Frequently Asked Questions

Bookings

How can I contact you?


You can contact us via a number of methods: Email: bookings@executivechauffeurnorthwest.com Phone: 0151 305 0272 Text/Whatsapp: +447809156656 Facebook: www.facebook.com/executivechauffeur Instagram: www.instagram.com/executivechauffeurnorthwest/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/ChauffeurWest




Do you operate Night and Day?


Yes. We provide Chauffeur Services 24/7, 364 days of the year. We do not operate on Christmas day.




When do I need to book?


We advise that you book as soon as you have your travel details. We will take bookings upto 12-18 months in advance.




Can I book last minute?


Yes. We accept last minute bookings providing we have vehicles and drivers available. Full payment will be required if journey starts within 7 days.




Do you provide Child Car Seats?


Yes. We have a selection of Britax child car seats that we can provide free of charge. We will require the childs age and weight when booking to ensure the correct car seat is used. If required we can tell you exactly which car seat we intend to use therefore allowing you to check the suitability for your child and give you peace of mind. If you would rather use your own child car seat, we are more than happy to look after this until you return and we will bring it back when we pick you up.




Can I use my own Child Car Seat?


Yes. Some people choose to take their own child car seats on holiday with them so we are more than happy for you to use your car seat in our vehicles. If you are not intending to take the car seat on holiday with you, we are more than happy to look after this until you return and we will bring it back when we pick you up.





Payments

Are your prices fixed?


Yes. Once you provided your journey details along with any additional requests, we will present you with a bespoke and competitive quote which will be inclusive of all costs. Additional costs may be incurred if you make any changes to your booking (ie additional stops during journey or purchasing alcohol) or if your flight is delayed (see Airport Transfer FAQ's).




When do I need to pay?


To confirm the booking we require a deposit of £50 or 20% of the total cost (whichever is higher). The outstanding amount is required to be paid at least 7 days prior to the journey commencing. If you are booking at short notice and your journey starts within 7 days the full amount will be required to be paid when booking.




Are parking charges and tolls included?


We provide you with a bespoke and competitive quote which includes any tolls, airport drop off fees and airport parking charges. Additional parking charges may be incurred if your flight is delayed (see Airport Transfer FAQ's).




How do I pay for my booking?


We accept all major Debit and Credit Cards including AMEX via the Worldpay's secure platform. We can securley process card payments either over the phone or we can send you a link via email (Pay by Link) which will allow you to pay online via the Worldpay platform.




Can I pay using Cash?


No. Cash payments are not accepted and all journeys must be pre-paid or on account.





Airport Transfers

What if my Flight is delayed?


Your Chauffeur will track your flight and aim to arrive at the airport 15 minutes after your flight has landed, which allows for some of the time taken to clear security and collect baggage. You will recieve 1 hour waiting time included in your Airport Transfer or 2 hours if you are using our 'Meet & Greet' service. Any delays that go beyond these times will incurr additional costs charged at: £3.00 per 15 minutes for standard collections £4.00 per 15 minutes for 'Meet & Greet' service These additional costs may be covered by your travel insurance.




How much will I be charged for Airport Parking Fees?


The cost of drop off and pick ups vary from airport to airport. We will always aim to keep the costs to a minimum. The price we quote for your Airport Transfer will include the drop off charge and/or 1 hour parking for standard collections and 2 hours for our 'Meet & Greet' service at the arrivals carpark. If you are delayed additional costs will be incurred charged at: £3.00 per 15 minutes for standard collections £4.00 per 15 minutes for 'Meet & Greet' service These additional costs may be covered by your travel insurance.




Do you provide an Airport 'Meet & Greet' Service?


Yes. We offer an Airport Transfer 'Meet & Greet service at a small additional cost to cover the extra airport parking that will be required. Your Chauffeur will be waiting for you at Arrivals and they will have a name board with either the passenger or Business name. Your Chauffeur will offer to assist with your luggage and escort you to your car. Our 'Meet & Greet' service includes 2 hours waiting time for arrivals (noramlly 1 hour). any additional time over the 2 hours will be charged at £4.00 per 15 minutes.




How will I find my Driver?


You will be provided with your Chauffeurs details upto 3 days prior to your journey including a mobile number on which you will be able to call or text your driver. If you have chosen our 'Meet & Greet' Service, your Chauffeur will be waiting for you at the Arrivals area and they will have a name board with either the passenger or Business name. Otherwise your driver will meet you at the designated arrivals carpark for the terminal you have arrived at. To simplify locating your driver, we suggest you send a text to your driver when you have cleared security and are waiting for your luggage. Your driver can then tell you where they are and give directions if required.




What if my Flight arrives early?


Your Chauffeur will track the progress of your flight and if an early arrival is anticipated, they will make every effort to meet you early.





Your Journey

Can I smoke in the vehicle?


No. It is against the law to smoke in a private hired vehicle.




Do you provide phone charging facilities?


There are multiple USB sockets to charge your phone both in the front and rear of the vehicle. If you do not have access to your own phone cable, your driver will have a selection of charging cables available for the most popular makes of phone (Apple, Samsung etc).




Do you provide bottled water?


Yes. We provide premium bottled water for each journey, just tell us whether you would like Still of Sparkling water when booking.




Will I be notified when my car arrives?


Your Chauffeur will always to aim to arrive at least 5 minutes before the agreed time which will allow for any final preperations such as getting your drinks from the cooler. They will also send you a text to inform you that they have arrived at the pick up location. This is not to hasten you, but instead letting you know that they have arrived and are ready when you are.




Can I have alcohol during my journey?


Yes. We are fully licensed to supply alcohol for your journey. Whether you would like a few bottles of beer, a bottle of Champagne or your favourite spirit and accompanying mixer, just tell us what you want and your Driver will have it ready for you when they arrive to pick you up.





Other Questions

Will my Chauffeur be able to recommend Restaurants and Hotels.


Yes. Your Chauffeur will be able to recommend restaurants and hotels (depending upon location), these recomendations will always be based on personal experience. In some circumstances we are able to obtain a discount for our clients from a select number of restaurants and hotels that we regularly work with.





Your Chauffeur & Vehicle

Will my Chauffeur wear a suit and tie?


Yes. All our drivers will be smartly presented and dressed in either a 2 or 3 piece suit and tie.




Will the car be cleaned?


Our cars are valeted prior to every booking.




What if I can't find my Chauffeur?


You will be provided with your Chauffeurs details upto 3 days prior to your journey including a mobile number on which you will be able to call or text your driver.




Will my privacy be respected?


All our Chauffeurs are discreet and will never discuss any conversations that are overheard during a journey. A number of our Drivers are Ex-Military and have held a DV (Developed Vetting Security Clearance). Particulary useful for Corporate or Celebrity clients.




Will my Chauffeur help with luggage?


You Chauffeur will always be ready to take your luggage and load it into the vehicle. If you have requested an Airport 'Meet & Greet' service, your Chauffeur will meet you at the airport arrivals area and will always offer to assist you with your luggage.




Will my Chauffeur provide an umberella if required?


Your Chauffeur will have a large umberella available should it be required and will be happy to assist you in attempting to stay dry.




Can I contact my Driver direct?


Yes. You will be provided with your Chauffeurs details upto 3 days prior to your journey including a mobile number on which you will be able to call or text your driver.





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