Starting October 29, LAX will ban Uber,
Passengers will instead have to shuttle or go to a designated pickup area east of Terminal 1 to catch them.
The area called "LAX-it" will be for pick-up only, as the ride-hailing app and taxi drivers will continue to take down passengers at the curbside of the Upper / Departure terminal.
LAX – It will be equipped with bathrooms and telephone
The change divided some passengers.
"I prefer not to," says passenger Pia Rothman. "I prefer to take Uber or Lyft from the airport … After a long flight, I would prefer to just jump into Uber or Lyft." publicly criticized the airport after announcing major changes.
LAX released a statement saying, "Whatever works best for the airport … and makes it easy for everyone."
LAX released a statement saying:
"We wanted Uber to share any details with us, which differ from the modeling results and justify the concerns in their letter, but they have not provided us with this data yet. ”
On October 19, 2013, LAX gave the new experiment a three-hour trial.
Green shuttles will transfer arriving passengers to the retraction area near the airport entrance.
The plan is for shuttles to move about every 3-5 minutes to minimize waiting times for arriving passengers.
The new pickup area comes just as construction under the CTA on the automated human engine, terminal remodeling and other projects reaches a critical phase.