How you get to the airport is a pretty big deal. When you book a ticket on a plane, they let you know what time the plane is planning to take off. If you aren’t there, the plane isn’t going to wait. Flight attendants will do their best to contact you, and make sure that you hurry up; but at the end of the day if you aren’t there when it is time to go, you are going to be stuck on the ground.

But traffic is unpredictable—especially surrounding airports. To be at the airport on time, you need to plan to be there way ahead of time. This is something that a lot of people struggle with. By planning ahead, you can ensure that you get to the airport with plenty of time to spare—and you won’t need to put out a friend to do so.

Hired Airport Transport: The Smart Way to Travel

Airport parking is incredibly expensive. For an extended stay the cost of leaving your car at home may be comparable to what you paid to go on vacation in the first place. While it is nice to rely on friends, it isn’t always convenient. That puts you at the beck and call of their schedule—and that may leave you in an airport terminal as you watch your would-be flight take off overhead.

Before you hire a ride to the airport, here are a few questions you should ask:

1. How often do you provide airport transportation? It might be nice to be fashionably late to a party, but that isn’t okay when you are heading to the airport.

2. How much storage can you guarantee? Make sure the transport company is prepared to carry your luggage.

3. How do you know when to pick me up? Travel goes two ways. Make sure that the transportation company you choose will pick you up from the airport to bring you home, and that they will track your flight so they are at the airport at the right time.

Black Tie Transportation offers airport shuttle services that will get you to the airport comfortably, in style, and on time. Hiring a limousine to get you and your family to the airport will ensure that you have a stable ride that has plenty of space for your travel companions and luggage. It also comes with the benefit of letting you rely on an experienced driver who knows exactly what roads to take, what the traffic patterns are and where to drop you off; this way you will be as close to your terminal as possible.