Uber LaGuardia: The Dysfunctional Uber Setup


I finally arrived in New York after a helter-skelter day (and night) of travel (see United Club Denver, Frontier=Allegiant). Before heading to my hotel, I had to stop at my favorite Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in food and drink. While checking in, the receptionist told me that I have to take a bus to catch the Uber since Uber is no longer allowed to pick people up at arrivals. In theory, this could be more efficient. In reality, it was a disaster.

First, you have to wait for the bus. Then you have to wait for the bus to get full. Then you have to drive to the Uber pickup. Then you have to order the Uber and wait. And wait. And wait. (I had no idea how far the Uber pickup was so I didn’t order my Uber ahead of time.) It took so long that I was tempted to take a taxi, something that I swore I would never do again.

Get it together LaGuardia. Fix the airport and fix the Uber situation!

Always drink before you Uber at LGA


  1. Its not an UBER problem. Its for all the FHVs(for hire vehicle). It used to take 15-20 min just to drive into the terminal B and additional 15 min to get out of it. Now it just take 2-3 min after pick to get on the highway. And also the lot where all tge FHVs wait is 10 min away from the pick up location. Just follow the instructions on the app ( whichever you use).

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