A lot of work has been done on this over the past few months, Tom, involving about half a dozen drivers (including myself), two specific officers of the Lee County Port Authority including the lead investigator, and several people at Uber. A very detailed proposal for a virtual FIFO queue was submitted to Uber in May. This location wasn't just chosen at random; there are many reasons why this location was chosen.
And yes, the owner of the parking lot next door knows. He's a nice guy, we've brought pizza over to their office.
It's the closest location that is off of airport property, only 5 minutes to the terminal, easy in and out, allows for drivers to get to know each other.
I'm happy that Uber came to that result "first comes first out",that makes it fair.
It's also a good test for them how they can later handle the commercial Uber.
However you don't have to be necessary at the aircraft court I think the parking a little bit down the street is fine too,but aircraft court is the most convenience place
Yes if you go to the 7/11 you lose your place in line ,also if your internet drops or you driving outside a certain t radius
you always have to check the board how many flights coming in at a given time.
Download the flight tracker pro and you get all the information.
If there is only 1 or 2 flights coming in and 3 cars waiting I don't even bother
Yeah, Ulf, I can only imagine how bad it must be then with only 1-2 flights!
One thing is for sure, I have never been around RSW for a long enough period until recently to know, but it is obvious that it is still a very small percentage of people that are using Uber for ground transport at RSW.