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Destination filters. Do they work?

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Been using the Lyft destination filter since it began. Turn it on all over the area and at different times--airport, eastside, Lynnwood, etc.

Not one ride yet.

It's now arrived on my Uber account and I'm curious if anyone has had any success with this?

I'm thinking the only benefit could be in using it near hotels, ferries, and cruise ships when I want a long fare to airport, etc. Could be especially useful @ places/events with lots of people such as stadiums/arenas.

Anyone use it?
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Lyft's filter has never worked for me or others one single time. I cannot understand why.

Uber's filter often works, and sometimes works very well. You will get rides going in the same direction, not necessarily all the way to your destination.
There's an icon that you tap, located in upper left corner of the screen of my Android app. (Same location in the app on iPhone.)
Remember that Lyft's filter ONLY works with Line rides. I have had it work several times.
Aren't you the one who once said the Lyft filter seemed to work at the airport? Is that the only place where it worked?
Wow. I had never noticed that before. Thanks, Agent99!
You're welcome.

Strangely, the Uber destination filter icon looks like a battery. It must symbolize the drain in your "batteries" from doing Uberpool rides.
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PS- the Uber destination filter will only work with UberPool requests. I tried it in a non-UberPool market and the destination filter was not an option.
Dex, I have to disagree with you here. I regularly get non-pool (UberX) rides using the Uber destination filter in Seattle and Eastside.
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And this is why I maintain my Uber presence in Seattle AND Tacoma too. These rides happen all the time (Tacoma, Gig Harbor, JBLM), especially if you run from SeaTac. I have had too many 2AM Surge runs from Seattle to Tacoma (and further) to count.
I cannot speak for others reading this but this seems like valuable info. Uber's system probably looks for drivers licensed to drive in Tacoma first before sending ride requests to other drivers. For me, Uber trips to Tacoma have been extremely rare, and none with surge.
How hard and expensive is it to get okayed in Tacoma?
You can set up a destination off-line. The Uber app will ask you if you want to go on-line after it accepts the destination you provided.

All this is different from Lyft, which requires you to go online while setting up the filter.

I like the Uber filter. I cannot comment on how well it works for getting long surge rides. The risk (surge and non-surge) is you get a trip of just two miles going in the same direction as your destination which is 15 miles away.
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The destination filter is one of very few new features which can really help out drivers. I gravitated to it very quickly when it became available, and have been using it at least once every day I drive.
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It's good to have the Lyft app on when Uber is slow. Or during those rare moments that Lyft has P/T and Uber doesn't have surge.
I used the filter last night. The first use was a failure. The trip didn't go in the same direction as my filter destination. The second use was a success. I used the filter to get a trip from Bellevue to Seattle.
I just don't understand why Lyft cannot fix their destination filter after they have received so many complaints about it. It just doesn't make any sense. Does anyone here have a theory?
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