BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2015) - Laws at U.S. airports limit travelers' ground transportation choices and create an inconsistent travel experience, according to the Blacklane U.S. Airport Pickup Digest. Further, legacy chauffeur services burden customers with fees that inflate costs nearly 80 percent higher than airport taxi prices.

According to Blacklane's research, 49 of America's 100 busiest airports prohibit private ride-hailing pickups.

"U.S. travelers endure confusing and expensive airport pickups due to local laws and outdated business practices," said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of global professional driver service Blacklane. "American airports act as regulatory islands. This setup forces travelers to fend for themselves to find a legal, high-quality and affordable ride."

The Blacklane U.S. Airport Pickup Digest:

  • Maps ride-hailing pickup availability at the busiest 100 American airports.
  • Shows the average costs of taxi, ride-hailing and chauffeured airport rides.
  • Identifies the array of fees traditional limousine services charge.
  • Compares Blacklane and legacy limousine airport rates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

By the Numbers

  • 1: airport in New England (Portland Jetport) permitting private ride-hailing pickups.
  • 6: Florida airports prohibiting private ride-hailing pickups -- the most of any state.
  • 7: California airports allowing private ride-hailing pickups -- the most of any state.
  • 71 and 103: U.S. cities and U.S. airports Blacklane serves.
  • 78.6: percent more expensive airport chauffeur service is than airport taxi rides.
  • 105: percent higher cost of legacy limos than Blacklane between Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK) airports and city centers.

"Travelers desire a relaxing and reliable trip door to door. But local regulations and industry fees make that tough," said Wohltorf. "Blacklane solves passengers' pain by bringing a new era of travel. You can have familiar, comfortable and affordable airport rides across the U.S. and the world from one trusted company."

