Announcing All-New “Pick You Up” Program + 15% Discount Off All Private Car Rides AND Future Bookings

March 20, 2020 By News Comments Off

Valued Guests,

As we continue to navigate these difficult times, one of the most worrying aspects is the loss of vital social interactions that we have with one another, every single day. For the most vulnerable in our population, this could mean being cut off from friends and family. The new recommendations surrounding “self-isolation” is particularly hard on the elderly. Whether you or a loved one, still need to go out to pick up groceries or check in with a family member, we want you to know SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express’ private car service is available to you.

We are offering 15% Off EVERY SEA Black Car Private Ride.

While we recommend you stay informed with updates about the ongoing public health crisis, we also know the value of disconnecting from the news once in a while, as you take an enforced break from your regular routine. Spring blossoms and bulbs are peeping out to remind us that life is all about renewal. We invite you to get outside, even if it is to a nearby park. There is still plenty to see and do in our beautiful part of the world ~ places that offer a change of scenery while remaining safe, in addition to allowing you to keep your distance from large gatherings of people.

Please check out our brand new “Pick You Up” service offering.

We are inviting our guests to enjoy this new service with a 15% off discount, too, to enable you to order a “pick up” service for yourself, a family member, or a friend. We are also rolling out a Future Booking 15% off offer. Please find all of the details below. May you and yours stay well as we navigate the days ahead together.

Yours in service,

Kere S. Greene,
President and CEO


SEA Black Car Pick You Up

A reminder that SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express continues to closely monitor CDC guidelines for businesses. We are taking every health and hygiene precaution so that all our drivers and vehicles meet the most exacting standards to ensure the safety of our passengers.

Book our “Pick You Up” service and enjoy 15% off today for you, or send a “pick up” car to a friend or family member, especially if you are unable to visit, and they need to be taken to the grocery store, or the pharmacy.


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15% Off Future Bookings
Book today and receive 15% off current and future rides.
Once restrictions are lifted, we will no longer be offering 15% off Future Bookings.

To book this special offer, please call us at: 425-981-7000.



Flexibility with All Future Bookings

Please note that during these uncertain times, we are allowing our guests to move their booking dates, as needed. We are offering NO conditions on rescheduling due to frequent flight changes and flight cancellations due to Federal restrictions.

We are here to help you stay connected in the community.

We are also here to answer any questions you may have with respect to current or future bookings with SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express and our Shuttle Express airport service.

Please contact us at: 425-981-7000, or email us at: guestservices@shuttleexpress.com.

SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express Staying Safe & Supporting The Community

March 15, 2020 By News Comments Off

As we band together to keep our communities as safe and healthy as possible, we remain committed to supporting local businesses along the way.

SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express continues to closely monitor CDC guidelines and take all health precautions (as outlined by the Washington Department of Health), so, too, are the many area restaurants and bars, retail stores and various venues in our region – all ensuring that their respective environments are safe, comfortable and enjoyable for all.

 

10% Off All Private Rides

Guests must call 425-981-7000 to secure service for discount.
Thank you for choosing SEA Black Car.

 

Here’s what you can expect when you use SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express:

  • All of our vehicles are cleaned to the highest possible standards.
  • Our drivers are following strict Department of Health guidelines of disinfecting interiors of our vehicles after every ride, and not coming into work when sick.
  • Certified, professional, experienced chauffeurs.
  • Chauffeurs are all background checked, fingerprinted and drug tested.
  • We drive you door-to-door to your chosen location.
  • No parking worries. No waiting.
  • Experts in Airport transfers for more than 35 years.

SEA Black Car is Puget Sound’s preferred choice, providing friendly, safe, comfortable, chauffeur-smooth rides since 1987. Make those reservations today!

Updated Letter Addressing Covid-19 Within Our Community

March 10, 2020 By News Comments Off

Updated Information from Kere S. Greene, President and CEO, Shuttle Express and SEA Black Car regarding Safety Measures Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Valued Guests,

We are sure you have concerns about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as we do. We want to reiterate that our team and business partners have always taken pride in the cleanliness of our vehicles. We are taking additional steps during this pandemic to ensure our guests, clients, and chauffeurs are traveling in vehicles that are thoroughly cleaned, multiple times each day, during this public health crisis. In addition, our chauffeurs have been asked to avoid the pleasantry of a handshake as another safety precaution.

