Uber will let travelers book an airport flight 30 days in advance amid summer travel chaos

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Whether traveling domestically or internationally, travel has undergone significant changes, even some permanent changes. Covid may not be a major concern in the majority of destinations around the world, but its impact can still be felt across different sectors of the industry, as Staff shortages contribute to summer travel chaos.

A tourist waiting for their airport transfer to an international airport

Flight disruption is now the norm rather than the exception, and the massive influx of passengers is causing extremely long delays on some major international hubs. In an effort to facilitate traffic in and out of airports and reduce waiting times, Uber will now allow travelers to pre-book their rides up to 30 days in advance at multiple destinations.

If you’re planning to travel in the next few weeks, here’s your chance to secure a ride to the airport before most drivers aren’t around:

A smiling Uber taxi driver takes a female passenger to her destination

Transportation from the airport is about to get smoother

Uber is paving the way among service providers in the same category in allowing customers to schedule a trip that far, and They have a very good reason to do so. This year, passenger traffic at US airports more than doubled compared to 2021, according to data provided by the Transportation Security Association (TSA), and can increase more.

Traffic jam during rush hour, road trip chaos concept picture

Now that the US has finally lifted its much-criticized pre-departure testing system, more than half of Americans who have been patiently waiting for the rules to be relaxed so they can travel will be soaring in the sky in a heartbeat. While this is good news in terms of tourism recovery, we have seen how The situation can turn chaotic When demand exceeds supply.

We’ve all had to queue for endless minutes for the next taxi or Uber to be available, tired, and all that, after a long flight, is an enjoyable experience ever. Unfortunately, Waiting times for airport transfers are scheduled to increase Once summer is in full swing – it is already long, and the season has just begun.

Side of a black Uber parked on a driveway as a cyclist passes in an unmarked location

Fortunately, with the new Uber Reserve option, customers can now book trips up to a month in advance to and from many airports within the US and globally. Although it was launched last year in select locations, The update is now extended to 55+ coresboth locally and internationally, with the following latest additions:

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  • Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

international

  • Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) – Milan, Italy
  • Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Malpensa Airport (MXP) – Milan, Italy
  • Giovanni Battista Bastien International Airport (CIA) – Rome, Italy
  • Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) – Rome, Italy
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) – Nice, France
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) – Paris, France
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT) – Cape Town, South Africa
  • OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA) – Johannesburg, South Africa

There are a total of 39 airports in the United States where the Uber Reserve is available. Customers are advised to check their Uber app to confirm if the feature has been launched in the region

Passenger holding luggage while staring at the tarmac

What are some of the new features?

Besides allowing early bookings, Uber Reserve gives travelers complete peace of mind, since they have a guarantee, their car will be waiting for them as soon as they leave the station. How is that? Uber tells the driver to wait up to 60 minutes – with without additional charges – Just in case there is a delay. Given the current state of things, we really couldn’t have asked for the best.

Passengers transiting through Austin-Bergstrom Airport, Austin, Texas, United States

There are other cool features that may appeal even to those who aren’t a big Uber fan: When a flight is more than 60 minutes late, Uber’s integrated flight tracking system will automatically adjust the expected arrival time, based on flight information, to the Make sure the driver is still there on time.

Whenever possible, drivers will also be assigned prior to pickup, as requested by the customer. Moreover, passengers can choose drivers from their ‘favorites’ list on any flight booking. finally, Pavement-side meet-ups and restaurant-side meet-ups are now allowed at some airportsmaking it easier for passengers to find their car without having to walk to specific areas.

Family approaches the departure lounge at the international airport in an unspecified Spanish speaking country

How far should I pre-order my Uber?

With increased air traffic and severely congested all travel lanes, It might be wise to schedule your Uber in advance To make sure you’ll be at the airport in time for your flight. Most importantly, pre-booking a transfer at your destination is key, unless you’re okay with waiting for the next available driver to pick you up…along with everyone else on your plane.

A customer orders an Uber from the streets of New York City, USA

Airports like Cancun International Airport can be incredibly crowded during peak hours, when hundreds of thousands of passengers either pass by the air side or rush straight to the front doors of the airport to get their first taxi, and sometimes it’s impossible to find a flight in Only a few minutes. as we mentioned before , The demand for travel is only rising.

Scheduling an Uber ride or pre-booking a private transfer can, in the case of Cancun, save you a lot of the hassle of trying to find a reliable driver when you desperately need to get to your hotel ASAP. Luckily, Uber Reserve is available at countless locations in the USYou can read more about additional expansions by clicking here.

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