Lyft and Aira

Making Ridesharing More Accessible

Lyft, the fastest-growing rideshare service in the U.S. is now available to use directly through Aira. Explorers now have the ability to request a Lyft ride directly from an Aira agent. 

Here are some tasks agents can assist with:

  • Request a new ride
  • Input your destination
  • Provide information about the driver, the vehicle, estimated fare, and ETA
  • Navigation to pick-up spots 
  • Contact the driver on your behalf
  • Alert you when your ride has arrived
  • Navigation from drop-off point to final destination

 

FAQS

 

Is Lyft Available in My Area?
Lyft is currently available in cities in all 50 states (plus Toronto). Visit https://www.lyft.com/cities for a complete, current list of U.S. cities with Lyft access. 
How Does Lyft Work?
Lyft is a ridesharing app that allows you to summon transportation on-demand through your mobile phone. Lyft users are charged a fee per-ride, similar to a taxi, however, Lyft users pay for their ride directly through the stored payment information in the app. For more about how Lyft works visit: https://blog.lyft.com/posts/how-does-lyft-work.
Will All of Lyft's Features be Available?

At the moment, there are a handful of features that are not currently available when using Lyft via Aira. These include driver tipping, editing payment methods, and viewing ride histories. These features may become available if there is enough interest, so your feedback is important!

 

Have Questions or Need Help?

Contact Michael Hingson at michael.hingson@aira.io.

Special Offer for Aira Explorers

Never Tried Lyft? No Problem.

Aira Explorers who are new to Lyft can get $5 off two rides when they decide to give Lyft a try. To take advantage of this offer, just follow these steps:

  • Click this link: https://www.lyft.com/invited/aira
  • Enter your phone number
  • You will receive a text message from Lyft
  • Click the download link sent to you via text and set up an account
  • The promo code will be automatically applied to your new account

The code will work for 15 days after you activate your account. Take a ride or two and let us know what you think. 

 

Get Started

Before you get started, if you aren't yet a Lyft user, follow the instructions above to download the app and set up an account. From there, linking the two accounts can be done in a few simple steps:

1. In the next 24-48 hours, you will receive a push notification from the Aira mobile app that Lyft integration is available. 

2. When you recieve the notification, update your Aira app to the latest version. 

3. Open the Aira app and navigate to the "More" tab.

4. Click the Lyft icon.

5. Complete the prompts to connect your existing Lyft account with Aira.

 

Video: Using Lyft and Aira to Get Around