We place great emphasis on your safety as well as the health and safety of our employees and business partners. All vehicles are expected to be cleaned and disinfected between each trip with anti-bacterial cleaning products for your protection, as well as keeping our chauffeurs safe.

The CDC has issued a statement indicating domestic travel in the United States is still safe, and there is no need to cancel trips or events held within the U.S.

The CDC recommends travelers take the following precautions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as handles, seatbelt buckles, air vents, buttons, and armrests using a disinfectant wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
We wanted to share this information with you so you may trust and travel with us with confidence.

Sincerely yours in service,

Kere S. Greene
President and CEO
SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express and Shuttle Express


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For more information on the CDC’s recommendations for travelers, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Letter Addressing Covid-19 Within Our Community
Please note for more localized updates on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our region, and please visit the Washington State Department of Health. In addition, our local news outlets are another good resource to help you stay informed.

We are also here to answer any questions you may have concerning current or future bookings with SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express and our Shuttle Express airport service. Please contact us at 425-981-7000 or email us at guestservices@shuttleexpress.com.
 

A Letter Addressing Covid-19 Within Our Community

March 2, 2020 By News Comments Off

Dear Valued Guests,

As a transportation company that intimately and personally serves many guests daily, we wanted to let you know how we’re working to protect the health and safety of our employees, business partners, clients, and guests in light of COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus.

SEA Black Car and Shuttle Express have taken the following important measures to help ensure your well-being:

  • Chauffeurs thoroughly clean vehicle interior surfaces with disinfectant wipes after each ride.
  • All reading materials in seat-back pockets are cleaned off for the next guest.
  • We are only offering refreshments (i.e., candy, mints, water, etc.) that are individually packaged or sealed unless specifically requested by the client and/or guest.
  • Chauffeurs are limiting all physical contact and are refraining from sharing materials between chauffeurs and clients whenever possible.
  • We are encouraging all staff, business partners, clients and guests to see a doctor immediately if they feel unwell.

Taking these essential precautions and others will help maintain the healthiest and safest environment possible for everyone traveling. We encourage everyone within our wonderful community to pull together with care in their heart and support one another through this difficult situation.

Sincerely yours in service,

Kere S. Greene
President and CEO
SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express and Shuttle Express


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Letter Addressing Covid-19 Within Our CommunityTo make sure you get the most reliable and up to date information on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) there are important resources available directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Please note for more localized updates on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our region, please visit the Washington State Department of Health. In addition, our local news outlets are another excellent resource to help you stay informed.

We are also here to answer any questions you may have with respect to current or future bookings with SEA Black Car by Shuttle Express and our Shuttle Express airport service. Please contact us at: 425-981-7000 or email us at guestservices@shuttleexpress.com.

Shuttle Express Celebrates 31 Years of Friendly, Safe Transportation

Shuttle Express launched its guest service-focused transportation business 31 years ago with just a handful of traditional shuttle vans, pioneering the share ride service model in the Puget Sound region.

Founder and owner Jim Sherrell had a vision back in 1987: to treat travelers with the highest level of guest service and safety. He owned San Juan Airlines at the time, which had the reputation as the safest, most professional commuter airline in the country, and he believed he could transfer that same culture to his start-up transportation company. With that vision, he founded Shuttle Express on safety, integrity, respect, and care, and the same core values still drive the company today.

Shuttle Express has traveled many miles and covered a lot of ground since those early days. Here’s a quick look at the how they’ve grown!

  • Expanded their fleet to include a Luxury Share Ride Family of Vehicles, including luxury Mercedes-Benz vans, new model black cars, and SUVs
  • Added professionally-trained Business Partner Chauffeurs who bring high levels of service and care to every ride
  • Launched Business Class airport service, perfect for busy people who value their time and love outstanding service
  • Created a convenient new APP so guests can book share ride and car service in seconds, track their trips, and monitor their receipts
  • Added full-service mini- and motor coach services for groups of any size

With all the changes through the years, one thing has stayed constant: Shuttle Express’s commitment to friendly, safe transportation service. The Business Partner Chauffeurs are a perfect example. These professionals are the cornerstone of Shuttle Express service, delivering caring and safe transportation for every guest. When you ride with Shuttle Express, you can trust who arrives to pick you up: each chauffeur is hand selected, background checked, drug tested, and trained to offer safe, timely service!

