UberX to pick up at Los Angeles International Airport

UberX to pick up at Los Angeles International Airport
In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a passenger in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. Passengers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport will be allowed to leave in an UberX car starting Thursday, Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Passengers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport will be allowed to leave in an UberX car starting Thursday morning.

LAX was a notable holdout against Uber's cheapest ride-hailing service, as taxi companies lobbied to keep out a potent competitor.

After months of negotiations, the agency overseeing LAX made the announcement Wednesday. The main catch: Passengers will have to go to the upstairs arrivals level. Also, each ride will have a $4 charge.

Up until now, UberX passengers often would board a hotel or rental car shuttle to take them off airport property, then open Uber's app and summon a car.

In December, the allowed pickups by Lyft, an Uber competitor. The agency overseeing LAX says that in the first two weeks, there were nearly 50,000 drop-off and pick-up trips.


Explore further

Ride-hailing company Lyft to start making LA airport pickups

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: UberX to pick up at Los Angeles International Airport (2016, January 21) retrieved 19 September 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-01-uberx-los-angeles-international-airport.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
11 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more