A lot of people these days tend to use public transfers of a taxi to get to and from the airport. They do this to save money and because they think it will get them home quicker. But, is this really true?
When using public transport as your airport transfer, you are pretty much taking your travels into your own hands and a lot can go wrong. You really are risking not making your flight at all.
First of all, public transport can be dependent on the weather. If you book a train to get to the airport, you could wake up on the morning of travel and find that the trains are off because the track is frozen. If you have an early morning flight, you might not have the time to rearrange your flight with the airline, or organize a lift off someone else.
Now, you could book a train and everything is going smoothly, you are on the train and you are on your way. Then, disaster strikes. You are almost there and something goes wrong on the track. There could be another train that is stuck or a person could be on the track. What are you going to do then? You are stuck on the train, you can’t just get off there and you might not have a signal on your phone. How are you going to phone the airport and change your flight?
You might think that you will be okay and you can just phone a taxi on the morning of the flight, but what happens if the taxis are busy? They won’t give you priority just because you have a flight, you will have to wait your turn and it is not guaranteed that you will make your flight.
What about on the way home? When you get to the airport, there will be taxi ranks all over the place. Taxis will be queuing there to get their customers, but this does not mean that you will get one straightaway. It is more likely that you will have to wait in a queue.
You might think that you don’t mind waiting in the queue, but how long is it going to take? If you have just been on a long haul flight, then you will be tired and you will be irritated. You will NOT want to stand in that queue.