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How is Lyft's surge different than Uber's?

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ClancyJones
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 Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    285 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    Conceptually, they are the same.  It happens in busier areas where there aren't enough drivers to provide enough coverage.  At least that's the intent of it.

    Lyft and Uber calculate their own surge areas.  There are overlaps, of course, but yes they are independent from each other, where one can have a surge and not the other.

    I wonder if that answers the question.

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    RedANT
    1075 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    They're the same.  Neither pays out a multiplier anymore, and instead they offer a "guaranteed bonus" on the next trip you take.  (You can't cancel, decline, go offline or use a destination filter or you lose the bonus)

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      ClancyJones
      OP 68 Rider
       1 year ago

      Wow, for real? That seems like a big change. Whatever it takes to keep making their drivers work harder, I guess.

      So you earn it by being in a busy area (i.e. surge) but you don't get credit right away. You just make up the amount on the next trip regardless of what it is?

      Do you know the amount of the bonus beforehand? So basically the new way of chasing the surge is to go to some locations to grab those bonus cashes.

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    KamelKamelKamel
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     1 year ago

    Perhaps the better question is which one has more surges and pays more.  Does anyone know?