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Your time is valuable. But right now, you only earn when there's a passenger in your car. On August 21, we're updating the way your pay is calculated so you can earn for more of the time you spend driving.



Get paid for pickup time and distance
When the passenger is far away, you'll no longer have to worry about whether it's worth it to accept the ride - your ride payment will include time and distance to pickup.​

Valuing your time
We're updating your rates to better value time spent driving instead of miles traveled - so you'll now get paid even when you're in traffic.​



Here's how your rate card in Minneapolis will look:
Standard ride
Pickup rate
The amount you get for every pickup
$0.45
Per minute
The amount you earn per minute once you accept a ride
$0.195
Per mile
The amount you earn per mile once you accept a ride
$0.33
Minimum rate
The minimum you'll earn for a ride
$4.125
XL ride
Pickup rate
The amount you get for every pickup
$0.90
Per minute
The amount you earn per minute once you accept a ride
$0.315
Per mile
The amount you earn per mile once you accept a ride
$0.6975
Minimum rate
The minimum you'll earn for a ride
$4.32
This change will go into effect on August 21. View your current rate card.

Hey Everyone Lyft Values your time! Yeah!!!!
It is so Progressive and so Pink and so good for the Community!

Look at the wonderful gift they have given us as drivers that can do math.

I only do XL rides on Lyft so my typical airport ride in the morning from where I am at is:

Current Lyft XL Rates

Per Mile- $1.365
Per Min $0.30
Base Fare $0.75

Typical 23 Mile Run to Airport yields
$31.40 Mileage
Typical 33 Minute Run to Airport
$9.90 Time

Total $42.05
Currently for this ride

New Lyft XL Rates


Per Mile $0.6975
Per Min $0.315
Base Fare $0.75

Typical 23 Mile Run to Airport yields
$16.04 Mileage
Typical 33 Minute Run to Airport
$10.395 Time

My max is 5 miles for pick up so figure $3.50 additional

Total $30.69
New pricing same ride

That is a 28% Cut to Rates on XL

That does not make economical sense
Am done with Lyft till they bring back old rates


Until then I will leave the app on and not accept any rides out of protest. I will also be telling all my friends and family and Uber riders to never use Lyft.

#DeleteLyft
 

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Start earning as soon as you tap Accept
Your time is valuable. But right now, you only earn when there's a passenger in your car. On August 21, we're updating the way your pay is calculated so you can earn for more of the time you spend driving.


Get paid for pickup time and distance
When the passenger is far away, you'll no longer have to worry about whether it's worth it to accept the ride - your ride payment will include time and distance to pickup.​
Valuing your time
We're updating your rates to better value time spent driving instead of miles traveled - so you'll now get paid even when you're in traffic.​



Here's how your rate card in Minneapolis will look:
Standard ride
Pickup rate
The amount you get for every pickup
$0.45
Per minute
The amount you earn per minute once you accept a ride
$0.195
Per mile
The amount you earn per mile once you accept a ride
$0.33
Minimum rate
The minimum you'll earn for a ride
$4.125
XL ride
Pickup rate
The amount you get for every pickup
$0.90
Per minute
The amount you earn per minute once you accept a ride
$0.315
Per mile
The amount you earn per mile once you accept a ride
$0.6975
Minimum rate
The minimum you'll earn for a ride
$4.32
This change will go into effect on August 21. View your current rate card.

Hey Everyone Lyft Values your time! Yeah!!!!
It is so Progressive and so Pink and so good for the Community!

Look at the wonderful gift they have given us as drivers that can do math.

I only do XL rides on Lyft so my typical airport ride in the morning from where I am at is:

Current Lyft XL Rates

Per Mile- $1.365
Per Min $0.30
Base Fare $0.75

Typical 23 Mile Run to Airport yields
$31.40 Mileage
Typical 33 Minute Run to Airport
$9.90 Time

Total $42.05
Currently for this ride

New Lyft XL Rates


Per Mile $0.6975
Per Min $0.315
Base Fare $0.75

Typical 23 Mile Run to Airport yields
$16.04 Mileage
Typical 33 Minute Run to Airport
$10.395 Time

My max is 5 miles for pick up so figure $3.50 additional

Total $30.69
New pricing same ride

That is a 28% Cut to Rates on XL

That does not make economical sense
Am done with Lyft till they bring back old rates


Until then I will leave the app on and not accept any rides out of protest. I will also be telling all my friends and family and Uber riders to never use Lyft.

#DeleteLyft
If they get away with this ubers gonna follow.
It will be the end of all of us....
Someone needs to get this on social media
#nomorepaycuts
 

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They will win because there are too many Lyft drivers unable or unwilling to do math. They are the same drivers that accept pings 10, 15 or 20 minutes out.

I just leave the Lyft app on as background entertainment. It's a conversation starter when you have an Uber Pax in the car and Lyft pings start coming in. It's good for a laugh. My acceptance rate is 2%.
 

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  • problem ain't Lyft nor Uber
  • problem is the drivers that continue to chauffeur lyft's and Uber's clients

If u ran a company where disposable nonemployees worked for free
what would U do?
You'd laugh all the way to the bank
They have overshot this cut Bigly.... Even drivers that cannot do the math will eventually figure it out.
 

