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Exclusive Drive - complimentary chauffeur-driven luxury car for business-class pax

Exclusive Drive - complimentary chauffeur-driven luxury car for business-class pax

Old Nov 7, 19, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
You are not eligible for the exclusive drive service. Kuala Lumpur is not on the eligible origin list.
OK the way I read it at first were that flights to/from USA are eligible.

So I assume KUL - IAH - KUL is not eligible but IAH - KUL - IAH is ?
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Old Nov 7, 19, 5:21 am
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Just noticed another condition that I had originally overlooked:
"The complimentary drive is only provided in US and Canada gateway cities."
It's disappointing that no ride is offered at the other end of an eligible journey.
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Old Nov 7, 19, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by wantan View Post
OK the way I read it at first were that flights to/from USA are eligible.

So I assume KUL - IAH - KUL is not eligible but IAH - KUL - IAH is ?
Both are not eligible.
Only itineraries that starts from the destinations provided at my previous post ( shortened: ELG ) are eligible.

ELG-USA/CAN-ELG -> Eligible
USA/CAN-ELG-USA/CAN -> Not eligible

Itineraries that start from or end at KUL is not eligible.
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Old Nov 13, 20, 11:52 am
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Hello,

A few questions..
Has anyone used TK's chauffeur service "Exclusive Drive" recently? Is it still available post in COVIS-19 times? What cars do they use? Do they wait for you if your flight is delayed?
Travelling on J Class from YYZ to AMM, so I should qualify.

Thanks in Advance!
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Old Nov 13, 20, 11:58 am
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Also, It seems I can book the service going to YYZ (outbound) and coming back from YYZ only (Inbound). Does this service include shuttle from gate to Airplane and vice versa? Where can I book the gate to plane service?
Thanks
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Old Nov 13, 20, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by tayaran View Post
Hello,

A few questions..
Has anyone used TK's chauffeur service "Exclusive Drive" recently? Is it still available post in COVIS-19 times? What cars do they use? Do they wait for you if your flight is delayed?
Travelling on J Class from YYZ to AMM, so I should qualify.

Thanks in Advance!
Yes, you are eligible for the Exclusive Drive service if your ticket is a revenue ticket. Upgraded tickets and award tickets do not qualify.
And, according to their website, they have resumed their Exclusive Drive service so you would be able to benefit from them.

I have never used that service so I don't know about the details.
You could find more details here: https://exclusivedrive.turkishairlines.com

Originally Posted by tayaran View Post
Also, It seems I can book the service going to YYZ (outbound) and coming back from YYZ only (Inbound). Does this service include shuttle from gate to Airplane and vice versa? Where can I book the gate to plane service?
Thanks
No. The Exclusive Drive service is only from an address to the airport and from the airport to an address. It does not include any service within the airport and TK does not have a VIP buggy, shuttle service within the terminal in outstations for Business Class. If you are seeking a VIP experience within the terminal, you would need to contact the airport operating company and you would need to pay it from your pocket. TK does not have any service like that, even in Istanbul.
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Old Nov 13, 20, 12:20 pm
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Thank you very much for all the Info ISTFlyer ! I'm just trying to avoid crowds as much as I can on this trip and stop in IST.

Cheers
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Old Nov 13, 20, 12:36 pm
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I can't speak about AMM and YYZ but if you would like a private gate to gate escort service with a buggy and dedicated security lane service at IST. You could check the Meet&Greet service of iGA Pass. It's €180 per person per direction.

IMO, it's not worth it for the high price, but if you would like the additional peace of comfort, you're welcome to book it.
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