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Pennsylvania airport information for drivers

To ensure a smooth airport experience for you and your passengers, make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules below. Tap each link to jump to detailed detailed instructions on each section:

The following information applies to all airports:

Airport officials will issue administrative citations to drivers who do not follow the rules. You are responsible for paying any tickets you receive for violating airport rules and regulations.

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  • Keep your Lyft emblem displayed in your lower right hand (passenger side) of your front windshield at all times while giving Lyft rides.
  • If you are giving a non-Lyft ride at the airport, make sure to remove your emblem before entering airport property.
  • If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, place an order in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.

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Conduct at the airport
  • Do not stop or pull over in crosswalks.
  • Do not park in red zones or taxi/shuttle areas unless otherwise specified in the rules above.
  • Always follow instructions given by airport personnel.
  • If you run into any trouble, like a regulatory citation, reach out to our Support team. We're here to help 24/7.
Waybill

Airport authorities may ask you for a waybill, which shows your latest ride. Click here to learn how to access your waybill.

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Permitted Airports

Drivers on the Lyft platform are responsible for knowing and following all airport regulations in order to avoid receiving administrative citations from the airport. Lyft is available at the following airports in Pennsylvania:


Erie International Airport (ERI)
ERI

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait for requests in the parking lot to the left of the terminal, in one of the two left-most spaces in the first row (pictured above).
  • If both parking spaces are taken, you must leave airport property.
  • Do not wait for requests curbside at the terminal entrance.

Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers across from the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. If your passenger needs more time, wait in one of the designated spaces.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for requests, go to one of the designated spaces.

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Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
MDT

 

Waiting for requests:

  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers across from the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. If your passenger needs more time, wait in one of the designated spaces.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for requests, go to one of the designated spaces.

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Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
ABE

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (curbside or short term parking, near the blue canopy) are added to the queue.
  • Drivers may be ticketed for unauthorized staging. Please only stage in the three spaces provided at the terminal curbside or short-term parking.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers on the upper level of the main terminal, past the last set of doors near the bus shelter.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to the approved pickup area. If you're having trouble finding each other, make sure you have both gone to the pin's location and are on the correct level of the airport. 
  • Do not pick up passengers from the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Instead, head to short term parking and wait there..

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers at Departures, at the passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. Instead, proceed to short term parking.

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
PHL

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (1 International Plaza Drive off of State Highway 291) are added to the queue. Drivers cannot receive requests in the Cell Phone Lot.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to the approved pickup area. If you're having trouble finding each other, make sure you have both gone to the pin's location and are on the correct level of the airport. 
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed. Instead, head to the staging area and wait there.
  • Pre-dispatch: While waiting for requests, you may receive an SMS and an in-app note directing you to head toward the terminal. While en route, you should receive a ride request. If you do not, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 15 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue. More information on pre-dispatch can be found here.
  • Short ride bump: If you receive a request for a short ride from the airport after waiting in the queue, you may qualify for a higher queue position after you drop off your passenger. You'll receive an SMS after dropping off to let you know you have the option to return to the staging area for a preferred spot in the queue. Please note, if you give a ride before returning to the staging area, you may still qualify for a preferred spot in line.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers at Departures at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. If you want to accept additional ride requests, proceed to the staging area.
  • As soon as you've dropped off your passenger, press 'Tap to drop off' in your app and exit airport property. Wait to rate your passenger until you've left the airport.

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Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
PIT Airport

 

To Staging Lot: Staging Lot to Pickups: To Drop-offs:
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the staging area (Extended Lot, pictured above) are added to the queue.
    • To enter the lot, take a left hand turn off of the Return to Terminal Roadway (behind the Sunoco), down the sloped area to the designated parking spaces on the right.
    • Exit the lot through Gate 46.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups:

  • Pick up arriving passengers at the commercial curb (purple curb), at the designated TNC spaces between doors 2 and 4 — make sure to pull up to the furthest available space
    • Drivers are not permitted to pick up in the travel lane nor in any other spot at the commercial curb outside of the designated area. If there are no spots available, drivers are advised to loop around the airport.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to the approved pickup area. If you're having trouble finding each other, make sure you have both gone to the pin's location and are on the correct level of the airport. 
  • Rematch at PIT Airport: Drivers dropping off passengers at PIT are eligible to be matched with additional passengers shortly before or after completing a drop-off. This means you can receive a ride request for up to 45 seconds after dropping off a passenger without returning to the assignment area. Please don't recirculate or wait in the terminal area for a rematch request, as airport authorities may issue citations. 
  • Pre-dispatch: While waiting for requests, you may receive an SMS and an in-app note directing you to head toward the terminal. While en route, you should receive a ride request. If you do not, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 15 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue. More information on pre-dispatch can be found here.
  • Do not advertise on your vehicle while operating on airport property.
  • Do not pick up passengers from the public curb or the travel lane.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Instead, wait in the Cell Phone Lot (pictured above) if your passenger is delayed. If the Cell Phone Lot is full, you will need to leave airport property.
  • Short ride bump: If you receive a request for a short ride from the airport after waiting in the queue, you may qualify for a higher queue position after you drop off your passenger. You'll receive an SMS after dropping off to let you know you have the option to return to the staging area for a preferred spot in the queue. Please note, if you give a ride before returning to the staging area, you may still qualify for a preferred spot in line.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers at Departures at the passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. Instead, proceed to the Cell Phone Lot.

Lyft Emblems at PIT Airport:

PIT Airport Emblems

 

  • In addition to displaying your emblem on the front windshield, PIT airport also requires that you display a second emblem on the back windshield as well.

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP)
AVP

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area (terminal curbside). Only drivers within the designated staging area are added to the queue.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers across from the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. If your passenger needs more time, wait in one of the designated spaces.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for requests, go to one of the designated spaces.

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All Other Permitted Airports

The rules below for pickups and drop-offs apply to the following airports:

  • Altoona-Blair County | AOO
  • Johnstown-Cambria County Airport | JST
  • Lancaster Airport | LNS
  • Reading Regional Airport | RDG
  • Williamsport Regional Airport | IPT

Pickups

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up.

Drop-offs

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal after drop-off.

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