Getting to and from the air field can be a very real challenge. You might think that it’s best to take a shuttle bus, or maybe public transportation. On the other hand, you might think that it’s best to have someone drive you and pick you up when you return or even drive your own car and when it comes to parking its tiresome. Actually, taking an airport taxi is the better choice, but you need to ensure that you choose the right company for your needs. Here are some of the most important facts to consider.
The Right Size
Cabs come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to ensure that you’re choosing the right size and capacity for your needs. For instance, if you’re traveling alone, or with just one other person, a mini-cab would be a better option than a van or a sedan. If you’re traveling with a group, a mini-van might be the better choice to help save some money.
In addition to the number of passengers who will be sharing the taxi with you, consider the amount of luggage or gear that you’ll need to transport. The vehicle must be large enough to handle all your luggage, plus the passengers, with room enough for comfort and safety.
Yes, you can hire an airport taxi service right at the pickup area, but that will actually cost you a lot more than it should. It’s a better option to book your travel ahead of time so your cab is waiting for you when you arrive. When booking ahead, ensure that the taxi company emails you a confirmation of both your booking and your itinerary.
Check the Rate List
You might think that all taxi companies charge roughly the same rate, but that is not the case at all. When booking a taxi to the airport, or from the airfield back to your home, it’s important to check the rate list and then verify that is what you’re being charged by the driver. If you’re pre-booking, make sure that you’re able to lock in the rates at the time to save money.
Yet another consideration here is the reputation of the cab company. Are they known for offering flat rate fares to their passengers? Do they rigorously screen their drivers? Do they ensure that their cars are always properly maintained and well cared for?
Wi-Fi in the Cab
Finally, whether you’re a business traveler or you’re flying for leisure, make sure that the cab company you choose offers in-cab Wi-Fi and that they offer it free of charge. This allows you to connect with friends and family right from the cab after you land, or get caught up with work responsibilities before you even check into your hotel.