Whether you’re going to an exclusive event or just need airport service, riding in a chauffeured car or limo is a convenient and elegant way to travel. No matter if you’re a seasoned car service veteran or a fist time limo renter there are questions you should always ask before booking chauffeured services. Here are some great questions to help before booking your car/limo:
When will I need to pay for the Chauffeured Car/limo Services?
Finding out when your payment is due really depends on the type of service you’re looking for, either point to point or hourly billing. Once that’s decided, you will need to find out if payment in full or a deposit is collected at the time of booking. You will also need to know if the full balance will be due at the beginning of your trip or once services have been completed.
Is the tip for the chauffeur included in my payment?
Most limo companies have a policy that an additional 20% for the Chauffeurs tip is added at the time of the initial booking.
Is there a minimum if I choose hourly services?
If you decide to go with hourly services you will need to find out if there are a minimum number of hours required to rent the car/limo for. On average, this can range from 2 to 4 hours of a minimum charge.
Will I be able to get in touch with the chauffeur?
Make sure to ask if you will be able to get in touch with the Chauffeur who will be assigned to you and you can request the cell phone number of the person who will be picking you up and providing your Chauffeured services. This will be helpful to have before, during and after your trip.
Will alcohol beverages be allowed in the limo?
Of course the legal age for consuming alcohol beverages is 21 and most reputable companies will be fine with you consuming them, but check to make sure if they allow you to bring in your own items or if this is a service that will be provided for you.
For Parents who are renting a limo for their children who are under the legal age, make sure the company is aware there will be no adult supervision and confirm their policy regarding under age drinking. Most reputable limousine service companies will have you sign a waiver acknowledging this, for insurance and liability provisions.
Fellowship Fleet offers limo service, airport transfer service and special events limousine service for business travelers and personal travelers, as well as proms and weddings. Call us today at 312-922-5037 or toll free at 888-922-5037 to book your reservation!
Fellowship Fleet airport transfer services are the way to go if you want to be sure your ride is waiting for you, whenever your plane arrives. Airline schedules are notoriously unreliable, and if you arrive early or late, without a reservation for limousine service, it could cost you a lot of time, trouble and money.
Commuting by air is so much easier with a dedicated land carrier who will use the latest software, so that they know what time your plane will actually arrive. The same drivers will also know if your plane is late, which is more often the case, and will still be at the proper location at the updated arrival time. These easy transfers make airline travel much more relaxing, and less stressful.
Business travelers and vacationers alike will enjoy the efficient transport from airport to hotel or to meet another flight. It’s an affordable way to make the flying experience easier on everyone. Fellowship Fleet drivers make your journey from airport to destination an easy and pleasant one. Whether you travel all the time, or are more of a rookie, a dedicated transport will take some of the worry out of traveling.
If you’ve ever stood in a line waiting for a shuttle service or taxi, you’ll appreciate even more the knowledge that someone is there waiting for you when you land, to take you wherever you need or want to be. You’ll enjoy a limousine ride that is luxurious and comfortable, instead of being packed into a shuttle bus like sardines.
When you call Fellowship Fleet to book your limo service, you’ll be able to enjoy the time you spend after your plane lands, even if it’s early. You can save plenty of time and effort by booking the type of vehicle you want, and the quality service comes with the deal.
There are many more options for where to stay in your destination city than there are of reputable airport transportation companies, so select one that has a good track record and happy customers, like Fellowship Fleet. Fellowship Fleet is licensed and bonded, as well as having an impeccable record of providing luxury transport at reasonable prices.
Think how enjoyable any type of time away from home can be with someone waiting just for you at the gate. You might even feel just a little important, and that’s OK. The best limousine service drivers will be waiting and looking for you, ready to take you to your private car and on your way.
Transfers from airports to hotels or business meetings should be made with vehicles and drivers that are very reliable, so you know you can place your schedule in their hands, and relax. Imagine everyone else trying to contact rides at the airport if your plane is very early or very late. You’ll be able to sit back with your headphones on, and relax, knowing your ride is there for you.
Give us a call today to book your stress free limousine or shuttle transfer from any major airport in the Chicago (ORD, O’Hare,Midway) region.
