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Florida 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.
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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 Florida:


Daytona Beach Airport (DAB)
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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.
  • You may be asked to pay a $5 operating fee for picking up or dropping off at the airport. If so, send us your receipt and we will reimburse you.

Drop-offs:

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

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in one of the 15 designated parking spots in the cell phone lot pictured above. If the designated spots are full, overflow staging should occur along Airport Terminal Access Road. Only drivers within the designated staging area are added to the queue.
  • Do not wait in parking spots not designated for Lyft drivers. The airport needs to leave spaces open for other patrons to wait for their pickups.
  • 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 areas are 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 terminal curbside in front of baggage claim.
  • Do not pick up passengers from the main terminals.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed. FLL requires you to leave the airport and kindly ask your passenger to request another ride when he or she is ready.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers curbside at Departures at the passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. You must leave airport property immediately after dropping off your passenger.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
FLL Map

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. 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 on the Arrivals level from the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Areas, which are located between the terminals (see image above).
  • Do not pick up passengers from the main terminals.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed. FLL requires you to leave the airport and kindly ask your passenger to request another ride when he or she is ready.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers at Departures at the passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. You must leave airport property immediately after dropping off your passenger.

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Fort Myers: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. 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 from Arrivals.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an 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.
  • 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 wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Head to the staging area and wait there.

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. Proceed to the staging area instead.

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Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (pictured above) 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 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.
  • 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 curbside at the terminal entrance, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for request, head to the staging area.

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Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
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Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers from the TNC area on the lower level, just past the terminal (pictured above).
  • 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 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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Miami International Airport (MIA)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. 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.
  • Do not loiter in the staging lot. Drivers in the staging lot should have their Lyft app on and in the queue. If you do not intend to give rides at the airport, please exit the lot.
  • For a full list of prohibited activity, please see this link.

Pickups:

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an 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.
  • 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 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 or accept additional ride requests after drop-off.

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PortMiami

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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (pictured above) 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 area. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on 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 at their pin location — the app will place the pin in an approved location.
  • Do not pick up passengers at any location other than their dropped pin.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers at their desired location.

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Orlando International Airport (MCO)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. 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 from Arrivals on the center level, just outside the baggage claim on either side of the terminal.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an 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 when picking up. Head to the staging area and wait there.

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. If you'd like to accept additional airport requests, proceed to the staging area instead.

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Panama City: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
ECP

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (cell phone lot) 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 from Short Term Parking. Lyft has 2 spaces at the end of the covered walkway. You may way up to 20 minutes in the lot before being charged.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Instead, head to the staging lot and wait there.
  • 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 after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for requests, head to the staging area.

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Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
PBI

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. 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 arrivals at the terminal curbside.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Instead, head to the staging lot and wait there.
  • 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 after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for requests, head to the staging area.

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Punta Gorda Airport (PGD)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. Only drivers within the designated staging area (off of Viking Ave) 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 from Arrivals.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up.

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.

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Sanford International Airport (SFB)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. 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 from the Departures level, at the Ground Transportation Area across from the terminal.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an 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 when picking up. Head to the staging area and wait there.

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. Proceed to the staging area instead.

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Tallahassee International Airport (TLH)
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Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. 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 from the designated area marked as “Ride Share” on the Baggage Claim level.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an 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 at the curbside terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Head to the staging area and wait there.
  • 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 curbside at the terminal entrance, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for airport requests, head to the staging area.

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Tampa International Airport (TPA)
TPA

 

Waiting for requests:

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (Cell Phone Lot) 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 from Arrivals.
  • Do not wait at the terminal or circle if your passenger is delayed.
  • 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.

Drop-offs:

  • Drop off passengers at Departures, at the passenger's carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal after drop-off. If you'd like to accept additional requests, head to the staging area.

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All Other Permitted Airports

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

  • Florida Keys Marathon Airport | MTH
  • Fort Myers: Page Field Airport | FMY
  • Key West International Airport | EYW
  • Lakeland Linder Regional Airport | LAL
  • Naples Municipal Airport | APF
  • Ocala International Airport | OCF
  • Orlando Melbourne International Airport | MLB
  • Pensacola International Airport | PNS
  • St. Augustine: Northeast Florida Regional Airport | SGJ
  • St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport | PIE
  • Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport | SRQ

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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