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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 as you get back to work

Pre-trip chauffeur COVID-19 testing now available

You can now have Teddy’s test your chauffeur the day before your trip. Teddy’s will have the CareStart COVID-19 rapid antigen test administered to your scheduled chauffeur. This is a ‘rapid test.’ Results are available immediately but rapid tests for antigens are less reliable than the PCR tests and by requesting this service you agree Teddy’s Transportation  System and it’s owners, executives and staff will be held harmless. The cost of this service is $75.00 each.

UPDATE AUG 24, 2020   Car traffic in New York and Boston are back up to 80% of pre-pandemic levels and TSA agents report steady growth in airport passenger counts. If yours is a team that needs to capitalize on face-to-face business in these early back-to-work days, be assured Teddy’s staying ahead of the curve to keep you productive, in traffic and safe en route.

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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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NYC’s Best Broadway Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

New York City's best broadway shows in 2020If you’re headed to New York City this year, whether you’re a newcomer to the Big Apple or a long-time visitor, if you  haven’t marked off seeing a Broadway show from your bucket list — well, then, you’ve come at the right time. The 2020 Broadway season features some amazing shows, both beloved classics and up-and-coming hits.

Here are several of NYC’s best broadway shows you might want to consider adding to your itinerary. Read More