Uber has announced a slew of new features to make traveling to the airport easier for riders and drivers ahead of the busy summer travel season. This includes the option to “book” rides up to 90 days in advance. The ride-sharing company is creating a seamless airport transit experience and has already allocated parking spaces and parking spaces at all major airports in the country.
Here are some of the new features for passengers to better navigate their journeys at the airport:
directions to pick up
Allowing travelers to make better use of their time at airports, the Uber app now features a step-by-step guide to help passengers make their way from the gate to Uber’s pickup areas. The guide includes actual photos from the airport, instructing passengers to make their way smoothly to Uber. This feature is spread across 13 of the busiest airports in the country, catering to the vast majority of travelers.
In addition, passengers at select airports will also see the approximate walking time from their gate to the concourse area, helping them plan their trip accurately.
Travel integration to book flights in advance
With the aim of helping people plan their travel to airports at the click of a button, Uber has introduced a new feature where riders can choose to sync their travel plans with Uber via email integration. The new feature helps riders pre-book their rides, while being assisted with pre-populated dates and times on their Uber app, corresponding to their ride, saving them the hassle of booking a ride at the last minute.
The new feature is to activate, and it will require riders to sync their email IDs with their Uber app in order to be able to access it.
Uber recently announced a comprehensive revamp of its app, making it more intuitive, customized to each rider’s individual preferences, providing easy access to all services, consistent experiences, and a seamless flow through the booking process. The launch of these new features for airport travel is part of a redesign to make the airport experience seamless as travel returns globally.