Update (12/22/15): Lyft has now been approved for pick-ups at LAX! Click here to sign up and get $50 in free credit!!!
Update (7/20/15): Uber and Lyft have now been approved for drop-offs AND pick-ups but the authorities have indicated that pick-ups may not be available until September! So in the mean time, we still recommend that you take a hotel or rental car shuttle off airport grounds and request a ride there. Some shuttles say no Lyft/Uber pax but try the Free Airport C Lot Shuttle which drops you off at the C Lot Depot (next to the cell phone waiting area).
If you’re a new Uber passenger, you can get $20 off your first ride. And don’t forget about Lyft, Lyft tends to surge way less than Uber during peak times and they will also give you $20 off your first ride!
Over the last few months, we’ve seen a lot of progress when it comes to government acceptance of TNC’s like Lyft and Uber. But one area in which there hasn’t been much progress is at the airport. At stake is the costly $4-$5 tariff that airport authorities receive each time a taxi comes in and out. I have no idea who gets this money or why they get it but if I had to take a guess it’s probably someone who doesn’t deserve it.
As it stands now, you are allowed to drop off passengers at the airports with Uber or Lyft, but the government regulators have said no to pick-ups unless you have a TCP license. Despite government disapproval, Lyft’s public stance has always been that airport pick-ups are ok by them. So if you pick up a Lyft passenger from the airport you run the risk of being impounded by the cops (however minute this risk may be) but Lyft’s got your back! [Read more…]