Sky Talk

American Airlines partners with Uber to get passengers from the airport to home

An Uber driver leaves the Pre-Arranged Staging lot at Terminal B at DFW International Airport, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
An Uber driver leaves the Pre-Arranged Staging lot at Terminal B at DFW International Airport, Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Star-Telegram

American Airlines and Uber have partnered to make it easier for passengers to get a ride home from the airport.

The Fort Worth-based airline said customers can set an Uber ride reminder as part of their e-ticket confirmation email.

“We're excited to partner with the only global ride sharing service to offer customers exactly what they're asking for - a seamless travel experience, whether they're in the sky or on the ground,” said American’s director for partner marketing Scott Hinshaw.

American’s mobile app will also guide customers to the nearest Uber pickup location at 11 airports across the U.S. including Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

DFW Airport began allowing Uber drivers to operate at the airport last summer. Uber drivers are asked to stage at a Terminal B infield parking lot used by limousines. Uber and the airport set up a computer program to control how Uber drivers are notified of a possible customer so only drivers at the staging area are allowed to pick up the customer.

New Uber customers can get $20 off their first ride with the promo code RIDEAA and American will offer a $25 coupon code for its AAdvantage executive platinum members. And customers who use their AAdvantage AviatorTM MasterCard to pay for Uber rides will get bonus miles through July 31.

  Comments