Thinking about touring NYC during this magical time of bright lights and so much fun stuff to do? Let DJs Limousines take you there.
But first, read this:
Despite Calls For Regulation, Uber Surge Pricing Continues
Buyer beware! ’Tis the season for scourge pricing! Also known as “surge pricing” to everyone but its critics, you’ll know this is happening by the shriek of surprise almost anyone — including the rich — hailing a car through app-based services like Uber and Lyft emits after being hit with a fare that on busy New Year’s Eve ran as high as nearly 10 times the norm in some cities.
And no, it’s not just a New Years and holidays thing. Though social media saw its fair share of haters and spewed Uber venom — “I’m deleting this app. Clearly the company thinks it can do whatever it wants,” fumed one NJ reveler to another, livid over a $387 tab — bad winter weather and even Valentine’s Day means there’ll be a whole lot of shrieking going on in the months ahead.
The only perverse pleasure? Waiting to see which celeb chimes in with the best sympathetic rant.
(The unofficial reigning champion: actor Seth Rogen, who sarcastically tweeted, “great way to rip off drunk people” when a woman complained on another New Year’s Eve of being soaked for $351 for a 25-minute Uber ride.)
“Airlines and hotels are more expensive during busy times,” Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has explained in defending the business model. “Uber as well.”
While this may be true, cerebral arguments can be a tough sell in the face of such high-profile PR disasters as these:
• The New York City blizzard of 2013. Adding the hashtags “#OMG #neverforget #neveragain #real,” Jessica Seinfeld, the cookbook-writing wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, took to Instagram to freak out over her $415 Uber tab for transporting her kids to a sleepover and bar mitzvah.
A surge in demand — by innocents fleeing the central business district — automatically triggered fares four times the normal Uber rate.
There is some pushback being felt, though.
With even some Uber drivers less than thrilled with the status quo — “How can it be seen as anything but opportunistic?” driver Peter Ashlock recently told the consumer tech website CNET.com — New York City Hall, for example, is reported to “tacitly support” a City Council proposal that would restrict surge pricing to 100 percent of the basic fare.
“All providers of ground transportation should play by the same rules, and passengers shouldn’t have to choose between reaching their destination or paying the rent,” Gary Buffo, president of the nonprofit ◊National Limousine Association◊ (limo.org), says of the effort.
One final word: Researchers at Northeastern University who studied ride-hailing services in New York and San Francisco found anecdotal evidence of “collusion” by some drivers who intentionally go offline to induce a price-jacking supply shortage. Uber, though, has pooh-poohed the findings.
Why Go Limo?
Companies like DJs Limousines in Garwood New Jersey thoroughly screen drivers and maintain a safe, clean and pleasant fleet. It makes for a big difference.
There are times when nothing will do except a limousine. After all, limousines have been the favored method of transportation for memorable occasions. Fun night out in NYC? Yes, there is no better way to go there. Now, you can choose from SUV, sedans or fantastic party buses. There are also antique and classic versions. It is like choosing a hotel. There are different price points, so call Dominick at DJs Limousines today for more information at 908-241-3393.
A Time to Celebrate
Any celebration is a good time to get into a DJs limousine. They are relatively affordable since you can split up the fee with a few friends. This method can be a great idea rather than having to choose a designated driver all the time. It is still the preferred method of transportation for NYC nights out, proms, weddings and a great way to set up a group of friends to enjoy the evening with. Each limo will have special amenities, and you will be matched to the one that will serve you the best.
Limousines are also fun to use with a variety of other occasions. You can make a birthday or anniversary memorable or plan a night on the town with friends or a spouse. Another popular use of limousines is transportation to a bachelor or bachelorette party. Corporate accounts use them often as a method to pick up customers or employees from the airport. Remember to give the total number of your party by adding a few more so that you will have plenty of space.
Some people will always use the limousines because they like glamor and like to arrive in style. Other people like the convenience and not having to worry about driving somewhere on their own. The service will ask you all about the details of your intended use in order to give you an accurate quote and also help you to find the style of the limo best for your evening out. Remember you can schedule a package deal or hourly. Your driver should be courteous and arrive with a clean limo. They should be registered and have the proper insurance coverage.
The limousine companies will advertise package prices for special promotions such as the prom, a special sporting event or concert. Give the company a reminder phone call about a week before your event to make sure you are still on the books and so that there are no surprises looming ahead.