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HOW BLACKLANE SAVED MY DAY IN MARSEILLE

Through my travels to different part of the world and innumerable cities, I have come to learn one simple fact about each and every city. Trying to catch a cab just after landing in a new city is never a good idea. There’s always long queues in front of the taxi stands, and the not so pleasing experience of bargaining with the cabbies. That is why I always book my rides with Blacklane from the airport to my hotels while I travel. And I feel thankful that I booked Marseille airport transfer services from them during my last trip to Marseille. Blacklane really saved my day during that trip, and here’s how they did it.

Blacklane and Their Service:

Blacklane is a six years old German startup, which provides app based car rental services in over 250 cities all over the world. However, they specialise in airport transfer services, offering rides to and from 400+ airports all over the world. You can book a trip to and from any of these airports through their app or website, at any time, from anywhere. You can schedule your ride to your hotel weeks before you even take off. And that, is the beauty of Blacklane.

Along with the ease of booking a ride, the experience of the ride is top class too. All of their cars are great looking and comfortable, and their drivers are friendly yet professional. Blacklane only hired professionally vetted drivers, so you can be sure to have a great ride with them. Their airport transfer bookings also include an hour of free waiting time, which means there’s no need to hurry after landing.

With all these awesome features, Blacklane has become a must during all my travel days. However, during my last trip to Marseille, none of these features mattered. In fact, a complete different feature of Blacklane’s airport transfers came into play this time. You won’t utilise this feature of their ride all the time. But the times you do, you’ll surely be glad to have this feature, just like I was.

How Blacklane Saved My Day:

The feature I’m talking about is the inbuilt flight tracking system Blacklane has. You see, Blacklane uses your flight number to track your flight in real time. This feature allows Blacklane to use the flight numbers to track all the flights of their customers in real time, and automatically adjust the pickup times according to the flights’ current schedule.
So I was flying in from Paris to Marseille. My plan was to roam around Paris the whole day, and then catch a flight to Marseille in the evening. So I bought a ticket for a 5:15 p.m. flight, which was supposed to reach Marseille at around 6:30 p.m. However, after reaching the airport, I found out that my flight was delayed by seven hours. Now it will leave at 12:40 a.m. and reach Marseille at around 2’o clock in the morning!

The whole airport was crowded with people, and it was just disgusting. I was tired from roaming around the whole day. Even the idea of having to cancel my ride and then try to book another ride was tiring enough. Plus if I couldn’t book a ride in that short notice, I had to go through the trouble of catching a cab from the airport itself. At that obnoxious hour, getting a cab can be tricky.

However, as soon I fired up the app on my phone, I saw my pickup time was automatically adjusted according to the updated schedule of my flight. The inbuilt flight tracking system did the trick and updated my pickup time automatically. That just saved my whole day!

A delayed flight is enough problem in one’s life. The fact that I didn’t had to go through the pain of cancelling and booking another ride after such a hectic day was really a blessing. This single feature reaffirmed my belief in Blacklane’s service. So the next time you’re visiting a new city, do give Blacklane a try. I can assure you that your life will become much easier.



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