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Who Should Pick You Up at U.S. Airports?

01. December 2015

Local regulations limit ride-hailing and legacy limo companies add costs, finds Blacklane U.S. Airport Pickup Digest

BERLIN – 1 December 2015 – Laws at U.S. airports limit travelers’ ground transportation choices and create an inconsistent travel experience, according to the Blacklane U.S. Airport Pickup Digest. Further, legacy chauffeur services burden customers with fees that inflate costs nearly 80 percent higher than airport taxi prices.

According to Blacklane’s research, 49 of America’s 100 busiest airports prohibit private ride-hailing pickups.

“U.S. travelers endure confusing and expensive airport pickups due to local laws and outdated business practices,” said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of global professional driver service Blacklane. “American airports act as regulatory islands. This setup forces travelers to fend for themselves to find a legal, high-quality and affordable ride.”

The Blacklane U.S. Airport Pickup Digest: - Maps ride-hailing pickup availability at the busiest 100 American airports. - Shows the average costs of taxi, ride-hailing and chauffeured airport rides. - Identifies the array of fees traditional limousine services charge. - Compares Blacklane and legacy limousine airport rates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

By the Numbers - 1: airport in New England (Portland Jetport) permitting private ride-hailing pickups. - 6: Florida airports prohibiting private ride-hailing pickups – the most of any state. - 7: California airports allowing private ride-hailing pickups – the most of any state. - 71 and 103: U.S. cities and U.S. airports Blacklane serves. - 78.6: percent more expensive airport chauffeur service is than airport taxi rides. - 105: percent higher cost of legacy limos than Blacklane between Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK) airports and city centers.

“Travelers desire a relaxing and reliable trip door to door. But local regulations and industry fees make that tough,” said Wohltorf. “Blacklane solves passengers’ pain by bringing a new era of travel. You can have familiar, comfortable and affordable airport rides across the U.S. and the world from one trusted company.”

Private Ride-Hailing Pickups by Airport

Rank Airport Code Major City Served State Private Ride-Hailing Pickups Allowed?
1 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL Atlanta GA No
2 Los Angeles International Airport LAX Los Angeles CA No
3 O'Hare International Airport ORD Chicago IL Yes
4 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW Dallas / Fort Worth TX Yes
5 John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK New York NY Yes
6 Denver International Airport DEN Denver CO Yes
7 San Francisco International Airport SFO San Francisco CA Yes
8 Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT Charlotte NC Yes
9 McCarran International Airport LAS Las Vegas NV Yes
10 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX Phoenix AZ No
11 George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH Houston TX Yes
12 Miami International Airport MIA Miami FL No
13 Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SEA Seattle WA No
14 Newark Liberty International Airport EWR Newark / New York NJ No
15 Orlando International Airport MCO Orlando FL No
16 Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport MSP Minneapolis / St. Paul MN No
17 Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport DTW Detroit MI No
18 Logan International Airport BOS Boston MA No
19 Philadelphia International Airport PHL Philadelphia PA No
20 LaGuardia Airport LGA New York NY Yes
21 Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport FLL Fort Lauderdale FL Yes
22 Baltimore–Washington International Airport BWI Baltimore / Washington, D.C. MD No
23 Washington Dulles International Airport IAD Washington, D.C. VA Yes
24 Midway International Airport MDW Chicago IL Yes
25 Salt Lake City International Airport SLC Salt Lake City UT Yes
26 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA Washington, D.C. VA Yes
27 Honolulu International Airport HNL Honolulu HI No
28 San Diego International Airport SAN San Diego CA Yes
29 Tampa International Airport TPA Tampa FL No
30 Portland International Airport PDX Portland OR Yes
31 Lambert–St. Louis International Airport STL St. Louis MO No
32 William P. Hobby Airport HOU Houston TX Yes
33 Nashville International Airport BNA Nashville TN Yes
34 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport AUS Austin TX Yes
35 Oakland International Airport OAK Oakland CA Yes
36 Kansas City International Airport MCI Kansas City MO Yes
37 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport MSY New Orleans LA No
38 Raleigh-Durham International Airport RDU Raleigh NC No
39 San Jose International Airport SJC San Jose CA Yes
40 John Wayne Airport SNA Santa Ana CA Yes
41 Dallas Love Field DAL Dallas TX Yes
42 Sacramento International Airport SMF Sacramento CA Yes
43 Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport SJU San Juan PR No
44 San Antonio International Airport SAT San Antonio TX Yes
45 Southwest Florida International Airport RSW Fort Myers FL No
46 Pittsburgh International Airport PIT Pittsburgh PA Yes
47 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport CLE Cleveland OH Yes
48 Indianapolis International Airport IND Indianapolis IN Yes
49 General Mitchell International Airport MKE Milwaukee WI No
50 Port Columbus International Airport CMH Columbus OH No
51 Kahului Airport OGG Kahului HI No
52 Palm Beach International Airport PBI West Palm Beach FL Yes
53 Bradley International Airport BDL Hartford CT No
54 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG Cincinnati KY Yes
55 Jacksonville International Airport JAX Jacksonville FL No
56 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ANC Anchorage AK No
57 Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF Buffalo NY No
58 Albuquerque International Sunport ABQ Albuquerque NM Yes
59 Ontario International Airport Ont Ontario CA No
60 Eppley Airfield OMA Omaha NE Yes
61 Bob Hope Airport BUR Burbank CA Yes
62 Will Rogers World OKC Oklahoma City OK Yes
63 Memphis International Airport MEM Memphis TN Yes
64 Theodore Francis Green State Airport PVD Providence RI No
65 Richmond International RIC Highland Springs VA Yes
66 Louisville International-Standiford Field SDF Louisville KY Yes
67 Reno/Tahoe International RNO Reno NV No
68 Tucson International TUS Tuscon AZ No
69 Charleston AFB/International CHS Charleston SC No
70 Norfolk International ORF Norfolk VA Yes
71 Spokane International GEG Spokane WA No
72 Guam International GUM Tamuning GU No
73 Kona International at Keahole KOA Kailua Kona HI No
74 El Paso International ELP El Paso TX No
75 Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field BOI Boise ID Yes
76 Tulsa International TUL Tulsa OK Yes
77 Long Beach /Daugherty Field LGB Long Beach CA No
78 Lihue LIH Lihue HI No
79 Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International BHM Birmingham AL No
80 Albany International ALB Albany NY No
81 Gerald R Ford International GRR Grand Rapids MI Yes
82 Greater Rochester International ROC Rochester NY No
83 Des Moines International DSM Des Moines IA Yes
84 James M Cox Dayton International DAY Dayton OH Yes
85 Orlando Sanford International SFB Sanford FL Yes
86 Manchester MHT Manchester NH No
87 Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field LIT Little Rock AR Yes
88 Syracuse Hancock International SYR Syracuse NY No
89 Palm Springs International PSP Palm Springs CA No
90 Greenville Spartanburg International GSP Greer SC No
91 Savannah/Hilton Head International SAV Savannah GA Yes
92 Myrtle Beach International MYR Myrtle Beach SC No
93 Piedmont Triad International GSO Greensboro NC No
94 McGhee Tyson TYS Alcoa TN No
95 Portland International Jetport PMW Portland ME Yes
96 Dane County Regional-Truax Field MSN Madison WI Yes
97 Akron-Canton Regional CAK Akron OH Yes
98 Pensacola International PNS Pensacola FL No
99 Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National ICT Wichita KS Yes
100 Westchester County HPN White Plains NY No

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