Late Friday TravelSkills learned that UberX and Lyft will not be allowed to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport in August.
Previous reports stated that the airport commission (with vocal support of LA Mayor Garcetti) would allow pick ups starting this month. (Currently, only UberBLACK is allowed to pick up passengers at LAX terminals.)
But now the Los Angeles City Council has become involved, is threatening a veto, and the whole thing has been pushed back.
Insiders tell TravelSkills that Lyft and UberX pick ups will not start at LAX in August– the start date is now likely sometime in September at the earliest.
Here’s what the LA Times is reporting:
So stay tuned…
Currently, Uber and Lyft are not operating at Las Vegas McCarran. While there is progress, local media report that airport rides are still months away. In Mexico City, violent Paris-style protests against Uber by taxi drivers took place this week.