One Thirty AM at DFW Airport Passenger Pick Up
Its 1:30 AM. Your flight is late. You are tired from a long day of traveling. They finally let you off of your plane. You still must make that last leg of the journey before you get a couple hours sleep and try to be coherent during that critical meeting. Would you rather:
Get your bag. Go out side to look for a cab or Uber/Lyft. Hope there is one available. Hope it’s not a sub compact that last saw shocks this decade with a driver who has been in it for 13 hours. Unless you want a sub compact you better order a Uber Select.
The Other Option
Order a Luxury Sedan from Allpoints when you book your travel. We track your flight and whenever you arrive we are waiting with a “Sign and a Smile.” Since we knew you are coming our driver is rested and safe to get you to your hotel without drama.
What Does All This Cost?
The Uber/Lyft Select is about the same bast rate as our Luxury Sedan
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by Neal Arnold June 20, 2019
For the last 30 years Neal Arnold, owner and operator of Allpoints Corporate Express, has worked on vehicles in his shop and most of the tools in his tool box were purchased from Sears and were Craftsman brand. My love of these tools started with their lifetime warranty. Not that I really ever used it because of their unmatched quality.
As I have gotten older and do not tackle really big jobs much anymore I don’t use them like I used to. But I could always be found stalking the tool department when Karen and I would go to a Sears store.
From Alliance for American Manufacturing
By Elizabeth Brotherton -Bunch 2019
“Stanley Black & Decker announced this week that it is moving production of Craftsman wrenches, ratchets, sockets and more back to the United States from China. The company will break ground on a 425,000-square-foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer, and the factory is set to be up and running by late 2020.
About 500 people will be employed at the new $90 million facility, which will utilize robots and fast-forging presses to boost output compared to the older forging machinery now used in China. This will keep production costs in-line with those in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While we’d probably celebrate an announcement like this under most circumstances, the news is especially encouraging because it’s not just a single factory going up — it’s part of an entire American-made rebranding of the iconic Craftsman line.”
Her article points to the outsourcing of the manufacturing of these tools to China and a decrease in the quality of the product. Mechanics simply went to other brands. The warranty simply didn’t mater if the tool broke in use. As with so much we all assumed that this was just the way it now was. After all didn’t everyone know that no one will pay extra for good quality.
If this sound much like the Sedan & Limo Business it is. But I still find clients who value professionalism. New trends show that after rushing to Uber/Lyft some of the companies desire better quality service.
Planning your wedding is a whirl wind of decisions and choices. Your limousine should be a service that adds value and elegance not stress. After doing literally hundreds of these events here are Five Things you should do so that your transportation comes off without a hitch. Understand that you will be making a reservation for your special limo and it is at this stage that attention to detail is important.
- WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
Be sure to look at these items. Date, time, cost, and routing. Be sure that the routing follows what you want the limo to do. You don’t want any surprises on your wedding night. At Allpoints Corporate Express we welcome our clients checking details since most problems stem from a lack of communications.
When you book your limousine or other vehicles we always ask which entrance you want the vehicle to wait for you or your guests. Often large churches will have several entrances so we will ask you to be specific about where you will come out. If your limousine is taking you to several locations we would like to know in advance. That way our chauffeur can do the driving and not trouble you with directions. With limos and buses this is really important since your chauffeur needs to plan how to place you in a safe place to embark or exit the vehicle.
2. WHO IS GOING
Be sure everyone who is going to ride is accounted for the the “number of passengers” line on your confirmation. It is never good to have a limo which is too small for your group.
3. WHO IS IN CHARGE
We find it is a good idea to provide us with the name and cell number of someone you have designated to interact with the chauffeurs other than the bride, groom or their parents. You and your family will be busy enough during the wedding. By assigning someone to see that the limousine or other vehicles are on location it assures that things come off smoothly. This person can see that your baggage gets into the limo, any food or wine being taken from the reception is stored in the limo or other details. You want to exit directly to the vehicle and these details should be done in advance. Often if you have a wedding planner they will do this. If not enlist one of the wedding party.
Allpoints will provide complementary champagne on our bookings, except transfers, but if you look you will also find chilled bottled water in the limo. Sometimes it a real lifesaver especially if it is a outdoor wedding.
Karen M. O’Brien, CTC
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