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Why does it cost more to get a ride if you reserve in advance?

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Greta
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 Posted 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm wondering why this is the case.

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    Angiebee11
    Driver
     8 months ago

    It is so frustrating scheduling Lyft when I'm at work getting off at midnight in Virginia. Even if scheduling in advance. The drivers are always busy; even if you call they say they're coming; then cancel shortly thereafter. I'm afraid I may have to end up walking home four mikes at midnight. Imagine my fear of making it home at all. Is there any way to assure a ride in advance?

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    akleair
     8 months ago

    Looked up price for todsy.  Its less thsn $8.00

    Schedule 4 days from now, its more than $36.


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    AdiK
    52 Rider
     3 years ago

    Do you mean for Uber? Or what service?

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      Greta
      OP 32
       3 years ago

      This was for Uber.

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        AdiK
        52 Rider
         3 years ago

        How did you know it was more? Did the price change? Maybe it depends on the time of day. I would wait to check till you get the trip receipt to compare, maybe they just overstated it for you when you originally requested. 

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    marisa
    14
     3 years ago

    I'm not sure this is the case, but maybe it's because they don't know what the surge will be like at the time so they price higher just to be "safe"

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      Karajoe
      20
       3 years ago

      But aren't scheduled rides not guaranteed? Does that mean the price isn't guaranteed either?