A recent trip to New York’s LaGuardia airport provided me an acute reminder of the first day I decided I needed to sign up for Uber.
I had flown into New York with my family late in the evening, landing at LaGuardia after 9pm because of departure delays. We stumbled out to the cab line to find the line stretching endlessly, with no cabs in sight. After about 30 minutes I was finally able to “convince” a Super Shuttle guy to squeeze us into one of his vans, our kids utterly exhausted.
When I landed at LGA last week, I was again reminded how painful that cab line can be. The line was so long it bent back around, making it difficult to get through the doors to exit the terminal.
And, while it’s a little tough to see from the first picture, there was exactly one cab waiting for a passenger.
Meanwhile, my Uber was waiting for me and I was on my way to downtown before any other cabs showed up to help deplete the line.
Uber and Lyft are the two dominant providers in the ride-share/limo market. I’m a big fan of Uber. They’re more widespread and a bit more professional for my taste.
It’s worth your while to sign up for at least one of these to have in your back pocket. They offer a number of different services to fit different price points.
Here’s my Uber referral link, I appreciate it if you use it to sign up. Feel free to leave yours in the comments.