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Booking an Uber in Advance

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 Posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Hello, Can I schedule an Uber in advance to pick me up at an airport? Thanks Louise


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    58 Rider
     4 years ago

    Uber or Lyft do not take more than 5 minutes to pick you up at any major airport from the time you order it. I would highly recommend not scheduling in advance and just ordering the car when you are ready with your luggage!

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    1026 Rider Guru
     4 years ago

    What airport are you looking to travel from? You can schedule one in advance but in most situations it is going to be better if you just order one when you get there!

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    1300 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Yes you can but if there’s delays and you can’t make it, you’ll be charged a cancellation fee, $10 on Lyft. Why would you schedule a ride out of an airport, always to s of cars available.

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    1602 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    It is particularly NOT wise to advance book an Uber at an airport.  SO MANY things can get off schedule when flying and I seriously do not recommend it.  If you aren't there, you'll end up with a no show fee and a driver who got out of line to pick you up only for a "no show".  PLUS even though you may be able to book in advance in your area, it's NO different than requesting the ride when you're ready.  The system does NOT actually book you - it only sets up the computer system to request a ride for you at the time you designate.  It does not insure you of a ride.  However with that said, I've never heard of anyone not being able to get an Uber at a airport 24/7 so there's no real reason to schedule in advance.  

    In many markets it is no longer possible to book in advance as it's really NOT necessary.