Etihad launches economy chauffeur service

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/etihad-airways-launches-economy-chauffeur-service

    Economy passengers can now avail of Etihad Airways’ chauffeur service at Heathrow airport, for a charge.

    The carrier’s Pearl business and Diamond first class passengers already benefit from a complimentary chauffeur service to and from Heathrow airport, and economy travellers can now opt for a similar paid-for service.

    Etihad says the new option “is competitively priced, with rates comparable to London’s black cabs”, and is available to passengers arriving or departing the airport.

    Customers are guaranteed a BMW or Mercedes chauffeur vehicle, and also benefit from chauffeur greeting at the arrivals hall, luggage assistance, and kerb-side drop off.

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    Interesting development, I only wonder how many economy passengers use this service? [ especially with a charge attached ] ;)
     
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    I would think very few. Maybe it's a way to open up the service to a broader audience.
     
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    I suppose it also depends on what the charge is- if competitive with other transport methods as mentioned this could be interesting.
     
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    Agree, maybe that's where Etihad saw the opportunity based on the price of competing transport.
     
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