17 Nov 3 TIPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR FAMILY’S NYC AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
KEEP IT SIMPLE AND STREAMLINED AT THE AIRPORT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
So the holidays are almost here, and you’re anticipating an influx of visiting relatives. They’ll be flying into one of New York’s famous (and famously congested) airports, and will be waiting for you to pick them up at a certain time.
Flying is exhausting, and that goes double for holiday flying, when people are making their way across the country in droves.
Millions of people will be heading to New York City during the holidays, as well, to enjoy the world-famous decorations, window shopping, caroling and general spirit of the season—which means even more congestion to balance as you arrange your visitors’ airport transportation.
We know it’s chaotic (would it be Christmas if it wasn’t?) so we’ve put together a list of easy tips for streamlining and simplifying your holiday visitors’ trek NYC airport transportation.
DON’T TRY TO BE A HERO
Imagine yourself trying to get to JFK at 3 pm on a Monday before Christmas. Are you frustrated? Are you stressed? Do you anticipate at least one major delay or obstacle? Of course you are—and of course you do.
Don’t try to be a hero and head to the airport to pick up all of your visitors by yourself.
Especially if you have more than a handful arriving at once.
Chances are, if you live in New York City and even own a vehicle, it’s not one that’s big enough to comfortably accommodate more than two passengers. Then you must think about luggage and cargo space for your visitors’ belongings. Where will you put the luggage, bags, gifts, etc? These are things you must consider when organizing transportation.
You don’t want to begin the holiday celebrations with your family and friends by going on an Odyssey-level excursion to one of the busiest airports in the world during the busiest travel time of the year.
Don’t do that to yourself.
LET THE (TRUE) PROFESSIONALS HANDLE IT
So now that you’ve relieved yourself of the nightmare of heading to an NYC Airport during the holidays, where can you turn for answers to your transportation conundrum?
You could try to book a taxi or ride-sharing service.
But again, if you have more than two people flying in, you’ll have to find and book two separate taxis, which create issues for group unity and schedules.
Ride-sharing services do ostensibly offer vehicles large enough to accommodate a few people at once, but services like Uber are notorious for sky-high surcharges during popular travel times. You may end up paying far more than you originally thought and you still might have to book two vehicles to fit everyone.
Another issue is professionalism. You don’t want to put your family and friends, who have just flown across the country to see you, in the hands of someone they can’t trust.
Ride-sharing services and taxis don’t have the strict hiring practices that legitimate transportation companies have; the history of driver-on-passenger attacks and assaults proves that the security of passengers isn’t as reliable as they might want you think.
Book a reliable, legitimate transportation company to pick up your holiday guests. Choose one that has years of experience, strict hiring practices and good online reviews. Once you’ve selected the right company, you can make your reservation.
CHOOSE YOUR VEHICLE
Now you know that the easiest way to streamline your holiday guests’ airport transportation is to book NYC car service.
All that’s left is to choose the vehicle that suits your group’s needs.
- Chrysler Sedan: Seats 3 passengers, accommodates 3 pieces of luggage
- Chevrolet SUV: Seats 6 passengers, accommodates 10 pieces of luggage
- Traditional Lincoln Stretch Limousine: Seats 10 passengers, accommodates 7 pieces of luggage
- Ford Passenger Van: Seats 12 passengers, accommodates 12 pieces of luggage
- Stretch SUV: Seats 14 passengers, accommodates 10 pieces of luggage
Make sure your holiday guests are taken care of at the airport this season!
Photo Credit: Anthony Quintano