Thanks to our many loyal guests over the decades, we appreciate you! We look forward to driving you for many years to come.

Shuttle Express Signing Chauffeur Partners

Lucrative Partnerships Fill Drivers’ Schedules

If you’re a professional independent driver who’s looking for more trips and more income, check out Shuttle Express—we’re a local transportation company who’s served Puget Sound for more than three decades.

Who Is Shuttle Express?

We began as a handful of airport shuttles in 1987, and we quickly grew into a full-service transportation solution for businesses and individual travelers that’s best known for our iconic Sea-Tac Airport van service. But we’re more than shuttles. Our family of vehicles features high-end business class and luxury cars, SUVs and limos, large and small coaches, and private luxury vans with service to anywhere in the region.

Now, we’re looking for outstanding business partner chauffeurs to serve our growing luxury and business-class clientele.

Our Business Partners Deliver

Professionally-trained, caring business partner chauffeurs are Shuttle Express’s greatest assets because they go the extra mile, delivering outstanding service and value for every client. That’s why each chauffeur is carefully vetted, background checked, drug tested, and trained to offer safe, timely service. We pride ourselves on knowing that our guests can trust our chauffeurs and feel safe when they get into our partners’ vehicles.

Reasons why chauffeurs choose to partner with Shuttle Express:

  • Safety first—Every chauffeur is trained, drug-free, and committed to safe, stress-free service.
  • Highest quality service—Partner chauffeurs enjoy being part of our highly-regarded, respected team.
  • Legal, certified, and insured—Shuttle Express helps its business partners understand, manage, and implement the fine print and legal requirements.
  • Clean, luxury fleet—Be proud to drive your clean, smoke-free luxury vehicle as part of our luxury and business class services.

Consider Joining Us

If you have the drive to succeed and want to work for yourself, consider becoming a business partner chauffeur with Shuttle Express. As our partner, you will:

  • Set your own hours and control your schedule.
  • Drive your own luxury vehicle, one that you’ll be proud to show off.
  • Earn what you’re worth, based on hard work and great service.

Plus, Shuttle Express will help you with all the details: getting licensed, certified, and insured—all the important legal stuff that sets us above the rest!

What Next?

Stop by our office and fill out an application. We’re located at 800 SW 16th Street, Renton, Washington. Or, print and complete the business partner chauffeur application and send it to or drop it off at our office. Have questions? Contact us at 425-981-7070. We look forward to meeting you!

Traveler’s Guide to Eating Well

Traveling can wreak havoc on your eating habits. Being away from home, staying in unfamiliar places, and simply not knowing where to get nutritious and good tasting meals are all to blame. We searched the web for tips to help you navigate dietary pitfalls while traveling so you can enjoy delicious, affordable and healthy food on the road. Bon appetit!

At the airport

Most larger airports have a vast array of eating options to choose from, but they’re notoriously overpriced. If you’re watching your budget along with your waistline, here are some ideas:

  • Eat a hearty meal before you leave for the airport. This is basic advice, but is often forgotten about during the last-minute rush to get packed and out the door. Try to make time to eat a protein- and fiber-rich meal to carry you through several hours.
  • Bring food with you, choosing items that will make it through security and pass the “crush” factor in your carry-on, like nuts and dried fruit. These are the typical choices, but also consider things like hummus and cut veggies, sandwiches, baked potatoes, or leftovers in collapsible containers. Try instant soup for a cheap, hot meal (tip: get free hot water from Starbucks).
  • If you’re on a special eating plan such as vegan or gluten-free, you’ve got several economical options even at smaller airports. Try baked potatoes from fast food joints like Wendy’s, or a veggie-only wrap at a sandwich shop. Most restaurants will also accommodate your needs if you ask.

