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Meet and Greet services in the UK

Difference Between a Classic and Free Meet and Greet by TAPPAXI

If you are planning to travel to or from the UK by air, then by taxi, meet and greet is a feature you will likely encounter.

You may have heard of the term “meet and greet” and wondered what it means and how it can benefit you.

In this blog, we will explain what meet and greet is, how it works, and the difference between a free and a classic meet and greet as offered by TappAXI.

Whether at London City or Heathrow Airport looking for a Heathrow taxi, minibus, or cab, you’ll want your taxi driver to be waiting at the arrivals of the airport once your flight lands.

This is made possible by the feature called Meet and Greet.

Let’s discuss it:

What is Meet and Greet (Taxi Service)?

Airport meet and greet is a service that taxi companies provide to their customers who book airport transfers.

It means that the taxi driver will meet you at the airport arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name or the name of the taxi company.

The driver will then greet you, help you with your luggage, and escort you to the taxi.

This way, you don’t have to worry about locating your taxi, waiting in queues, or carrying your bags.

Meet and greet is especially useful if you are:

  • Travelling for the first time to the UK,
  • Unfamiliar with the airport layout,
  • Carrying a lot of luggage,
  • Travelling with children or elderly people,
  • Or if you just want a hassle-free and smooth journey.

Why You Might Need the Meet and Greet Services

There are many reasons why you might need meet and greet services when travelling to or from the UK by air.

Some of the common reasons are:

  • To save time and energy. Meet and greet services can help you avoid wasting time and energy on finding your taxi, waiting in queues, or carrying your bags.
  • To feel safe and secure. Meet and greet services can help you feel safe and secure, knowing that your driver is waiting for you. You don’t have to worry about getting lost or getting scammed.
  • To enjoy your trip. Meet and greet services can help you enjoy your trip, by relieving you of the stress that comes with looking for a taxi at any UK airport.
  • You are travelling with a lot of luggage or with children, elderly, or disabled people who need assistance.
  • You are unfamiliar with the airport layout, procedures, or language and want to avoid getting lost or confused.
  • You want to have a personalized and VIP service that caters to your specific needs and preferences.

Types of Meet and Greet Services

Not all taxi companies offer meet-and-greet services, and not all meet-and-greet services are the same.

Some taxi companies charge extra for this service, while others include it for free in their airport transfer rates.

This means that there will be dedicated drivers who wait for you at the airport as soon as your plane lands, or flexible drivers who enter the car park only after you have received your luggage.

TappAXI offers you a free and classic meet and greet.

Let’s compare the two types:

Difference Between a Classic Meet and Greet and the Free TappAXI Meet & Greet

When you book for your airport taxi service, you want to be as detailed as possible on what you want.

Meet and greet services are available at most major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Luton, Stansted, and Edinburgh.

When you book your taxi transfer online, you want to know if your driver will be waiting for you or if you will have to trace your taxi.

Let’s compare the two meet and greet options offered by TappAXI.

Classic Meet and Greet

This service, which we offer for an extra charge of £19, is ideal for those who want immediate assistance upon arrival, a warm welcome, and a swift and efficient pickup.

The classic meet and greet works as follows:

  • Book your airport transfer online or by the TapAXI app, and choose the classic meet and greet option.
  • Provide your flight details, contact number, and any special requests or preferences you may have during your ride.
  • We assign a dedicated driver to your booking, and send you a confirmation email with the driver’s details.
  • The driver tracks your flight and arrives at the airport before your landing time, and waits for you at the arrivals hall, holding a sign with your name or the taxi company’s name.
  • The driver greets you, assists you with your luggage, and escorts you to your taxi.
  • If the driver is late for any reason, you are covered with a money-back guarantee.

Free Tappaxi Meet & Greet

The free Tappaxi meet & greet is a service that Tappaxi, a dedicated UK Airports transfer taxi company, offers for free to its customers who book airport transfers.

This service is ideal for those who want a convenient and hassle-free experience. The free Tappaxi meet & greet works as follows:

  • Book your airport transfer through the app and choose the free Tappaxi meet & greet option.
  • Provide your flight details, and any special requests or preferences you may have during your ride.
  • We assign a driver to your booking, and send you a confirmation message with the driver’s name, photo, and contact number.
  • The driver tracks your flight and enters the car park only after you have received your luggage, and waits for you at the arrival’s hall, holding a sign with your name or the Tappaxi logo.
  • The driver greets you, helps you with your luggage, and escorts you to the taxi.

FAQ on Meet and Greet Services

Q: What is an airport transfer?

A: An airport transfer refers to the transportation service that takes you from the airport to your desired destination or vice versa. It is usually done by a taxi or minicab service.

Q: How do I book an airport transfer?

A: You can easily book an airport transfer online through our booking system. Simply enter your pick-up location, date, and time, and choose the type of vehicle you need.

Q: What is meet and greet service?

A: Meet and greet service is a special type of airport transfer where a driver will wait for you at the arrivals area with a name board. They will assist you with your luggage and ensure a smooth and hassle-free transfer to your destination.

Q: Can I book an airport transfer for someone else?

A: Yes, you can book an airport transfer for someone else. During the booking process, you will have the option to provide their details, including the flight number and contact information.

Q: How will I recognize the driver at the airport?

A: The driver will be holding a name board with your name on it. They will be waiting for you at the designated meet and greet area at the airport.

Q: What happens if my flight is delayed?

A: If your flight is delayed, there’s no need to worry. Our drivers track the flight arrival times, so they will be aware of any delays and adjust the pick-up time accordingly. You will not be charged any extra for waiting time.

Q: What airports do you offer transfer services to?

A: We offer transfer services to all major airports in the UK, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester Airport, and London airports. You can also send your taxi or minibus to arrive at any of these airports.

Q: How can I be sure of a reliable and dependable service?

A: We take pride in providing an excellent transfer service to our existing customers. Our drivers are professional and experienced, and our vehicles are well-maintained. We aim to offer a dependable service to give you peace of mind during your journey.

Our professional drivers will always be at the meeting point to offer assistance with luggage. We track all flights to ensure you pick-up goes as smoothly as possible.

Q: Is there any waiting time included in the booking?

A: Yes, we offer free waiting time for airport transfers. We understand that flights can sometimes be delayed, so we include a 1-hour complimentary waiting time in the booking to ensure that your driver is there when you arrive.

Q: Do you offer any additional services?

A: In addition to airport transfers, we also provide minicab services for other transportation needs. We also offer a touch of class for those who require a higher standard of service.

Conclusion

Meet and greet service can make your UK taxi travel easier and more comfortable when you book online.

If you need a taxi service that gives the best services at affordable prices, giving your extra peace of mind then choose TappAXI.

After you book with us and schedule pick-up time, after your flight has landed, our driver will be waiting at the arrivals hall with a welcome board displaying your name and escort you to your vehicle.

We serve both large and small businesses, local and international clients, count on us to do everything we can to ensure that your booking process is seamless and hassle free.

You can cancel for free up to 12 hours before your scheduled pick-up.

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Mohammed Naseer is the Founder and Chief Cabbie at TappAXI, the UK’s first and only dedicated airport taxi app. With over 8 years of experience in the taxi industry, Mohammed has completed over 3000 airport transfers and helped thousands of passengers reach their destinations. He is a licensed taxi driver and operator in Oxford. He is passionate about travel and providing the best taxi service in town. You can connect with him on LinkedIn

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