3 Reasons Skipping A Taxi When Traveling Makes The Most Sense

Business people often travel substantially. Catching flights and catching cabs is a huge part of their life, and between the frenetic pace of traveling, the job, unfamiliar cities, and life on the road, things can become pretty hectic. If this sounds like your life, making one simple change can help slow the crazy train down—using a limo service. Here are three reasons to make the switch.

1. It Will Save You Time

Relying on a taxi cab to get you where you need to be and get you there on time is risky business. Whether you have a plane to catch or an important business meeting with a new client, the last thing you want to be is late. A taxi service won't make a promise to be there at a specific time. Even if you request a time call and they agree, that's no guarantee. A taxi driver's wages depend on how many fares they get during their shift, and they're not going to turn down a fare and sit there waiting, making no money, so that they're not a few minutes late picking you up.

Waiting on a cab and worrying you're going to miss your flight or make a bad first impression by being late is incredibly stressful. The only way around this is to leave earlier than you need to. That's time you could be spending doing something else.

A chauffeur for a limousine service is getting paid an hourly salary or flat rate either way. They also know that their tips depend on them providing excellent service, not just driving you from one place to another. When you use a limousine service, the only client they are concerned about is you, whether it's getting you where you need to go or sitting curbside, ready and waiting to bring you to your hotel when you step off the plane.  

2. It May Save You Money

Taxi cab drivers are notorious for taking advantage of travelers who are unfamiliar with the area. Rather than taking the quickest route from the airport to the convention center, they'll frequently take a longer route to run the meter up, putting more of your money in their pocket. Limousine services sometimes also offer corporate discounts or special rates for frequent customers.

Additionally, most taxi services require payment in cash, which you never know how much it is going to be until you get there. In an increasingly cashless world, making sure you have paper money is an added stressor. You also won't have a receipt, which could cost you money come tax time. With a limousine service, you know what the tab is going to be, can pay it with a credit card, and you will have a record of the transaction.

3. You'll Have A More Enjoyable Experience

Chauffeurs usually have an excellent grasp of the city they work in. They know what's going on, where the hotspots are, which restaurants are best, and are quick with recommendations that will make your time spent there more pleasurable and entertaining.

For more information, contact a company like Sky Harbor Transportation.