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The hassle of flying

Airplanes have made travelling much easier for us. They are much faster than any other means of transport, and can surpass obstacles like mountains, oceans and swamps with no problem at all. They can get us from one point of the globe to another in a matter of hours, and thanks to aviation, tourism and other kinds of travel are more accessible than ever before. Faraway distances that would take days or weeks, when possible at all, can now be covered overnight thanks to airplanes. 

Of course, nothing is absolutely perfect, and planes are no exception. It is true that they provide a large number of advantages over other means of transport, and planes nowadays offer a series of commodities and services, like food, entertainment and comfy blankets. However, travelling by plane also implies some disadvantages, or at least challenges you have to take care of.

If you have ever traveled by plane, you are familiar with many of these things. Waiting times, delays and turbulences are commonplace when flying, but they aren't really a major backset, more like the perks of how planes work. Instead, some of the msot obnoxious moments of flying actually happen on the ground. 

Airport transfers

Airports are away from cities and towns as a matter of security. Plane crashes and derails can be very destructive, and endanger hundreds of people if they happen on highways or buildings. Also, the wind and noise created by planes can make daily life very difficult around them. For this reason, airfields and airports are often built away from major human settlements, so you must travel for a while to get to the airport, and then drive from it to your next location.

Some airports do have transport lines, like railways and bus lines, connecting them to the closest city or town. However, in most cases you must reach them by car. Also, when you carry luggage with you, as in, most times you take a plane, a car is far more convenient than public transport. Many flights take off or land at unconventional times, anyway, and many transport networks stop at night, so you might find yourself stranded in an airport for hours before taking the next step in your journey.

It is always convenient to drive, or have someone else drive you, to and from the airport. If you own a car and have someone with availability to go with you, so they can drive the car back home, then this seems like a good idea. However, in some cases you just don't have anybody to do that for you, be it because they are busy or away, or because you are at an airport far away from your home anyway, like, say, in a different continent. Besides, parking fees in airports are often very expensive, and if somebody is waiting for you but you are delayed charges start piling up. 

For this and many other reasons, driving your own car to and from the airport doesn't seem like the best option either, so what should you do?

Taxi services

Hiring a taxi is in many cases the best solution for this situation. It's fast and convenient, it can get you around wherever you need to go, and companies will have cars available for you 24/7, so you don't have to worry about arriving or departing at an odd time in the night. Plus you will save in gas and parking charges, which depending on the case might even help you save money in the end.

Taxis can get you around even if you aren't familiar with your destination, as long as you find a reliable agency. In some cases, hiring a taxi off the street or just any agency you find in the Internet might cost you more, because there are cases all around the world where tourists or foreign visitors are scammed by local taxi drivers who take advantage of their lack of knowledge of geography and currency. You should hire a reliable agency for your airport transfers.

In general, agencies you will find inside the airport are reliable, but in some cases they won't be convenient because their fees are a bit higher and they might not provide all services required. Airports GO (airportsgo.com) is a great option for taxi transfers, because you can arrange with a driver to pick you up and drop you off wherever you want to. You can trust these experience drivers and call them any time to get you around.

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