8 Insider Tips to Finding the Best Airline Ticket Prices

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 @ 01:43 PM

It can be frustrating to be on the same flight with other passengers who paid less than you for their ride. After all, you’re getting the same service, but the costs can be all over the place. Luckily, there are some indier tricks to help you get the lowest fare.

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  1. Reports show that passengers pay “nearly six percent below the average fare” when they purchase tickets six weeks ahead of their flight.
  2. To be more precise, research shows that typically 54 days before the flight is the absolute lowest price for your trip. If you miss that window, make sure you purchase your ticked at least 21 days in advance. Contratry to traditional thought, airline flights do not get cheaper as you get closer to takeoff.
  3. Buy your tickets in the morning, Insiders tell U.S. News and World Report that “airlines only post a limited number of seats at a reduced fare at night.” Those fares are typically gone as the day goes along.
  4. Tuesdays at 3 PM Eastern time is the best day and time to buy your tickets according to farecompare.com
  5. Farecompare.com also reports that Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly. So see if that mid-week departure can fit into your schedule. 
  6. U.S. News and World Report reported that the cheapest flights are usually the ones that depart first in the morning.
  7. Low-cost airlines like Southwest and JetBlue don’t allow their tickets to be quoted on popular comparison websites. Those sites often charge the airline which ultimately gets absorbed by the passenger. So shop those airlines on their individual website.
  8. If you watch “Alerts” to find the best rate, try AirfareWatchdog.com they use actual people to confirm the deals rather than computer systems.”

Of course, after you find your best deal on a flight, you’ll want a great deal on a trip to the airport. Well if you’re going to Logan check out Le Limo, we have options for Sedans, Limos, Mercedes Sprinters, Party Buses and SUVs to get you to the airport. And we can take you there 24 hours a day. Logan parking costs $29 per day and last year 70,000 cars were shut out of spaces because the garages were full.

Le Limo will pick you up at your door and drop you and your bags right at the terminal. It couldn’t be more convenient. Give us a try, 508-842-4790. Let us help you Return to an Era of Unparalleled Luxury.

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Airport Transportation In & Out of Logan

Posted by Michael Foilb on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 09:06 PM

If you’re flying in and out of Logan Airport you are 1 of almost 30 million travelers that pass through the hub annually. One of the more angst-ridden aspects of your trip is dealing with the airport, whether it’s getting to Logan, coming out of the city, you’re likely combating traffic, parking costs ($29/day), driving stress, schlepping luggage, etc.

Le Limo’s Logan Airport Service is ranked as one of the best in the area. For first class service, a history of outstanding reviews and 30 years of experience, Le Limo helps you return to an era of unparalleled luxury.

For a little more than the cost of a cab Le Limo provides you with a meticulously-clean car, a professionally-trained chauffeur and a stress-free ride to Logan. Water and fresh mints await you in the back of the vehicle. Whether you need a sedan, SUV, stretch limo, Mercedes Sprinter, stretch SUV or party bus, we have a vehicle that suits your needs.

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There are so many things that can go badly during a day of travel. We just think that your ride to the airport shouldn’t be one of them. No anxiety about catching a bus, no worries about trying to find an available cab, no issues with parking. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to help you deal with the TSA and long security lines.

we will pick you and your luggage up at your address and drop you off right at your terminal. Call Le Limo to ensure you will get to the airport on time in the lap of luxury. Call us at 800-287-8970 or book online. Drivers are waiting to assist you.

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Choosing the Right Corporate Travel Company

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Dec 20, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

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The key to insuring that your company’s needs are met by the livery company you hire is to check out their fleet. At Le Limo, we designed our vehicle mix based on the need of the corporate traveler. We have Sedans, SUVs, Limousines, Mercedes Sprinters and Executive Coaches that can help you coordinate travel for 1 to dozens of passengers in a single vehicle.

Corporate transportation services run the gambit from airport trips to large corporate functions. Le Limo has options to fulfill those needs. Our chauffeurs are professionally-trained and customer-focused. They are attuned to the wants and needs of the corporate traveler and they recognize the importance of getting passengers to their final destination point as scheduled.

