Going on holiday is full of excitement and is often one of the best times of the year. However, getting your stuff together, makings sure you remember your passport & your tickets is often a lot of stress. This is why this article a has been compiled; to give you a quick reminder of what you should be remembering before you set off and take any taxis to Heathrow.
Know Your Exact Terminal
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes down to getting a taxi into Heathrow is not knowing your terminal. The last thing you want is for your taxi to take you down to Heathrow but take you to the wrong terminal. Heathrow is an extremely large airport so if you go to the wrong one, it could mean running across the airport to catch your flight!
Some people think that arriving 15 minutes before the flight is good enough. Going late will only bring you stress, as you carry your luggage across the airport. It would be recommended to be an hour early. This is especially so if you have to travel across the country to get there.
An hour will give you enough time to get relaxed, know your terminal, have everything ready and be prepared to board the flight. There are plenty of amenities around the airport so you won’t be hard pressed for anything to eat or drink. Use this as an opportunity to relax before you find your flight.
Get The Right Taxi Size
Getting the right taxi size for your travels down there is quite important. Even more so if you are travelling with your family or a large group. Not only will you want a taxi that can hold all of you comfortably, you will want a taxi that can carry your luggage. There are many people carrier taxis within Heathrow that will accommodate a large party size.
It’s best to ring up and ask exactly how much luggage the particular taxi can hold. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this type of situation.
Work Out The Costs
If you are travelling a long distance, taxis to Heathrow can often be quite expensive. The best way to go about it is to work out how much it’s going to cost and add that onto your holiday bill. This means that the extra travel will be seen as an expense on top of your holiday and it won’t mean as much.
Many professional taxi firms around Heathrow offer you to pay upfront as a fixed cost. If this ever becomes an option make sure that you take it.
These are four tips to ensure that you have a relaxing and safe journey down to Heathrow. Getting everything ready before hand and knowing all of the specific details will do you a world of good. Be sure to check out all of the different taxi firms and see which one offers you not only the best deal, but the one that is the most reliable.
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