Uber to start pickups at LAX

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Uber drivers will be able to pick up passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport beginning on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Starting Thursday morning, Uber will begin picking up passengers at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Los Angeles World Airports officials announced the transportation option Wednesday. Travelers can start using UberX beginning at 8 a.m., according to a press release.

Uber is the second ride-share operator to be authorized for pickups at the airport. In August 2015, the Los Angeles City Council gave final approval to allow Uber and Lyft to begin picking up passengers directly from the airport.

Lyft began picking up passengers from LAX in late December.

"We are bringing LAX passengers what they have been asking for - better access to reliable, convenient transportation from the airport. Tomorrow, those options expand dramatically with the arrival of UberX," Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

Both ride-share companies were able to drop off passengers at LAX for a $4 fee, but now under the council-approved plan they will also be charged $4 to pick someone up.

UberX drivers will pick up or drop off passengers on the upper departures level only at curbside signs in front of each terminal marked "Ride Service."

Uber Black, Uber SUV and Uber Luxe services will pick up and drop off passengers on the lower arrivals level.
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