Private Ride-Hailing Pickups by Airport

  Major City Served   State   Private Ride-Hailing Pickups Allowed?
1   Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport   ATL   Atlanta   GA   No
2   Los Angeles International Airport   LAX   Los Angeles   CA   No
3   O'Hare International Airport   ORD   Chicago   IL   Yes
4   Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport   DFW   Dallas / Fort Worth   TX   Yes
5   John F. Kennedy International Airport   JFK   New York   NY   Yes
6   Denver International Airport   DEN   Denver   CO   Yes
7   San Francisco International Airport   SFO   San Francisco   CA   Yes
8   Charlotte Douglas International Airport   CLT   Charlotte   NC   Yes
9   McCarran International Airport   LAS   Las Vegas   NV   Yes
10   Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport   PHX   Phoenix   AZ   No
11   George Bush Intercontinental Airport   IAH   Houston   TX   Yes
12   Miami International Airport   MIA   Miami   FL   No
13   Seattle-Tacoma International Airport   SEA   Seattle   WA   No
14   Newark Liberty International Airport   EWR   Newark / New York   NJ   No
15   Orlando International Airport   MCO   Orlando   FL   No
16   Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport   MSP   Minneapolis / St. Paul   MN   No
17   Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport   DTW   Detroit   MI   No
18   Logan International Airport   BOS   Boston   MA   No
19   Philadelphia International Airport   PHL   Philadelphia   PA   No
20   LaGuardia Airport   LGA   New York   NY   Yes
21   Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport   FLL   Fort Lauderdale   FL   Yes
22   Baltimore-Washington International Airport   BWI   Baltimore / Washington, D.C.   MD   No
23   Washington Dulles International Airport   IAD   Washington, D.C.   VA   Yes
24   Midway International Airport   MDW   Chicago   IL   Yes
25   Salt Lake City International Airport   SLC   Salt Lake City   UT   Yes
26   Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport   DCA   Washington, D.C.   VA   Yes
27   Honolulu International Airport   HNL   Honolulu   HI   No
28   San Diego International Airport   SAN   San Diego   CA   Yes
29   Tampa International Airport   TPA   Tampa   FL   No
30   Portland International Airport   PDX   Portland   OR   Yes
31   Lambert-St. Louis International Airport   STL   St. Louis   MO   No
32   William P. Hobby Airport   HOU   Houston   TX   Yes
33   Nashville International Airport   BNA   Nashville   TN   Yes
34   Austin-Bergstrom International Airport   AUS   Austin   TX   Yes
35   Oakland International Airport   OAK   Oakland   CA   Yes
36   Kansas City International Airport   MCI   Kansas City   MO   Yes
37   Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport   MSY   New Orleans   LA   No
38   Raleigh-Durham International Airport   RDU   Raleigh   NC   No
39   San Jose International Airport   SJC   San Jose   CA   Yes
40   John Wayne Airport   SNA   Santa Ana   CA   Yes
41   Dallas Love Field   DAL   Dallas   TX   Yes
42   Sacramento International Airport   SMF   Sacramento   CA   Yes
43   Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport   SJU   San Juan   PR   No
44   San Antonio International Airport   SAT   San Antonio   TX   Yes
45   Southwest Florida International Airport   RSW   Fort Myers   FL   No
46   Pittsburgh International Airport   PIT   Pittsburgh   PA   Yes
47   Cleveland Hopkins International Airport   CLE   Cleveland   OH   Yes
48   Indianapolis International Airport   IND   Indianapolis   IN   Yes
49   General Mitchell International Airport   MKE   Milwaukee   WI   No
50   Port Columbus International Airport   CMH   Columbus   OH   No
51   Kahului Airport   OGG   Kahului   HI   No
52   Palm Beach International Airport   PBI   West Palm Beach   FL   Yes
53   Bradley International Airport   BDL   Hartford   CT   No
54   Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport   CVG   Cincinnati   KY   Yes
55   Jacksonville International Airport   JAX   Jacksonville   FL   No
56   Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport   ANC   Anchorage   AK   No
57   Buffalo Niagara International Airport   BUF   Buffalo   NY   No
58   Albuquerque International Sunport   ABQ   Albuquerque   NM   Yes
59   Ontario International Airport   ONT   Ontario   CA   No
60   Eppley Airfield   OMA   Omaha   NE   Yes
61   Bob Hope Airport   BUR   Burbank   CA   Yes
62   Will Rogers World   OKC   Oklahoma City   OK   Yes
63   Memphis International Airport   MEM   Memphis   TN   Yes
64   Theodore Francis Green State Airport   PVD   Providence   RI   No
65   Richmond International   RIC   Highland Springs   VA   Yes
66   Louisville International-Standiford Field   SDF   Louisville   KY   Yes
67   Reno/Tahoe International   RNO   Reno   NV   No
68   Tucson International   TUS   Tucson   AZ   No
69   Charleston AFB/International   CHS   Charleston   SC   No
70   Norfolk International   ORF   Norfolk   VA   Yes
71   Spokane International   GEG   Spokane   WA   No
72   Guam International   GUM   Tamuning   GU   No
73   Kona International at Keahole   KOA   Kailua Kona   HI   No
74   El Paso International   ELP   El Paso   TX   No
75   Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field   BOI   Boise   ID   Yes
76   Tulsa International   TUL   Tulsa   OK   Yes
77   Long Beach /Daugherty Field/   LGB   Long Beach   CA   No
78   Lihue   LIH   Lihue   HI   No
79   Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International   BHM   Birmingham   AL   No
80   Albany International   ALB   Albany   NY   No
81   Gerald R Ford International   GRR   Grand Rapids   MI   Yes
82   Greater Rochester International   ROC   Rochester   NY   No
83   Des Moines International   DSM   Des Moines   IA   Yes
84   James M Cox Dayton International   DAY   Dayton   OH   Yes
85   Orlando Sanford International   SFB   Sanford   FL   Yes
86   Manchester   MHT   Manchester   NH   No
87   Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field   LIT   Little Rock   AR   Yes
88   Syracuse Hancock International   SYR   Syracuse   NY   No
89   Palm Springs International   PSP   Palm Springs   CA   No
90   Greenville Spartanburg International   GSP   Greer   SC   No
91   Savannah/Hilton Head International   SAV   Savannah   GA   Yes
92   Myrtle Beach International   MYR   Myrtle Beach   SC   No
93   Piedmont Triad International   GSO   Greensboro   NC   No
94   McGhee Tyson   TYS   Alcoa   TN   No
95   Portland International Jetport   PWM   Portland   ME   Yes
96   Dane County Regional-Truax Field   MSN   Madison   WI   Yes
97   Akron-Canton Regional   CAK   Akron   OH   Yes
98   Pensacola International   PNS   Pensacola   FL   No
99   Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National   ICT   Wichita   KS   Yes
100   Westchester County   HPN   White Plains   NY   No

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