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Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport

nuramedia

New Member
I haven't searched through the threads about this, but I need to let everyone know:

On Friday, another driver and I were dropping riders off at the Phx Mesa Gateway Airport. A security lady stopped us both to inform us that Uber is absolutely not allowed to be anywhere on the Gateway Airport campus. Everyone with an Uber sign will have their license plates photographed. If they go there a second time, they will be fined $2,500.

She said this is because Uber won't pay the fees to enable us to pick up and drop off there.

She also said that if a driver drives for both Uber and Lyft, they will be required to prove with their app that the pick up or drop off is for Lyft and not Uber.

I emailed Uber about this and this was their response:

"We can confirm that drop offs are always allowed at both Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Phoenix - Mesa Gateway (AZA).

As of June 18, 2016 all partners are able to pick up riders at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Upon entering the airport waiting lot, partners will be put in a first in, first out queue.However, pickups at Phoenix - Mesa Gateway are not permitted.

For PHX pick ups, please use rideshare pick up lane while for AZA pick ups, please use pre-arranged pickup lane – must have Sky Harbor badge."

I was told by the airport that we are NOT allowed to drop off or pick up.

I just started driving and didn't know about this or the Sky Harbor badge. Does anyone else have one? Where did you obtain yours?
 

Jdemonto

Well-Known Member
I haven't searched through the threads about this, but I need to let everyone know:

On Friday, another driver and I were dropping riders off at the Phx Mesa Gateway Airport. A security lady stopped us both to inform us that Uber is absolutely not allowed to be anywhere on the Gateway Airport campus. Everyone with an Uber sign will have their license plates photographed. If they go there a second time, they will be fined $2,500.

She said this is because Uber won't pay the fees to enable us to pick up and drop off there.

She also said that if a driver drives for both Uber and Lyft, they will be required to prove with their app that the pick up or drop off is for Lyft and not Uber.

I emailed Uber about this and this was their response:

"We can confirm that drop offs are always allowed at both Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Phoenix - Mesa Gateway (AZA).

As of June 18, 2016 all partners are able to pick up riders at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Upon entering the airport waiting lot, partners will be put in a first in, first out queue.However, pickups at Phoenix - Mesa Gateway are not permitted.

For PHX pick ups, please use rideshare pick up lane while for AZA pick ups, please use pre-arranged pickup lane – must have Sky Harbor badge."

I was told by the airport that we are NOT allowed to drop off or pick up.

I just started driving and didn't know about this or the Sky Harbor badge. Does anyone else have one? Where did you obtain yours?

Need to know where to pick up and have proper trade dress. If security asks for waybill you are required to comply. Anyone can drop off at any airport just pull trade dress next time!

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Chauffeur_James

Well-Known Member
I haven't searched through the threads about this, but I need to let everyone know:

On Friday, another driver and I were dropping riders off at the Phx Mesa Gateway Airport. A security lady stopped us both to inform us that Uber is absolutely not allowed to be anywhere on the Gateway Airport campus. Everyone with an Uber sign will have their license plates photographed. If they go there a second time, they will be fined $2,500.

She said this is because Uber won't pay the fees to enable us to pick up and drop off there.

She also said that if a driver drives for both Uber and Lyft, they will be required to prove with their app that the pick up or drop off is for Lyft and not Uber.

I emailed Uber about this and this was their response:

"We can confirm that drop offs are always allowed at both Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Phoenix - Mesa Gateway (AZA).

As of June 18, 2016 all partners are able to pick up riders at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Upon entering the airport waiting lot, partners will be put in a first in, first out queue.However, pickups at Phoenix - Mesa Gateway are not permitted.

For PHX pick ups, please use rideshare pick up lane while for AZA pick ups, please use pre-arranged pickup lane – must have Sky Harbor badge."

I was told by the airport that we are NOT allowed to drop off or pick up.

