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Uber Launches New Features To Make Airport Pick-Ups Easier For Travelers

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We have a busy travel season coming up, and companies in the industry are aware of this. In other to improve their services and satisfy users' needs, Uber has just announced new updates and products to help travelers have smoother experiences at airports. 

Uber pickup sign at airport in Argentina

The ridesharing company published a press release with the main details of the new updates, which include an airport directions feature, walking estimated times of arrival, a reserve availability expansion along with a $20 discount for a trip reservation for a limited time, and new Uber Eats pickup options at certain airports. 

Here’s what travelers should know about the new updates:

Directions To Pickups At Airports 

These new cool features will help travelers find their way out, especially those arriving for the first time at a big airport. Through the Uber App, users will now be able to see a step-by-step guide—with images and simple instructions— to get to the pickup location. 

Uber has clarified that this new feature is available at over 30 airports across the world, and they expect to expand it to more. 

Woman using phone and walking with her suitcase at the airport

These are the airports in the United States and Canada where the directions feature is available: 

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Calgary (YYC)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Chicago (MDW, ORD)
  • Fort-Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Minneapolis (MSP)
  • New Jersey (EWR)
  • New York (JFK, LGA)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA), Toronto (YYZ)
  • Washington DC (DCA, IAD)

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Main Terminal of Washington Dulles International Airport at dusk in Virginia, USA.

And these are the international airports that also include this option:

  • Bangalore (BLR)
  • Delhi (DEL)
  • Hyderabad (HYD)
  • London (LHR)
  • Madrid (MAD)
  • Melbourne (MEL)
  • Mexico City (MEX)
  • Paris (CDG, ORY)
  • Rome (FCO)
  • São Paulo (CGH, GRU)
  • Sydney (SYD)
Vehicles outside International airport during evening

Walking ​​Estimated Time of Arrival At Airports

This new feature will benefit anxious travelers, especially those who stress about when is the best time to request the ride and how long it will take to get to the pick-up point. Now, Uber users not only have a step-by-step guide but also access to valuable data regarding walking ETAs.

Traveler walking at international aiport

No one wants to wait too long for a ride or be rude and make a driver wait for a long time, and this new option includes accurate times from the gate to the baggage claim, allowing travelers to optimize their airport experience. The company has explained that this feature will be available soon at more than 400 airports across the globe. 

Uber Reserve Expansion

Organized travelers like planning ahead, and now Uber has a perk for them. The ride-sharing company launched last year a new feature allowing users to book an airport ride up to 30 days in advance, a great solution during the summer travel peak, and now, that time has been extended. 

Man planning trip with passport in hand

Users can now book a ride up to 90 days in advance and plan the trip transportation along with other bookings—like hotels and restaurants— ahead of time. All organized, all clear, including prices. The app allows travelers to see exact rates and choose the best transportation alternative depending on their luggage, group size, and budget.

A few months ago, Uber Reserve had been expanded to over 10,000 cities around the world, and now the company has confirmed that it is available in almost every city across the U.S. and Canada. 

Those who want to get a $20 discount on their next trip reservation must book this month, in March, and add the code GORESERVE. This a great option for those who want to optimize their spring break travel experience. 

hand holding phone featuring ride sharing app

Uber Eats At Airports 

Would you like to skip lines at airport restaurants and cafes to get to your gate faster? Uber Eats is making it possible at certain international airports. The company announced that app users now have the possibility to order and pick up their food at these airports: 

  • Tampa International. 
  • Charlotte Douglas International.
  • Columbus International.
  • Toronto Pearson airports.
Woman with boarding ticket in her hand leaving car at the airport

This is a great feature to have, especially during busy times and short layovers. 

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