TECH BYTE: Uber Reserve Coming to Airports
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The holiday season is right around the corner, and most people are starting to think about their travel plans.
If you do plan to fly, Uber says it wants to make it easier for you at the airport.
The ride sharing service recently announced it’s bringing its Uber Reserve service to airports.
Uber Reserve launched last year to let you book a trip ahead of time.
Now, you don’t have to stress as much when you fly, knowing you have a ride already waiting for you when you leave the airport.
It’s now available for Uber Black and Uber Black SUV at more than 20 airports across the country, including Atlanta, Nashville, New York, and Orlando.
This updated service lets you reserve your ride up to 30 days in advance.
It includes flight tracking, so Uber can adjust your reservation based on your flight information.
You won’t have to worry about a driver not being there if your flight is early or delayed.
Your driver will also wait for you up to an hour – for free – after you land. That way you won’t feel rushed, or have to stress about more fees.
That driver will also be waiting at curbside pickup, so you won’t have to worry about tracking them down either!
The “Ready When You Are” feature is being tested out at six airports right now.
With it, you can request a ride once you land, and get picked up when you’re ready. That could be in 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or as soon as possible.
This feature is available only on Android right now, but Apple users will be added in November.
Uber Eats customers will eventually benefit, as well.
In Toronto right now, they can order from select airport restaurants, and pay in the app.
We can expect to see it in the U.S. in the coming months.