Going to the airport this morning, I took a Lyft for $46. It us usually less, but it was rush hour, and still less than a taxi (usually $65) and more reliable than a taxi. The driver was cheerful, been driving for Lyft/Uber for a year and a half, and it was in a Chevy Bolt, so we were driving an electric car. I got there before it predicted, and all was good.
But I looked at the driver’s phone after we got out and it showed she made $23. Yikes. This does not seem fair.
The driver said that after Uber and Lyft went public, the “take” they were taking from the drivers went up.
50% is too high a fee for Lyft. The only higher fees I know are what book publishers take from authors.