My Experience Using the Juno Ridesharing Service for the First Time in NYC

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On my most recent trip to NYC in April 2018, I had the opportunity to use the Juno ridesharing service for the first time. I have known about it for a few years and understood that it competed directly with Uber and Lyft in NYC, but never used it up until this trip because it was never as cheap as the other two.

After downloading and registering for a Juno account, the Juno UI is very similar to both Uber and Lyft. Juno has three car options, Bliss, Lux and SUV. Bliss is comparable to UberX and Lyft regular, which is my go to choices for those services.

Once you select your Juno car type, you will need to enter in your pick-up and drop-off locations.

Juno offers transparent pricing and a Fare Guarantee just like Uber and Lyft.

Whenever I book a ridesharing car, I will always check the pricing for the same route across multiple platforms and choose the service that offers the best price.

One thing I did notice when I booked an Uber or Lyft in NYC was that I usually got a driver that had a rating below 4.70, which is abnormal in other cities. The two times I booked a Juno car during this trip, I got drivers with ratings above 4.95. Although the two cars were similar to what you would get with UberX or Lyft (Toyota Camry), I noticed that they were cleaner. Granted this is a very small sample size, but overall I was much happier with my Juno rides in NYC than with my Uber and Lyft rides in the city.

So the next time you are in NYC, I recommend downloading the Juno app and giving them a shot and trying out their service for yourself.

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Mark Kim
Like 80% of working-class Americans, I also work a full-time job. But my goal in life is not to work, but to maximize the time I have outside of the 40 hour work week. This is where the idea for 128 Hours per Week came from. I want to chronicle my life and adventures and highlight the ways that I am trying to get the most out of my life so that I can share my tips and lessons with you.

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