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Travelers who landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday were greeted by chaotic scenes with stalled traffic, packed shuttle buses and seemingly endless queues waiting for taxis after the new airport policy on Uber and Lyft journeys stranded for hours.

Travelers who landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday were greeted by chaotic scenes with stalled traffic, packed shuttle buses and seemingly endless queues waiting for taxis after the new airport policy on Uber and Lyft journeys stranded for hours.

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The temperatures were high in LA in the 1970s, but the blistering autumn heat paled in comparison to the boiling temperatures of travelers trying to get to the new LAX pickup zone.

With a few waiting times of more than an hour and forty minutes, some dissatisfied travelers said it took longer to find a ride home than to come to Los Angeles in the first place.

& # 39; It was Carmageddon, & # 39; told Nicole Moore, a Lyft driver in LA Guardian. & # 39; We are not being paid for those minutes … This is not good for anyone at the moment. & # 39;

Travelers who landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday were greeted by chaotic scenes with stalled traffic, packed shuttle buses and seemingly endless queues waiting for taxis after the new airport policy on Uber and Lyft journeys stranded for hours.

Travelers who landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday were greeted by chaotic scenes with stalled traffic, packed shuttle buses and seemingly endless queues waiting for taxis after the new airport policy on Uber and Lyft journeys stranded for hours.

With waiting times of over an hour and forty minutes, some of the dissatisfied travelers said it took longer to find a ride home than before they came to Los Angeles. Others compared the long lines with those at Coachella, the world-famous festival of California

With waiting times of over an hour and forty minutes, some of the dissatisfied travelers said it took longer to find a ride home than before they came to Los Angeles. Others compared the long lines with those at Coachella, the world-famous festival of California

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With waiting times of over an hour and forty minutes, some of the dissatisfied travelers said it took longer to find a ride home than before they came to Los Angeles. Others compared the long lines with those at Coachella, the world-famous festival of California

Similar contemptuous zeal was shared online with a furious Twitter user who thundered: "I'm with LAX. The new ride share system is a great show! It will take you around 45 minutes to get an Uber or Lyft. & # 39;

& # 39; The Lyft line at LAX is Coachella? & # 39; another user mused. & # 39; IDK what happened, but I just bought $ 6 water and The Killers are on the main stage. & # 39;

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The fall was the result of the prohibition of LAX prohibiting the use of shares or taxi services, which came into force on Tuesday, and instead requires that passengers board a shuttle or walk to a separate waiting area called LAXit to to keep the car.

LAX officials announced the changes this month as part of the airport's efforts to manage congestion in the terminal area of ​​the second busiest airport in the US.

Without major changes, and while the airport continues to modernize $ 14 billion, officials warned that traffic on an average summer day could soon resemble the massacre on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday's scenes, however, were anything but quiet – causing the airline to apologize for an & # 39; unacceptable service level & # 39 ;.

In a separate statement, LAX's deputy executive director told LAX LA Times, "We really apologize, really, to people who got caught up in it," that the new system clearly has teething problems.

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Christensen explained that the misery of the airports began Tuesday afternoon with the number of visitors to the airport who & # 39; levels that the system began to emphasize & # 39; began to reach on the shuttles to the collection area and in the LAXit site itself.

The fallout was due to LAX prohibiting curbside ride-share or taxi services, which came into effect on Tuesday and instead requires passengers to board a shuttle or walk to a separate waiting area called LAXit to greet a car

The fallout was due to LAX prohibiting curbside ride-share or taxi services, which came into effect on Tuesday and instead requires passengers to board a shuttle or walk to a separate waiting area called LAXit to greet a car

The fallout was due to LAX prohibiting curbside ride-share or taxi services, which came into effect on Tuesday and instead requires passengers to board a shuttle or walk to a separate waiting area called LAXit to greet a car

LAX officials announced the changes this month as part of the airport's efforts to manage congestion in the terminal area of ​​the second busiest airport in the US. Without major changes, and while the airport continues to modernize $ 14 billion, officials warned that traffic on an average summer day could soon resemble the massacre on the Sunday after Thanksgiving

LAX officials announced the changes this month as part of the airport's efforts to manage congestion in the terminal area of ​​the second busiest airport in the US. Without major changes, and while the airport continues to modernize $ 14 billion, officials warned that traffic on an average summer day could soon resemble the massacre on the Sunday after Thanksgiving

LAX officials announced the changes this month as part of the airport's efforts to manage congestion in the terminal area of ​​the second busiest airport in the US. Without major changes, and while the airport continues to modernize $ 14 billion, officials warned that traffic on an average summer day could soon resemble the massacre on the Sunday after Thanksgiving

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In addition to the large number of passengers, confusion also arose among the Uber and Lyft drivers who tried to struggle with the new system.

The companies have also activated peak prices to address a shortage of drivers, many of which work for both companies. Some even switched between companies to find a passenger competition faster when they were already in the party, causing even more congestion.

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& # 39; At night the airport made changes to the signage, traffic routes and increased the presence of traffic officers in the area, with more changes planned during the week.

Christensen assured that both Uber and Lyft also worked to make adjustments and send drivers more clearly to drivers about the new system.

A silver liner on Tuesday came for taxi drivers, Christensen said, doing better than on a Sunday – usually the busiest day of the week.

"In some ways, they saved the day a little because they deployed many units and moved many people," he explained.

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