Charting your Course – Using the Filter Destination Feature

filter destinationThe Lyft Filter Destination feature is a great way to find riders that are going in the same direction you’re going in.

So it’s my first day on the job and I’m slowly meandering home and picking up a few rides along the way. I’m completely jazzed over how much I’ve made today, but at the same time I find myself hoping for that one last whale of a ride that will put me over the mental quota I had set for myself for the day.

You can use any address as a Filter Destination, including your home address. In doing so, Lyft will search to see if there is anyone in the area you’re in that needs a ride to the area you’re going to.

As I get within two blocks of my home I hear that all too familiar “ping” and as it turns out, I get a ride which takes me to Santa Monica….30 miles in the opposite direction from the area that I’ve spent the last 90 minutes trying to get to. And even though this was the best fare I had all day, I really wasn’t counting on driving another 60 miles round trip today.

Using the Filter Destination Feature

The moral of the story is to remember to use the Filter Destination feature. You can use any address as a Filter Destination, including your home address. In doing so, Lyft will search to see if there is anyone in the area you’re in that needs a ride to the area you’re going to.

If Lyft can’t find anyone headed your way, the app will say goodnight by switching to “offline” mode, preventing what happened to me from happening to you.

Fortunately for me, I had no obligations that prohibited me from taking the Santa Monica trek. But if I had plans for the evening, I would have had to make the dreaded decision to refuse this ride. That would have wrecked havoc with my 100% ride acceptance rate for the week.

At the end of your day when you’re trying to pick up those last few breadcrumbs on your way back home, don’t forget to utilize the Filter Destination feature.



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About The SGVTransporter

Hello all...My name is Greg Winfield. I've served as a professional driver in one capacity or another since 1978. I pride myself in getting you to your destination comfortably and on time. With that being said, I encourage you to sit back and enjoy your ride....
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