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There is a lot to love about Tampa International Airport (TPA). It’s easy to navigate, you can get from gate to car in under 15 minutes, and it has a giant flamingo (read more about Phoebe here). Now, travelers can add one more thing to the list. Uber Eats and TPA have partnered to create the “TPA to Go” program, which allows passengers and employees to order food and drinks through their phones.
I’ve been happily ordering Starbucks in advance through its app and now I’ll be able to use the Uber Eats app to order from the 18 restaurants and four retailers that are participating. I hate waiting in lines, so this is perfect for me. While there is no delivery, being able to pick up items without queuing up is a huge win. The timing is perfect as TPA is about to get a lot busier with Spring Break right around the corner. The airport expects to serve over 90,000 passengers between March 7th and April 10th according to airport officials.
TPA is the first official partner, but Uber Eats has launched pilot programs with John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Toronto Pearson Airport in the past. I can’t wait for this to roll out to more airports.
Our partnership with Uber Eats is another way we’re elevating the guest experience by making shopping and dining at TPA easier and faster, which is a great value for our customers,” said Laurie Noyes, vice president of concessions and commercial parking at the Tampa International Airport.
Anthony’s Take: Skipping the line is always welcome. Being able to know that food you ordered will be ready versus having to wait in line and then rush to a gate is great. I’m looking forward to Uber Eats adding this feature to more airports in the future.
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