To make your commute to and from airports simpler, Uber has today introduced a new Scheduled Rides feature coupled with on-ground assistance at some airports to make your travel comfortable.
With the Scheduled Rides feature, Uber users will now be able to book a ride up to 30 days in advance. All you have to do is open the Uber app and tap the calendar icon in the ‘where to’ box. Set your preferred pickup date and time and enter your pickup and drop-off locations. Now select the type of ride you want to take and tap ‘schedule’ to book your ride in advance. The app will also send you reminders both 24 hours and 30 minutes in advance of your pickup. You’ll be notified once your ride is on the way, as well as what the fare will be. One can also cancel the booking up to 5 minutes after the ride is on the way.
The company has also partnered with airports like Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) and Mumbai International Airport, to provide riders with experienced staff on the ground. The staff will help riders with booking a ride or navigating to the pickup zones. The procedure here is similar to how you book Uber normally. Open the app to request your ride once you are ready to step outside, and enter your destination. If you have multiple bags or are traveling with a group, you may want to request an uberXL (if available). Select your terminal and/or door number. The app will also give you more details on where to meet your driver (ie: arrivals, departures, pick up area, etc. Depending on the local airport rules and requirements, the Uber app will provide instructions for your pickup. This might be a designated ridesharing area, or to the departures level. And for larger airports, the app enables riders to provide specific pick up instructions – like terminal and door number – to their driver.