Harry here. Have you noticed airport queues getting longer? If so, it may be because pre-match and re-match have come to your city. Today, RSG contributor Curtis Preston explains what this program is, how it works, and how it will affect drivers if and when it arrives in your city.
In some cities, airport First In First Out (FIFO) queues are taking much longer than they used to. If you’ve been wondering why, it’s because Uber and Lyft are both testing some new programs that have to do with airport pickups. Uber calls it pre-match and re-match and, depending on how you look at things, these features make airport pickups better or worse. However, whether you like the features or not, you are definitely going to want to alter your airport strategy once they come to your city.
As we know, Uber recently launched ‘180 days of change’, and while the first chapter focused on earnings, Uber says there are many more improvements to come. This could be one of them, since we noticed that Uber was testing a cancellation timer, which it eventually rolled out to all drivers. If you see any new features being tested, please let us know so we can look into it!
If you need a refresher on how airport queues work, please read this airport guide for drivers.