According to the latest, Uber will now allow customers to book a ride up to 30 days in advance. The firm aims to make it more comfortable to get a ride home from the airport after the plane lands.
Uber announced that customers who choose the more expensive Uber Black or Uber Black SUV options could also add their flight information into the app. Notably, it will adjust a reservation if your flight is early or delayed. The firm is also deploying machine learning in order to improve curbside pickups.
As we know, airport traffic steadily increases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Uber aims to strengthen its position as a leader for pickups and drop-offs for air travelers.
The ride-hailing giant reported that drivers for those reservations would wait up to 60 minutes for you at no extra cost. That suggests you’ll have more time to get through the airport and pick up your bags.
Furthermore, some new options may help riders avoid long wait times caused by a driver shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uber Are Rolling out Its Features to Riders at Over 20 Airports Around the U.S.
Uber is rolling out its Uber Reserve booking feature to more airports across the U.S. It is also working with flight database OAG to add flight tracking information. When booking a ride in advance, customers will be asked to provide their flight information.
Remarkably, within 24 hours of a flight’s landing, they’ll get notifications of any delays or potential early arrivals.
The firm’s algorithm will respond to any time changes. It will adjust the reservation pickup time automatically and inform the driver.
Uber is rolling out another new feature named Ready When You Are. Remarkably, customers who request a ride once you land can choose to be picked up in 20 minutes, 10 minutes, or ASAP.
Moreover, the firm offers a new feature to make spontaneous curbside pickups less hectic. Uber is using machine learning to predict demand ahead of time. Therefore, it will dispatch a certain number of drivers who can be matched with riders more quickly.
The features are rolling out to riders at over 20 airports across the U.S.
In a recent filing with government regulators, the ride-hailing giant predicted it would be profitable this quarter for the first time in its history. The firm previously anticipated making a net loss of under $100 million. It now expects to make an adjusted profit of around $25 million.