I remember when Uber ordered 15,000 rides at Lyft then cancelled them all. No idea why but it made me respect Lyft a lot more and delete the Uber app.
Uber and Lyft are two popular ride-hailing services available in many major cities. Both these services can be used via a smartphone. Once you have signed up for an account of Uber or Lyft, all you have to do is download the app and submit a trip request. The key difference between Uber and Lyft is that Lyft offers lower prices and is friendlier, whereas Uber offers a lot of vehicle options and is better with innovation.
The choice between Uber and Lyft ultimately comes down to which company you would prefer and what you are looking for. Some may prefer Uber and others may prefer Lyft. But with both, you can expect a reliable ride.
This really happened!? I never heard of this and I been with Uber for awhile. I am going to have to look into this more. I want the full story cause man, that sounds really messed up!
Despite the numbers, women still trust ride-hailing apps. Our data shows they still consider Uber and Lyft the safest form of transportation compared to taxis, professional car services, and public transportation. More than 75 percent said they haven't used Uber any less due to safety. Nearly 67 percent for Lyft.
Uber and Lyft are, for the most part, neck and neck in terms of their core features.
To summon a car, you tap the app on your smartphone and enter a destination and pickup location. Then you choose the type of car you want: economy, luxury or larger vehicles with more seats like S.U.V.s. To streamline requests, both apps let you save frequently used locations, like your home or office.
They both also let you add multiple drop-off points if you are sharing a car with a couple of friends. And to lower costs, both apps let you hail a car to share with a stranger who is going somewhere along your route: Uber calls its feature UberPool, and Lyft calls it a Shared ride.
Like airlines that reward loyal customers, Uber and Lyft offer some goodies to frequent riders.
Uber provides a tiered rewards system. For most rides, you earn two points for every dollar spent, and the points help you climb toward higher statuses with different perks. At 2,500 points, for example, you reach platinum status, which gives you priority access to drivers at airports, among other things.
Lyft’s rewards program is limited. Last year, it started a program for people who set up business profiles, a tool that made it easier for riders to expense Lyft rides to their companies. For every five business rides that people took, they got $5 in personal ride credit.
I have used Uber and Lyft to hitch hundreds of rides over the last seven years. To take a closer look, I made them my only mode of transportation for the last week, using the apps to get around town while comparing their features, rewards programs, pricing structures, reputations and availability. In the end, I concluded that Uber had an edge, though the best app for you will depend largely on where you live and how often you need rides. Here’s a rundown of how the apps compare.
After all these months and hundreds of rides, I've finally formed my opinion on the No. 1 question that passengers love to ask me: "Which company do you like better, Uber or Lyft?"
Most people think there's not much difference between the two. You pick people up, you drive them, and then you drop them off. What more to it could there be? Surprisingly, a lot. Both platforms have their pros, and both platforms have their cons, but one platform is clearly superior to the other.
For me, the better platform is Uber