Unless otherwise agreed to in advance and in writing, the following Terms & Conditions apply. Total charges incurred are billed to the client’s credit card unless invoice arrangements have been made and approved in advance or there is an existing corporate billing account. Ariston Coach Inc accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. Credit card authorization forms must be completed and signed prior to confirmation of services. Checks or cash may also be accepted subject to an authorized credit card guarantee and identity validation for security purposes. Checks may be required to be received in advance in order to clear prior to date(s) services are rendered. Cash payments may also need to be paid in advance. Chauffeurs do not carry change. New and one-time clients may be required to present their card for swiping. Additional ID verification may also be necessary.
Ariston Coach Inc provides a flat rate for most domestic commercial airport pickups and drop-offs to or from ORD and MDW in the immediate metro Chicago area and involving most major airports and metropolitan areas across the US. The commercial airport transfer rate is based upon a pickup and drop-off without any associated delay or waiting time exceeding fifteen (10) minutes. Your vehicle is dispatched according to the flight’s estimated time of arrival as provided to Ariston Coach Inc by FAA data and/or each respective airline’s automated system (Ariston Coach Inc is not responsible for delays caused by the airline’s automated system or otherwise). Billing shall revert to the prevailing hourly rate in the event the client is delayed, or the waiting time is exceeded, beyond the allotted fifteen (10) minutes. Rates and terms may be different for private FBO’s, service involving international arrivals and service in commercial airports outside the U.S.
Point to Point Transfers
Ariston Coach Inc may provide point-to-point transfer rates for local pickups and drop offs within the immediate Chicago service area. Wait time beyond the fifteen (10) minute “grace” period as well as for extra stops or indirect routing are charged additional, or charges may revert to the prevailing hourly rate. Transfer rates are a function of time, distance and zone locations. Off peak hours and holiday fees may apply.
Ariston Coach Inc provides an hourly rate for all other service based on a two (2) hour or more minimum charge. Hourly or “As Directed” services allow for multiple stops and wait time as directed by the client. Vehicle will stay with the client or at their stop locations (as parking availability allows) for the entire rental time. Travel time may be charged on a “garage-to-garage” basis and is made a part of the respective hourly minimums.
Cancellations & Changes
Ariston Coach Inc understands that cancellations are sometimes necessary and unavoidable. Unless otherwise agreed to or provided in writing, the following applies:
For local service in the Chicago metropolitan area, we generally accept cancellations on sedan & SUV airport transfers without a charge twenty four (24) hours or more before the scheduled pick-up time.
Cancellation notices may vary due to local conditions (i.e. weather), event, vehicle type and market area.
Time changes made with less than the required notice above will still result in additional and possibly full charges. Example: At 1:30pm a requested change in pick up time from 2:00pm to 4:00pm will result in full charge for the 2:00pm trip and a new charge for the 4:00pm trip.
Special Events & Peak Demand Rental Times
Special events and peak demand periods both locally and in other markets may dictate premium pricing, higher hourly minimums and in some cases multi-day minimums, as well as additional notice for changes and cancellations. Non refundable prepayments may also be required. Vehicles are generally in more limited supply for the higher demand and often times supplemental vehicles are required to accommodate this demand.
If you do not see your chauffeur, please call our office immediately at 773-295-2220 or 800-840-0959 to avoid the full-charge “no-show” fee. We generally include all admin/licensing and/or STC fees and recommended chauffeur gratuity in the minimum no-show fee for your convenience.
For Point-to-Point & Airport Service, a fee equal to the base fare, wait time, admin/licensing/STC and recommended chauffeur gratuity, will be charged when the client does not show at the pre-arranged pick-up location.
For Hourly Service, a fee equal to no less than 2 hours of service, admin/licensing/STC and recommended gratuity will be charged when the client does not show at the pre-arranged pick-up location. For many services, the minimum hourly charge for no-shows may be additional depending on event, date, vehicle type, etc.
Again, to avoid no show charges, please call or text us at (773) 295-2220. The dispatcher will immediately direct your chauffeur to you.
Generally we accept new reservations, changes and cancellations by e-mail (email@example.com) with adequate notice. Although we do operate 24/7/365, it is recommended that you verbally confirm any request sent after normal business hours and on major holidays. If your needs require attention in less than eight hours, please call our office at 773-295-2220.
Many clients may be dealing direct with one of our staff members and e-mailing them individually. Staff members only have access to their e-mail during their shift schedule. Although during normal weekday business hours, we can reasonably monitor “out of office” staff e-mail, we are not able to monitor everyone’s individual e-mail around the clock. So for shorter notice requests, always send those requests to firstname.lastname@example.org, not individual e-mail addresses. If that individual staff member is not in the office, your request may not be handled promptly. If you get an “Out of Office” message sent from an individual staff e-mail address, please contact our office by phone 773-295-2220 or e-mail email@example.com right away for your request to be processed.
