Birmingham Airport Taxi

Birmingham Airport Taxis

Due to the recent change with the lifting of covid restrictions and along with getting ready for the Easter and summer breaks, at LetsRide we’re here to help make your airport booking as stress free as possible.  So why don’t you try our personalised taxi service for airport runs where we will pick you up from anywhere around the UK which includes our local areas such as, Shirley, Olton, Solihull, Knowle, Dorridge, Hockley Heath, Earlswood, Dickens Heath, Wythall, Hollywood, Warstock, Druids Heath, Solihull Lodge, Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Billesley, Moseley, Acocks Green and Birmingham City Centre.

After receiving your booking via our taxi app we will personally contact you to confirm that we have all the correct details and then most importantly we will personally allocate your airport booking to a driver.

We offer a wide range of taxi vehicles to suit your needs, from 4-seater saloons to 8-seater MPV’s which are designed to cater for large amounts of luggage such as golf and skiing equipment along with oversized cases.

In addition to being available to all business customers on request, we also cater for meet & greets and airport taxi transfers from all around the UK.

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Your Essential Pre-Flight Travel Checklist

Pack your passport and any tickets!
It’s the most obvious thing to pack, but so often people arrive at the airport only to have left their passport on the kitchen bench (or in the photocopier!). Don’t walk out the door without double checking your passport and any travel tickets or boarding passes are in your bag. Last but not least, remember to set your alarm if you have an early airport transfer!

Check for visa requirements
Some countries won’t let you in without a valid visa, so double check any visa requirements before you leave to avoid an awkward conversation at border security. It can take a number of days to organise a visa, so make sure to check this well in advance. While you’re doing this, check your passport validity, too – some countries require six months of passport validity to travel, so check well in advance of your flight.

Make copies of your travel documents
It’s always good practice to make copies and screen shot all your important travel documents, like your passport and driving licence, just in case your passport is lost on your travels. Keep a copy in your luggage separate to your passport and leave a copy with a trusted friend or family member back home.

Check COVID-19 Requirements
Make sure to check the COVID vaccination and PCR testing requirements with the destination you’re visiting.

Check-in online
Save time at the airport by checking in online, if your airline allows it. You’re usually able to print or download your boarding pass, meaning that if you’re travelling with just carry-on luggage, you can skip the lines and head straight for security.

Check your carry-on and checked luggage
Will your carry-on bag fit the requirements and restrictions of your airline? Always double check the weight and size of your bag, and if it’s too big or heavy, you may be requested to check it in instead, which can incur extra baggage fees. A good rule of thumb is to wear any heavy items of clothing on the plane (you can always take them off once on board) and pack lighter items in your carry-on or checked baggage. There are also limits as to what liquids you’re able to bring on board in your carry-on and what quantity. Usually, small amounts in a sealed bag are fine, but it’s always best to double check your airline’s policy on what is and isn’t allowed, or you may end up having to throw away perfectly good toiletries and other products at security. While you’re checking your carry-on luggage, it’s also worth making sure that your checked luggage is within the weight and dimension requirements, so that you can avoid any nasty last-minute charges.

Let your bank know you’ll be travelling
Tell your bank that you’re going to be travelling overseas so that you can use your card to withdraw cash or pay for things without your card being blocked. Make sure you have some cash in the local currency handy though – it will always come in useful. If you have a credit card, this is even more important that you let your bank know, as you don’t want to get left in a foreign country with no access to money!

Confirm your overseas airport transfer
To ensure a seamless trip, make sure you’ve confirmed your pick-up time and meeting point of your airport transfer with your transfer company and driver 48 hours before you’re due to depart. Double check that all of your booking details are correct, and before you leave check your email and phone for any correspondence from your transfer company.

Pack these carry-on essentials

Lip balm
Aeroplane cabins are pressurised which means your lips are likely to dry out – this is unpleasant at the best of times but especially if you’re travelling long distance. Pack some balm to keep your lips hydrated.

Shawl of scarf
Aeroplane cabins often cool down on a flight, so to stay warm it’s worth packing a shawl or light scarf to wrap around yourself.

Major airlines often offer these on your flight, but it’s always good to pack your own pair just in case. Noise-cancelling headphones are a big plus on busy flights and if you’re a light sleeper. If your headphones are bluetooth, don’t forget your charger!

Book, Kindle or Entertainment
Get some reading done and pack a book in your carry-on. It’s a great way to kill time on the plane, in the departure lounge or in the airport lounge. If TV series and movies are your love, be sure to load up your tablet or laptop with some a season’s worth of new shows!

Menthol Inhaler
Relieve any nasal congestion by packing an inhaler in your hand luggage. They’re so small that they won’t weigh you down and will offer relief if you’re feeling blocked up from the plane.

Toothbrush and paste
Some airlines will provide a travel toothbrush and paste, but pack them in case – you’ll thank us if you’re on a long-haul flight!

Essential medications
Make sure you have any medication you’ll need in your hand luggage, as well as any prescriptions in case you need to show security. Depending on the length of your journey, be sure to pack enough medication that will suffice for your duration, as well as prescriptions or medical history documentation if you need to get more mediation overseas. Asthmatics, don’t forget your inhaler!

Make sure you’ve charged your phone
You’ll need a phone when you travel as your driver and/or transfer company may need to contact you. If you’re travelling overseas, check with your phone provider if you can use your phone to make and receive calls and SMS messages overseas. Don’t forget to make the most of the free Wi-Fi that is available in many international airports, too. Don’t forget to pack your phone charger as well – these are one of the most common items left in hotels. Handy hint: Remember to buy an international travel adapter for your electronics if you’re going overseas.