When cherishing your celebrations hiring a limousine can be the best option for enjoying your occasion to its fullest. With Fellowship Fleet you will have a luxurious vehicle for picking up and dropping off you and/or your guests. We are one of the leading limousine service providing companies in the Chicago area. We have an assortment of limos to choose from for any occasion:
We assure you the customer that you will arrive on time at the airport. This will fee you from any sort of traffic or parking hassles during your trip to or from the airport.
We offer efficient solutions from our fleet of limousines for group transportation. Either if it’s just you and a few friends or a large group outing.
We assure all clients that they will be provided with the highest-level of elegance and professionalism. Our well educated and professional staff provides organized services to make sure you are one time and without stress for your business travel.
Bachelors/ Bachelorettes Parties:
The purpose of throwing a bachelor/bachelorette party is so you can remind the bride and groom that they are about to begin a new life were they may not have the chance to enjoy such a free life with friends as frequently as they use to. Bachelors and Bachelorette’s in the Chicago area are choosing Fellowship Fleet services more than any ground destination just to make that the last day before marriage memorable in the true sense.
You will be provided with a professional and courteous driver who will take the responsibility driving the vehicle smoothly and to park in appropriate places. All you will need to do is enjoy the fun without any stress or tension.
We know that our clients tend to conduct business anywhere that they can – in the back of our limousines, at the airport, in restaurants and anywhere else that they can find an internet connection. But there are some things to consider before logging on, especially when traveling internationally.
In addition to safety considerations, you also have to be mindful of data roaming charges which can ad up very quickly. Using free spots, such as those found in cafes, is one option. Another way to beat the data roaming charges is to buy a SIM card for the countries that you plan to visit. Many choose this option as it eliminates the need to have to hunt for a connection and removes the possibility of unexpected roaming charges.
Here are some things that you need to keep in mind when choosing the best way to stay connected while traveling.
First and foremost you must find a way to connect that offers security. Not all internet connections are created equally. Be sure that you choose one that includes all of the most up-to-date security protocols. This is the best way to keep your personal information, such as bank accounts, credit cards etc…safe.
When traveling, you don’t need to be worried about using all of your minutes. Instead, choose a provider that offers unlimited service. This will allow you to do everything that you need to do without having to keep track of usage.
Another must for your international data needs is a fast connection. Busy business travelers certainly don’t have time for slow connections. Aside from being annoying, a slow connection can make it impossible to Skype and to use some other types of programs.
You don’t want to be tied down when it comes to your internet usage while traveling. For that reason, it’s best to find a wireless option.
It is also important to find a provider that has outstanding customer service. Nothing is worse that being in a foreign country and being unable to get the help that you need. It is also a good idea to find a device that will work in several countries and that can be used on more than one device.
By keeping these things in mind you will be able to find the best way to connect while traveling. Call Fellowship Fleet for all your travel needs.
A limousine service in Chicago is the best way to enhance your special event or party or organize business meetings in and around the Chicago area. Fellowship Fleet offers all kinds of limousine service for different occasions. There are special limos for parties and special events, weddings and corporate business within the fleet of the company.
If you’re planning for a limo wedding, Fellowship Fleet offers a service that includes all the details from A-Z of wedding requirements, such as special vintages, special decorations, music, flowers and many more.
Fellowship Fleet is also offering limousine service in the Chicago area to meeting planners and event planners. Our limos are designed in manner that will enhance the mood for everything from watching NFL or NBL matches with friend and family, to transportation to and from important business meetings or travel to the airport. All the limos come with an expert driver who is well aware of the issues how to drive the car and where to park it so that a client can enjoy the match perfectly.
If you want invite your friends to enjoy a game with you, hire a Fellowship Fleet limousine for an event beyond expectation.
Interested in a Girls Night Out? Or Fella’s Night Out? Fellowship Fleet offers tons of options to enjoy a night out in Chicago. Just hire a limousine service from Fellowship Fleet and you will be provided with an expert driver who has a thorough idea of the venues best for girls’ night out. Most of the limos include concierge services keeping the girls’ safety in mind.
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With parking meters set to rise on January 1st by 14%, reserving a car service with Fellowship Fleet to do all your downtown activities is the smart choice.
Parking meters in the Loop will rise to $6.50 an hour — a 13-percent jump from the current $5.75 rate. The rate drops to $3.25 per hour between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. for all spots bounded by Wacker Drive to the west and north, Lake Michigan to the east and Congress Parkway to the south.
