If you and five other persons have the same destination, or at least an identical direction, a Lyft XL might be the most appropriate form of transportation. The Lyft XL designation stands for a huge car that is huge enough to accept 6 riders, plus the driver. A regular Lyft ride will only accommodate four passengers.
Lyft XL which was formerly referred to as Lyft Plus makes use of bigger cars like minivans, SUVs, and makes sure all passengers will have a seatbelt. An XL car should cost you more in total than the normal Lyft ride, but this cost can always be shared with the other riders, making it a cheap form of transportation.
How Can I Request A Lyft XL Ride?
- Launch the Lyft application on your iPhone or Android and type in your destination.
- Choose “Lyft XL” way down on the next screen.
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- If the Lyft XL option is not visible instantly, you might have to scroll right to the tab named “Extra Seats” to choose an XL.
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- Choose Lyft XL and confirm your pickup location.
And that is that. In no time, a van or SUV that is big enough to accommodate you and the others will come to you.
More Information About Lyft
Lyft, Inc. is a ridesharing company based in San Francisco, California and operating in 640 cities in the United States and 9 cities in Canada. It develops, markets, and operates the Lyft mobile app, offering car rides, scooters, and a bicycle-sharing system.
Lyft is the second-largest ridesharing company in the United States with a 28% market share after Uber, according to Second Measure.
Most jurisdictions regulate ridesharing companies and they are banned from operating in some jurisdictions. For more information, see Legality of transportation network companies by jurisdiction.
As of October 2019, at least 34 women are suing Lyft, alleging they were raped or assaulted by Lyft drivers, and that Lyft did not do enough to keep them safe.
Riders must download the Lyft mobile app to their iOS or Android-based phone, sign up, enter a valid phone number, and enter a valid form of payment (either a credit card, Lyft Gift card,or link to an Apple Pay, Google Wallet, or PayPal account). Once the trip is completed, funds are debited from the funding source.
Passengers can then request a ride from a nearby driver. Once confirmed, the app shows the driver’s name, ratings by past passengers, and photos of the driver and car. Drivers and passengers can add personal information to their profiles about their hometown, music preferences, and other details to encourage drivers and passengers to converse during the ride. After the ride is over, the rider is given the opportunity to provide a tip to the driver, which is also billed to the rider’s payment method.
Lyft scooters cost US$1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute to ride.