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Your Comprehensive Guide to Share Ride Shuttle Etiquette

If you’re planning to visit New York City anytime soon, you may want to arrange a shuttle ride to and from the airport in advance. Since city traffic is notoriously busy (and more than a little scary to out-of-towners), share ride shuttles can help ease some of your stress so you can sit back and relax while you are transported safely to and from the airport. If you have never had the pleasure of taking a NYC airport shuttle before, here is your comprehensive guide to share ride shuttle services and etiquette.

How Ride Sharing Works

When you schedule your ride sharing service, you will be picked up at the airport along with other travelers who are headed in the same direction. It is important to be polite and courteous to other passengers so that you can all experience an enjoyable ride. Share ride services are a more economical option than taxis and other available transportation services because they allow multiple passengers to split the cost of transportation.

Printing Your Voucher

To make sure that you are all ready to board our share ride service once you arrive at the airport, make sure you schedule your ride in advance and bring your printed voucher with you to the airport. Once you arrive at your destination, present your voucher to a representative at the Ground Transportation Desk in the airport. Being prepared will help you avoid making the shuttle and the other passengers late.

Getting to Know People

One of the most enjoyable parts of a shared ride to and from the airport is the opportunity to converse with fellow travelers. Since you are heading in the same general direction, you may even decide that you would like to explore New York City as a group with some of your newfound friends. However, do not force conversation on a fellow passenger who does not seem interested in conversing.

Selecting the Right Seat

If you’re physically comfortable, it’s considered courteous to sit in the furthest available seats toward the back of the van. This not only allows for more efficient loading of future passengers, it also makes it easier to accommodate any riders who might have special needs.

Weather Considerations

While chauffeurs do their best to get you to your destination in a timely manner, they cannot control inclement weather, unexpected traffic delays or flight delays. Please be patient and understanding of any delays that cannot be controlled by your driver. If you are on time for your scheduled pick up from the airport or hotel, it will help your driver get you and other passengers to your destinations safely and as quickly as possible.

Enjoy the Ride

Whether you’re loading into a cozy sedan or a full-sized van, remember to sit back and enjoy the ride. GO Airlink Shuttle services save you money, spare you the hassle of airport parking and ensure there are no detours due to bad directions when you’re on a tight schedule. Keep these benefits in mind and you’ll be much more likely to relax en route to your final destination, wherever that may be.

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