PASSENGER TERMS & CONDITIONS
We are Smart Airport Transfers Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, doing business as Fastlane Transfers ("Fastlane Transfers", "we", "us", "our"). Our company registration number is 12466697 with Registered address of Hart House Business Centre, Kimpton Road, Luton, LU2 0LA, UK.
We provide Private Hire Advance Booking and passenger service (collectively the “Services”). When you book with us for our services, these Terms & Conditions apply to your use of the Services (the “Terms”).
1) A Booking constitutes an offer by you to purchase Services in accordance with these Terms. A Booking shall only be deemed to be accepted when we issue written confirmation of the Booking via text message, email or push notification from the App or on commencement of the Booking (whichever is the earlier), at which point and on which date and time a contract for the services to which the Booking relates shall come into existence. There is no obligation on us to accept a Booking and it may be declined for any reason.
2)Each Contract for Services is between you and the Driver. As such, we are the disclosed agent for each Driver for the purpose of arranging and agreeing Bookings between you and the Driver. Each Driver is responsible in each and every case, for the performance of the Services under a Contract. Fastlane Transfers shall check that each Driver maintains motor liability insurance, regulatory and all other compliance obligations required by law and for best practice in the location in which the Driver provides Passenger Services.
3)The Driver (not us) is legally responsible for performing the Booking. We are responsible for providing you with passenger service assistance and will at all times act as the point of contact for you for customer service questions. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we remain responsible solely for our obligations to you, as set out in these Terms.
4)You will receive a Booking Acknowledgment email for the journey you have paid for. You are responsible for checking that the details received to us are correct. All passengers are advised to have adequate travel insurance prior to booking. No responsibilities for costs are to be refunded to any passengers who do not wait for their driver and take alternative transport. We do not accept any responsibility in any way if the passenger/luggage requirements exceed the capacity of the vehicle booked. If you are unsure about the capacity of the vehicle booked, please check online website for luggage allowance or contact Fastlane Transfers customer services team immediately.
5)All bookings must be made through the office either via the website, online chat, telephone or email. In this way confirmations are sent out and the journey is insured.
6)Fastlane Transfers will contact you via text message or email before the start of your journey, to confirm the Vehicle licence plate number, the driver’s contact details and the driver’s private hire Vehicle licence number. Fastlane Transfers shall use reasonable endeavours to provide a Vehicle of the type specified by you (and in the event that such a Vehicle is not available, a reasonable alternative Vehicle) within any time for so doing given by Fastlane Transfers.
7)On journeys collecting from an airport, as standard, Fastlane Transfers allows all passengers 45 minutes maximum from the time the flight actually lands to meet with their driver. After this, waiting time is charged, regardless of the reason, at £20/hr pro rata. Fastlane Transfers therefore, advise passengers to consider immigration processing times at airport and request for a deferred pick up / collection time after their flight lands. No compensation will be offered if the passenger is ready earlier than planned and has to wait until the scheduled collection time for the driver to arrive. No responsibilities for costs are to be refunded to any passengers who do not wait for their driver and take an alternative transport.
8)Fastlane Transfers monitor flight delays but accommodate flight delays only up to a maximum of 45 minutes. Whilst we do try our best to accommodate our customers impacted by any flight delays above 45 minutes but do not guarantee for a pick up due to our company’s operational capacity at that time. In the particular instance of a flight delay of above 45 minutes, we therefore reserve the right to cancel you booking where we couldn’t accommodate your delayed pick up and cannot be held legally responsible. If we do cancel your booking due to flight delay of above 45 minutes, you are entitled to a full booking refund only. We are not liable to pay any additional charges that you may incur for arranging any alternative transport once we cancel your booking.
9)You are liable for any and all payment of Charges (including Additional Charges e.g., waiting time, extra miles request) for a Booking for all Services booked pursuant to these Terms and you must pay the Charges and Additional Charges (where applicable) for each Booking in full and without set-off.
10)You may elect the method of payment for a Passenger Services Booking from one of the following options;
- Online Card Payment, or
- Charges prior to the Booking commencing, or upon completion of the Booking and
- Additional Charges (e.g., waiting time, extra miles request) upon completion of the Passenger Services Booking.
11)Where you make a Card Payment for a Passenger Services Booking and your Card Payment is declined by the Card-issuer or on its behalf, you agree that Fastlane Transfers reserves the right, on behalf of a Driver, to use and take payment for Charges and/or Additional Charges from any other payment Card registered in your Profile in your sole name, where available.
12) Fastlane Transfers will only charge 3% transaction fee against the booking price levied by the online payment service provider and guarantee the refund as long as 3 hours’ notice before pick up time is provided. All cancellations must be made online or via an email to which you will receive confirmation by us. If you do not receive an email from Fastlane Transfers confirming the cancellation, then it may mean we have not received your email. In this case, please call our customer services team. No refund will be issued in the following circumstances;
- No refund is made if the passenger does not show up for pre-paid journeys.
- No refund is made for cancellation of a booking with where less than 2 hours’ notice is provided.
- No refund is made if the passenger is un-contactable at pick up time for pre-paid journeys.
13)If there is a situation that needs a refund of payment, we will refund it to the card used for the payment at the time of booking. It can take up to 5 Business days to refund the payment from the time we receive a refund request.
- If we needed to initiate your booking cancellation then you are entitled to a full booking refund only.
- If a customer requests a cancellation of booking, he/she will be liable to pay a transaction fee of £1.00 against every refund of up to £50.00. Please follow the examples below;
- Booking refund of £50.00 incurs a transaction fee of £1.00.
- Booking refund of £75.00 incurs a transaction fee of £2.00.
- Booking refund of £155.00 incurs a transaction fee of £4.00.
14)Any complaints regarding service should be raised in writing with our customer services department, preferably by reply to your booking confirmation email. All complaints must be submitted within 30 days of the event giving rise to the complaint. Please note that all our calls are recorded for quality and training purposes.
FREE BABY SEAT
15)We do provide a child car seat as a courtesy service. Whilst we make every effort to ensure child seats are available, we cannot guarantee, suitability for your child, or availability for your journey. Usage of child seat is entirely at the passenger's discretion, and we cannot be held responsible or liable for their usage. Please note that the UK Law for “Child Car seats” is different if the child is in a minicab. If the driver doesn’t provide the correct child car seat, children can travel without one – but only if they travel on a rear seat:
- and wear an adult seat belt if they’re 3 or older.
- without a seat belt if they’re under 3
EMAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES OPT INS.
In order for us to fulfil your minicab booking request, we send you your booking confirmation and reminders through Email and Text messaging service. By requesting booking on our Website or Mobile application, you are giving your consent to receive booking confirmation and reminders through email and our text messaging service.
ADVANCE DEPOSIT AGAINST CASH PAYMENT BOOKING REQUEST
Fastlane Transfers reserves the right to request a deposit payment of up to 50% against the Cash payment booking where the pick-up is a home address or other than the airport address. In case of refusal to pay the deposit payment, Fastlane Transfers reserves the right to cancel the booking request. The deposit paid towards cash payment booking request is non-refundable where customer requests a cancellation within three hours prior to pick up time on booking.