The 2013 increase means hourly parking in the Loop has jumped as much as 60 percent in most of Chicago’s metered spaces. Rates in the Loop rose nearly 53 percent since 2010 when an hour cost $4.25. Parking downtown in 2010 used to be $2.50 an hour and $1.25 an hour in Chicago’s neighborhoods.
On New Year’s Day, meters in the Loop area will begin charging $6.50 an hour — up from $5.75.
The rate change will make Chicago the city with the most expensive metered parking, according to a report from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Give Fellowship Fleet a call to reserve your sedan for an easy, stress free excursion into the heart of Chicago, and all it has to offer.
Here are the best holiday and Christmas light displays in Chicago that will bring a smile to even the biggest Scrooge or Grinch. Give Fellowship Fleet a call to arrange your very own special holiday tour of the best of the holiday season lights in Chicago.
State Street (between Lake and Van Buren)
Chicago, IL 60601
The newest addition to the wonderful world of Chicago holiday lights is Lightscape, which takes place on State Street between Lake and Van Buren. The ever-changing lights, which change from white to yellow to shades of purple and red, are synchronized to traditional Christmas music. From far away, they remind me of huge candelabras, but as you get up close, you can see a contemporary art influence in the construction of the design. When you visit Lightscape, be sure to check out the ABC TV window (where you can see the broadcasters in action) located at the corner of State and Lake, and you just may see your smiling face on TV.
8400 W. 31st St.
Brookfield, IL 60513
The wild and exotic animals will be surrounded by plenty of good cheer as Brookfield Zoo celebrates the 30th anniversary of the popular Holiday Magic Lights Festival. I’ve been to this one a few times in the past, and it’s truly a visually gorgeous display. You’ll get to enjoy over 1 million lights, animated displays, a laser light show, the Holly Jolly Theater, which features performers and local choirs, and indoor exhibits like Great Bear Wilderness. The fest is open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through December 18 and daily December 26-31, 2011. The regular parking and admission fees apply.
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
1350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Cuneo Mansion and Gardens annual Holiday Light Show features 97 acres of breathtaking lights and Christmas decorations. The charge is per car (Monday-Thursday $5, Friday-Sunday $10) and is held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through December 31 (closed December 24 and 25).
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
Ever since ZooLights first opened, this has been one of my favorite holiday activities in Chicago. One of the best parts for me is the 3D glasses they give you, which bring the colorful, bright lights and attractions to life right before your eyes. The spiced wine, ice carvings, carousel, and, of course, zoo animals and jolly ol’ Saint Nick all create an experience that is sure to fill you with the holiday spirit. ZooLights is open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekends only through December 10, and nightly December 16-January 1, 2012. Admission is free, but there is a charge to park in the Lincoln Park Zoo’s lot.
Devon Avenue west of the Edens Expressway
I discovered the wonder of this fascinating and lovely display by accident one day many years ago as I was driving through the area. For about six blocks, you will see homes all decked out in their seasonal best with elaborate lights, giant Santas, a tree house decorated with Disney characters, and awesome Christmas trees and other fun, animated creations. The local Sauganash Park Community Association encourages this annual tradition by holding a Holiday Home Decorating Contest, which really gives us grateful spectators a memorable treat for the eyes.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
When it comes to a combination of stunning natural beauty blended perfectly with pure holiday joy, Chicago Botanic Garden is a vision to behold. During the Christmas season, the Wonderland Express features 750,000 lights and an exhibition of trains that includes over 80 miniature Chicago landmarks of Navy Pier, Soldier Field, the Art Institute, and many others. The special event will run through January 1, 2012, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices for non-members are $10/adults, $8/kids, free for ages 2 and under.
Christmas is a season of magical wishes for you and the ones you love, and your city will be joyously lit up in a variety of holiday colored lights. Reserving a car from a limousine service like Fellowship Fleet for one of the local city light tours is a wonderful way to add a spice of romance into a season that is filled with love for your friends and family, as well.
Driving around to see the lights of the city has been a favorite pastime of holiday revelers for many years. Some families used to take Christmas Eve drives so that Santa had time to stop at the house and deliver a bounty of wonderful presents for everyone.
