How to Book the Perfect Airport Transfer

If you’re lucky enough to be going away, your holiday starts the moment your keys lock the front door and you have your luggage in the vehicle taking you to the airport.

You might also be travelling to or from the airport for a business meeting – the last thing you want, is to be rushed, flustered and sweaty.

Normal taxis are fine for most purposes, but sometimes only the best will do – especially for a special occasion, and that means a private chauffeur service.

At Elite Travel & Chauffeur Services, it’s what we do.

Priding ourselves in excellence, our Mercedes-Benz executive vehicles are immaculate and our highly trained, charcoal suited chauffeurs offer safe, reliable travel to anywhere in the UK.

But what should you look for when booking your transfer?  We’d like to offer some advice based on our experience.

The Top 5

A company is only as good as its last job, no matter what the profession – so it pays to look at what previous clients think, were they pleased with the service in every aspect?

A few minutes spent with your favourite search engine, or asking friends and relatives about their experience will often narrow down your options significantly.

Have a look at the company website. Often, the nature of the website, will yield more clues as to whether you can trust them. For example:

  • has it been done professionally; does it look polished?
  • is the information up-to-date?
  • can you see relevant images of any vehicles used or how the driver may be dressed
  • what are the terms & conditions of carriage?
  • are you (and your belongings, not to mention your trip) adequately insured, in the event that an issue with the journey causes you to miss your flight?

Will the driver assist you with any luggage or entry to the terminal building if you need it? A small thing, but sometimes, it’s the little things that matter. On longer journeys, for example, we’ll factor in comfort breaks, newspapers and water to make your journey more comfortable – ensuring you arrive at your destination in a timely, relaxed manner.

Equally, it’s your journey, so make sure that they are happy to co-operate with your itinerary – no matter how complex. Also, check that the vehicles used will be suitable for you – particularly important if you have mobility problems or special requirements.

Effectively, once you’ve considered all this, the only thing left to talk about is money, arguably the deciding factor in many cases. Arm yourself with several quotes if no recommendations stand out – at Elite Travel & Chauffeur Services, we’re always happy to provide watertight quotations, so the price you see is the price you pay – no extras, GUARANTEED!

 We hope we’ve given you some useful information and look forward to serving you in the near future, but if you require any further information, give us a call on 07817 413708 – we’ll be happy to help.