Airport Blues: Why I Fell In Love With Lyft Rides
Last week, I needed a ride from the airport to my house. After traveling from Atlanta, GA for 4 hours including a two hour delay at Charlotte, NC to Newark, New Jersey, I just wanted to get back home – pronto. Due to the travel delays – no one in my crew could pick me up. Figures. Truly, I was frustrated, but I didn’t want to hop the train or bus with 3 heavy bags and a 6 year-old in tow. Did I mention that I was also 6 months pregnant? Shrugs. One of the airport assistants recommended a taxi – but I was not trying to get beat by excessively high taxi rates.
After dwelling over my options, I recalled a post I saw on Madamenoire – regarding $50 credit with Lyft for first time users. Heck, it was worth the try.
Truly, I heard about ride-sharing in the past. Who didn’t hear about the Uber boom? In my eyes, Lyft was just another ride-sharing service to hop on the bandwagon. Actually, I regret even thinking like that. Initially, I guess my biggest concerns were costs for the rides and of course safety. However, with my travel challenges, I decided to give Lyft a shot, since my back was against the wall.
The first thing I did was download the Lyft app from my Android store and then I added the Madamenoire promo code: https://www.lyft.com/invited/MN50OFF
I was amazed by the ease of booking a Lyft ride (yes, my driver was 3 minutes away from the door that led from my baggage claim). I was also stunned by the visuals of the app and how easy it was to navigate. It felt so personal.
What was super cool – I could see how far my driver was and what he looked like – super cool points. I was able to map his vehicle and license plate. Instead of cash, I could just upload my credit card verses exchanging cash. Talk about efficient. I was also able to estimate just how much my ride was going to cost and how long it was going to take to get home. What a surprise, 22 miles from the airport to my home cost me $36! I couldn’t believe it – then factor in the MN credit! Woohoo!
If you need a relaxing lift – I suggest Lyft! Here are a few other reasons to love Lyft! https://www.lyft.com/invited/MN50OFF
Here are 3 reasons you should get Lyft’d via Madamenoire: MN50OFF
1. Reliable, trusted drivers.
Get downtown, uptown, or midtown with ease. With your super convenient Lyft app, you can find trusted, local drivers who are reliable.
When your driver gets you to your destination, simply pay and rate them through your smart phone.
We all know traffic can be a beast. The less cars on the road – the better. So keep your car at home and let a trusted driver get you to your location. Think about how much you are helping the community and the environment by having less cars on the street. Plus you get to save your gas money.
Okay, let’s get to the charges – Lyft prices depend on your destination. Here are some things to know: you don’t need cash – you pay via their easy to navigate app. Lyft charges you a base rate then a cost per mile per minute. Find out more about the rates and your next ride via Lyft.com.
Disclaimer: $50 credit only works for your first ride + please note: users can just use “MN50OFF” within the Lyft app.