Le Limo offers reliable, luxurious ground transportation that is hassle free. Our vehicles are impeccably clean and meticulously maintained. We have an in-house detail team that makes sure that every car, limo or coach gets scrubbed down and cleaned inside and out before it goes out for the day’s runs. We have our own certified mechanics, so routine maintenance is done on a schedule that meets or exceeds the manufactures’ expectations.

By having our own repair facility at our headquarters, we have more vehicle uptime than any other company in the area. In the office we have a team of experts that work the booking system and oversee the logistics to make reserving your car simple and trouble free. We have representatives available 24/7, so whenever you need customer service, we’re available. Our reservationists will assist you in reviewing vehicle selection and rates, as well as, confirming availability and schedule.

At Le Limo we go to great lengths to ensure that all your needs are stringently adhered to. To help you stay on track, we keep an eye on area traffic issues and flight schedule variations. We stay alert to weather changes and local events that may impact your trip.

On the safety front, all our vehicles are inspected regularly and they meet or exceed Department of Transpiration regulations. Every limousine, bus, coach and trolleys are equipped with fire extinguishers. Plus we have a $2,000,000 liability policy to help remediate any issues that may arise for our passengers.

Le Limo opened in 1986, so we have a lot of experience under our belt. We have drivers that have been working for us for decades. We provide the unparalleled professionalism, expertise, and dependability that you should expect from an established company. Our goal is to help you return to an era of unparalleled luxury. Call us at 508-842-4790. Email us at [email protected] Or check us out online at lelimo.com.

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7 Great Reasons to Hire Le Limo for Your Ride to Logan Airport

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

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1. Luxury

Since 1986 Le Limo has been the premiere luxury and business class transportation provider for the Boston, MetroWest and Worcester area. We provide luxury service in sedans, SUVs, limousines and limo buses and party buses. Choose a proven company for your luxury class and business class transportation

2. Convenience

If you’re heading to Logan our car service offers you door-to-door service. No driving to a bus or fighting for a parking space plus with a car service not only do you get door-to-door service, so does your luggage. Plus with MassPort now charging $29 a day to park, your savings on garage fees may cover your livery costs.

3. Options

The Le Limo fleet includes:
Luxury Sedans
Stretch Limos (no cargo vans with seats)
Limo Buses
SUVs
Stretch SUVs
Mercedes Sprinter

4. Comfort

Le Limo helps you return to an era of unparalleled luxury. We are ranked best in class because of our commitment to comfort and convenience. We've been choosen Boston A-List Winner, Best of MetroWest, Platnium Wedding Group, The Knot's Best of Weddings, Wedding Wires's Couples' Choice Award and we have 5 star reviews all over the web,

5. Safety

Le Limo maintains its own fleet with our in-house maintenance and repair crew. Every vehicle meets or exceeds the guidelines set forth my MassPort, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Utlities and the Department of Highway Safety. Our professional trained drivers go through a thorough background check and they a subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

6. Convenient

You can call us anytime at 508-842-4790 or book online at LeLimo.com. Take the stress out of getting to your gate, take Le Limo. Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our airport service is an all-inclusive flat rat. No worries about upcharges or added fees.

7. No Traffic, Parking and Luggage Worries

Boston traffic is never easy or predictable. Parking at Logan is never certain but you can be sure it will be one of the most expensive in the country. Simply book your ride and let us navigate you through to the airport, relax and prepare for your trip. We’ll help you every step of the way, from providing baggage handling, complimentary water, mints and ultimate comfort. Le Limo is your upscale option without a high end price.

For an first rate customer car service experience call Le Limo 508-842-4790. Incredibly luxurious, remarkably affordable.

 

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Issues with Rogue Car/Limo Ride Apps

Posted by Michael Foilb on Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

The new hot "trend" in the transportation world is the proliferation of rogue app ride-service companies. But while these companies are winning customers, they are stepping away when problems arise with their clients. When you hire their service, whether it’s a sedan or a limo, your payment goes to the app company, but to quote one of the bigger companies:

The provision of the transportation services by the Transportation Provider to you is…(an) agreement to be entered into between you and the Transportation Provider. Uber shall never be a party to such agreement.

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So you book your ride and then the app company, the company that picks your driver, then tells you that they “shall never be a party to such agreement!” They’re saying they'll set up your ride, but they’re not responsible for it. That’s like the going to the hospital and having administrators say, “We’re not responsible for anything that happens between you and the doctor.”

