Planning Like a Pro
Airports On the Rise
Despite what the naysayers may think, major airports nationwide have really improved their services. Many executive and leisure travelers are spending more time in the terminal, and major facilities nationwide are stepping up to the challenge of providing a better experience. The Travel Leaders group released a major survey of 930 professional travel planners, agents, and managers throughout North America, and the results are almost entirely positive.
Getting Around LAX
LAX is often considered one of the most-daunting airports for executive travelers. Even seasoned residents of Southern California who frequently pass through Los Angeles International Airport can find navigating the 3,500 acre campus overwhelming. Between nine terminals and an estimated 60 million passengers who pass through the airport annually, it’s currently ranked as the busiest airport in California, and the sixth-busiest in the United States.
Breeze Through Airport Security
Frequent flyers will be pleased to hear that 2013 may be the year where airport security measures are slightly relaxed. Earlier this month, Business Travel News announced the TSA was piloting a new, “behavioral screening” program at participating airports in Indianapolis and Tampa. Under this test system, passengers who appear “non threatening” can be pulled into official Pre-Check security lines, where they may not be required to remove their shoes or jacket. TSA Administrator John Pistole stated in an interview with the The New York Times that the goal of the program was to ensure PreCheck lines "are being fully utilized" at all hours.
The Advantage of Flexibility
Chauffeured transportation and customer service are practically synonyms. Without exceptional service, a private chauffeured transportation company is no different than any other transportation business. Every established and respectable private transportation company prides themselves on providing the best possible service for their passengers.
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LAX Airport Transfers
When executive ground transportation goes well, you don't even need to think about it. Your car service arrives at your office 15 minutes early and the Chauffeur helps you load your bags into the trunk. You are able to respond to emails during the drive to the terminal, and your Chauffeur respectfully provides you with a quiet environment so you can work uninterrupted. You arrive at the airport with time to spare and head to check-in your bags.
Show Some Restraint
On one occasion, when I was driving as a chauffeur, I had met the young family for a curbside pick-up. I proceeded through the motions, as any good chauffeur would. I opened the passenger side rear door to allow the couple and their newbor entry, while I began to load their luggage. I noticed that they had with them a car seat for their baby, which was a relief, because the trip details I had didn’t show that any car seats were requested from our company. Then, as I normally do, I gently prompted the parents to install the seat because of their familiarity. The father nodded approvingly and I began to load their luggage. Soon, we began our forty mile drive to their destination.
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Arriving At an Unfamiliar Airport
Whether you are coming into a city you have never visited or a going through a confusing and heavily-traveled destination, arriving at the airport can be an ominous undertaking. Finding your way to baggage claim and finally locating your bags on the carousel is enough hassle in itself, especially after sitting on a plane for several hours. So why add more unnecessary anxiety to your travels by trying to navigate a car in an unfamiliar metropolis? One can easily turn a potentially stressful travel situation into a convenient and pleasant one by booking a chauffeured car service for an airport arrival.
LA Executive Travel Accommodations
Few would argue against the fact that Los Angeles is the economic headquarters of California. The state conducts around $14.5 trillion in business annually, higher than many nations - in fact, it's currently ranked as the 9th largest economy in the world. The city and state's business are hardly limited to entertainment. Los Angeles county is an international hub for technology and biotech. No matter what brings you through LAX for business travel, we've compiled some
Private Car Service
While using a private car service may be a normal mode of transportation for some, many people are unfamiliar with the process of booking and utilizing a chauffeured service. Due to simple misunderstandings or lack of information, it is easy to dismiss the idea of choosing a private car service for ground transportation. However, using such a service is much easier than you may think.