Have the best event travel transportation experience possible with the help of this guide.
You’ve heard the phrase “getting there is half the fun,” but that might not hold true if you’re worried about the hassles of hailing a cab or dealing with flight delays. How you get to where you’re going — including flights and ground transportation — matter almost as much as your dream destination.
Superior Executive Services is dedicated to working closely with you on all aspects of your trip planning process, including transportation. We assembled this Event Travel Transportation Guide to help ensure your luxury travel experience is as enjoyable as possible.
Air travel tips
You have a few choices when arranging air travel. Flying first-class on a commercial airline flight will save you some money and offers amenities like priority boarding, more legroom, and perks like beverage and meal service. However, you have less flexibility in scheduling and may have to arrange additional transportation if your point of departure or destination is not near a major metropolitan airport.
Private jets or charter flights offer far more privacy and convenience than commercial flights, as well as the opportunity to tailor your flight, such as catered meal preferences or departing from smaller, more convenient airports. Private flights are also more accommodating, from luggage limits to accessibility for those with mobility challenges.
The luxury of a chartered air flight comes at a much higher cost, of course, especially when flying internationally. But the price per passenger will be lower when traveling as a large group versus flying solo, and for many, the time, reliability, and customization are worth more than the cost of the flight.
On the ground
The decision whether to rent a car and drive yourself around or hire a private, dedicated driver will depend on the type of luxury travel experience you’re looking for.
When you rent a car, you’re free to explore at your own pace, and this option may help keep costs down (unless, of course, your dream vacation includes renting an exotic car to get around in). However, you’ll also have to think about things like parking, directions, and traffic.
Superior can arrange for a dedicated driver as part of your premier travel package. We contract with trusted, local drivers who know the area well, including the fastest routes, how to avoid traffic (especially event-related traffic), and the most convenient drop-off and pick-up points at your events. This allows you to stop worrying about directions and focus on enjoying your time away from home.
Try new experiences
If you’re not in a hurry and are looking for an adventure, consider creative transportation options during your vacation stay. Superior can help you explore options like a scenic yacht charter, bicycles, trolleys, or even a private helicopter flight to an event like the Catalina Wine Mixer, depending on your itinerary and accommodations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we travel. Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations vary for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as well as whether you’re planning to travel within the United States or internationally.
Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is still required on most planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. No matter how you get where you’re going, be sure to follow all state and local recommendations and requirements, including mask-wearing and social distancing.
Guidance may evolve as new public health considerations are taken into effect; before you depart, check with the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local regulations at your final destination.
Superior Executive Services knows convenient, comfortable transportation is essential to ensuring your luxury travel experience is hassle-free. That’s why we’ll work closely with you to arrange ground transportation and answer any questions you might have about additional transportation needs.