On your flight

If hunger hits at 30,000 feet and you didn’t pack your own snacks, either stick it out or go for airline food. Some airlines offer tasty fare and not just in first class, but it won’t come cheap. (For insight, check out Delish’s lists for the best and worst airlines for food!) You’ve heard it before: choose lighter options, minimize booze, and drink lots of water.

At the hotel

  • Use apps to find healthy choices — check out Food Tripping, a GPS-based app that locates alternatives to fast food. Or try HealthyOut to help you find healthy restaurant options near your hotel.
  • Pick up some easy-to-prepare food at a nearby grocery store or market, if possible. Even if you stock up on just breakfast and snack items, you’ll probably eat better and save money.
  • Ask for a microwave and refrigerator be delivered if your room doesn’t have them. The hotel may charge you extra, but it’s well worth it if you can prepare and store your food from the grocery store or leftovers from eating out.
  • Pack a collapsible teapot and mini rice cooker to keep costs rock bottom. With a bit of planning, these can fit in a carry-on.

Need a ride?

Take Shuttle Express! We’ll get you to Sea-Tac and back, or anywhere you need to be.

Shuttle Express has a service for everyone: town cars, SUVs, limos, luxury vans, even coach buses for group transportation. And, our professionally-trained chauffeurs go the extra mile, delivering outstanding service every time. Safe, on time, and stress free. So, leave your car in the garage and book now on our new app, at shuttleexpress.com, or call 425-981-7000 to talk with a friendly guest service agent. Happy travels!

Gorgeous Christmas Light Displays Near Seattle

Millions of holiday lights are now twinkling throughout Puget Sound, lighting up neighborhoods and locations from north to south each night! If you’re searching for a Christmas light display near you, here’s a run-down of a few of the most popular ones to enjoy this month. If you have a group going together and you’d rather not drive, call Shuttle Express – we’ll take your party, large or small, out for the night to enjoy the show. So, sit back with your hot chocolate and let us drive!

  • Winterfest – Seattle Center, Seattle
    Nov. 24 – Jan. 1
    Check website for specific events and times
  • Garden d’Lights – Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue
    Nov. 25 – Dec. 31, 4:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Holiday with Lights – Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, Federal Way
    Select days, Dec. 3 – 31
  • Ivar’s Clam Lights – Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton
    Dec. 1 – Jan. 1, 5 – 9 p.m.
    Free admittance and free parking.
  • Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park, Spanaway
    Nov. 23 – Jan. 1, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
    Check site for admission fees
  • Zoolights – Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma
    Nov. 24 – Jan 1, 5 – 9 p.m.
  • The Lights of Christmas – Warm Beach Park, Stanwood, WA
    Dec 3, 7-10, 14-17, 19-23, 26-30, 2017; 5 – 10:00 pm

 

Shuttle Express drives you to the airport or anywhere with our private hourly service, even Christmas light displays! Shuttle Express is best known for our popular airport van service, but we have it all—town cars, limos, coaches, and private luxury vans and shuttles.

Our professional, friendly chauffeurs arrive on time and deliver you safely to your destination—no stress, no hassle, no problem. So, if you need airport or hourly service, relax and let Shuttle Express handle the traffic and parking! Book now at shuttleexpress.com or call 425-981-7096 to talk with our friendly agents.

8 Useful (Affordable!) Gifts for Travelers

Looking for the perfect gift for the traveler in your life that won’t break the bank? Because Shuttle Express likes making things easier for our guests, we did the searching for you and rounded up a list of useful, yet affordable, gifts that would delight any globe trotter. 

Airbnb Gift Card

Gift your traveling loved one with an Airbnb gift card, available in amounts from $25 on up. It can simply be emailed to the lucky recipient, so it’s perfect when you need a last-minute item, plus it’s easy to add to an Airbnb account and never expires. Winner!

Travel Cord Roll

Here’s a practical, yet inexpensive gift anyone would like – organize device chargers, headphones, and plugins in this stylish travel roll, $20.

Travel Pillow/Infinity Scarf

Check out this clever two-in-one gift! Keep warm in a stylish infinity scarf, but when you’re feeling sleepy on the plane, bust out the travel pillow hidden inside. Unzip a pocket in the scarf, inflate the pillow, and nap in comfort, $40.

