San Francisco Airport Lunacy Causing Huge Traffic Congestion

San Francisco does not allow Uber and Lyft to pick up at arrivals. The result is humorous, for those on the outside.

This Tweet caught my eye today.

Let that sink in.

Departure drop offs happen at the arrivals.

Arrival pickups happen at the departure gate.

The poster blames technology for the snafu, but the problem is idiotic airport regulations.

Check out the bureaucratic solution: Two-Tier Pricing for Curbside Drop-Offs.

No one is going to walk around with luggage to save the $3.80 curbside fee.

I saw a Tweet earlier but cannot find it now that said the arrival gate is now low traffic because few want to pay absurd taxi rates. If accurate, arrivals and departures now both happen at departure.

Wonderful.

The taxi business is a walking zombie. The best solution is to let it die.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (8)
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JonSellers
JonSellers

Took my first uberish ride last week to the airport in Madrid. Company was Cabify which is popular in Spain and Latin America. The driver was a nice enough guy and his car was top notch and immaculate. He even had free water bottles in the back. He regaled me with tales of how great it was that the Socialist Party is taking over Spain and maybe he could finally start making money. I politely let him know that the goal was not for him to make money, regardless of who is in power. The ride was fairly long but I only paid 6 euros. I don't know if Cabify fares are subsidized by shareholders like Ubers, but I was happy with the service at that price.

AWC
AWC

The “Taxi Business “ is a protected species. It won’t die until it’s protectors stop taking campaign contributions from it.

SMF
SMF

As if any government is meant to solve problems instead of causing them.

Stuki
Stuki

Must make sure the Uber driver loses on the deal with the passenger. Otherwise the passenger would be the loser. And must simultaneously make sure the passenger loses, otherwise the driver would lose. That’s economics, as understood by the President of the sole remaining superpower, and his supporters.

bradw2k
bradw2k

Used Uber in Paris last month, very nice, and they do pick up at the regular arrival doors of CDG -- but taxi drivers were clearly annoyed, had one lie to me and say that Uber is not allowed in the airport at all.