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Uber and Lyft have officially be banned from LAX terminal pickups

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charliemcmaster
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 Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

I don't live there but this seems big? Anyone have insight?


https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/4/20898596/lax-uber-lyft-ban-pickup-terminal

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    RedANT
    1075 Rider Driver
     5 months ago

    From what I can gather, curbside pickups were disallowed, and passengers have to catch a shuttle to a pickup location.  It may be "tragic" for those used to the chaos of LAX, but this is very similar to the setup in Seattle where pickups are only allowed on the 3rd floor of the parking garage.  This alleviates curbside congestion and pushes all riders to one area for easier pickup.  

    This is probably a good thing, IMO.  

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    Uberserge
    1279 Rider Driver
     5 months ago

    I live in Los Angeles, doing an article now.



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      justincases
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       5 months ago

      So interesting, can they not pick up at all now?

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        Uberserge
        1279 Rider Driver
         5 months ago  (edited 5 months ago)

        No, nothing like the story headline. 

        They weren't banned at all, at LAX we have two levels, lower level for arrivals, upper level for departures. All U/L was upstairs, at the departures level, drop offs and pickups. It created an absolute mess, sometimes, going around the loop took over half an hour. Now they created a separate parking lot, as well as shuttles to pick the passengers up at arrivals and bring them to the matched drivers waiting. It'll be inconvenient, especially for people with a lot of luggage, they have to baord the shuttle with all the heavy luggage, then unload and load them again to their waiting car. We'll see how it goes. 😆

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          RedANT
          1075 Rider Driver
           5 months ago

          People drag their luggage from the house, to their car, to the airport, through the terminal, pick it up to put it in the overhead, pull it out after landing, drag it across another terminal and to the curb.  

          After all that, do you really think that putting it on a shuttle is a deal breaker?  

          If a shuttle is too inconvenient, they always have the option to rent a car...  but, of course, they'd still have to drag it onto a shuttle to pickup their car.  

          How many rideshare drivers are at the airport at any given time?  Removing them from curbside opens up the entire area, and moves rideshare drivers, (many of whom are clueless morons) to a dedicated pickup.  

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            Uberserge
            1279 Rider Driver
             5 months ago

            L.A. people are different. 😆