So what do you do if something goes wrong? While negative incidents and lawsuits begin to pile up in the future because of the lack of proper insurance, driver qualifications, and vehicle safety, where does that leave the customer? There have been multiple reports of criminal charges against drivers. Do you think the app company is going to help you?

In Boston a licensed taxi cab medallions is valued at $600,000. Is it reasonable that these app companies don’t have to compete in that same space? Uber in Boston has been issued a cease and desist order by Division of Standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which stated “until the National Institute of Standards and Technology has guidelines in place for GPS location technology,” the company cannot provide their application to the public.

Uber has ignored the state order.

In Cambridge, Uber drivers have been issued citations for operating an unlicensed livery service and for using a measuring device not conforming to state standards.

That said, there are several high quality livery companies that do take bookings from the rogue app companies. Just make sure you know what you’re getting. With the new ride share programs, anyone with a driver’s license and insurance can accept work from the app folks.

At a recent industry conference, one limo company president said, “I never thought the government would allow these companies to operate with commercial insurance policies. These companies will look you in the eye and lie (about their operations) and they haven’t come forward to be fully transparent … we have to get the facts out there,” he added.

Industry insiders predict that when the government sees that these rogue app companies operate illegally, don’t have the proper insurance or licensing, they will realize that they made a mistake and there will be changes.

So far there has been no intervention and no enforcement of law, so these companies are operating without proper insurance; they do not have driver training requirements or vehicle safety standards. There are DOT, DPU and MassPort guidelines designed to protect the passenger. There are rules about passenger limits, emergency escape hatches, fire extinguishers, drug testing, OSHA guidelines and more. Le Limo abides by those laws. We have professionally-trained drivers who are randomly drug screened. The drivers are our employees and they are in the sedans, limos and party buses that we own.

Without change, there will be a race to the bottom with price wars and no standards. We would like to think that safety and professionalism will be a key component of making sure limousine companies work the way they are supposed to.

Even though you don’t expect to be involved in an accident, make sure that you’re making smart safe choices when you get a ride.

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Information Your Limo Service will Want from You

Posted by Michael Foilb on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

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Getting the right limo often depends on making sure you give the limousine company all the proper information. Here’s a list of the facts we recommend you have prior to calling to make a reservation.

  • They need to know the type of event. Do you want to hire them for a Wedding, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Airport Transfer, Point-to-Point Transfer, Night Out, Birthday Party, Sweet 16, Tour, Casino Trip, Concert, Prom, Meeting or  Special Event. Some rentals have minimum hour requirements and some are just a set fee.

    This information helps the company plan your trip. They may offer Scavenger Hunts for a Sweet 16 or Bachelorette Party. They may offer red carpet service for the bride. There could be special comp packages at casinos or VIP treatment packages and free passes at night clubs.

  • Tell them the date of your event and how long do you need your rental to be. The date is important even if you’re just looking for quotes. The company can only quote based on vehicle availability. As you plan your excursion, consider the time you want to be at your final destination. You need to consider the drive time when planning your length of service requirements.

  • Determine how many people will be traveling with you. This will affect what type of vehicle you can ride in. While switching from 12 to 13 passengers sounds simple enough, you’re likely to have to change from a limo to a party bus with that extra passenger. There are two considerations. First how many people can the vehicle legally hold? The Department of Transportation sets this guideline and it is strictly enforced. Secondly, how many people fit comfortably? If you’re going to be in the vehicle for a long time, you may want to ask about the "suggested" passenger count.

    Here are all the types of vehicles available:

  1. Sedans (mostly Town cars but sometimes Chrysler 300s, recommended for 1 to 3 travelers)

  2. SUVs (good option for those traveling with lots of luggage, they can hold up to 6 Passengers)

  3. 6 Passenger Limousine (Seats 4 comfortably)

  4. 8 Passenger Limousine (Seats 6 comfortably)

  5. 10 Passenger Limousine (Seats 8 comfortably)

  6. 12 Passenger Limousine (Seats 10 comfortably)

  7. 12 Passenger Mercedes Sprinter (Seats 10 comfortably)

  8. 12 Passenger Stretch SUV (Seats 10 comfortably)

  9. 18 Passenger Limo Bus (Seats 16 comfortably)

  10. 26 to 28 Party Buses (Seats 24 to 26 comfortably)

  11. 35 Passenger Trolley (Seats 33 comfortably)

  12. 36 Passenger Shuttle Bus (Seats 36 comfortable)

  • Decide what amenities do you need. If you planning to bring a DVD to watch on the flat screen or an iPod to listen to, etc., ask the limo company if they can accommodate those requests. Consider all the details for your ride. Do you need ice, bottle water or glassware? Ask if they can offer what you need.

