Does any of these quotes sound familiar?
“Where to, guv’nor?
Cor blimey, the traffic this time of day, eh?
You know who I had in the back of my cab last week?”
Sometimes, you need something different from the usual when you’re travelling on business.
As a business traveller wouldn’t it be great if you could guarantee a clean, smart taxi with a courteous and friendly driver who arrives punctually and drives professionally? We all know that travelling, especially abroad, can be stressful. Apart from remembering everything you need to take, from the right clothes to the right documents, you also have to deal with the unpredictable nature of travel. One way to take the travails out of your travel is to use one of the new breed of taxi operators.
How to find a good taxi
You would be pleased to know that you can still find a good local taxi service provider that offers a personalised service and offers luxuriously comfortable, reliable vehicles and friendly, helpful drivers with little extras that make your journey so much more relaxing.
Next time you need a local taxi or an airport transfer, look for one that provides a choice of executive fleet cars, like the Mercedes S Class or BMW 5 Series to greener alternatives such as smooth, efficient hybrid vehicles. Request drivers who are carefully chosen for both their driving and their people skills so you will always be greeted by a polite and friendly driver. Look for a firm where drivers like to get to know customers and welcome requests from customers for particular drivers. There are taxi companies out there who will do whatever they can to make your travelling experience the best it can be.
Most taxi companies offer a specialised chauffeured service for airport transfers to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton and London City. These chauffeur drivers understand how these airports operate, which terminals to drop you at according to your flight itinerary and where all the local hotels are. Drivers will be more than happy to assist with your luggage and check-in – just ask them. They’ll also come in and collect you from Arrivals if you wish, again helping with your luggage.
What if your return flight is delayed and you’ve got a taxi booked? Don’t worry about it – if you give the taxi operator your flight number, a good taxi operator will keep an eye on your flight and spot any delays, meaning they’ll be there when the plane lands to pick you up. That’s one hassle to cross off your list.
There are even more ways for business taxi companies to make your travel a more pleasurable experience. Got a long journey ahead? They’ll bring you a newspaper. A long trip on a hot day? They’ll bring you a bottle of water. Up at the crack of dawn to catch an early flight? They’ll bring you a coffee. Just tell them what you need and they’ll do their best to look after you.
Business taxi services have changed…don’t settle for anything less than an outstanding service.