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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