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New LAX Pick-up/Drop-off policy/location?

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CSMiller
6 Rider Driver
 Posted 3 months ago

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New LAX Pick-up/Drop-off policy/location?


A curbside cop at LAX said rideshare services were going to be moved outside the Terminal. 

- Any details about when such changes will be made and how it would work?

- How will this affect rideshare demand?

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    RedANT
    1034 Rider Driver
     3 months ago

    I'd guess that they'd designate an area, like a part of the parking garage, as a rideshare pickup (or dropoff) area.  ALL cars would be required to load (or unload) in that area, and would have the option to join the queue for a new rider.  

    In Seattle we can drop off at departures during normal hours, but must dropoff at arrivals during airport "busy" hours.  Pickups are only in a designated rideshare pickup area on the 3rd floor of the parking garage, and trying to pickup anywhere else will pretty much guarantee a very large fine and potential loss off airport privileges.  

    Due to local restrictions, the only ones who can queue anytime are those with cars with a blended gas mileage of 45mpg.  Those ants queue at a parking lot across the street.  Everyone else can drop off, but are only eligible to be in the pickup queue for approx 3 minutes.  If you dropoff and don't immediately get a pickup ping for the parking garage, you&#3...

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    I'd guess that they'd designate an area, like a part of the parking garage, as a rideshare pickup (or dropoff) area.  ALL cars would be required to load (or unload) in that area, and would have the option to join the queue for a new rider.  

    In Seattle we can drop off at departures during normal hours, but must dropoff at arrivals during airport "busy" hours.  Pickups are only in a designated rideshare pickup area on the 3rd floor of the parking garage, and trying to pickup anywhere else will pretty much guarantee a very large fine and potential loss off airport privileges.  

    Due to local restrictions, the only ones who can queue anytime are those with cars with a blended gas mileage of 45mpg.  Those ants queue at a parking lot across the street.  Everyone else can drop off, but are only eligible to be in the pickup queue for approx 3 minutes.  If you dropoff and don't immediately get a pickup ping for the parking garage, you're deadheading home.  

    The system works, and there's no confusion of where to pickup.  Passengers receive instruction on how to get to the pickup area when they order a ride from the airport.  The pickup area has numbered stalls where drivers wait.  I arrive, park, then text pax "Waiting in stall #21 in the 3rd floor pickup area." 

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    joeyj
    422 Driver Rider
     3 months ago

    I am hearing about this sort of change at other airports too but I didn't know LAX was doing it. Boston Logan for instance is planning on doing the same.

    I don't have any details for LAX specifically. My guess is it won't affect rideshare demand much. People still need rides, they just have to go to a different place now. It might make life a little easier on drivers. Who knows. Keep us posted if you hear anything else.