Hi, my name is Jill. After my father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, we decided that we didn't want him to spend his last few remaining years sitting around. Instead, we decided to start travelling. We travelled using many different types of transportation, and throughout our sometimes challenging adventures, I learned how to deal with transportation and Parkinson's. To help others who are in the same boat (transportation pun intended), I decided to create a blog devoted to transportation and chronic illnesses or disabilities. In these posts, I plan to look at everything from choosing transportation to travelling safely. Please, explore my blog and enjoy your travels!
The more you plan and prepare, the smoother things usually go. When planning a trip to Australia, one of the most important things that you want to do upon getting off a long flight is have transportation ready. Booking a taxi is one of the simplest and most convenient modes of transportation available. To make sure that things run smoothly, here are 3 things that you'll want to do ahead of time.
Call in Advance with Flight Details, Luggage Details and More
After a long flight, the last thing you want to do is have to deal with booking a taxi and coordinating with the taxi company. You'll have a much easier time if you call in advance to book a taxi. Provide the taxi company with your flight details so they know which terminal to pick you up from and when to pick you up. You also want to give them a good idea as to the amount of people that they'll need to drive, as well as the amount of luggage that everyone will be bringing along.
Keep a Sufficient Amount of Change on You
Although most taxis accept various forms of payment, like credit cards and debit cards, it's still wise to keep some change on you, since you never know when unexpected circumstances may arise. Depending on the time of the day and when the taxi driver's shift started, the taxi drivers may only have a limited amount of change on them. That's why it's a good idea to have some small bills and change on you so that you can avoid overtipping the drivers.
Make a List of Any Questions About the City You Might Want to Ask the Taxi Driver
Taxi drivers know the city the best. They're constantly driving around to local hot spots and are usually quite informed about tricks of the city. With that said, they're probably some of the best people to ask questions if there's anything in particular you want to know about the local area. Before you get on the taxi, spend some time thinking about whether there are any specific questions you'd like answered. For example, you might want to know where the best places to eat are. The taxi drivers might be able to give you some good pointers and recommendations.
Getting to your intended destination after a long flight can be made simple and easy if you book a taxi ahead of time. The taxi company will coordinate with your schedule to ensure that you are picked up on time.