Many clients call Skyline Limousine requesting our limousine
service for just one hour.
Unfortunately, like many other transportation companies, one-hour
limousine service is not usually offered.
According to recent studies, it is estimated that 95% of the limousine
industry does not provide limousine service for one hour, and there are good
business reasons for this. To maintain
quality of service for the consumer there is usually 1-2 hours of total prep
(before the job) and cleanup time (after the job) for any booking regardless of
length, and it simply is not cost effective for most companies to send a limo
out for only one hour. Limousines are 3 times the size of standard vehicles, thus
it takes more time and attention to prepare these vehicles.
Some of the most common uses for limousine services include
business travel, airport services, weddings, proms, and parties. To hire a limousine, most providers require a
minimum hourly booking, typically 3 to 5 hours depending on the time of day or
year. Particular times of the year can be much busier as well, such as the
spring. This increased demand can equate
to longer hourly minimums. One-hour
hires are usually reserved for sedans, SUVs, and vans, where the service is
most cost effective for both the client and the service provider.
When hiring a limousine beyond one hour, it is customary to
budget gratuity in your rental cost. The
average gratuity is 15-20% based on the total fare and is a reflection of
service. Limousine chauffeurs earn their
living by providing excellent service in exchange for gratuities, much like
waiters do in fine dining establishments.
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