Getting yourself, guests and any items anyone might have to and from the airport in a timely manner can be a challenging task no matter what arrangements you make. Many people prefer to call a car service provider to have a professional handle the situation. As a passenger, there are several things you can do to see that the airport transportation company helping you will do a better job.

Know Your Week Ahead

While companies won't object to you asking for and, more importantly, paying for last-minute service, the truth is that it can put a burden on your transportation driver regardless of the costs to you. If you're 100% sure about the time you or your guests will be at the airport and what the weather will be in advance, it's a good idea to book your appointment early to lock in better prices. This will also ensure that the company you call will have a vehicle and a driver available, allowing you to focus on what comes next rather than dialing different business looking for transportation.

Vehicles Matter

The range of options in the airport transportation is quite wide. You'll find businesses that offer everything from fully equipped limos to what is basically a cab. You want to be sure that the type of car you'll be scheduling matches your needs. Sending a decked-out limo might be overkill for your aunt visiting on Thanksgiving, but it might be spot on for a corporation trying to impress clients. Also, it's worth asking about the better options just to see what you can get for your transportation dollar. You might be surprised.

Understand What's Included and What's an Add-On

Particularly if you spring for a high-end option, it's a good idea to know what you've already paid for and what you will be paying for. Even at the lower end of the market, it's nice to know, for example, whether luggage service is included with the price, extra or not offered. It's better to ask up front than to be the customer leaving a bad review because you didn't inquire.

Where Can They Go?

Most businesses have some restrictions on exactly how far from the airport their drivers will go. Especially in sprawling metro areas, it's nice to know just how far you can travel and whether there will be any additional charges past a certain total of miles traveled.

Contact a company like Classic Transportation for more information.