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I have a flight that leaves at 6am and need to leave home no later than 4am. ...

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5 Rider
 Posted 5 years, 11 months ago

I have a flight that leaves at 6am and need to leave home no later than 4am. I live in long beach and my flight is at LAX. I am worried that there wont be any drivers from UBER or LYFT at that time. Would you suggest a ride-share shuttle for guarantee or is it safe to say there are UBER & LYFT drivers working around those times in my area?


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    1026 Rider Guru
     5 years ago

    My best guess would be that there will be a few Uber/Lyft drivers on the road at that time. Though I would order a little earlier than usual as it might take a bit longer for a driver to get to you!

    You can also check out this article to see if Uber has scheduled rides available in your area. 

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    1202 Rider Driver Guru
     5 years ago

    4AM is an early timeslot, but drivers should be around.  There are drivers who take advantage of those awkward times for a few reasons:

    - 4AM? Lots of people go to the airport: The earliest flights start leaving at 6AM, and drivers know this.  So they usually start hopping on their shifts around 4AM.

    - No traffic on the road: Believe it or not, drivers generally make more money driving in non-traffic conditions.

    - Surge pricing: When there are less drivers on the road, they may be able to score a higher fare.  I have heard from many drivers, that they take advantage of these and 4AM is a good timeslot for this. (depends on city though)