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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.
For some reason, Lyft will only direct Lyft Line rides to the destination filter. That severely limits the available rides for this function.
I'm going to go against the grain here and say something good about the Uber destination filter. My sort of real job is a seasonal part-time job working for the Mariners on their game days. During this past home stand I have made extensive use of the destination filter while commuting to and from my Mariner job. I live in the Shoreline area and when I am heading to Safeco Field I set it as the destination. It is not to tough to find a ride going toward downtown. Even if it is only going to Ballard, I can usually get another ride going the rest of the way.

My work shift with the Mariners ends shortly before the game ends, so I set the filter for Lynnwood and half the time I get a ride from the stadium within five minutes. Sometimes it only goes to Capitol Hill or Lake Union, but I can usually then get another ride at least to North Seattle. I have had some rides to Montlake Terrace and even to within five minutes of my house.

I average about $15 each way, plus I can now deduct the commuting miles to my job. This seems more like what the concept of ride-sharing was supposed to be. You are going someplace that you were going anyway, and you take someone else along and make a few bucks. (Another reason this works so well for me is that one of the perks of being a Mariner employee is that you get $3 parking near the stadium.)

Of course Uber has to treat us like children and when you pull up a report of a destination filter trip it has to inform you that these trips do not count towards incentives. If they do something good for a driver, they feel a need to punish us in some way.

While I generally prefer Lyft and their ways of doing things, their destination filter is a joke. It is totally worthless.
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