Surge strategy. Opinions wanted!

TifoowAlegna

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I live in an area which surges every morning. I drive for both Lyft and Uber and start at 8:30am. My personal strategy is to accept the first ride of 45+ minutes even if it’s a smaller surge, which is often (but not always) an airport ride. Sometimes this means passing on a 2.0x or 100% PT Lyft ride, for example, to ultimately accept a lower surge (1.4x or 25-50%PT) longer ride. This seems to have worked out very well for me, but I’m wondering if any of you would adopt a different strategy?

The issue with accepting the higher surge is that it could be, and often was, someone going a few miles away, which, due to the area I live in, could chew up a ton of time AND take me out of the surge zone for the second ride. However, there’s also the risk of passing on good surge rides that just happen to be less than 45 minutes.

Thoughts??
 

Bartolovski

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I live in an area which surges every morning. I drive for both Lyft and Uber and start at 8:30am. My personal strategy is to accept the first ride of 45+ minutes even if it’s a smaller surge, which is often (but not always) an airport ride. Sometimes this means passing on a 2.0x or 100% PT Lyft ride, for example, to ultimately accept a lower surge (1.4x or 25-50%PT) longer ride. This seems to have worked out very well for me, but I’m wondering if any of you would adopt a different strategy?

The issue with accepting the higher surge is that it could be, and often was, someone going a few miles away, which, due to the area I live in, could chew up a ton of time AND take me out of the surge zone for the second ride. However, there’s also the risk of passing on good surge rides that just happen to be less than 45 minutes.

Thoughts??
You should already have the knowledge if you make $677 a day while bullying every single forum member along the way.
 

TifoowAlegna

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You should already have the knowledge if you make $677 a day while bullying every single forum member along the way.
Please stop replying to my posts effective immediately. We’re here to help each other, so stop wasting our time with your nonsense.
 

Bartolovski

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Please stop replying to my posts effective immediately. We’re here to help each other, so stop wasting our time with your nonsense.
I can reply to whatever post I like. When it’s your benefit, all of a sudden it’s “help each other.” Who the @@@@ have you ever helped here troll?
 

jayberg777

Well-Known Member
I live in an area which surges every morning. I drive for both Lyft and Uber and start at 8:30am. My personal strategy is to accept the first ride of 45+ minutes even if it’s a smaller surge, which is often (but not always) an airport ride. Sometimes this means passing on a 2.0x or 100% PT Lyft ride, for example, to ultimately accept a lower surge (1.4x or 25-50%PT) longer ride. This seems to have worked out very well for me, but I’m wondering if any of you would adopt a different strategy?

The issue with accepting the higher surge is that it could be, and often was, someone going a few miles away, which, due to the area I live in, could chew up a ton of time AND take me out of the surge zone for the second ride. However, there’s also the risk of passing on good surge rides that just happen to be less than 45 minutes.

Thoughts??
Take the 2.0
 

TeleSki

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After getting screwed on a PT the other night, I know longer take them. It only makes money for Lyft. Had about a $50 ride from SNA to Ladera Ranch. Lyft took out their $2.90 booking fee, SNA got their $3 and Lyft and I split the other $40..$20 each. eff that!
 

XUBERANT

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I caught one

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The map didn't show the surge at all... just couch pinged it


One trip and I'm done. Because I found parking near my place as in 2 blocks away
 

Korean Ant

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I live in an area which surges every morning. I drive for both Lyft and Uber and start at 8:30am. My personal strategy is to accept the first ride of 45+ minutes even if it’s a smaller surge, which is often (but not always) an airport ride. Sometimes this means passing on a 2.0x or 100% PT Lyft ride, for example, to ultimately accept a lower surge (1.4x or 25-50%PT) longer ride. This seems to have worked out very well for me, but I’m wondering if any of you would adopt a different strategy?

The issue with accepting the higher surge is that it could be, and often was, someone going a few miles away, which, due to the area I live in, could chew up a ton of time AND take me out of the surge zone for the second ride. However, there’s also the risk of passing on good surge rides that just happen to be less than 45 minutes.

Thoughts??

When ur taking the 45+ lower surge im taking the maxed surge for a few miles down.
My strategy is same as when i gamble...ALL MONEY IN NO MONEY OUT. ???
 

Bucket23

Member
I live in an area which surges every morning. I drive for both Lyft and Uber and start at 8:30am. My personal strategy is to accept the first ride of 45+ minutes even if it’s a smaller surge, which is often (but not always) an airport ride. Sometimes this means passing on a 2.0x or 100% PT Lyft ride, for example, to ultimately accept a lower surge (1.4x or 25-50%PT) longer ride. This seems to have worked out very well for me, but I’m wondering if any of you would adopt a different strategy?

The issue with accepting the higher surge is that it could be, and often was, someone going a few miles away, which, due to the area I live in, could chew up a ton of time AND take me out of the surge zone for the second ride. However, there’s also the risk of passing on good surge rides that just happen to be less than 45 minutes.

Thoughts??
Never take a base 45 plus during rush hour. $20 for 1 hour is a loss. You’ll save more money not taking it.
 

XUBERANT

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45+ on Friday's pretty good....

Now if it's Tuesday it can take 45 minutes to get from Downtown Long Beach to LGB airport that will pay $9
 

Korean Ant

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This was a 250pt n sure enough it was going 2 miles down n could barely speak any English. Germans... they asked me if i can get them some coke... i tell them if u go to the afterparty in the warehouse district there r all the drugs u want...
So they said, take me take me. I did n gave me 40$ in tip. This is my strategy...if the ride is short, take them somewhere else...

Last week, i got a 200pt from hwood n sure enough they were going few miles to Gavilan...i tell them NOOOOOO thats bad tacos u have to try the real LA tacos. I took them to El Taurino in ktown. Got myself a free burrito, a roundtrip n a 30$ tip.
My stretegy only works 5% of the time tho lol
 
I live in an area which surges every morning. I drive for both Lyft and Uber and start at 8:30am. My personal strategy is to accept the first ride of 45+ minutes even if it’s a smaller surge, which is often (but not always) an airport ride. Sometimes this means passing on a 2.0x or 100% PT Lyft ride, for example, to ultimately accept a lower surge (1.4x or 25-50%PT) longer ride. This seems to have worked out very well for me, but I’m wondering if any of you would adopt a different strategy?

The issue with accepting the higher surge is that it could be, and often was, someone going a few miles away, which, due to the area I live in, could chew up a ton of time AND take me out of the surge zone for the second ride. However, there’s also the risk of passing on good surge rides that just happen to be less than 45 minutes.

Thoughts??
Your first strategy should be find real job.
 
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