Join, Sabre & Tnooz for a Free Webinar [UPDATED]

Thanks to Tnooz, Sabre and all those who joined us this morning for the “App Explosion” webinar. For those of you who were unable to join us, you can watch the full video of webinar here:


It’s no secret that smartphone apps are connecting travelers in new and rewarding ways. But it may not be as apparent that B2B apps are quickly reshaping the technology and service behind travel.

Join and the Sabre Travel Network, on tomorrow from 11am – 12pm EST for a free webinar hosted by Tnooz, about the growing market for B2B apps and the technology behind the Sabre Red App Centre.

We’ll talk first-hand about how, winner of the 2012 Sabre Red Appy Awards, is tapping new markets worldwide with an innovative new travel app for agents.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat at this webinar today.

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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Best Little Black Friday Giveaway

Let’s face it, Black Friday can be a bit frustrating. There are deals everywhere you look, but are they really deals, can you find better deals somewhere else, do really want to wait in line with a bunch of strangers at midnight and do you even need another 32″ TV?

You Know You Want One is keeping it simple this Black Friday – no gimmicks, no confusing deals. Just some free gear.

Simply include @Limos in a tweet using #BlackFriday with a picture of your Black Friday ride (black car, bike, bus, pogo stick) for a chance to win a sweet t-shirt (seen in this picture). That’s it!

And if you find yourself in need of a ride to transport that new 32″ TV home on Black Friday, give a shot. It might turn out to be your best deal of the day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Important Information Regarding Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast on Monday night to devastating effect. Many residents in the area are still without power and water and are just starting to pick up the pieces. This includes dozens of our valued operating partners. We currently have an estimated 20 percent of our regular private car supply available in the region.

As many residents return to work next week with limited access to public transportation, the demand for our private cars is greatly increasing. is working with our partners in the region to free up more cars, but this effort will take some time.

In the meantime, please be advised of the following:

  • If you currently have a ride scheduled between now and Wednesday, November 7th, please know our customer service team is doing everything in its power to fulfill the ride. If you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming ride, please call (toll-free): (866) 546-6726Due to the high volume of calls, you may experience longer wait times than usual. Your patience is appreciated.
  • Due to the strain this shortage has put on drivers, as well as a gas deficiency in the area, you may notice an increase in the cost of rides. As our team is able to pull more vehicles into the system, these prices should begin to decrease.
  • Although private car vehicles are currently exempt from HOV restrictions, rides are taking at least twice as long. Please plan accordingly and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Thank you for patience as we work through this situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Ride Like an All-Star, Duh!

Guest Blog Post: Keith Lumpp & Astro Araujo,

There are plenty of things to love about October, including harvest time, Halloween and most places are finally cooling off from summer. However, what excites us most here at is the gluttony of sporting events we have to mindlessly entertain us.

Keith & Astro, Resident Sports Experts

From the Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs, to the National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) jumping into full swing, there aren’t many better months for sports than October.

With all of the different sporting events in October and throughout the year, we at encourage you to consider taking a black car to your favorite team’s next game. Here are some benefits to riding in style:

  1. Relax – Taking a black car to a sporting event is the least stressful way to get there. And makes is easy to book an affordable and trusted ride – both online and from your smartphone. By riding in a black car, you’re letting the driver worry about traffic and parking. You’re also avoiding the large, and sometimes hostile crowds associated with public transportation. So relax and arrive in style.
  2. Ride Like an All-Star – You might not be playing in the game or sitting court side with Jack Nicholson or Spike Lee, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get there in your very own “private luxury box”. You’ll feel like one of your favorite athletes pulling up to the venue without breaking the bank to get there. Go ahead, player, roll down the window and sign some autographs!
  3. Make it a Party – A game is the perfect excuse to gather a group of friends and have some fun. Start the pre-game celebration the moment you get into the ride. Have a few beverages during the game, and be assured that you have a designated driver waiting for you in front of the venue once the game is over.

Whether you’re a regular or a newbie looking to book your first ride with us, October is the perfect time to join the #RideRevolution.


