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Uber or Lyft?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by sybgal, Apr 28, 2017.

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  1. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    Anyone who uses Uber and Lift....do you prefer 1 over the other & why? We have signed up for both...not sure which to use....
     
  2. M0rtyC

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    I use uber up on the north Shore of Mass. I have used both in LV and both have been good. If you just signed up for both you should have promos for both. From the airport I found lyft a little cheaper but w/n a buck or 2.

    After your first ride you can send a promo code to your partner and if not signed up that will get a ride credit. When they use it, you should get a credit back. That would be a free or discounted ride on both. So 6 discounted rides

    http://uberestimate.com/prices/Las-Vegas/

    https://estimatefares.com/rates/las-vegas.



    Give them both a try

    See you Sunday.
     
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  3. Fet297

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    I use the GOA2B app in Vegas and Lyft has always come back as the cheapest option.

    I have found both services to be good but based on price I have used Lyft.
     
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    A driver who works with both Uber and Lyft said she prefers Lyft as the drivers receive a higher percentage of the fare and the fares are slightly lower for the rider on Lyft.
     
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    If you are a first time user, you should use both and your first ride with each company should be free or close to free :)
     
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    Both are fine
     
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    I prefer Lyft because its a little cheaper and they do a bit more in the way of background checks on their drivers (or at least they did a few years ago when I started using these services)
     
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    I like Lyft a little better - many drivers drive for both, but I find Lyft to have the edge on pricing and promos.
     
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    I favor Lyft a bit more because of their business practices but will use both of them interchangeably.
     
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    I've been using Uber for the past year. Fist in Vegas last year, then here in Illinois since. Its been good to me. I have signed up for Lyft, but have never used it. Based on what others have been saying here, maybe I will use it for my next trip!
     
  11. Uranium 235

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    I haven't used Lyft yet but will consider based on the advice from the folks above - thanks.
    Do they have the same map/GPS functionality that shows where your driver is, their car type etc?
     
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    I prefer Lyft. We've had a couple of less than satisfactory rides with Uber.

    It's usually slightly cheaper too.
     
  13. Bigcasino

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    I have used both in Vegas. I have found Lyft to be cheaper and more efficient and reliable. Their APP is better also.
     
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    Yes. It even shows you a little picture of your driver's face and vehicle
     
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    From an experience standpoint there is virtually no difference at all...both apps work great and as previously mentioned, a lot of the drivers do both. I've used Uber in my hometown as well as Philly, Chicago, and numerous times when I was in Rome. I just used Lyft for the first time in Vegas last week, mostly because I found the rates to be slightly cheaper than Uber in almost every case.

    For the $$ factor alone, Lyft>Uber. Either of them are >taxis!
     
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    I seem to get more discount offers from lyft, for example 5 rides with $5 off each ride, etc.....I seem to get emails at random times offering me those discounts
     
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    Only time I use ride share is when in Vegas. Lyft is much preferred.
     
  18. mganut

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    I definitely prefer Uber and their cars are newer and usually larger. I have tried both but have experienced two shady drivers with lyft and none with Uber.

    It might be a dollar's difference but at the end of the day it's the experience that counts for me.
     
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    Me also. I don't care for some of the shady things Uber is doing in their business model.
     
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    I've used both, and am pleased with both, but have also had long-hauling issues with both. BUT that is totally dependent on the driver...both will have occasional issues, and both are great about fixing issues if you write in.

    I probably like Uber more, BUT Lyft lets you tip in the app (vs. cash)...and due to this, I often veer towards Lyft in Vegas. I believe in tipping, and I HATE dipping into my bankroll/cocktail tip-roll for transportation tips, so being able to tip in the app is HUGE for me!:poker::drunk::blowkiss:
     
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