I just started driving and didn't know about this or the Sky Harbor badge. Does anyone else have one? Where did you obtain yours?
Except for the fact when I entered the Mesa airport to drop off a Lyft pax and turned the Uber app on I got this notice on my phone from Uber. So I will go with that.
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carsalesman

Active Member
You can pick up Uber Passengers at the ASU facilities located in the airport area. I have done it many times. Keep both apps on while you are there. Lyft will be airport, Uber will be everything else.

Airport parking enforcement CANNOT give you a ticket. They can only send you a Notice of Violation (NOV). It will take an actual officer to give you a citation. Most of the cops at the airport don't give a flip what we do!!!
 

AZ-XOEM

Active Member
I haven't searched through the threads about this, but I need to let everyone know:

On Friday, another driver and I were dropping riders off at the Phx Mesa Gateway Airport. A security lady stopped us both to inform us that Uber is absolutely not allowed to be anywhere on the Gateway Airport campus. Everyone with an Uber sign will have their license plates photographed. If they go there a second time, they will be fined $2,500.

She said this is because Uber won't pay the fees to enable us to pick up and drop off there.

She also said that if a driver drives for both Uber and Lyft, they will be required to prove with their app that the pick up or drop off is for Lyft and not Uber.

I emailed Uber about this and this was their response:

"We can confirm that drop offs are always allowed at both Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Phoenix - Mesa Gateway (AZA).

As of June 18, 2016 all partners are able to pick up riders at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Upon entering the airport waiting lot, partners will be put in a first in, first out queue.However, pickups at Phoenix - Mesa Gateway are not permitted.

For PHX pick ups, please use rideshare pick up lane while for AZA pick ups, please use pre-arranged pickup lane – must have Sky Harbor badge."

I was told by the airport that we are NOT allowed to drop off or pick up.

I just started driving and didn't know about this or the Sky Harbor badge. Does anyone else have one? Where did you obtain yours?

I pickup and drop off Uber PAX all day long at Mesa-Gateway,... if you go there with *just* an Uber Decal,... they'll give you a hard time. If you go there with a hybrid Uber/Lyft decal,... -just make your PAX tell Security (if asked), they were just dropped off by a Lyft Driver. :wink:

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I have BOTH decals on the front lower right of my windshield and, also on my rear tailgate. :p

I've NEVER been questioned by Mesa-Gateway Security. :cool:

What are they going to do? "Excuse me, I need to illegally acquire your phone so, I can see if you just picked up / dropped off an Uber PAX?" :eek:

Yeah,... lawsuit coming down the runway for sure :biggrin:
 

Unknown Male

Active Member
I'm dropped off at the Mesa Airport about 5 times in the last 6 months.. rolling with my Uber emblem and Lyft AMP.. having both rideshare companies displayed helps you when entering rideshare pickup zones for Footballs Games, Concerts, etc.
 
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whooowhooo

Member
Nobody answered her question. I have been driving since November and had no idea about not being able to pick up or drop off Mesa Gateway.
with or without a Sky Harbor Badge. Did not know a sky harbor badge existed. You got a typical response from Uber. Very ambiquious. I suspect you
can pick this badge up at the Hub in Tempe.
I myself am not interested in how to circumvent policy. Not at a cost of $2500.00. Poster, you can expect more of the same. Beware of Tempe
the fines are steep! Why did you start driving?
 

Chauffeur_James

Well-Known Member
Nobody answered her question. I have been driving since November and had no idea about not being able to pick up or drop off Mesa Gateway.
with or without a Sky Harbor Badge. Did not know a sky harbor badge existed. You got a typical response from Uber. Very ambiquious. I suspect you
can pick this badge up at the Hub in Tempe.
I myself am not interested in how to circumvent policy. Not at a cost of $2500.00. Poster, you can expect more of the same. Beware of Tempe
the fines are steep! Why did you start driving?
There is no badge, it's a Uber and Lyft logo, and yes, you can pick one up at the hub.
What fines are you talking about in Tempe. I don't go there because it's an entitled ratings killer, so I guess it won't be an issue, just never heard of people getting fined there.
 