  • Be prepared to pay if you want to reserve. Almost always you have to put down a deposit in order to hold the rental. Unlike hotels or airlines, there’s not waiting list or stand by passengers waiting to use the transportation if you cancel. The limo company needs your commitment or they risk losing other rental opportunities for the vehicle. You can typically pay with cash or credit card and the balance would be due at the start of your ride.

The reservationist is there to help. Just give them all the information so that they can help you make the best choice. Consider Le Limo, we strive to help you Return to an Era of Unparalleled Luxury. Call for a "limo consult," 508-842-4790.

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Using a Limo to Make a Great First Impression on a Prospect

Posted by Michael Foilb on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 02:22 PM

You’re trying to impress a client, you need to make a great first impression and your competition is trying to do the same thing. You need to stand out. Not only do you have to dress the part, present yourself with great aplomb and represent your company, you have to know when to go the extra mile in trying to influence your prospective partner.

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When traveling with or hosting a prospect, your obligation, is to ensure that your potential customer travels in comfort and luxury. A major opportunity to making a great impression is to provide executive livery for all their commutes. Whether it’s an airport pick up, a business lunch, a meeting or a dinner, renting a limo is the ultimate opportunity to win new customers.

Do you really want your potential clients to wait in line for a rental car and then have to find their way to your office? Or have them wait in a taxi line hoping they’ll end up in a cab that’s clean and a driver that knows where they’re going?

This is where your distinctive thoroughness can give you a competitive advantage. Surprise your client with car service the moment their plane lands. Have a chauffeur in baggage claim with your prospect’s name on a sign. Give them the benefit of having a professional driver for their traveling. The driver will help them with their bags and make sure they get to the right location in style. Once they’re in the back of a luxury vehicle, they’ll have the opportunity to relax, make phone calls, answer emails or review work. Your clients will be grateful for the service you have provided for them.

Order the Right Car

Consider a luxury sedan, capable of comfortably seating up to three passengers with luggage. Whether it’s a Lincoln or Chrysler sedan, your prospect will love the high-end, pristine feel of the vehicle as they climb in the back. With leather seating, free bottled water and plenty of room to stretch out, their trip to the meeting becomes a treat instead of a chore.

A chauffeured SUV offers seating for up to four passengers and has space for even the most challenging sets of luggage. The pristine black interior with comfortable wrap around seating provides maximum comfort in a relaxed ride.

A stretch limousine is the ultimate in luxury travel for an important visiting client.  A limo makes the ultimate first impression. With its stunning appearance, it offers the utmost in interior comfort. Limos are equipped with leather seating that can accommodate up to 10 passengers. The vehicles have bars with glass stemware and bottle water on ice. There’s a privacy divider to ensure that the passengers have complete confidentiality and quiet in the back of the vehicle. There is also a DVD player and state of the art sound system for those who want to be entertained on their ride.

Impressing a prospect requires a lot of work, planning, proposing, presenting and providing them with the product or service they need. But starting their visit in the lap of luxury makes the kind of first impression that sets the foundation of a successful business partnership.

 

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12 Tips to Help Get You Through Airport Security Faster

