If you purchase the Lyft subscription do the drivers know you have it and are they paid the same as if it were any other trip?
Lyft subscription service - Do drivers know you have it? Are they paid the same?
The Guru Take
Just any other trip. Drivers do not know and they get paid the same.
Ah, you must be one of the lucky early-adopters who has access to the Lyft's new subscription model. How is it going?
Yes, the drivers do still get paid the same as before, and no, they are not aware that their passengers have a subscription arrangement with Lyft. It is similar to when the passengers use their free credits or referral bonuses.
With that said, drivers have mentioned that they often know just by speaking to the passengers and seeing their behaviors. For example, many riders with subscription insist that the route be less than $15, so they would not incur a charge beyond what's covered by the all-access pass. They often insist that the route not be changed even slightly, so they will remain under the threshold that they carefully tried to avoid.
For those of you who are not familiar, Lyft Subscription is something Lyft is offering in selected cities and to selected users (invite-only or at least waitlisted) where the rider would pay a recurring monthly rate and all the rides they take are either free or discounted. (For example, the all-access plan covers all rides under $15, and anything over is charged.) Here are a few articles:
- Lyft tests $199 monthly subscription plan for rides
- Lyft's All-Access Pass. Monthly subscription coming to major cities. (invitation and waitlist only)