A limousine is often associated with luxury and indulgence. This is fair, since a limousine offers an extremely comfortable ride and a high-class experience for passengers. However, quite a few people make a huge mistake by not considering a limousine for their trip to the airport.

The benefits of hiring a limousine--or LAX airport transportation in general--to facilitate your trip to the airport are significant. People who do so tend to have a more comfortable and easier beginning to their journey for a number of reasons.

Reason #1--It'll Save You Money

Most travelers make the mistake of comparing a car service's rates for the trip to the cost of airport parking when making their decision. For example, LAX charges $12 per day for economy parking, and $30 each day for parking in the enclosed structure. A four-day trip would appear to cost $48 dollars.

This isn't completely correct. There are a number of less obvious costs included in driving yourself to the airport, such as:

  • Gasoline costs
  • Exposure to the elements
  • Accident and violation risk

Even when the cost of car service exceeds the actual cost of parking, it can still be financially correct to hire the service. For trips of a longer duration, it's almost certain that car service will come out ahead in cost over self-park options.

Reason #2--It'll Eliminate Stress

Airports are bustling hubs of activity. At LAX, almost 700 flights come in and out each day. In order to accommodate so many people and their cargo, certain things are necessary. Airports tend to be very large and laid out in specific ways as a result.

These factors cause airports to be difficult to navigate. Also, if you're flying during a prime time for departures, traffic to and from the airport can be considerable. Limousines won't magically eliminate these factors from your life. However, your car service professional will know the best way to navigate through that environment and get you to your destination on time.

Reason #3--You Can Continue to Work

It probably seems intuitive at this point to hire a limousine for a family vacation or a personal trip. That said, many folks neglect to consider the option of hiring car service for their one-day business trips. Again, this is due to the fact that airport parking costs tend to require a couple of days to come out ahead of a car service fee.

What people fail to consider is the hourly cost of the time spent in a car. For instance, the average hourly rate of a graphic designer in Los Angeles is $20.25. If your company is paying you for travel, the hours spent in transit are a loss. In a limousine, you and your laptop can continue to be productive--saving you and your company money and time.

Reason #4--It's a Lot of Fun

A person's mindset is often a key determining factor in their enjoyment of any experience. The right attitude can often make a difficult experience bearable--and turn a good experience into a great one. This means that the success and enjoyment of your trip relies heavily on your attitude going into it.

A limousine ride is a rare treat in our life. You'll get to see your world from the back seat--something that most adults rarely experience. You'll experience unrivaled comfort, and you'll be able to eat and drink as you see fit. These factors turn what could otherwise be a dull chore into an entertaining pastime. You and your attitude will almost certainly benefit.

The next time you're planning your trip to LAX--or any other major airport--don't just compare the cost of car service to the cost of airport parking. A limo is almost always your best bet, even when the cost appears to be a few dollars higher than self-park options.