We cannot guarantee cancellations, changes or new reservations unless sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with adequate notice.
You should always get an e-mail confirmation of a new reservation, any changed reservation or cancelled reservation. If you do not receive such e-mail confirmation, please contact us right away.
NOTE: Our main number 773-295-2220 is text-enabled. You may reach out to us by text if more convenient. Always be sure we confirm receipt of your message and update your confirmation or cancellation via email.
Chauffeur Tip Policy
We do not charge or add any Chauffeur Gratuity (Tips) to our base rates. Clients can request to add Chauffeur Gratuity (Tip) to the bill, by confirming promptly via e-mail to email@example.com referencing your reservation number, or just give us a call to adjust billing. Chauffeurs understand that all tips must be earned by providing outstanding service to our clients and their guests.
Ariston Coach Inc and its chauffeurs always prepare in advance to avoid unnecessary delays in arrival time. However road, traffic, weather conditions and changing flight schedules are often times beyond the reasonable control of the company and the chauffeur. No refunds can be given as a result of late arrivals due to such conditions or other occurrences out of the reasonable control of the company or chauffeur.
Baggage and Other Property Transported
Ariston Coach Inc cannot not assume responsibility for the handling or maintenance of any baggage or other property, nor for any property left in the company’s vehicles. We will do everything possible to secure and retrieve any belongings left in the vehicle. Please always check thoroughly prior to leaving the vehicle for all your personal belongings.
Ariston Coach Inc reserves the right to refuse to transport persons under the influence of or in possession of illegal drugs, as well as those excessively intoxicated, in the possession of firearms or dangerous substances of any kind, or who are, or are likely to become objectionable to other persons or if the chauffeur feels threatened in any way. Under no circumstances are minors allowed to consume or possess alcohol or illegal substances while in a company vehicle. Client shall not interfere with the chauffeur in the discharge of his/her duty or tamper with any apparatus or appliance on the vehicle. In such instances, services will be terminated immediately and no refunds will be offered.
Excess Cleaning & Damage
If, during or after the transportation service, the company is required to expend an extended amount of time and material to clean the vehicle due to acts of the client or any passenger (i.e., spilling food & drinks, vomiting, prohibited smoking, excessive trash), the company, at its discretion, will charge client additional fees to cover such expense. Damage to the vehicle in any way caused by actions of the client or any passenger will be charged in full to the client. The minimum clean up fee is $250. Charges for loss of use or revenue due to actions of the client or any passenger may also apply.
Smoking Strictly Prohibited
Smoking in all vehicles is strictly prohibited. Smoking in the vehicle by the client or any passenger will result in an automatic minimum $250 charge. Damage caused by smoking activity will also be charged to the client.
Wait Time (Airport & Point-to-Point Transfers)
For airport and Amtrak arrivals, Ariston Coach Inc offers a 30-minute grace period from the updated arrival time. Thereafter, wait time will be charged at $20 for each additional 10 minute period.
For all other transfers, a 10-minute grace period will be granted, thereafter, wait time will be charged at $20 for each additional 10 minute period.
Wait time past 30 minutes will revert the trip to hourly minimum pricing.
Stops (Airport & Point-to-Point Transfers)
Extra stops, including extra airline stops are charged a minimum $20 per “en-route” stop and include a maximum 10 minute wait period at the stop. Additional wait time is charged at the prevailing hourly rate in quarter hour increments. Stops that are “out of route” are a minimum $35 added to the base rate. Multiple stops, depending on routing could result in ride reverting to an hourly charter.
Other charges include reimbursement for tolls, parking and airport, licensing and event fees, WiFi and client requested incidentals and amenities.
Meet & Greet Services
The charge for an individual airport meet & greet at is a $30 minimum.
Holiday & Off-Peak Hour Surcharge (10pm-6am)
A $25 surcharge added to the base fare on transfers, will be charged to your bill during the hours of 10pm – 6am. Extended flight delays may also result in additional wait time fees. A $35 holiday fee will be added to the base fare on transfers occurring on the following holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve after 3:00pm, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve after 4:00pm and New Year’s Day.
Premium hourly rates and minimums may also apply on these holidays and during these off-hours times, as well as during other premium events and dates
On occasions that require overnight travel for chauffeurs, onsite coordinators or other client-dedicated staff, lodging and meals should be arranged and provided for by the client. A per diem may be applied in addition to lodging expense.
Ariston Coach Inc, Black Car Service
One East Erie, 1 E Erie St, Chicago, Suite 525-2520, Illinois 60611, United States
Call Or Text - (773) 295-2220 (800) 840-0959.