Germany-based chauffeur provider Blacklane has released the Blacklane PASS airport service to allow passengers to skip security and immigration queues.
The pass intends to better utilise passengers’ travel time without the need for annual membership clubs or frequent flyer status.
The Blacklane PASS will allow travellers to skip security and immigration queues for $100 and access private lounges for $50 in more than 500 airports worldwide.
Incoming travellers using the pass will be greeted by a concierge, who will take them to the front of customs and immigration lines and escort them to their car or connecting transport.
Customers departing the airport meet the concierge at their car or connecting transport for help carrying luggage and skip security and immigration queues. Once inside the terminal, the concierge assists with VAT refunds and duty-free shopping, as well as escorts travellers to the gate.
For connecting flights, the concierge assists with luggage, including the re-checking of bags.
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Passengers with a Blacklane PASS will also be able to access private lounges for three hours to use facilities such as food and beverage outlets, showers and Wi-Fi.
Blacklane CEO and co-founder Jens Wohltorf said: “Airport concierge services are one of the most efficient ways to decrease your travel stress.
“Now, thanks to our new service, it is also becoming one of the most affordable ways.
“Just as our chauffeured rides take the stress out of travelling on the road, PASS takes it away from the airports.”
The Blacklane PASS also offers real-time flight tracking and adjustment of pickup times. English-speaking concierges with personalised pick-up signs and detailed local knowledge are also available.
Wohltorf further added: “Travellers’ most valuable, and most wasted, asset is time. We save time from your doorstep to the plane door and vice versa, giving you a seamless travel experience on the ground, be it on the road or within airport terminals.”