Uber/Lyft (either one) is by far my favorite way to get to and from LAX (besides a ride from a loved one). But both rideshare apps sometimes drive me crazy, especially on the way out of LAX. Here’s the problem: Immediately before you request a car, the apps show that there are (usually) cars just a few minutes away, but once they connect you with a driver, the wait time (usually) jumps to something much longer.
So here’s the tip: If you’re arriving at LAX and your Uber or Lyft app says you’ll be waiting 10 minutes or more (mine said 18 minutes recently), cancel it right away and order a new one. LAX now allows ridesharing vehicles to pick up a new passenger immediately after dropping someone off, which means if you time it right you can get a car within minutes. When I did this, my wait time changed from 18 minutes to two, which was amazing.
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