Try the World 

If your traveler enjoys international cuisine, consider this subscription service that features a curated selection of gourmet foods every month from around the globe. Boxes start at $19 per month and include specialty ingredients, snacks and beverages. You’ll be the hero all year long.

Logitech Keys-to-Go

Make your traveler’s life just a little easier with this portable keyboard. It’s super light, easy to pack, and features a FabricSkin cover that protects the keys from spills and crud. About $70, this keyboard is Bluetooth compatible with a rechargeable, three-month battery.

Collapsible Water Bottle

Perfect for traveling light, this silicone water bottle only takes up space when you’re using it. When empty, it collapses into an inch-high cylinder small enough to fit in your pocket. BPA and odor-free, it’s just under $20. 

Tie Travel Case

Here’s an option for someone who needs those ties looking good upon arrival: a slim, compact tie case. This one keeps up to six ties rumple-free and in one place, plus has a compartment for accessories, under $20.

Leather Passport Cover

For under $30, give your traveler a monogrammed leather passport cover. These are available from numerous retailers, but here’s one from Pottery Barn to get the idea. 

Need transportation this holiday season?

Take Shuttle Express! We’re Seattle’s safe, trusted choice for private and shared luxury transportation, from black cars and vans to buses and coaches, and our professionally-trained chauffeurs go the extra mile, delivering outstanding service every time.  So if you’re celebrating with a night on the town this holiday season, make it extra special with chauffeured service by Shuttle Express! It’s a gift you and your guests will appreciate.

Book car service on our new app, book online, or call us at 425-981-7000 to talk with a friendly service representative. We look forward to serving you!

15 Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Do what’s hard when it’s easy! That’s great advice as we head into the cold, wet months — take care of basic maintenance and preparations for your car now, before winter hits. Here at Shuttle Express, we’re always prepared and have a plan to get our guests where they need to be, to Sea-Tac Airport or anywhere, even in nasty weather.

If you need some advice to get started, here are 15 things to do to prep your vehicle for winter from the experts at AAA, Department of Homeland Security, How Stuff Works, and the National Safety Council. While some of these may sound obvious, if you’re not reminded, they may not get done. So, check these out, and you’ll be ready before the first snow flake flies!

1.     Swap out your tires for winter tires with an adequate tread if your climate is particularly snowy or icy.

2.     Make sure to properly inflate your tires, and never mix radials with other types.

3.     Replace your regular wiper blades with a pair designed to handle snow and ice.  

4.     Buy windshield wiper fluid specifically made for freezing weather, and make sure your windshield fluid is always filled.

5.     Check to see that your front and rear lights, and flashing hazard lights work.

6.     Remember to keep your fuel tank full, don’t risk letting it get too empty. You may need a full tank if you’re stranded, need to evacuate the area, or fuel delivery near you is compromised.

7.     Keep an ice scraper and snow brush in the car.

8.     Pack an extra mobile phone charger so you always have it in your vehicle.

9.     Program important phone numbers in your phone (vehicle services, insurance agent, someone to call in case you need help).

10.  Pack hats, gloves, and blankets.

11.  Pack non-perishable food that will make it through the season, such as packaged energy bars, canned nuts, dried fruits and hard candy.

12.  Keep a couple of gallons of bottled water in your car.

13.  Wash and wax your vehicle now before it’s subjected to salted roadways during ice and snow storms; this helps prevent corrosion.

14.  Here are more items to keep in your emergency kit: shovel, bag of sand or cat litter for traction, basic tool kit, flashlight and batteries, matches in a waterproof container, and reflective triangles or flares.

15.  Have a well-stocked first aid kit in your car at all times (not just during winter!).

Need a ride?

If the weather outside is frightful and you’d rather someone else drive, take Shuttle Express! Our professional, friendly drivers and chauffeurs have been at the wheel driving through good weather and bad for 30 years, getting our guests safely to their destinations. We’re best known for our iconic Sea-Tac Airport van service, but we do it all—luxury cars, large and small coaches, and private vans.

Remember, when ice and snow are in the forecast, we get busy! So book your ride early at shuttleexpress.com or on our new app. Want to talk to someone? Call us at 425-981-7000. Stay safe this winter!