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Using Uber in Atlanta ATL Airport

 

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is regarded as the busiest airport in the world. With 207 international and domestic gates, over 100 million people pass through this airport annually. It is normal to feel lost when confronted by this amount of traffic and getting a ride out of the airport can seem like a daunting task. Whether visiting or returning home, using Uber in Atlanta ATL airport is a good way to go.

The Uber services available in Atlanta are the non-commercial UberX, UberSELECT and UberXL and the commercial UberBLACK and UberSUV.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. UberSELECT vehicles are classy mid-tier level luxury cars. UberBLACK riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK

In 2017, the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport began the construction of giant canopies to cover the curb area of the airport. Due to this development, Uber riders requesting UberPOOL, UberX, UberXL, or UberSELECT rides will have to take a walk to designated South & North Economy Lots at the domestic terminal to get picked up. Wait till you get to the designated lots before placing a ride request.  Uber in Atlanta

According to Uber, riders will have to follow these steps to get picked up:

 

South Terminal

  • Gather your luggage from baggage claim then follow the Rideshare signs situated by the South Baggage Claim 5.
  • Ride the escalator that leads to the lower arrivals level and exit through the door marked “LS2”.
  • When you get to the Rideshare Pickup zone, place a ride request. The walk to the pickup zone will take an average of 5 minutes depending on the amount of luggage you will be handling. Be sure to wait till you get to the pickup zone before placing a request. Drivers are charged for waiting in the lot for more than 15 minutes. This way, you are already waiting and your driver doesn’t have to be charged for parking fees.

 

North Terminal

 

  • Gather your luggage from baggage claim then follow the Rideshare signs situated by the North Baggage Claim 4.
  • Ride the escalator that leads to the lower Arrivals level and exit through the door marked “LN2”.
  • Walk about 800 feet to the rideshare pickup zone then place your ride request.
  • Text or call your driver and let him or her know where exactly in the zone you are waiting.

 

UberBLACK and UberSUV Ride Requests

UberBLACK and UberSUV riders will be picked up “curbside from the lower Arrivals level of either Domestic Terminals.”

 

Conclusion

It is expected that the construction going on at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will take about 2 years. Things should return to normal after the project is completed. Using Uber still remains as seamless as possible and riders can ride in comfort and ease.

 

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Drive With Uber In Atlanta

 

Driving with Uber is a gateway to financial stability. The job gives you flexible hours and a chance to make good money on your own schedule Despite some states cracking down on Uber’s flexible policies, driving for the rideshare giant is still a great way to earn extra income. If you are looking for more information on how to become an Uber driver in Atlanta, this post is for you.

 

Drive With Uber In Atlanta

The ‘Age-Factor’

Before you can drive with Uber in Atlanta, you must know that Uber takes its age policy pretty seriously. This age policy varies in different cities. To drive with Uber in Atlanta, you have to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, please proceed to fulfil the steps listed below:

 

  • Must have a photo (clear headshot)
  • Drivers must provide valid driver’s license
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • Uber in Atlanta accepts both official and temporary registration documents
  • The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify
  • Documents must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • Drivers must pass a screening process
  • Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • At some point during registration, you would also have to take your car through vehicle inspection at an Uber-approved auto shop or Uber activation centre in your area
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use)

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Note-It is essential to upload very clear pictures (jpg format typically has the least issues) in which all of the numbers and information on the pictures are very visible.  The name on the documents must match your official birth name and the name you provide on the Uber signup page.

 

STEP 2 – Signup

After you have gathered these documents and met the above requirements, you can move to the next step which is to signup online. The documents that you have gathered are what you would have to submit online. You can go here to sign up with our special referral link. This link redirects to the Uber official signup page.

 

STEP 3 – Uber Background Check and On-Boarding Process

Uber will typically take between 2 to 4 weeks to perform their background checks. Specifically, they will take the documents provided by the intending drivers in Step 1, and do the following.

  • A Comprehensive Criminal Background Check
  • Check to see if you have a clean driving record (to be sure that your license has never been revoked for any reason).

Subsequently, you will be tested on all of the general knowledge that Uber drivers are expected to have. You can prepare for this by asking already-employed Uber drivers for advice on what you should know for these tests. It is expected that as an aspiring driver for Uber in Atlanta, you should have great knowledge of the routes in Atlanta without relying a great deal on maps. This knowledge is a must have for every intending Uber driver. After these tests, there will be a few more interviews and some on-boarding sessions.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Vehicle

It is important to note that Uber has various services which require different types of vehicles. You should decide which of the services you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information. Your car will be rejected if it has major cosmetic damage or is salvaged (was involved in a major accident and had to be fixed with parts from other vehicles or rebuilt). There might be some extra requirements (besides the general) depending on the type of Uber service  in Atlanta that you choose. Your vehicle must be from the year 2003 or newer. Vehicles must have no commercial branding and must pass vehicle inspection tests.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

Selecting an Uber service is largely dependent on figuring out which one of the available services you can afford. The Uber services available in Atlanta are the non-commercial UberX, UberSELECT and UberXL and the commercial UberBLACK and UberSUV.

UberX is the mid-tier priced Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these: Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran. UberSELECT vehicles are classy mid-tier level luxury cars (but not as nice as UberBLACK vehicles). Drivers in this service have ratings of 4.75 and above.

UberBLACK riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers who dress to suit the service. Drivers in this service are held to high standards. This service ALWAYS has a limited number of cars operating in cities. Vehicles under this service include Acura: RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, RSX, Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia and others. UberSUV is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK

 

Uber Rates in Atlanta

 

UberX
Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.12
Per Mile: $0.75
Cancellation Fee: $6
Service Fee: $1.75

 

UberXL
Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $1.90
Cancellation Fee: $6
Service Fee: $1.75

 

UberSELECT
Base Fare: $4
Per Minute: $0.35
Per Mile: $2
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.75

 

UberBLACK
Base Fare: $7
Per Minute: $0.40
Per Mile: $3.25
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

 

UberSUV
Base Fare: $14
Per Minute: $0.50
Per Mile: $4
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

 

What to Do if Your Vehicle Does Not Fit Uber Requirements

If your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle, it’s not a problem. You do not necessarily have to buy a fancy new car – a used car that meets the requirements of your selected service should do. However, many people tend to invest in a new car before driving professionally with Uber in Atlanta. This isn’t a bad idea if you have the funds. Please see the “Nice to Know” section below for due diligence you should probably carry out if you intend to buy a car specifically for Uber. You also have the option of renting an Uber Car through recommended Uber Rental Partners. You can find out more once you begin the online registration process here: SIGNUP ONLINE.

 

STEP 5 – Uber Cell Phone

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will have an option to receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber driver application installed on it to give you access to Uber riders. However, if you wish to use your own smart phone, that is perfectly fine. You can read more on how to download the Uber driver app here

 

Nice to Know

If you want to become an Uber driver in Atlanta, it is important to know that you will have to bear the cost of car related expenses like fuel, car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, Uber royalties and other maintenance related expenses.

 

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That’s all you need to know about becoming an Uber driver in Atlanta.