In addition to being long drives that usually take you out of the city, airport rides can be plain boring. All that waiting in line, waiting for your passenger to find you – it’s enough to make some drivers swear off airport rides. Not so with Dean! Today, guest post contributor Dean Lee shares his strategies on making the most out of airport rides. Got a great guest post idea? Click here to contact me.
You know the experience. Pick up a ride request early in the morning or early evening and head to the airport. After you drop off your ride, you decide to jump in line at the designated holding area to wait for arrivals.
Or perhaps you just start your day or evening at the airport waiting for a request. Yep, it’s great. Simple, right? Get in line and wait for that ping. And wait… and wait… and wait.
Airports can be a great source of rides that generally pay out better than other rides. That said, does it make sense to wait one, two or three hours for the next ride request? What are you missing out on driving elsewhere during this time? Is this the most effective use of your time? In some cities, Uber is bypassing the line in favor of pre-match and re-match.
However, when you are riding the airport wave, it pays to be smart about using airports by doing some simple homework. Know your market, understand traveler habits, and ride the waves of opportunity.
Before we get to the how, let’s look at the basics.