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Jul 14, 2013 @ 09:33 PM



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  1. Know the 3-1-1 rule for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume); Prepare 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag of liquids before arriving at the airport; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.
  2. Pack all coats and jackets in checked baggage when possible. All coats and jackets brought through the security line must go through the X-ray machine for inspection.
  3. Do not wrap gifts. If a security officer needs to inspect a package, they may have to unwrap the gift.
  4. Removing ALL items from pockets, as well as certain accessories, including wallet, belt, bulky jewelry, money, keys, and cell phone. Removing all of these items will reduce the chance of needing additional screening after exiting the machine. The officer viewing the image cannot see the passenger, so any irregularity that appears on the screen will require inspection to determine what it is. Dress for the screening metal zippers, eyelets, buckles, tie studs, cufflinks, and underwire bras may all trigger an alarm. Certain metal body piercings may cause the machines to alarm, which will result in additional screening.
  5. When in doubt leave it out…Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) have to resolve any anomaly detected at the checkpoint. If you trigger an alarm when passing through a metal detector or advanced imaging technology unit, additional screening and time will be required.
  6. Head Coverings: Travelers are permitted to wear head coverings and religious garments during the screening process. They may be directed to additional screening if the headwear or clothing (religious or otherwise) is loose fitting or large enough to hide prohibited items.
  7. Wear slip-on shoes. Travelers are required to remove shoes before entering the screening technology slip on shoes speed this process.
  8. Passengers with disabilities, medical conditions or a prosthetic device that prevents them from removing their shoes should notify a security officer. These passengers will be given additional screening that includes a visual and physical inspection.
  9. Have your documents ready.  Passengers are required to show their boarding pass and ID at the TSA checkpoint.    
  10. Take infants and children out of baby carriers and strollers and take them through the metal detector. Strollers and baby carriers go through the X-ray machine with your bags. If possible, collapse the stroller before arriving at the metal detector.
  11. Behave. Hostile conduct, inappropriate jokes and threats are not be tolerated. They will result in delays and possibly missing flight departures. Local law enforcement may be called as necessary.
  12. Travel often with one airline? Get elite status. Many airlines offer the benefit for their frequent travelers, which allows them an expedited the screening process. Pre-Check security lanes at select airports may provide the benefit of waiting in shorter lines and a simpler screening procedure.

Need help arriving on time, give us a call at 508-842-4790…we can help with that.

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Getting in and out of Logan - A Guide to Airport Transportation

Posted by Michael Foilb on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 04:03 PM

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Whether you’re heading in or out of Boston’s Logan International Airport, you’re always looking for the best, easiest and most cost effective way to the airport. You can ask a friend, but seriously, friends don’t make friends drive them to the airport. So what are the options?

Drive yourself

Drive and park is an obvious option, but it’s not exactly easy. When you park at the airport for 24 hours and 1 minute the rate is $41, then you pay $27 for each additional day. It adds up pretty quickly. Plus you get to deal with the angst of driving in traffic, finding a place to park and then schlepping yourself and your luggage to the right terminal. When you get back you get to play, “find my car” in the maze of parking spaces. It can be a major hassle.

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Parking is only $7/day and your round trip fare is $22. Not a bad option cost wise. However, you do have to get to the bus early, wait up to 30 minutes, drive in circles around the airport, stopping at every terminal and then drag your luggage on and off the bus. If you have the time and energy, it’s a viable option.

Taxi

For most passengers their first instinct is to jump in a cab. But, before you do that, you have to wait in a line and then hope the rate is reasonable. The fact is, the Boston Globe reported in March of 2013 that Boston has the “highest taxi rates among major US cities.”  And as far as insurance coverage goes, the Globe report said, “Passengers in city cabs are put at direct financial risk because cab owners are allowed to buy the bare minimum bodily injury insurance —not even half the coverage required of bike messengers.” (Le Limo has a $2 million liability policy.)

Once you hail a cab outside the airport, the driver will often charge you a flat rate. Well the flat rates aren’t regulated by the city. And to complicate things, different cab companies charge different flat rates. You don’t know what the fee will be until you get in the cab.

Le Limo

Sure we’re biased, but the fact is we quote one all-inclusive flat-fee based on the driving distance. We give you a rate that includes the fuel surcharge, the tolls, the Massport fee and the recommended gratuity to the driver. We also let you know if early AM fees apply.

We admit it, it might cost a little more to hire us, but you can relish the stress-free ride to the airport. Enjoy the comfort our just-cleaned corporate sedans, SUVs and limousines. Plus you get a professionally-trained chauffeur who will treat you with respect. Your diver will be waiting for you at the airport and load your luggage for you. No cab line, no surprise costs, no smelly taxi, no stress. Maybe it’s time to consider our flat-rate services to and from the airport. We offer an elegant option for airport transportation. Our goal is to help you return to an era of unparalleled luxury.

Call us we’ll give you a quote 508-842-4790.

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