Have you read the news about LAX, Los Angeles International Airport, and the changes with taxis, Uber, and Lyft?


If not, this is what is happening. You will no longer be able to catch a ride with any of those on the arrivals level roadway. This is true for all terminals. Instead, you need to take a shuttle ride to a dedicated pick-up area for app-based rides.

Taxi, Uber, and Lyft can still drop you off at each terminal.

What about other airports? Some are doing similar things.

Austin, Texas moved their pickup area for all app-based rides and taxis to the ground level of their rental car facility.

San Francisco now has a certain area in the central parking garage for these rides. You will need to take a shuttle there.

Seattle also moved theirs to the airport parking garage.

Boston moved both drop-off and pickup to a special area in the central parking garage.

There are probably more airports making similar changes.

So…what do you do?

Check the websites of Uber and Lyft before you go. They will give you the most up-to-date information on where to go to catch a ride. They will also let you know if your ride can drop you at the terminal or if you will need to plan extra time to catch a shuttle.