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Pre-arranged Rides

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4 Driver
 Posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I live in a rural part of Northwestern Hartford CT. People have come to know I do airport runs and want me to pick them up at 4:00 am because they fear there may be no drivers in the area when they need one. Does anyone have a good system of doing this? This morning I turned on my app in the rider's driveway and they turned on their app and I got a different rider and they got no driver!



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    810 Driver
     5 years ago

    If you were to preschedule a Lyft ride (can do up to 7 days in advance) that ride with pickup / destination and approximate income for the driver will show up on Lyft (Scheduled rides) -job board that many Lyft drivers monitor like hawks. A lucrative ride to the airport that can put $40.00 - $50.00 in driver's pocket for completing a ride in an hour or so will be gobbled up in seconds by eager drivers. Yhis is easy money and no traffic an dless gas used.

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    127 Driver
     5 years ago

    Wow, I am so surprised they didnt match you up. How far away was the other rider who was requesting a ride?

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    259 Driver
     5 years ago

    You obviously knew the rider. Why rely on Uber and pay them 25+%!!!  Just accept cash! You have good thing going. 

    No idea why you guys didn’t show up on each other’s app. Though that could be for multiple reasons. 

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      203 Driver
       5 years ago

      Yep, this is what I would do, just ask for cash.

      It might get a little sticky with insurance but for one off cases like this I would not rely on the Uber app.