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Airports have been hit by the rise of Uber and Lyft [Economist]

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momof4
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 Posted 1 year ago

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https://www.economist.com/gulliver/2018/11/19/airports-have-been-hit-by-the-rise-of-uber-and-lyft

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    momof4
    OP 8105 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    I will double check when I have a minute because I have to remember the trip. If I am not mistaken (98% sure) ladt time I had a drop off I had 2.00 airport fee. I dont remember seeing it before but I never really looked. I will get back to you.

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    MattC
    44 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    Dont airports get a fee for each ride in and out from Uberand Lyft?

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      TonyAlmeida
      1139 Rider
       1 year ago

      Airports do make a lot of money off airport usage fees. Providence Airport tried to charged Uber $6.00 earlier this year.

      https://ride.guru/lounge/p/how-do-i-take-an-uber-from-tf-green-airport-providence

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      LG-PA
      811 Driver
       1 year ago

      Airports do seem to charge fees, however they do not appear to be very large and also appear to be different depending on the airport

      On Lyft for example the Ride receipt will have a section called (Others Received) - which they describe as: Third-party fees are amounts that we're required to pay to someone else, like sales taxes and airport fees.

      For example I dropped a passenger off at Philadelphia Airport on Friday night

      Others Received Section listed $3.48, 

      Immediately after drop-off re-match feature sent me around to baggage claim to grab a passenger from the same airport 

      Others Received Section from the pick up listed $3.69


      Then on Sunday I dropped a passenger off at Newark Airport

      Others Received Section listed $0.50

      Immediately after drop-off re-match feature sent me around to baggage claim to grab a passenger from the same airport 

      Others Received Section from the pick up listed $0.50 

      $0.50 appears in the Others Receive section of every (Airport and non air...

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      Airports do seem to charge fees, however they do not appear to be very large and also appear to be different depending on the airport

      On Lyft for example the Ride receipt will have a section called (Others Received) - which they describe as: Third-party fees are amounts that we're required to pay to someone else, like sales taxes and airport fees.

      For example I dropped a passenger off at Philadelphia Airport on Friday night

      Others Received Section listed $3.48, 

      Immediately after drop-off re-match feature sent me around to baggage claim to grab a passenger from the same airport 

      Others Received Section from the pick up listed $3.69


      Then on Sunday I dropped a passenger off at Newark Airport

      Others Received Section listed $0.50

      Immediately after drop-off re-match feature sent me around to baggage claim to grab a passenger from the same airport 

      Others Received Section from the pick up listed $0.50 

      $0.50 appears in the Others Receive section of every (Airport and non airport ride I picked up in NJ) - perhaps Lyft and Uber paid a large sum of money to Newark Airport to operate there and the airport does not collect separate fees?

      In PA it clearly looks like the Others Received Section charges much more for airport pickups and drop offs, as regular Philadelphia non-airport ride charges something like $0.18 in taxes per ride



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        SteveStarr
        13
         1 year ago

        $2.75 at Boston Logan Airport. That isn't a small fee considering it's 10% of the fare on a $30 ride.

        Airports make 100s of millions of dollars on "airport usage fees" or "pickup fees."  It's such a big business that some airports have exclusive contracts with taxi dispatchers and sometimes have their own taxi workforce!  (BWI Airport Taxi is an example)

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          TonyAlmeida
          1139 Rider
           1 year ago

          Did you know an airport makes $19 per passenger for its usage?  Yep. $19 out of your fare goes to them. 

          "As mentioned, though, the airport needs to make $19 per passenger and retail only earns them just over $13. The rest of it comes from flights. Each plane that lands at Heathrow pays the airport an average of$9,500." (source)source