There are times — after a red-eye or long-haul flight comes to mind — when you just might not want to line up for a taxi or order yet another ride-hailing service where you have to scramble to find the meet-up point.
Maybe you just want a reliable luxury ride, with a chauffeur waiting not curbside but actually inside the airport with your name on a sign, ready to escort you out. Someone who’s actually been tracking your flight’s arrival time and is sure to be there the minute you emerge with your luggage, ready to hand you a cold bottle of water and get you on your way — whether that be to your home or around your destination city.
Whether you’ve landed in Shanghai or San Francisco, that’s where Blacklane might just make your day (and drive). The world’s leading global chauffeur service feels something like a mix between a ride-hailing app and a personal chauffeur. It’s available in more than 70 countries and over 300 cities around the world.
Read on to decide if this popular chauffeur service is right for you.
So how early do you get to the airport for your flight? New data from one global chauffeur service — Blacklane — says a growing number of travelers don’t follow airline and airport advice about when to arrive for your flight.
Post-pandemic recovery in the UAE is in full-swing as residents head back to the airports.
Following strict Covid-19 lockdowns, the UAE was one of the first countries to re-open for international travel, which has fuelled the recovery of the country’s airlines, airports and related services.
“The UAE was our first market to fully recover to pre-pandemic business, and we’re now far exceeding those levels. UAE residents are a driving force for the return of international travel, and the UAE remains one of the most desired destinations for business and leisure travel,” said Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of global chauffer service Blacklane.
Black cabs are the signature mode of transportation lest you want to travel by tube or big red bus (which is fun in theory but…) we recommend a new, on call luxury car service that is seamless, luxurious and easy to use. That would be Blacklane, a service available in 50+ countries and 200+ cities worldwide, offering airport transfers, flat-rate intercity rides and on-demand chauffeur hailing in four cities, including London. Health and safety standards mean vehicles are cleaned between each ride, chauffeurs wear masks, and all vehicles have hand sanitizer. You can book scheduled rides one hour to months in advance, at guaranteed, all-inclusive fares. Airport pickups include flight tracking, up to one hour of free waiting time, meet-and-greet, and luggage assistance. Even better, the company has a zero carbon footprint; it’s certified carbon-neutral for offsetting emissions from all rides and business operations since 2017
At chauffeur business Blacklane, sustainability has become an increasingly important priority. Since its 2011 launch, the Berlin-headquartered company – which now operates in 50 countries and has garnered a reputation as a high-end version of Uber – was focused on minimising empty return rides, a longstanding problem for chauffeurs. It took things up a notch in 2017 by offsetting carbon emissions and it is now electrifying its fleet: it wants 75% of its rides to be in electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025.