Hello fellow Partners & Drivers! (and Riders, this concerns you as well)

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Did you know Uber Drivers cannot pickup Passengers from the airport anymore?

Yes, this is inline with recent memorandum of LTFRB (CPC Terms and Conditions MC_NO._2015-018). According to the Terms and Conditions of TNVS, refer to #17:

Uber Drivers Cannot pickup passengers from airport

If you’re thinking Uber cars cannot be distinguished because we are private cars, well…

According to the same memorandum, ride sharing vehicles will be required to have a “trade dress” to distinguish them. So expect that in the coming days as the regulation is rolled out, Uber cars will have a trade dress. And they might be apprehended in airports if they try to pick-up passengers.

Uber also issued an advisory:

As a regulated entity, we should comply with Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) policies on airport pick-ups and drop-offs. In line with this, Uber partners may still drop off riders in the airport departure area; however, you are encouraged NOT to take pick ups from the airport for now.

 


 

 Don’t worry, airport drop-offs are still allowed. 😉

 


Well, we all know the reason behind this new “rule”. They need to protect We need to respect the interest of airport taxis. Let’s just obey because we don’t want to get to the bad side of airport taxis, or their owners for that matter.:) Let us know what you think in the comments. Btw, we can apply for airport transport “accreditation ” from MIAA to allow us partners to pickup in the airport—- to the tune of Php 500 per month.

Some Concerns

Well, that would be kind of tricky for drivers and riders. Does this mean Riders cannot use the Uber Rider App anymore to request for a ride when they’re from NAIA altogether? No cars would be available for pickup from the App?

In case drivers receive a request for pickup from NAIA, they shouldn’t accept it? We hope this doesn’t affect our driver ratings and acceptance rates. We think the best way to implement this is to geo-fence the Uber Rider App to disable passengers to request so drivers don’t receive any requests. This way, it’ll be very clear on both driver and rider end.

 

**UPDATE**

photo credits to James Deparo

photo credits to James Deparo

As per statements of MIAA in media, Uber Partners CAN be allowed to do pickups from the airport.

All you need to do is apply for a airport transport “accreditation ” from MIAA to do pickups from airports. You can refer to the MIAA requirements here: http://bit.ly/MIAArequirements.

Of course, like anything from the government, they’ll ask for a certain fee which in this case is Php 500 per month. These fees and requirements are the same with the yellow airport taxis.

 

 

 


 

RIDER TIP:
If you wanted to request for a pickup from the airport/NAIA, what you can do is ride the Resorts World shuttle for free (this is what we usually do) and get a ride from there. All you need to do is get a membership card from Resorts World for free to be able to use the airport shuttles for free. We all know how expensive airport taxis can get. Refer to this post.

 

Refer to this post on how to request for a ride.

Happy Riding!

 

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