had two identical rides from a local hotel to the airport. Lyft paid me $14. Uber paid $20. Probably varies market to market, but Lyft is catching on here and the last month I have had far more Lyft rides than Uber rides.
Makes sense.... if a pax can take Lyft instead of Uber to the airport and save $6, Lyft requests will increase.
Next week, Uber will slash rates again to compete for those lost customers. :rolleyes:
And the driver be damned!
 

kyle0608

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Makes sense.... if a pax can take Lyft instead of Uber to the airport and save $6, Lyft requests will increase.
Next week, Uber will slash rates again to compete for those lost customers. :rolleyes:
And the driver be damned!
agree. nothing is best in all respects. so we should try all of them.
 

Gilby

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How would u know? ur too busy on a Lyft ride to found out if uber is pinging.
Unlike larger markets, there are rarely any back to back or stacked pings here. Usually there is a long wait between rides, and I have both apps running during the wait. For the last few weeks, Lyft has most often been the first ping. After that ride, I immediately reactivate Uber.

This was not the case earlier this year. For many months, Uber rides were much more plentiful.
 

Ziplock

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Unlike larger markets, there are rarely any back to back or stacked pings here. Usually there is a long wait between rides, and I have both apps running during the wait. For the last few weeks, Lyft has most often been the first ping. After that ride, I immediately reactivate Uber.

This was not the case earlier this year. For many months, Uber rides were much more plentiful.
Sorry to hear that your leaving uber, I might suggest that you run both apps Go where demand is. I drive for Uber in a large city the demand is twice if not more then Lyft. And yes there's been changes on App,pay,rewards But at first change is hard. But if you try running both apps give the new uber a try. You might work less harder for the same pay has before. Either way Best of luck to you.
 

kyle0608

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I have been driving lyft for one week. I accepted some lyft shared rides. They are much better than uber pool! All are more than 30 dollars! The tips of lyft are better than uber. The airport rides of lyft are all fine, waiting time is shorter.

The only problem is lyft looks like more expensive than uber. So maybe uber has more requests. But who likes to do those 5 dollars pools?

I think I can use uber in another way. Everyday when I start work, I use uber first. But only use the destination mode, to the airport. When I arrive at the airport, switch to lyft.
 

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