With all the craziness with Uber in France, I’ve started reflecting on how my travel patterns have begun to change thanks to Uber.
For example, when visiting my parents, we’d have drinks in their house so no one would have to be a designated driver. I’ve found I go out more when visiting family because we can just Uber to and from the restaurant.
I never would have taken a taxi to do that. I’d have to call one, wait up to an hour for it to show and repeat at my destination.
But it’s even starting to influence my airport choice. I’m flying with a bunch of people to the Long Beach area in California. I tweeted asking about Uber at each airport there.
Technically, Uber isn’t legal in arrivals at either airport, but there are ways around it at LAX. At Long Beach, not so much.
Guess which airport I want to fly into now?
My decision wasn’t based on lounges or food options at either airport–it was based on the ease of leaving.
What about you? Have you changed your travel patterns because of Uber?