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Keep your lyft apps on and don't accept any ping

Shuffle as many pax as you can in lyft! This is it. After this it's over... it's gonna spread... they took our surge and now took per mile under .58 iRs ... fight back drivers

Tell pax to use uber... yes only few may listen but a few is better then lyft getting more money. 1 enemy at the time. If lives succeeds Uber will follow
 

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Keep your lyft apps on and don't accept any ping

Shuffle as many pax as you can in lyft! This is it. After this it's over... it's gonna spread... they took our surge and now took per mile under .58 iRs ... fight back drivers
this site is a nano percent of total lyft drivers.....
IF every single UP.net member followed your advise, it wouldn't make any difference.
 

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this site is a nano percent of total lyft drivers.....
every single UP.net member could follow your advise and it wouldn't make any difference.
I think even an idiot can figure it out without UberPeople. Watch the number of Lyft Drivers Vanish in markets they are doing this. Once the min year for the vehicle 2017 comes into play like in Florida they won't have any drivers.

We will all see how this plays out over the next couple months.
 

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I think even an idiot can figure it out without UberPeople. Watch the number of Lyft Drivers Vanish in markets they are doing this. Once the min year for the vehicle 2017 comes into play like in Florida they won't have any drivers.

We will all see how this plays out over the next couple months.
This isn't the first (nor last) driver earnings reduction.
Only thing new is history not learned

History shows the Over supply of Powerless Drivers react to fiscal abuse by:
accepting the next ping with a smile
 

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Ppl tend to say there is not people here ... yes but no movement was building over night. In the past there was no internet yet people got together and pushed back. Yes it sucks... takes time but must be done. If you don’t you might as well quit today. Start by airport ... create a group... push back or you will soon be doing .15 mile at this rate
 

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After thinking about this more Lyft is trying to up their Lyft Vehicle Quality. They are putting 2017 Model Year limit in Florida from my understanding.
This will probably be the next shoe to drop on the drivers nationwide.

If they can pinch out all the old vehicles currently and get more drivers with newer vehicles or to purchase a newer vehicle Lyft may set themselves apart from Uber. Drivers want their rates back and will use or buy a higher end vehicle to continue: Lux, Lux XL, Black Lux, Black Lux XL. The problem is many drivers will invest in an expensive vehicle and realize they cannot turn a profit on these high end rides (Lower Demand). Especially on their next round of cuts. Drivers will be stuck with an upgraded vehicle they would have normally not have purchased.

This is Lyfts final kick in the nutz.

Just like Kalanick a few years back.....
Some things never change and history repeats once again.

 

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I think even an idiot can figure it out without UberPeople. Watch the number of Lyft Drivers Vanish in markets they are doing this. Once the min year for the vehicle 2017 comes into play like in Florida they won't have any drivers.

We will all see how this plays out over the next couple months.
2017 to take $3 rides. Ones that often smell bad and rarely tip. Yeah sure thing. That will work. LOL
 

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Start earning as soon as you tap Accept
Your time is valuable. But right now, you only earn when there's a passenger in your car. On August 21, we're updating the way your pay is calculated so you can earn for more of the time you spend driving.


Get paid for pickup time and distance
When the passenger is far away, you'll no longer have to worry about whether it's worth it to accept the ride - your ride payment will include time and distance to pickup.​
Valuing your time
We're updating your rates to better value time spent driving instead of miles traveled - so you'll now get paid even when you're in traffic.​



Here's how your rate card in Minneapolis will look:
Standard ride
Pickup rate
The amount you get for every pickup
$0.45
Per minute
The amount you earn per minute once you accept a ride
$0.195
Per mile
The amount you earn per mile once you accept a ride
$0.33
Minimum rate
The minimum you'll earn for a ride
$4.125
XL ride
Pickup rate
The amount you get for every pickup
$0.90
Per minute
The amount you earn per minute once you accept a ride
$0.315
Per mile
The amount you earn per mile once you accept a ride
$0.6975
Minimum rate
The minimum you'll earn for a ride
$4.32
This change will go into effect on August 21. View your current rate card.

Hey Everyone Lyft Values your time! Yeah!!!!
It is so Progressive and so Pink and so good for the Community!

Look at the wonderful gift they have given us as drivers that can do math.

I only do XL rides on Lyft so my typical airport ride in the morning from where I am at is:

Current Lyft XL Rates

Per Mile- $1.365
Per Min $0.30
Base Fare $0.75

Typical 23 Mile Run to Airport yields
$31.40 Mileage
Typical 33 Minute Run to Airport
$9.90 Time

Total $42.05
Currently for this ride

New Lyft XL Rates


Per Mile $0.6975
Per Min $0.315
Base Fare $0.75

Typical 23 Mile Run to Airport yields
$16.04 Mileage
Typical 33 Minute Run to Airport
$10.395 Time

My max is 5 miles for pick up so figure $3.50 additional

Total $30.69
New pricing same ride

That is a 28% Cut to Rates on XL

That does not make economical sense
Am done with Lyft till they bring back old rates


Until then I will leave the app on and not accept any rides out of protest. I will also be telling all my friends and family and Uber riders to never use Lyft.

#DeleteLyft
I would be glad to delete it if I hadn't already deleted it earlier this year! Had enough of their bs last March.
 
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