Airport taxis offer the invaluable service of helping frazzled customers get to their final destination without having to trek all the way through the city or have to find someone in the city to pick them up. Here are three ways that airport taxis can save you time and money.
1. They Can Take You To Your Vehicle
In many airports, it's entirely possible for you go straight from baggage claim to a taxi, even if you have your vehicle stored in a garage or lot nearby. You can then pay the taxi driver to take you directly to your vehicle. This is really helpful because it means that you don't have to drag several bags through a parking garage or up any flights of stairs. It will help you make sure that you are able to get home and collapse into bed as soon as possible. If your vehicle is stored in a garage that doesn't offer free parking for the first fifteen minutes, half hour, or hour, then you will have to pay the taxi driver for any fees that need to be paid in order to get into the garage, on top of what you are paying him or her to take you to your vehicle.
2. They Can Tell You Anything You Need to Know About the Area
If you're just arriving to your travel destination, then taxi drivers can save you the time that it would take you to browse restaurant review sites, hotel or hostel review sites, and a list of the top activities to do in the location where you have arrived. Taxi drivers know the area in which they drive and will be able to offer recommendations for anything from eating to shopping to sleeping. Having a local recommendation will make you feel more confident that you are making the right choice in how you are spending your day or evening.
3. They Sometimes Have Deals From Restaurants
Sometimes, restaurants will pay taxi drivers to give out coupons and other deals to the people that they drive from the airport in order to increase their overall exposure. There's a good chance that your taxi driver will offer you something along these lines if you ask him or her for restaurant recommendations. These coupons vary from free drinks to half-price appetizers.
For more information about the area to which you are traveling, talk to your airport taxi driver, like those at Farwest Taxi.