Boston Uber Riders Can Now Book Trips in Advance

The company said it was a 'top-requested feature.'

Photo via iStock/Mlenny

Photo via iStock/Mlenny

Just days after their legislative victory atop Beacon Hill, ride-hailing app Uber is rolling out a new feature to help you perfect your Irish goodbye.

Boston riders with business accounts can now book a car in advance, thanks to the app’s new “Scheduled Rides” feature. The service, which debuted earlier this summer in Seattle, allows users to request an UberX car 15 minutes to 30 days ahead of time.

“This is the top-requested feature from our riders, especially for times like early morning trips to the airport,” Uber said in a statement. “While we pride ourselves on providing on-demand rides, we understand that when you have to be somewhere at a specific time, it’s nice to have the assurance a ride will be available when you need it.”

Riders without business account will be able to schedule rides in a few weeks, the company said. The app will remind you of your upcoming ride, and allow you a brief period to cancel if plans change.

Lyft, Uber’s top competitor, has announced a similar feature, but has yet to roll it out in Boston.