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As of this morning, UberX is finally available at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Before this latest addition to the company’s reach in Southern California, riders would have to travel with Uber’s luxury service, UberBLACK, or with its less-popular competitor, Lyft, to get from the airport to their final destination. If you haven’t signed up for Uber, you can join here and get your first ride free (up to $15).
Nonetheless, with this latest news, Uber still isn’t completely in the clear — the low-cost UberPool service is still unavailable for pickup at LAX, and UberX drivers may have to pick up passengers at the departure level, rather than the usual meeting point for car services near baggage claim.
Moreover, Uber is tacking on a $4 surcharge to all LAX pickups, as well as $4 drop-off surcharge — higher-end Uber services, such as UberBLACK have only a $5 pickup surcharge and no drop-off surcharge. In spite of these extra fees, UberX is still pretty cheap in LA and is now a convenient option for getting to the airport.
Of course, you can save more on your next fare if you have a participating American Express card like the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, which currently offers a 2x bonus on Uber purchases.
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Balance Transfer Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195||See Terms||Excellent Credit|