When driving at BOI, Learn how to receive these trip requests and get in on the action.
It is easy to receive trip requests from riders leaving the airport. However, these trips work a little differently than other requests.
Waiting for requests
Uber’s technology uses a first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue. This means that, in order to receive a trip request, you need to enter the designated waiting area, located within a “FIFO zone”. You will then be placed in a virtual queue where the first driver-partner to enter will be the first to receive a trip request.
The waiting area covers areas around the airport as shown in the map below. Waiting on airport property is discouraged by Airport Management.
Some things to know about FIFO queues:
Picking up your rider
Once you accept a trip request, meet your rider curbside outside of baggage claim.
Uber is a reliable option for travelers heading to the airport.
Riders can be dropped off at curbside outside the airport terminal. If you’d like to receive a trip request afterward, you’ll need to keep the Uber driver app on to maintain your place in the FIFO queue.
1. Getting your car ready
Air travelers can have lots of luggage with them, so you may need to free up trunk space to fit it all in.
2. Helping with luggage
It may take some time for riders to load their luggage into your vehicle. The airport is a busy place, so an extra set of hands can speed things up and help get your riders to their destination faster.
3. Identifying your riders
Asking your riders for their names before starting a trip can ensu
4. Checking the arrivals schedule
Checking the arrivals schedule at Boise Airport can help you maximize your earnings with information about when flights will be landing at the airport and when it will be busiest. See BOI ARRIVALS SCHEDULE
5. Making music optional
While tunes are nice to cruise to, riders may prefer silence after an early morning or late night flight. Asking them what they prefer can go a long way and help provide a great experience!