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Not very many folks can say they were raised with limousine rides throughout the days of their lives. Most folks get to experience the luxury on special occasions though. Proms, weddings, parties, and other relatable celebrations are just some of the events where a limo is called for. Now and again folks can be seen escorted to airports and other events, but more often than not, riding in a limousine isn’t a common occurrence for some. With quite a few experiences presenting themselves to have the grand encounter with a limousine, it is important to know the etiquette attached.

American Star Town Car share some etiquette tips when you are being chauffeured in luxury and riding in a limousine

Tardiness: Not only do you not want to be late for your own event, but being late can make the driver late for later appointments. When you are scheduling the limo or luxury car, be sure you are ready to leave at the designated time. Also keep in mind, tardiness can cost you additional fees for more of the driver’s and car’s time.
Business Relationship: Everyone in their profession expects courtesy, respect when dealing with customers, coworkers, and professional interaction. Chauffeurs are no different. With the chauffeur and passenger relationship, remember your driver is a job in the service industry and deserves the same respect and courtesy he/she gives you.
No Smoking: Unfortunately, there are enough people trying to smoke in the limo or luxury car that this needs to be mentioned. Smokers and nonsmokers do not appreciate getting into a car that reeks of cigarette or cigar smoke. Most service companies prohibit smoking inside the cars for the health of the driver and to prevent lingering odors.
Behavior: As mentioned before, applying courtesy and respect is necessary. But sometimes with the excitement of a fun evening and alcoholic beverages, and the thrill of being escorted in luxury; the rowdy behavior might begin to build. Just be sure to remember theses basics:
– Do not verbally harass or mistreat your driver.
– Do not physically bully the driver.
– Never use rude, crude, or lewd and vulgar language towards the driver. You are being chauffeured in a dignity and class. Behave as such.
– Illegal drugs are prohibited and unacceptable.
– The limousine or luxury car is not yours; do not inflict damage to the interior or exterior of the car.
Gratuity: Many inexperienced limo or luxury car riders do not know if a cash tip is expected or if it’s included in the final price. More often than not, the company includes the gratuity in the final price, but presenting cash to your driver for a satisfying experience is always welcomed. If the tip is not included, the standard rate is 20% of the final bill. If you are uncertain how the company handles the gratuity, it is ok to ask when you are scheduling your limousine or luxury car, and to express the desire to present cash at the end of your service.

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There are tons of people that have to do some sort of traveling for their job. This can be for training, conferences or work in general. Whatever the reason is for your trip there are a lot of working parts to make the trip work well and be a good experience. When you are traveling for work it can be stressful due to being in a place that you may not be familiar with and the tasks that you need to accomplish while you are away. Many times the travel plans are handled by office staff that will schedule all the flights and appointments and give you an itinerary to follow. That is one of the ways that your trip can become a bit easier but there is another area. When you fly into a new city for work, you are now stuck there without transportation. You can go to a local car rental place and pick up a sedan and spend time trying to figure out where you are going and how you should get there or you can hire a car service.

American Star Town Car Lists the Benefits Of Using A Car Service On Your Next Executive or Corporate Trip

A Car Service Knows the Local Area: When you are traveling for work or you have someone come from out of town for a meeting they are not going to be familiar with the area. They may have a general idea of where they are but they will not know the streets, traffic patterns and best routes to take. When you hire a car service, the driver will be able to get you from point A to point B as quick as possible. They are able to tell the person what time they should leave in order to get to the location intended on time. The local knowledge that a driver has can save you time and give you less stress about being on time or showing up late.
No Stress About Parking: A new place may have different rules about where you can park and what areas you have to pay to park. This can end up getting your car towed if you park in a restricted area. Most business trips will have you in the main part of the city and that happens to be the usual area that parking is limited and the rules can be stricter. When you hire a car service to take you from place to place you don’t have to worry about finding a place to park. You also can be dropped off at the location right near the entrance so that you are not walking any further than you want to. Not worrying about parking can also save you time and allow you more time to enjoy your free time.

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