New Restrictions On Emirates Chauffeur Drive

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    Nowadays a good number of airlines offer chauffeur service for premium cabin passengers as a way of differentiating themselves. The terms of using the chauffeur service vary, whether it be a fare class restriction, ticketing restriction, etc. Then there are some airlines which are especially generous, and offer chauffeur service even on award tickets. I've always been intrigued by chauffeur service as an airline product offering. In many cases it's not cheap to offer (especially when it's contracted out in cities like London and Paris, or even Venice, for example), and is there really any marginal return on offering a chauffeur? Presumably if someone is traveling in a premium cabin on the company's dime they could also expense a car service. I think one situation where it makes a lot of sense is with Emirates and Etihad in the UAE. The two cities are only an hour apart by car, so it kind of narrows the gap between the two -- it's a way for people to "fly" Emirates to Abu Dhabi, and a way for people to "fly" Etihad to Dubai. The post New Restrictions On Emirates Chauffeur Drive appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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