Uber will now observe your flight and anticipate you on the airport

Uber is introducing choices meant to ease airport-pickup complications.

For vacationers who reserve rides upfront, a alternative now obtainable at two dozen U.S. airports, the app will maintain observe of flight data and mechanically replace reservations if a aircraft is early or delayed. Drivers may even wait as much as an hour if passengers aren’t able to go straight to their automobile after touchdown.

The options come as Uber expands its advance-reservation choices, which didn’t embody rides from airports when its Uber Reserve system debuted final yr. Vacationers can use Uber Reserve to lock in a experience as much as 30 days upfront, though it is solely obtainable for the higher-priced Uber Black and Uber Black SUV companies. The fare features a reservation charge, which might range by metropolis, the corporate stated.

Uber plans to roll out the choice to extra U.S. airports within the months forward, however for now, it’s obtainable in cities together with Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Seattle and D.C.

The updates come because the variety of air vacationers continues to recuperate from final yr’s drop-off – and as ride-hailing app customers have complained about excessive costs, lengthy waits and issue discovering rides in any respect. The Transportation Safety Administration stated 2.1 million individuals went via checkpoints on Sunday, in comparison with 900,000 on the identical time in 2020.

Uber introduced Wednesday that it hit a 2021 excessive in U.S. airport journeys final month.

“At the same time as extra individuals hit the street once more, it is also true that air journey can really feel extra aggravating and unsure than earlier than,” the corporate’s announcement stated. The airport-reservation options, it stated, are geared toward “offering further peace of thoughts so you possibly can step off the aircraft and know your experience is ready for you.”

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