It's been a couple years since this thread started. Here's my take regarding waiting at the Charleston airport. I'd like to hear additional opinions.
I don't get into the cue if I've arrived with a rider until I pull into the waiting lot. Typically I see 21-30 cars in the cue. On afternoons when 3-4 flights are expected within the hour I'm still waiting up to an hour for a rider. Fares to downtown are $12-$15. I've decided that it's no longer worth the wait unless fewer than 10 cars are in the cue. It's better to exit the cue and find another rider. Even if I have to return to downtown (a 15 minute drive) I will always get another rider before I would get one at the airport.
If you typically wait at the airport during the afternoons, I'd like to understand why. What am I missing?
Thanks for your input.
One thing that is working, however, is getting back into the cue after a short trip. This happened to me yesterday. I had a rider to near Park Circle in N. Charleston and the fare was only $6. I returned to the airport waiting lot and was in position 1-10. Before I even pulled into a parking spot I received notice of a rider for me. This one went downtown.