I get stressed at airports, so much so that I end up with a headache. Blacklane is planning to lift my anxiety with a complete door-to-plane concierge service.
They can now pick you up, get you to the airport, arrange fast-track immigration and security, airport lounge access, air-side meet and greet as well as their professional driver service.
Blacklane recently acquired Solve to ease travellers’ airport anxiety around the world. Solve created the first platform to book global airport concierge services:
• Curbside and air-side passenger meet and greet.
• Fast-track security.
• Expedited customs and immigration.
• Connecting flight assistance.
• Lounge access.
“Frequent travellers’ most valuable asset is time, and airport procedures waste a lot of it. Concierge services save travellers time before and after flights while making the most out of the time spent in airports,” said Blacklane Co-founder and CEO Jens Wohltorf. “This is a natural extension of Blacklane’s personal service and high-quality rides as it connects the dots between a comfortable flight and a comfortable ride.”
The deal makes door-to-door trips even smoother. Blacklane invented a way to book professional driver services as easily as flights and hotels. The company consolidated fragmented local service providers under a high-quality, customer-friendly experience. Its footprint spans more than 50 countries, 250 cities and 500 airports.
Similarly, Solve unified global airport concierge services for business and leisure travellers. In less than a minute, they could book international and domestic assistance at more than 500 airports. Solve was founded last year and was selected to Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 batch.
“Airport concierge services have lacked a trusted name, a smart booking process and global scalability. Blacklane has proven its ability to solve these issues. This acquisition is good news for travellers, local service providers, and the future of our Solve platform,” said Solve CEO and Founder Blaine Vess.
Travelers will be able to book Blacklane’s airport services, with or without airport transfers, in December.
At Luxury Travel Diary, we consistently use Blacklane for airport transfers. In fact, we find them to offer the best value transfers from a London Airport into London, and we have used them in Asia, Switzerland, France and Spain. You can also now collect air miles with their airport transfers.
Contact me for a Blacklane promotional discount code and you will save 10 EUR/USD/GBP on your first ride with Blacklane. (I receive a 10 EUR/USD/GBP voucher too).
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