2 Tips for Setting Up Airport Transportation for Your Next Trip


If you are getting ready to go on a trip where you need to fly, you may decide that you would rather be picked up by a service than having to deal with the cost and time wasted trying to park your car. However, if this is your first time arranging transportation, you may not know exactly how to proceed. If so, use the following tips to help you when you call to arrange transportation to the airport.

1.  Have Your Flight Information Ready

When you call to schedule a pickup and ride to the airport, the first thing that you will want to have in front of you is your flight information. The service will need to know the airport and departure time as well as the terminal gate, as the driver will most likely drop you off at the nearest entry point.

Because of the time that it takes to go through the ticket lines and get through airport security, you will be picked up a few hours before your scheduled departure time. When you give the service this information, they will let you know the exact time when they will pick you up to ensure that you have plenty of breathing room to get everything that you need to get done at the airport.

2.  Ask About Any Additional Fees

Along with your flight information, you should also have a piece of paper and a pen ready to jot down the estimated price of the trip to the airport. You should also make sure that you ask if there are any additional fees of which you should know about, such as cancellation or late arrival fees.

Also, ask whether the driver's tip is included in the estimate that the service gives you. While there are some transport services that include a percentage in the overall cost for the tip, many do not include this amount. Knowing ahead of time can allow you to get some cash before your pickup so that you can give the driver a tip, especially if they went above and beyond by carrying your bags or being extra hospitable. 

Using the tips above when you call the service can help the pickup process go smoother as well as prepare you for any additional fees or tips. If you have any further questions, speak with services like Empire Corporate Transportation a couple of weeks before your trip's scheduled departure date.


5 December 2019

Navigating Public Transportation in a Big City

I come from a small town. It's so small that there is no public bus service—you can walk everywhere within city limits. People drove their cars if they wanted to leave town. At home, I rarely saw a taxi, and subways were something I only saw in movies. Moving to New York City was a shock in many ways, but learning how to get around using public transportation was one of the biggest hurdles that I faced. I didn't know how much to tip a taxi driver or how to find my way around on the bus. However, I did eventually learn. I know that there must be many people who are facing the same learning curve that I was facing a few years ago. I started this blog to help other small town natives like me learn how to get around in the big city.