What are the advantages of shared transfers and taxi sharing?

We think that more people could be sharing taxis and airport transfers. Every day there must be hundreds of thousands of empty seats in licenced vehicles heading either to or from an airport. Car pooling and ride shares have become very popular over the last few years, and we think that the same idea should be extended to filling commercial vehicles. Here are some reasons why:

Sharing taxis and airport transfers is better for the environment.

There are approximately 50,000 commercial flights each day around the world. That is a lot of people to get to and from the airport. If you share a taxi with someone who is travelling in the same direction, then that is one less road journey that needs to be made. On each flight, there MUST be loads of people who are going to the same place from the airport. Anyone doing business will be heading to the city centre. Anyone going skiing will be heading in to the mountains to one of the major ski resorts. Most of the families will be heading to suburbia. Surely we must be able to connect these people and save some fuel emissions?

Taxi sharing or Sharing Airport Transfers can save some money.

This point does not require too much explanation. Your airport transfer or taxi will be cheaper if you share the journey with someone else, because the cost will be divided by the number of passengers.

Taxi drivers and airport transfer companies can utilise spare capacity.

Think of all the taxis and transfer vehicles that travel to the airport every day totally empty, because they are going to pick someone up. All these empty seats could be sold to earn some extra income, which would, in an ideal world, reduce the price of one-way journeys.

Taxi Sharing Saves Time

The more people that share taxis and pre-booked airport transfers, the less people there are waiting in line at the airport. This will save a lot of people a lot of time.

You could make some new friends.

There is a good chance that if you have flown from the same place, and need a ride to the same end destination, then you probably have some things in common with your transfer buddy. Having a chat will make the normally boring transfer go quicker and could lead to a lasting friendship…

Find shared transfers now.

To find people to share transfers with, or to buy empty seats advertised by local operators, visit www.findtransfers.com/shared-transfers.php

One thought to “What are the advantages of shared transfers and taxi sharing?”

  1. That all makes sense to me! Always surprises me that people stand in a queue for ages and could probably save a load of time not to mention money and environmental damage (though flights and being kind to the environment aren’t something that really go together!).

    Why not share with a stranger?

    Don’t be shy – why not speak up and ask who is going where and if they want to share – I’d bet that the vast majority are thinking the same thing but daren’t ask!

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