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Uber, Lyft to stop Phoenix airport trips over higher fees

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 15:48:04-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Uber and Lyft say they'll make good on their threats to stop taking customers to and from the airport in the nation's fifth-largest city after Phoenix decided to raise fees on ride-hailing companies.

They haven't announced exact dates for stopping airport operations but said it'd be before the higher fees start on Feb. 1.

The change is expected to create confusion for travelers used to opening a phone app to catch a ride to or from the one of the largest commercial airports in the U.S. Phoenix approved the fee increases Wednesday after a study showed airports in many other cities charge ride-hailing companies more for pickups and drop-offs.