One Month After Lyft, UberX Lastly Lands At LAX
Los Angeles Uber riders, rejoice. UberX is lastly coming to LAX.
The corporate introduced that as of 8am tomorrow, riders will be capable of request and get picked up by UberX automobiles.
This comes precisely one month after Lyft launched at LAX, which was initially introduced by LA’s Mayor Eric Garcetti.
As a reminder, Uber and Lyft had battled for months with the airport and LA’s Metropolis Council to succeed in an settlement that allowed pickups on the airport.
Just like the setup at SFO, UberX automobiles will be a part of Lyft by choosing up passengers at designated spots on the departures degree, as an alternative of at arrivals. Uber Black and Uber SUV rides (each pushed by TCP-licensed drivers) will proceed to select up passengers at arrivals.
Beforehand, Uber riders who needed to make use of UberX would typically take the airport’s rental shuttles to an off-airport location to request a journey, because the airport didn’t permit UberX riders to select up on premises. UberX is considerably inexpensive than Uber Black in Los Angeles…a journey from the airport to downtown could be virtually $50 costlier in a black automotive.
For this comfort, LAX is charging a surcharge of $four per UberX pickup and drop-off, a greenback decrease than the $5 charge the airport expenses licensed Uber Black drivers.
Earlier this week I requested a Lyft as my experience house from the airport, and the expertise nonetheless has some kinks that have to be labored out.
It appears drivers are nonetheless making an attempt to determine the month-previous system, and it took me a number of requests to discover a driver who was prepared to select me up. Plus there are just a few designated rideshare pickup places, and also you’ll almost certainly should trek outdoors of your arrival terminal to seek out one.
Finally, its nice to have one other reasonably priced pickup choice at LAX, even when its not but as seamless as a pickup by a standard TCP-licensed black automotive.