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Shared-Ride Etiquette Tips

March 27th, 2019

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Updated: September 9th, 2019

Have you ever been on a shared-ride with SuperShuttle? The shared-ride concept is simple but some passengers aren’t sure what to expect while on the shuttle with other riders.

Put your worries aside and follow these steps to ace your shared-ride experience.

Shared-Ride Etiquette Tips

Choosing the Right Seat

With shared-ride, you will be picked up at a designated time that best fits your flight schedule. Other passengers will be picked up as well. For passenger etiquette, if you are the first one to be picked up, try sitting in the back of your shuttle. This way when more passengers board, they can slide right in and you can avoid getting up and moving out of someone’s way.

Chatty Chatty

While we encourage conversation and think shared-ride is a great opportunity to make new friends, but everyone travels at a different pace. Please be cognizant to respect travelers who may not be up for a chat along the route to your destination. Don't take this personally though, as on the flip side many SuperShuttle drivers would be happy to share details about the destination you're headed or traveling through! Feel free to open conversation with your driver. On a separate note, talking on the phone while riding with a group can often be considered disruptive to others. Try to avoid phone conversations on the shared-ride shuttle. Texting is a better option; it is less distracting to the other riders and is much quieter.

Shared Personal Space

Be prepared to sit next to someone you may not know on your ride, just like you would on an airplane. The seats on a SuperShuttle are the standard size of van seats. Try and keep all of your personal belongings and body parts within your seat limits. This way you can ride without the awkward arm touch of a stranger next to you.

Limit Strong Smells

The SuperShuttle is a space where all smells are transferred, just like any other vehicle. Try and save that sauerkraut sandwich for later when you are not in a confined space. Also if you are wearing heavy perfume, it may cause sensitivity to fellow passengers. Play it safe and wear fresh clean clothes, limit perfumes and avoid smelly foods while on the ride.

Sharing is Caring

Remember, that shared-ride is aimed at offering a convenient transportation option for all travelers. Be kind to the other passengers, make small talk if necessary and enjoy the company of others. Our shared-ride service is a great place to make conversation or take a little snooze to or from the airport.

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