Knowing what to do and being aware of the proper way to deal with limousine service companies, can guarantee even a first-time traveler a pleasant and horror-free trip.
Here’s what you should do:
1. Make an early booking
By booking early, one has the opportunity to choose among several limousine service companies instead of grabbing the last one that still has available vehicle. During busy holidays like Thanksgiving, it will be very difficult to find limousine companies with available vehicles during last minute bookings. This is when early booking is imperative. Booking two to three weeks in advance is recommended to guarantee available services from reputable companies.
2. Pay via Credit Card
Using a credit card is an assurance to the limousine company. It means that you are going to show up. Cancellation within a certain period of time gives you the benefit of your credit card company not charging you. However, if you cancel at the last minute or you don’t show up at the pick up point, you will be charged the full amount of your booking. It will just be fair to the limousine company who refused other clients in order to book you.
3. Take note of the limousine company’s contact details
Even small airports are packed with people during holidays. Expect to find a bedlam in larger airports. People getting lost or not finding a person one is supposed to meet or pick up can be expected. Traffic is snarled big time outside the airport and limousine chauffeurs usually have a hard time getting into the pick up point in time.
The problem is compounded if planes are late or a passenger is bumped into another flight, which could arrive earlier or later than the agreed pick up time. This is when the phone number of your limousine company will come in handy.
You have to call your limousine company and to inform them of any change in your expected time of arrival (ETA). If your flight will be coming in early, your limousine company can make arrangement to dispatch a limousine ahead of your original schedule.
You have check your voice mail when your plane lands as there could be a message from your limousine company as to what time you can expect to be picked up in the event of an altered schedule. During holidays and tourist season, you cannot expect everything to run according to schedule, so it’s always best to plan a course of action when these situations arise.