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I am a new lyft driver. I had 2 pax from chicago downtown to ohare airport by lyft line. It took 30 min (18.0 mile) to drop them off

passengers paid: $53.00
I received: $19.22
Lyft: $22.75
Others: $11.30 :confused:

Is it normal!!! I think this is not fair :(
 

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I am a new lyft driver. I had 2 pax from chicago downtown to ohare airport by lyft line. It took 30 min (18.0 mile) to drop them off

passengers paid: $53.00
I received: $19.22
Lyft: $22.75
Others: $11.30 :confused:

Is it normal!!! I think this is not fair :(
You just discovered why experienced drivers decline the shared rides (Line, Shuttle, Pool, Express Pool).
 

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I am a new lyft driver. I had 2 pax from chicago downtown to ohare airport by lyft line. It took 30 min (18.0 mile) to drop them off

passengers paid: $53.00
I received: $19.22
Lyft: $22.75
Others: $11.30 :confused:

Is it normal!!! I think this is not fair :(
Yes, that is normal for the rates in Chicago. We get paid a certain amount per base/mile/minute. The amount you received correlates with those rates in Chicago (You can find the rates in your Lyft dashboard). You get paid according to those rates, and it doesn't make any difference what the rider pays, or if it's Line (just that Line is potentially more work for you if other riders are added). Whether or not the fare is fair is debatable. However, as the saying goes, it is what it is.

Others: $11.30 :confused:
Maybe it was these 'others':

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It took 30 min (18.0 mile) to drop them off
passengers paid: $53.00
I received: $19.22

Lyft: $22.75
Others: $11.30 :confused:

Is it normal!!! I think this is not fair :(
Well, you made about $.90/mile and $.10/min. That is actually more than most Uber markets. If you were in Phoenix you would have only made about $16 for that same exact fare. Be thankful.

What's the rates per mile and minute that you thought you signed up for?
 

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I am a new lyft driver. I had 2 pax from chicago downtown to ohare airport by lyft line. It took 30 min (18.0 mile) to drop them off

passengers paid: $53.00
I received: $19.22
Lyft: $22.75
Others: $11.30 :confused:

Is it normal!!! I think this is not fair :(
Lyft is also upset about the cut the "others" are getting.
 

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Never accept Line rides at any rate other than 100%+ PT. The problem with Line rides is that with each passenger you pick up, you actually lose money. You pay Lyft the ~$1.85 booking fee for EACH passenger.

Example:

Say you pick up Passenger A and they want to go 1 mile down the road. In that time, Lyft may have you pick up a second passenger on the same road going to the same place. The problem? You almost guaranteed won't make anywhere near $1.85 in distance/time rates picking that second passenger up because they are already on your route. So when you DO pick them up, you pay the $1.85 booking fee to Lyft and are essentially now paying Lyft to transport them and getting absolutely nothing out of it.

Even if Passenger A and Passenger B each pay Lyft $10, for $20 total paid to Lyft, you will only make maybe $6 on the ride at base rates. The more passengers you pick up, essentially the less your percentage gets as Lyft takes the $1.85 with each passenger. Line trips get exponentially worse for you the longer they last.

Lyft will say, "...But Lyft Line means more chances for tips since you have more passengers..." However, the reality of it is that Line passengers take Line specifically because it is CHEAPER, and because they are typically cheap people who DON'T tip. I have done maybe 15 Line rides totaling approximately 30-40 passengers. Not a SINGLE cent in tips, ever, from a single one of them.

Only at 100%+ PT will you see any satisfaction in the fare you end up receiving.
 

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pool is better than line. you can't milk a line ride by going the long way. you can't stop new requests or cancel added passengers.
whereas with pool, there are places and times that i specifically look out for pool rides because i know that i can make more money with a pool ride than with an x ride because i know the tolerance for how long i can stretch a pool ride without raising the fare charged to the rider.
i won't take pools in the city or hood, i will take pools in the suburbs, i will take "long trip" pools.
 

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pool is better than line. you can't milk a line ride by going the long way. you can't stop new requests or cancel added passengers.
whereas with pool, there are places and times that i specifically look out for pool rides because i know that i can make more money with a pool ride than with an x ride because i know the tolerance for how long i can stretch a pool ride without raising the fare charged to the rider.
i won't take pools in the city or hood, i will take pools in the suburbs, i will take "long trip" pools.
What is the tolerance 10 miles? 15 miles out the way? Do you have an accurate guess? I use the same strategy
 

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What is the tolerance 10 miles? 15 miles out the way? Do you have an accurate guess? I use the same strategy
the tolerance is if the trip is completed in the same amount of time that uber predicts, plus about 10 minutes for pool and 2 minutes for x.
basically have to choose a route that packs in the most miles and tolls in the given time. there are times that i don't start the trip till i get out of the riders neighborhood because i want the extra time on the highway than on residential streets.
 
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