Distinguished Service
Business Traveler US|August 2023
Private terminals, luxury transfers and personalized assistance allow travelers to enjoy the airport experience
Rachel Dube
Distinguished Service

IN THE PAST, a trip to the airport entailed arriving a few hours early and budgeting enough time to allow for crowded security lines. Nowadays, however, things have drastically changed. With the development of private airport handling and transport services, the experience has significantly improved. Services such as Blacklane, PS and American Express Centurion were explicitly designed to help affluent passengers avoid the hassle of commercial flying.

Since the onset of the pandemic, consumers have been looking for ways to upgrade the airport experience, which is precisely where these new luxurious travel experiences have come into play. Whether safety, privacy or time are the main concerns, passengers are leaning increasingly toward the ease of use, comfort, convenience, and overall experience these services provide. From navigating busy terminals to providing gate-to-gate transfers, all these luxury additions improve passengers’ time spent in the airport.

Luxe Airport Transfers 

The new enriched travel experiences begin before passengers arrive at the airport, thanks to luxury chauffeur services like Blacklane. Since arriving at any major gateway is a significant nuisance with plenty of delays, parking fees and traffic, the premium service can be booked in advance through an easy-to-use app in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris and Berlin. And with on-demand (or prescheduled) curbside service, passengers who land will be instantly greeted by a chauffeur who will secure their bags and hand them a cold bottle of water.

This story is from the August 2023 edition of Business Traveler US.

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