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michael99000
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January 26th, 2020 at 3:12:20 PM permalink
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I've seen and had worst from Lyft. Had a flight leavin Austin Bergstrom Airport at 7 30 AM and ordered the car at 545 AM. First one accepts and then cancels 15 minutes later, second one shows up at 636 AM with his gas light on Empty.

The airport is 30 miles away and fearing the car would run out of gas and get stuck on the highway, I kindly ask the driver if perhaps he should get some gas. He says "Nah I'm good!" and proceeds to the airport. I explain that I have a flight to catch and would prefer not to risk missing it because we run out of gas. He says "Not my problem, we should make it by 7 15.

So needless to say the ride was uneasy and I barely checked into the flight by 7 18. Gave him a bad rating and never used Lyft again. I dont think this guy had it that bad considering he had the option to get out of the car and wasn't under a time crunch.



I think the driver should’ve given you the bad rating.

He knows his car, and the gas situation better than you do. And that was proven.
BedWetterBetter
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January 27th, 2020 at 6:56:04 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

I think the driver should’ve given you the bad rating.

He knows his car, and the gas situation better than you do. And that was proven.



Gotta love how you all missed the point and go to defend this guy. He should have MORE than sufficient gas to make the trip when he shows up. It is just common sense to keep extra gas in your car as a Lyft or Uber driver. The fact that we made it to the airport was a miracle and didn't prove anything, had there been a car accident or traffic delay, that gas could have vanished and we would have been stuck. Also, most Hyundai vehicles get under 30 miles per gallon highway and he was driving slowly to conserve said gas shows he was pushing his luck. A simple 3 -4 minute stop would have gotten the gas and he could have made up the time by accelerating to the flow of traffic instead of dragging in the slow lane. Not to mention he was late when arriving to pick us up.

But yeah he's in the right... next time you have a flight to catch and need a Lyft, I'll pm you the driver's info and you can have him drop you off!
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January 27th, 2020 at 8:08:33 PM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

Gotta love how you all missed the point and go to defend this guy. He should have MORE than sufficient gas to make the trip when he shows up. It is just common sense to keep extra gas in your car as a Lyft or Uber driver. The fact that we made it to the airport was a miracle and didn't prove anything, had there been a car accident or traffic delay, that gas could have vanished and we would have been stuck. Also, most Hyundai vehicles get under 30 miles per gallon highway and he was driving slowly to conserve said gas shows he was pushing his luck. A simple 3 -4 minute stop would have gotten the gas and he could have made up the time by accelerating to the flow of traffic instead of dragging in the slow lane. Not to mention he was late when arriving to pick us up.

But yeah he's in the right... next time you have a flight to catch and need a Lyft, I'll pm you the driver's info and you can have him drop you off!



I'm not going to pile on here, but rather than see Hyundai be unfairly impugned, I should hasten to point out that my Elantra gets 38 MPG on the highway, easy, and often gets 40+ in those rare, "Perfect world," type conditions.
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IndyJeffrey
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January 27th, 2020 at 8:55:16 PM permalink
I'm a bit skeptical here. It seems to me the passenger is baiting the driver. The driver is, in my opinion, quite a bit rude and unreasonable. They are both jerks. I refuse to lay 100% of the blame on the driver.

That said, I have found Lyft and Uber to be significantly worse today than a few years ago. So much so, I am back to taking cabs.
darkoz
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January 28th, 2020 at 4:04:25 AM permalink
I don't understand holding an entire company or even industry to bear because of one bad driver experience

I have had rude clerk's in CVS and at Burger King. It never dawned on me to switch to a different drugstore chain or restaurant.

There are bad apples in every industry.

Get over it
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January 28th, 2020 at 7:37:04 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

I've seen and had worst from Lyft. Had a flight leavin Austin Bergstrom Airport at 7 30 AM and ordered the car at 545 AM. First one accepts and then cancels 15 minutes later, second one shows up at 636 AM with his gas light on Empty.

The airport is 30 miles away and fearing the car would run out of gas and get stuck on the highway, I kindly ask the driver if perhaps he should get some gas. He says "Nah I'm good!" and proceeds to the airport. I explain that I have a flight to catch and would prefer not to risk missing it because we run out of gas. He says "Not my problem, we should make it by 7 15.

So needless to say the ride was uneasy and I barely checked into the flight by 7 18. Gave him a bad rating and never used Lyft again. I dont think this guy had it that bad considering he had the option to get out of the car and wasn't under a time crunch.



0% chance they let you check in at 718 for a 730 flight. 0% chance you checked in, walked through security, and made it to the gate before 730, let alone 720 when the door would have been closed. Isn't the real story compelling enough? why embellish?
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TigerWu
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January 28th, 2020 at 8:20:41 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I have had rude clerk's in CVS and at Burger King. It never dawned on me to switch to a different drugstore chain or restaurant.



But how will people know that I'm important and my individual decisions will effect billion dollar corporations?!? Haha...

Recently a woman came into where my wife works and wanted to return a whole bunch of merchandise. The woman wanted cash back but store policy is it has to go back on the credit card that was used. The woman got irate and said she was never shopping there again.

LOL... big deal. You just returned everything you bought, so you're essentially not a customer at all anymore and haven't given the store any money, so what exactly has the store lost in this scenario? A s****y customer who has spent $0? Good riddance.

I told my wife it sounded like the woman was trying to pull some kind of crappy scam on them but it backfired due to her being an idiot.
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January 28th, 2020 at 8:24:23 AM permalink
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0% chance they let you check in at 718 for a 730 flight. 0% chance you checked in, walked through security, and made it to the gate before 730, let alone 720 when the door would have been closed. Isn't the real story compelling enough? why embellish?



Not arguing..... But here in Buffalo, I left my house and was through security after having checked a bag, in 18 minutes! 9 minute drive, 3 minutes to check bag, 6 minutes for TSA pre check line. (Nervous Nelly me.... that gave me an hour and a half to wait to board....)
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January 28th, 2020 at 8:31:22 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I don't understand holding an entire company or even industry to bear because of one bad driver experience

I have had rude clerk's in CVS and at Burger King. It never dawned on me to switch to a different drugstore chain or restaurant.

There are bad apples in every industry.

Get over it



After almost fifty years of enjoying Jack in the Box, I had a bad experience with a worker, complained to management and got no satisfaction. Personally, I think the management failure was worse and I doubt I will ever patronize them again.
I'll probably miss them more than they'll miss my $20-30 a year but there are only a couple of dozen alternatives out there.
rxwine
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January 28th, 2020 at 8:42:07 AM permalink
I’ve had city buses drop me off at unofficial stops and taxis drivers as well. It would have been news to me that we couldn’t stop. Never used Lyft or Uber as yet.
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