Jdemonto

Well-Known Member
There is no badge, it's a Uber and Lyft logo, and yes, you can pick one up at the hub.
What fines are you talking about in Tempe. I don't go there because it's an entitled ratings killer, so I guess it won't be an issue, just never heard of people getting fined there.

Never had any problems in Tempe, I have had some killer rides from 3:30-4am off of mill!
 

whooowhooo

Member
I got a fine of $280.00 for Failure to Ober Traffic Control. This is at University and Ash. I just dropped off a pax and stopped at a Circle K right at this intersection. I pulled out of circle k, sat at the light for awhile. It turned green and I went straight. It is dark outside. Cop pulled me over and a guy on a motorcycle right away at the same time. Signage is on the pavement under my car as I was sitting at the light. Not sure to this day what I did wrong. it is a revenue generator for the city and the Court does not give a shit that it is a trap. I was $10.00 short of my first payment on the fine and the "computerized system" the court has in place immediately suspended my license and immediately sent the account to collections. This is government for the people?
 

Jdemonto

Well-Known Member
Rather be lucky than good. Cant take luck away
So if someone is good at what they do, they just suddenly become bad? #Failedlogic

I got a fine of $280.00 for Failure to Ober Traffic Control. This is at University and Ash. I just dropped off a pax and stopped at a Circle K right at this intersection. I pulled out of circle k, sat at the light for awhile. It turned green and I went straight. It is dark outside. Cop pulled me over and a guy on a motorcycle right away at the same time. Signage is on the pavement under my car as I was sitting at the light. Not sure to this day what I did wrong. it is a revenue generator for the city and the Court does not give a shit that it is a trap. I was $10.00 short of my first payment on the fine and the "computerized system" the court has in place immediately suspended my license and immediately sent the account to collections. This is government for the people?

I had a close call with a Phoenix PD in Dec 2015 on central and Jefferson, let me off with a warning for a $300 parking ticket!

My other only issue with police was a 4am DUI stop in Gilbert. I did nothing wrong they said I was suspicious for parking in front of an airport!

The airport was closed and I was there for less than 1 minute! I left when I saw headlights and it was two PD's and they whipped around pulled me over! Total harassment!
 

just_me

Well-Known Member
Except for the fact when I entered the Mesa airport to drop off a Lyft pax and turned the Uber app on I got this notice on my phone from Uber. So I will go with that.
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James, thanks for posting that. A couple of days ago, I delivered an Uber pax to Phoenix - Mesa Gateway, but never got that warning, even with the drop off location being ''Phoenix - Mesa Gateway airport''. The app in fact led me directly to the front door of the airport. (Gee, thanks guys.)

I knew Uber couldn't pick up there, but always thought that the drop off was OK. I guess I was wrong. No one said a word to me, btw.
 

68350

Well-Known Member
I had no problem with a drop off in May. Right in front, no prob. Only trip there so far though. Was in QC this afternoon and looked at the rider app, surprised how many drivers were hanging out in the airport fringes.
 
Just standard operating procedure for uber.
Why would uber allow pax to schedule ride to Mesa knowing full well that that drivers are not allowed to drop off at airport?
I new before entering airport and removed uber logo.
Why wouldn't uber inform pax at time of request ?
Because as usual, uber puts the onus on drivers to be the bad guy.
Same goes for people wanting fast food and I explain that uber only pays for miles and at .072 min idling rings up at .35 cents for 5 min wait or $4.32 per hour to help pax get the hint and check their bill to confirm this info.
To be blunt you should tip your drivers in advance of requesting a stop for food is what I explain
 

Phxdriver

Well-Known Member
Except for the fact when I entered the Mesa airport to drop off a Lyft pax and turned the Uber app on I got this notice on my phone from Uber. So I will go with that.
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I wish that would happen, sounds like an easy way to convert them to Lyft. Give them your Lyft code, have them enter while your driving, and two miles from airport turn Lyft on and let the ping you. Collect another minimum fare and the new rider referral bonus that is easy money.
 
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