Lyft is so confident they’ll pick you up on time for rides to the airport that they’re willing to give you up to $100 if things go (really) amiss.
How It Works
Lyft’s “On-time pickup promise” is valid only for scheduled rides to airports in eligible markets. (We’ll get to the second part in a minute.) You can schedule your ride up to 30 days in advance. It looks like a 40-ish minute minimum applies to schedule same-day rides.
If your driver is more than ten (10) minutes late picking you up for your ride to the airport, you’ll receive a $20 Lyft Cash deposit.
If you’re not matched with a driver ten (10) minutes after your scheduled pickup time, Lyft will give you $50 Lyft Cash.
As we read it, you can apply for up to $50 Lyft Cash if you need to take alternate transportation (i.e., Uber, taxi, etc.) if either of the above situations plays out. You just need to submit a copy of your receipt from the company that gets you to the airport.
What makes Lyft think they can pull it off?
“To help ensure all of your scheduled rides will be there when you need them, drivers can accept the ride in advance and they earn more on scheduled rides than standard rides,” the company said in a release. “Scheduled rides are also the first priority to be matched to a driver.” (I know a driver who might cost Lyft some money…)
Again, this is only for scheduled rides to airports in eligible markets. Remember, too, that certain Chase Ultimate Rewards® cards feature Lyft benefits. Plus, you can link your Delta and Hilton accounts to Lyft and earn bonus points.
What Are the Eligible Markets?
The promotion isn’t available everywhere. You must be taking a scheduled ride to an airport in:
- Atlanta, GA
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Denver, CO
- Houston, TX
- Las Vegas, NV
- Los Angeles, CA
- Miami, FL
- Orange County, CA
- Orlando, FL
- Philadelphia, PA
- Phoenix, AZ
- Portland, OR
- Salt Lake City, UT
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco Bay Area, CA
- Washington, D.C.
Lyft offers up to $100 in Lyft Cash for select airport rides this holiday season. It’s a pretty inventive way to drum up some business. Will this sway you to use Lyft this season?
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