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Crack the car window for coronavirus safety

Since March, Teddy’s private car service drivers have been instructed to crack open the car windows, when able, during the coronavirus crisis. Today, Teddy’s received OSHA guidance confirming this policy is helpful.

Teddy’s professional chauffeurs are also instructed on how to set the air conditioning system for fresh are, not recirculated air.

Public health officials are also increasingly trumpeting the benefits of open windows and fresh air to help mitigate the virus. According to an article at Medium.com, a 2019 study found natural ventilation can reduce transmission of tuberculosis by 72%. Now the CDC recommends opening windows to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, as mentioned in the same article.

Whether it be Westport to Westchester, Darien to LaGuardia, JFK to Stamford or Bradley to Bristol, be assured your professional Teddy’s driver is trained on all the latest clean-car and safety needs to make your business travel safe.

Professionally operated private car service: Never more important

Our time to shine

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting business crisis come with astronomical human and financial costs. But this week, as folks are starting to head back to LaGuardia, Kennedy, Newark, White Plains, Hartford/Springfield and Boston Logan, I wrote to Team Teddy’s about this being an opportunity to demonstrate the value of a truly professional private car service.

“…business travel managers feel assured their Duty of Care responsibilities are met and this is now more crucial than ever.”

Premium executive transportation has always been a trusted boutique niche in the ground transportation industry which, in general, has as many customers as the airline and hotel industry. But only about three percent of the overall market, the most influential, hardest working and wealthy travelers typically leverage the added productivity of premium private car service.

This positioning has been challenged by global app-cab platforms to share personal cars which blurs lines and may have travelers and travel managers begin to question our value equation. Many observers have thought that our niche would be further eroded by futuristic mass transit algorithms, automated marketplaces and artificially powered robots.

‘Yes,’ we had to re-energize to show that a qualified, duly vetted, trained, briefed, managed and committed professional driver in an impeccably spotless premium vehicle has remarkable value. Such service keeps you safer, more productive and greatly increases the peace-of-mind of the traveler as well as that of his family and his corporate risk manager.

If your team’s travelers are flying business class and staying in premium boutique hotels, they command the added comfort and productivity of a professional private car service. Luckily, Teddy’s professional private sedan service from, say LaGuardia to Westport or JFK to Stamford is still about $100 less than UberBlack during busier times of day at airports!

To this, add the new dimension of travel during the COVID crisis. “Premium private car” has always helped business travel managers feel assured their Duty of Care responsibilities are met and this is now more crucial than ever. As our industry deploys the safest and most stringent COVID protocols, business travelers, older people and families, being cautious, will favor our pro solution and much more lightly used vehicles over jumping into a random personal-car driver with a cab app and many times the per-day fare count.

Teddy’s is taking every precaution with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

With the spread of the virus dominating not only the news but everyone’s lives, Teddy’s urges its customers and members of our community to stay safe. Stay home if you can. But if you must travel, know that we’re taking every precaution to keep everyone safe by disinfecting all cars before and after each trip.

Be assured that, despite Connecticut and neighboring states closing non-essential businesses, all area states deemed, as ‘essential,’ public transportation (that’s us) and transportation infrastructure including airports and gas stations.

Special Update: Just in time for some of you who need to get back to the office – and wish to avoid the train – Teddy’s is offering 15% off all one-way sedan transfers to and from Manhattan until May 31, 2020.

  • longer-distance private car requests are becoming more popular as people seek to ‘get the ball rolling,’ for work, while avoiding trains and planes. Teddy’s is actually quicker than the plane to Boston, Philadelphia and more. Sample executive private sedan one-way transfer fares, before tip or tolls:
    • Stamford to Boston, $421
    • Westport to Philadelphia: $373
    • Manhattan to Washington DC: $498
    • coastal Fairfield County to Washington, DC: $600

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Teddy’s Wins the 2020 LCT Operator of the Year

2020 LCT Operator of the Year - Teddy's LimoEach year, Luxury Coach & Transportation Magazine awards the best players in the luxury coach and transportation business for their high standards, best practices and stellar performance. This year’s award ceremony took place Feb. 18, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, and recognized, for the first time ever, operators outside of the United States, in addition to all those operators located nationwide.

In the 31–44 vehicle category (operators with a fleet of 31-44 vehicles), Teddy’s Transportation System won Luxury Coach & Transportation Operator of the Year, beating out an array of other very impressive contenders to come out on top as the best in the biz for an operation with such a large fleet size.

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JFK vs. LaGuardia: Which Airport Should I Fly Into?

LaGuardia vs JFK: Which airport should you fly into?When you’re flying out of an airport, there are plenty of things to consider: frequent flyer lounges, restaurants, and so on. But when you’re flying into an airport, there’s usually a single overriding concern: how fast you can leave. This is why our passengers often ask us: “Which of New York City’s airports should I fly into?”

Laguardia vs JFK: Delayed Flights Comparison

If you’re a serious traveler, you may want to bookmark the US Department of Transportation website. From this page, you can select the most-used airports in the country and review all kinds of statistics, including an on-time performance summary. We checked out the most recent results for JFK, LaGuardia and, for good measure, Newark Liberty International Airport. Here’s how they compare, from best to worst:

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