Back in May, we ran a little experiment with some big cars. We called it Lyft Plus — our first foray into the premium realm, pioneered by top drivers in San Francisco. It was a hit with passengers, who loved the extra seats, the elegant silver mustache, and the friendly smiles behind the wheel. Did we mention people go wild about extra seats? At the same time, we’d been hearing from those of you with SUVs, wagons, and minivans who want to tell passengers in advance that extra-large parties are welcome.
Very quickly, the best path for Lyft Plus was obvious: Offer the option to everyone.
Bigger Cars, Greater Earnings
Starting today, if your car has six or more extra seatbelts, you’ll have the opportunity to get Lyft Plus requests. Use this form to let us know if you qualify and didn’t receive our recent text:
To help offset your operating costs, Lyft Plus rides will cost 1.5x the price of original Lyft rides. We’re emailing passengers later this week to share the news about the change, so simply treat these requests the same as you would any other.
Special thanks to the original Lyft Plus crew for pioneering a bigger, better option for passengers.