Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Day 1 Summary:
1 cancelled ride
Passenger Miles 60
Dead Miles 70
Gross Income (including tips) $90
Net after expenses $50
Net Hourly Rate $7.5
I am thinking that if I cut back on the dead miles, I might net the same since the car won't always be re-positioned for "immediate" pings.
I plan on booking 225 rides over the next couple weeks to get the bonus and can't see this going much further unless I still can't find a day job.
My biggest complaint would have to be the en route stops. I experienced 3 of them last night out of 12 trips. One was to a food mart on the way for cigarettes, another was fast food (line was long and slow 25 minutes to drive 5 miles), AND the third was a liquor store.
I don't mind a 2-3 minute stop en route, but something should be done on the platform to charge riders a premium if their en route stop takes more than 4 minutes.
By charging a premium LYFT would benefit three ways (1) fairly set both rider and driver expectations (2) increase revenue AND (3) more income for LYFT and driver.
What are your thoughts on the dead mile and en route issue?
BTW, at times it seemed LYFT had more drivers on the road than regular drivers.