As we have reported, one of the three major New York City airports is getting a major renovation: LaGuardia Airport.
The airport is decades old and is infamous for delays, cancellations and overall congestion. t’s also a relatively small airport, with runways under 7,000 feet and water at the foot of each runway, making landings particularly tricky, especially during inclement weather conditions.
While New Yorkers wait for the renovation, which will extend the size of the terminals and taxiways and include better public transportation to the airport, travelers will face greater challenges in calling an Uber, Lyft or car service from the airport.
How to Request an Uber at LaGuardia Airport During Construction
Gone are the days of hailing an Uber from the arrivals driveway, at least for right now during the construction.
Upon arriving at LaGuardia, passengers can either wait on line for a taxi, which has a special lineup for cabs. Or, they can hop onto a shuttle bus at the arrival driveway which transports passengers to a parking lot area near the airport.
This is where all of the Uber, Lyft and car services line up to wait for passengers. The cars line up along a sidewalk and there are signs with letters along the entire road. When your Uber has arrived, simply call your driver and ask them what letter they are parked near. The letter system helps passengers find their car because many of the Uber and car service vehicles look alike.
If you still haven’t tried Uber yet, you can get a $20 credit on your first ride when you sign up here. Another option is Lyft, which follows the same pick-up rules at LaGuardia. If you are new to Lyft, you can sign-up here and depending on your city you can get between $5 to your first ride for free
It may sound messy, but it’s actually pretty efficient given the circumstances. Have you taken an Uber recently from LaGuardia with the construction? Feel free to share your thoughts below.