When driving at RIC, 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.
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 can be accessed via Fox Road off of Airport Drive.
Some things to know about FIFO queues:
You can lose your place in line if:
Once you accept a trip request, the pickup location at the airport is located on the Arrivals level.
Uber is a reliable option for travelers heading to the airport.
Based on the operating agreement with the airport, riders can be dropped off at the Departures level. 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.