Love travelling? Hate the check-in queues, long security lines and overzealous crowds? With Blacklane PASS, navigating the lengthy lines and maze-like terminals of a busy airport is now easier than ever. I have recently booked Blacklane airport concierge service with Blacklane PASS and enjoyed the airport service like no other. Let me tell you more about it!
About Blacklane Pass
Blacklane PASS is a suite of global airport concierge services reaching 500 airports around the world. All you have to do is book the concierge or lounge service for your next trip – Blacklane will do the rest. What you get is the personal assistant escorting you between gates, lounges and airport transportation. With the new Blacklane PASS, you get the perks of First Class travel – such as lounge access and airport express lanes. PASS replicates Blacklane’s high-quality chauffeur experience, which is also available to book to make your experience even more seamless. This new PASS service comes 7 years after founders Jens Wohltorf and Frank Steuer launched Blacklane as a chauffeur service. The chauffeur service unites the local premium taxi companies to provide a high-quality, single global professional driver service via app or website. Blacklane now operates in 300 cities across more than 60 countries, including services in Africa.
The Blacklane PASS – services on offer
The Blacklane PASS provides a range of services to choose from. The Arrival Service includes the concierge who meets you at the gate, expedites immigration and customs, plus coordinates the ground transportation. The Lounge Service provides access to the airport lounge, where you can enjoy complimentary food and drinks, WiFi, showers, TVs and timely flight updates. No longer do you need to fly First class, or have a gold credit card, to have access to the lounge. With the Departure Service, you will be met at the curbside at the terminal and helped with check in. Then you will be escorted to the front of the security line, taken to a lounge before your departure gate. Plus, there is also a Connection Service (MAD), which is similar to the arrival or departure service, but with additional perks. These include expediting immigration and customs, and rechecking your luggage, if necessary.
Feeling like a celebrity
Before going on my business trip to Shanghai, I was offered a chance to try Blacklane PASS and make my long journey much more comfortable. The booking on the website was quick and simple, and I went for a range of services to really experience the ‘Blacklane way of travelling’. Firstly, I got the business class Ground Transportation Service from my home to London Heathrow. It was a seamless door-to-door journey and booking was simple. On the day of my ride, I received SMS and email updates, with the name and contact details of my chauffeur. Blacklane chauffeurs also use flight tracking to see if your flight is early or delayed, which means they can plan the journey accordingly.
Tailored Airport Service
When I got to the airport, Blacklane agent greeted me as part of the Departure Service. He not only helped with the luggage and got me checked in, but also escorted me to the front of the security line. Once done the security, I took advantage of the Lounge Service with the Blacklane team sending the lounge pass a day before. After a glass of champagne and a nice lunch, it was time to board the plane. 11 hours later, I landed in Shanghai and was met by Blacklane agent as part of the Arrival Service. A pleasant English-speaking Chinese lady helped me through immigration and with my luggage. Once at the arrival gate, she ensured that the tall and handsome chauffeur was ready to lead me to the shiny Mercedes Benz. The car not only had Evian water and snacks, but also Wifi and magazines to keep me occupied.
All I can say is that the Blacklane PASS provided me with the seamless experience, and gave me much needed confidence and help in the country I was visiting for the first time. The booking process was easy and took a few minutes, plus it showed all-inclusive, guaranteed rates at the time of booking. What made a difference for me was that all the concierges spoke English and tracked my flight, to ensure I was on time and they were there once I arrived. So, on your next trip, skip security and immigration lines for just $200 for yourself and $100 for an additional traveler, and access lounges for $50 in more than 500 airports around the world, all thanks to Blacklane PASS.
To find out more, please check Blacklane Pass website.