LAXLyft Pickup Begins at LAX Today
Great news for Los Angeles travelers: The ride-hailing company Lyft is allowed to begin pickup service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting today. Mayor Eric Garcetti said, “we will have `Lyft-off’ at LAX, giving our passengers what they have been asking for—another safe and convenient way to get to and from the airport.”

According to NBC News, city leaders approved a blanket licensing agreement earlier this year to allow Lyft and similar companies, such as Uber, to apply for permits to operate at LAX alongside taxis, shuttles and other transportation services. Lyft will be the first to begin operating at LAX under the agreement. Their service began at 8 am PT.

What’s interesting is that Lyft will have six designated pickup locations on the upper level at LAX (not at arrivals). Just like taxi drivers, the services will pay the airport $4 per trip—a fee that is passed along to passengers. Also: Lyft announced on their website that customers will be given $5 off two rides to or from the airport by using the payment code FLY2015. The promotion will be good until January 1.

Uber is also in the process of obtaining a permit to operate at LAX and two other companies, Wingz and Opoli, are also applying for permits.

Related: Johnny Jet’s LAX Commercial



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