Woman shares hack to save money on airport run over

A TikToker says she saved over $30 on an Uber by going to the hotel near the airport and warned other travelers about being “ripped off” in a now viral video.

In the video Liv Engstrom (@olivia.engstrom) posted on Jan. 29, she shows walking out of the airport terminal and walking toward a Hilton Garden Inn just a few blocks away in the snow.

“Pro tip: Don’t use Uber to pick you up and drop you off at the airport anymore. They’re just trying to rip you off,” she says in the clip. “$40 for Uber to pick me up here and drive me a mile to my house, or I can walk to the Hilton Garden Inn and Uber will take me to my house for $7.”

@olivia.engstrom @uber it’s my turn #travelhack #travelhacks #savemoney #uber #airports #travel #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #viral ♬ Original sound – Liv Engstrom

The video has racked up over 1.6 million views as of Monday, and commenters share other tips to save money on commutes to and from the airport.

“There’s usually a free shuttle to Garden Inns or Holiday Inns, you could even shorten the walk,” suggested one user.

“Pro tip, take the free shuttle to a nearby hotel and then to Uber,” said another.

“I usually take the light rail to one of the park and ride stations near my apartment and take a lift to my house 12 vs 50,” wrote a third.

However, others said their local airports are not within walking distance, so they would have to pay for a more expensive Uber.

“Might work in some places. My home airport is in a dangerous area and it’s a long way to the nearest hotel,” said one commenter.

“My home airport is like a city of its own. No way to go anywhere,” wrote another.

The Daily Dot contacted Engstrom and Uber via email.


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*Initial Release: January 30, 2023 7:23pm CST

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