You may want to add a special Christmas dinner to your tour of the city’s finest lighting displays, ending the night with a wonderful meal to be shared with family or just that special someone. There are so many fine restaurants that it may be hard to decide which one to make your reservations with. Find one that is romantic, if it will just be the two of you, and your limousine service driver will drop you right at the door.
Chicago gets very much into the spirit of the Christmas season. Joy is evident all over the city, and nowhere is it more evident than with you and your friends, family or special loved one, as you tour the wondrous light displays in the area. Your Fellowship Fleet driver will already know where the most outstanding displays are, so you can relax and leave the driving to him.
Christmas time is also a time for romance, and you can share the magic of Christmas with your most beloved spouse or lover, while you meander by limousine around the area, taking in the beautifully lit scenes and homes. A tour of the lights followed by an intimate dinner is a wonderful way to spend an evening during the Christmas season, especially if you have arranged a quiet drive from Fellowship Fleet.
You won’t need to worry about where the best displays are, or whether you have a bit too much to drink after dinner, if you have your own driver and limo reserved for the night. Adding a dinner to your city lights tour will be a wondrous way to finish up your tour of the areas best displays. Whether you go to an expensive restaurant or just a favorite eatery, you will be able to select from your favorites on the menu, and share a wonderful holiday meal together.
The whole town is decorated for the season, and it makes for a memorable time together. Your best local limousine service driver can recommend a suitable place for a meal if you don’t already have one in mind.
Christmas time in almost any town is such a beautiful and joyous time of year, and it may be difficult to decide all that you’ll include in your magical tour. The beauty of the light displays, small and large alike, will welcome you into the spirit of the season in a special way. Some cities have pre-selected homes and businesses with the most popular light displays, and this is a wonderful way to see the best that your area has to offer.
Give us a call today to reserve your own very special holiday light tour!
Businesses schedule conferences all over the country, and the airports nearby are usually among the busiest. You’ll be more prepared to attend your meeting if you use Fellowship Fleet to take you from the airport to your destination.
Orlando, Florida is one of the busiest hubs for business meetings. Part of it is no doubt due to its Florida location, since northern executives prefer to spend their time in the sunny South. The conferences you attend will bring in money to the local area in the forms of increased revenue for hotels and restaurants in the area.
It’s not surprising that Washington, DC is on the top ten list of meeting destinations. When conferences are scheduled, the organizers look into the area to make sure that the city has the facilities for the bookings. Scheduling a limousine service pickup in DC is utmost on the minds of business travelers, because traffic there is notoriously bad.
Las Vegas, Nevada has been making a comeback in recent years, and the hotels are quite inexpensive. As long as you can keep your executives on task and away from the casinos, you’ll get lots done in sin city. The city organizers are happy to be among the most popular destinations for business travel, since it brings more money into the local economy.
Warm weather seems to make the best meeting places, and Miami, Florida is the fifth city on the 10 top meeting destinations list. When your plane touches down, you can meet your limousine service driver at the gate, and head off to your meeting in style. There’s plenty of things to do with your downtime, too.
Chicago, Illinois is in the heart of the country, and easily accessible from almost anywhere, even overseas non-stop flights. Busy O’Hare airport is an easy place to get lost, so having a Fellowship Fleet driver there to meet you is a definite asset.
Another sunny destination for business meetings is San Diego, California. Organizers have recommendations for proper venues for any conference type, and local city information is readily available. A California limousine service will do all the navigation for you, so you can prepare for your meeting.
It’s a dry heat in Phoenix, Arizona, or at least that’s what they say. The desert city was selected for the top ten list based on its total business-related nights booked through supplier networks and the number of proposals made to venues in town.
Atlanta, Georgia is a lovely old Southern town that is also becoming a popular business destination for conferences and meetings. The weather is comfortable almost all year round, and there are countless opportunities for recreation after your meetings are done for the day.
Big D – Dallas, Texas comes in at #9 on the top 10 business meetings list. It has facilities for any size of conference or meeting you may envision. The limousine service drivers in Dallas will take you straight from DFW airport to your hotel or meeting location, making the trip less stressful for you.
New Orleans, Louisiana just made the top ten list, at #10. They are well-known for their open and welcoming style, and business travelers expect the best – and get it – from the local business venues and hotels. They are so used to welcoming travelers into town that they do it as well as anyone else.
Wherever your travel takes you, give us a call at Fellowship Fleet, for all your limousine service needs.