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Restrictions Set By the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA)

The Greater Toronto Airport Authority or simply called GTAA has recently set restriction on the taxis and limousines that can pick up fares at Toronto Airport Limo service. These are the passengers who have disembarked from flights and are looking for on-going transport into the Greater Toronto Area and other parts of Ontario.

GTAA has not set any such restriction on taxis and limos that bring passengers to the airport. Passengers may choose any Toronto Airport Limousine company they like to get to Pearson International Airport. However, limousines that pick you up in a certain area to take passengers to the airport must hold license for that area. Passengers cannot get, for instance, an out of town limousine to pick them up in Toronto and take them to the airport.

The only purpose behind this restriction is to protect strangers who are visiting first time or who may not know the city and could be vulnerable to exploitation by Toronto Airport Limousine companies offering unsafe vehicles or overcharging their passengers.

Toronto Airport Limo Flat Rate that has permits to pick up passengers at the airport has been screened to high safety standards, and the drivers have agreed to charge their passengers consistent and fair rates. These rates are calculated on the distance and amount of time between the airport and various destinations in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as some outside destinations. There are still some areas that are not on the pre determined list is normally charged between $1 to $55 for limo service, and a little less, $1 to $45 for taxi service but this not  includes surcharges that may arise should the fuel price increase.

It is not necessary to book a limo or taxi at the airport, as they are always available. However, if any passenger has special needs, such as an infant car seat or wheelchair accessibility, they need to pre arrange for this beforehand.

If you are familiar with Toronto and you have a special preference for the services of a particular limousine company, you need to pre arrange with them well in advance, to give them time to obtain the special permit required by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.

For disabled drivers and passengers arriving by car, taxi, or limo at the airport, there are, at both terminals, special parking areas, as well as a waiting area for passengers requiring special assistance. It is wise to arrange beforehand for help for passengers who need porters, wheelchairs, electric cars or other assistance within the airport. They will be helped to embark and disembark from the aircraft too.

If you have excess baggage, you will not be allowed to carry it in your limousine. You are allowed no luggage inside the passenger area, and only 20 cubic feet of luggage is allowed in the boot, or trunk.

In case of extra luggage passengers will have two choices:

·         They should hire another limousine or taxi.
·         They should arrange for a van to carry excess luggage.

Both these options will involve extra cost. Your driver should be able to find a dispatcher for you, who will be able to arrange this.
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