I want to start by saying that this rarely (almost never!) happens to me:
But when it does, I love it so, so much!
Getting a car service to pick you up at the airport seems like such a huge indulgence.
Is it the sign with MY NAME on it, the uniformed driver, or the total lack of needing to think about anything to get from Point A to Point B?
Answer: All of the above.
Car service seems like a huge luxury but – surprise! – is often not as extravagant as you’d expect.
Example: Next week our family is headed out for vacation, and we need a ride from the airport to our hotel when we arrive. Transportation for the rest of the journey is already handled, but this initial leg requires a lift.
At first, I checked out a shared ride shuttle service, which would have been $80 for our family of four. The kicker here is the fine print: the shuttle stated that it could take up to 3 hours to deliver us to our hotel since there would be multiple stops.
How did car service stack up?
But … I found an online promo code that brought it down to $87.
For this, a driver would pick us up at the airport (with a sign!) at our scheduled arrival time and deliver us to our hotel a mere 20 minutes later.
Is this worth $7?
Heck, yeah! I booked it.
Moral of the story: Investigate all options. Helicopter transport is likely still a bit steep, but car service may not be out of reach.