Pricing Up Your Limousine Service


Using a limousine service is a special treat that adds a semblance of class and excitement to any event. There are many different events that frequently see attendees using limousine services, such as high school proms, weddings, big birthday celebrations and even corporate events. However, using a limousine can be a pricey expenditure. Most companies work on a quote system, so you know what you can expect to pay before you book; however, there are some things you should do to make sure that your quote is as accurate as possible.

Specify exactly what kind of event you will be attending

The rates that companies charge will likely differ according to the event. This is due to the different responsibilities that each will involve. For example, if you require a limousine to a 21st birthday party, alcohol will be likely involved. This may present a larger responsibility to the company than, say a corporate event and could result in a higher quote and possibly larger deposit. Make sure you give as much information as possible about the event so the quote can be calculated accurately.

Give details of your time frame

Depending on where you are going, you might need the limousine for 1 hour or 4 hours, and the amount of time will affect your quote. You also need to consider whether or not you will require a return journey, as this could incur an extra charge. Checking the company policies on hourly rate is a good idea, and it is also beneficial to find out their process e.g. if you require a return journey will the limousine wait at the venue until you are ready to leave or will it return and pick you up a specified time. If a company requires their driver to wait, this will likely increase the quote amount.

Check with your passengers

You need to be extremely clear on how many people will be traveling in the limousine, as this will determine the type of vehicles that are available to you and will also affect the price of the quote. If you are sharing the limousine with passengers and splitting the cost as is common in situation like high school proms, it would be a beneficial to discuss the maximum amount each person is willing to pay before making any enquiries. By making a decision as a group regarding the price you are willing to pay, you can quickly and easily know whether any quotes you receive are appropriate for your needs.

For more information, contact a limo company in your area, such as Affinity Limo.


23 July 2015

Tips for Navigating Your Transportation Options While on Vacation

Many travelers face the same dilemma while on vacation -- is it better to rent a car or take taxis? I made some guidelines for myself to determine which transportation option to use during each vacation. First, I always rely on taxi-cabs in large cities, as I can walk many places and driving in heavy traffic is not for me. Rental cars are best for quieter locations. Second, I determine what is on my itinerary, if I have one at all. If I have a strict plan of where I need to go and when, then I take a cab. If I don't have a tight, planned-out schedule, then a rental car is more useful for driving around and checking out scenery. I created this blog to encourage others to stop stressing over which transportation option you choose and when. Make your own guidelines to make the choice easier.