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Drops/Pickups The Strip

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Just some observations to pass on from what I saw in the early evening yesterday and daytime today -

Mandalay Bay has a designated Uber/Lyft pickup at their main entrance. Follow signs to Registration and stay left of the large columns (might be shuttle buses in that area to help you find it).

At other hotels, follow signs to either "thru traffic" or "hotel registration" to get closer to the doors. Don't follow the cabs. Valet & security have been pretty nice in places I've pulled in. But locations may change (like designated areas) as things get moving.

I see a lot of drivers wasting gas driving around waiting for a ping. Check out Industrial, Dean Martin or Koval in between pings. There's places you can park without getting crap or mingling with cabbies. Downtown there are a couple of side streets that have 1 or 4 hour no meter parking.

If you have anything to add or correct, let's work together via this thread so hotels will stay happy and we don't become a hassle.
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Just on the news - the County District Attorney has sent a letter to the TNCs to STOP DROPS at the airport. Fox5 says some drivers have been sited as permitting is supposed to secured first. I'm sure we'll get an email...but use your own judgment. This just happened before 5pm today.

Lyft just sent this email-
Lyft alert: McCarran Airport is off-limits to Lyft drivers. Avoid a ticket: Call passengers, ask their destination, and suggest alternates if it's the airport.

So avoid McCarran at all costs.
I followed the signs to "hotel registration". Once underground, bear to the left of the big columns (It's like 2 lanes compared to the main lanes which is like 4-5 lanes wide).
Aria has designated pickups/drops.

Mandalay Beach Club by convention hall has designated pickup signs

If you're north end of Strip (by SLS) good off street parking on Convention Center Drive Ross Dress for Less parking lot.
Has Uber issued a notice as well? I have not heard anything about McCarron being off limits for drop offs.
Emailed saying you're at risk of a ticket. I did one drop and refused one. Told the Dr. I was doing him a favor (nicely)...cheap sob no tip.
Monte Carlo pickup is a pain in the butt. Not a lot of room and not an easy way to get back out onto LV Blvd.

Because of lack of room, security told me "no staging". Might be a good idea, if you get a pax request, to call them right away to get them headed to the pickup at the hotel registration entrance.
I know it's not drivers on this forum..but, holy cow, learn to use back roads that run parallel to LV Blvd. Fast and efficient. Just look at the cabs that use them...

I picked up 4 pax at Excalibur. They said "a lady Uber driver" soaked them for over $30 from Encore. I figured, from what they said, the driver went from Encore to Sahara...Sahara to I-15...got caught up in traffic jam...exit at Trop to hotel. Ever heard of Industrial & Frank Sinatra? My return was $12...and a tip.
How about Waze GrandpaD ?
Waze seems to know most of the "shortcuts"...it's what I use. But there was no way the trip I posted came from any nav program. I bet the driver didn't even hit the Navigation button on the Uber app.
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