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Lyft Just Announced Two Exciting Innovations Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | May 23, 2016

Lyft Just Announced Two Exciting Innovations Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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We’ve settled your business travel questions for that Manhattan adventure you may have this coming week.

Lyft, that rather big engine that could be compared to the behemoth Uber, is granting a very gracious offer for those in New York City’s major borough.

Starting Monday and ending Friday, you can take Lyft for half off the price of its normal fair.

An already efficient and inexpensive transport solution just became ridiculously enticing for business travelers in the area. 

Lyft explains: “Rides must start or end in Manhattan and deal runs from 5 AM Monday until 5 PM Friday. Lyft, Line, and Plus modes are all included.”

This is a particularly nifty way to shave some cost from your potential Memorial Day weekend holiday if you are traveling to the location later this week.

And it’s also a way for the service to further differentiate itself from Uber. In this case, the massive savings will not affect how much its drivers are compensated.

The Verge states, “Meanwhile, all of Lyft’s New York City drivers will get to keep 100 percent of their fares before the discount, as the company says it will forgo collecting per-fare commissions for a limited time.”

What’s more, Lyft has introduced a way to plan well ahead for your future city ride.

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Lyft has also announced something call Scheduled Rides, which allows its users to schedule rides up to 24 hours in advance.

The company’s blog explains that you can use a time slot tool in-app to set what time you would like your ride and go from there.

The best part is that you’re not tied to the ride, because you can re-schedule 30 minutes before your respective pre-scheduled ride.

Lyft, it would seem, just got a whole lot better.


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