All summer long, those in NYC were used to $5 Lyft rides which were great! Then Lyft raised them to $8 a ride, which wasn’t bad. However, like all good things, these discounted Lyft Line rides were changing to 50% less than the normal Lyft fare.
However, it doesn’t’ seem to be the case for me.
Here’s the email they sent:
Make the most of it, NYC, because $8 Lines end next Thursday.
But that isn’t the end of our discount zones. Starting 5 p.m. Oct. 29, we’re refreshing the zones with a new discount: Lyft Lines that are always 50% less than original Lyft.
Here are 2 real examples from tonight:
Original Lyft: $17.22, Lyft Line $11.20 (50% less would be $8.61)
Original Lyft: $22.16, Lyft Line $18.18 (50% less would be $11.08)
I’ve tried multiple scenarios and none the prices are quoting 50%, they are all much higher. That’s fine if that’s the case, but Lyft shouldn’t advertise the new Lyft Line as 50% off, when that isn’t the case.
Anyone else having this issue with Lyft in NYC?
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