Uber is trying to make it less of a hassle to get a ride home from the airport when your plane lands.
The company announced Wednesday that customers can now book a ride up to 30 days in advance. Travelers who choose the more expensive Uber Black or Uber Black SUV options can also put their flight information into the app, which will automatically adjust a reservation if your flight is early or delayed.
Travelers who reserve Uber rides in advance now have a choice available at two dozen U.S. airports to have the app keep track of flight information and automatically update reservations if a plane is early or delayed. https://t.co/KXqPOLxzO6
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) October 10, 2021
Some of the new options may help riders avoid long wait times caused by a driver shortage during the coronavirus pandemic. And it may help Uber stand out against Lyft, at least among people who want to have a car ready right when their plane lands.
The airport booking option will appear in the Uber app under the “reserve” tab starting Wednesday. The features are rolling out to riders at more than 20 airports across the U.S., which are listed below.