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Tips for How to “Ride It Right”

Guest Blog Post: Jessica Cress & Tres Steffler

The night has finally come. You’ve planned every last detail to ensure this special night goes without error. Your guests have RSVP’d, you picked the right outfit, you reserved the limo, and you’re ready to enjoy the evening. The guests begin to arrive, pictures are being taken and smiles are big. The limo arrives and guests begin to pile in. And that’s when you notice…

Ground transportation tips & deals

Your party of 14 doesn’t fit nearly as comfortably as you’d hoped in the 14 passenger limousine you reserved. Well, you may be cramped, but it’s nothing a few cold beverages won’t fix. NO ICE?!? You rented a limo and there is no ice? Now this has completely turned your night around. Just when you thought your night couldn’t get any worse, your driver rolls down the partition and asks you for directions for the itinerary you’ve handed him. This night is going downhill fast and you wonder to yourself: what could I have done differently?

Here are a few tips from the pros at for getting the most out of your limo experience…

1. Book the appropriate vehicle for your occasion:

Your limo operator will prepare your vehicle and craft your experience differently for a wedding than for a bachelorette party. These are entirely different experiences and have different demands of your limo service provider, so it’s very important to help him or her make your event memorable by reserving the appropriate vehicle type.

2. Be aware of the size of your party when reserving your vehicle:

Be sure to confirm with your operator or your Service Representative that the vehicle is the most appropriate for your passengers and your expectations. Just because your limo is legally permitted to fit 10 passengers doesn’t mean that it should! 10 teenagers may fit perfectly for their Prom, but 10 6-foot adults may not fit as comfortably in the same vehicle.

3. Ask Questions:

You may be surprised what your operator is willing and able to provide to make your experience memorable – but you need to ASK! Ice, balloons, flowers, red carpet – all these things and more may be very well within your reach. Your limo service provider is willing to meet or exceed your expectations, but needs your instruction to do so. Furthermore, do everyone a favor and email your operator an outline of your itinerary. No one wants to be stuck giving directions, and it may be unfair to assume that your driver knows the location of every new restaurant in town.

4. Look at Star Class:

Be sure to look at a company’s star class and read its rider reviews. Operators are given service rankings ranging from 3 to 5 stars, and will often be priced commensurate with their service quality guarantees. If you expect a brand new vehicle, you will likely need to pay for a 5 star operator. If your expectations aren’t as demanding, you may feel more comfortable saving money on a 3 or 4 star limo company. Also, do the community a favor and leave your own reviews of your experiences. Good, bad, or indifferent – your reviews will also help guide others’ purchasing decisions.

Follow these tips next time and you will RIDE IT RIGHT!

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September is Back to Business Travel Month – Save 15% Off All Airport Rides

It’s never easy exchanging flip-flops for loafers, but with summer ending, it’s time to get back on the road for business. To help ease your transition, between now and Friday, October 12th, we’re giving you 15% off all rides to-and-from the airport.

Back to Business Travel – 15% Off Airport Rides

Additionally, we’ll be awarding one lucky road warrior with a year’s worth of FREE airport car and limo services
(see official rules for prize details).

To be automatically entered in the drawing, visit our “Back to Business Travel” promotional page and simply book a ride. You’ll receive a 15% rebate on your credit card once the ride is completed.

To enter without purchasing, see the official rules here.

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Remembering Tom Mazza

Tom Mazza

Tom Mazza, an inspirational leader associated with the U.S. limousine industry, passed away this month from complications from ALS. He was 53.

Tom was deeply connected to, and will be greatly missed. Our team took a few moments to share some thoughts and memories of Tom.

By Doug Anderson,
Above all, Tom’s heart and care for the industry and for the people in the industry always shined through. He touched so many of us in so many different ways that his positive contributions become almost immeasurable. would not be who it is today without his help.

Tom consulted and educated our founding team (including myself, T.J. Clark, Todd Belfer and Jay Poplowski) and was instrumental in helping make our first key hires (Carlos Matos and Eric Schnieder). Last but not least, Tom introduced us to many of our best affiliates, even when he was starting a competing service (Limocart).

Tom’s legacy will live on forever in the limo world. To paraphrase the late Steve Jobs, Tom Mazza made a dent in our universe.

By Carlos Matos,
I can’t remember Tom Mazza without remembering all the contributions he made to countless members of the ground transportation industry, including myself.

Tom was a true friend, great leader and an individual fully dedicated to the growth of our industry. Tom was so energetic and passionate about the industry, he could walk into a room full of chauffeurs and keep them all on the edge of their seats for over an hour. He was so well liked that he was immediately followed by dozens of people whenever he entered the room.

Tom, you left us too early, but rest assured your legacy will live among us forever.

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