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Barclays Hosts Golden Gloves

Tax time got you feeling you’d like to go a few rounds?  Well, put aside your calculator and hop in a limo with your friends for a night of VIP boxing fun at Barclays Center for the Daily News Golden Gloves.

Now in its 86th year, the Golden Gloves is one of the most prestigious amateur boxing events around.  Taking place April 18 & 19, you and your friends can get a ringside seat for some of the most thrilling fights you could catch anywhere. So many greats have come out of the Golden Gloves. This is your chance to catch the future generation of boxing on the rise as they brawl their way to the top.
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Avoid the Wet Blanket Effect for Your Day in NYC with a Hired Car and Driver

New York city gets well over 4 inches of rain almost every month of the year. In fact, NYC is clear only about 132 days out of 365. The chances of a nice day hover around one in three, so when planning a day out and about in the city, whether shopping or doing business, you would be more right if you imagined the day wet than if you planned on it being dry.  And rain can weigh you down like, well, a wet blanket, if you let it.

Picture two different days for yourself. In one, you’re sweating in a wet slicker on a hot summer afternoon or shivering in damp overcoat trying to hail a cab in a winter downpour.  Rain follows you inside wherever you go with soggy socks and dripping hair. Getting around becomes a chore, and the last thing you want to do is go back outside in it. You go out anyway and search desperately for an available taxi, spy one and dash for it only to get splashed by a passing car. Meanwhile someone else grabs the cab before you get there.  Your umbrella turns inside-out in the wind. You are not happy.

Now change the picture a bit.  Imagine that there is a car waiting just outside the door for you everywhere you go, a car with a driver who owns an umbrella and can whisk you from entryway to passenger seat in a few steps.  You’re dry and comfortable as the chauffeur takes you to your next destination.  You have time to relax and regain your energy, your enthusiasm, your enjoyment before the next foray.

Which day would you choose?

Shopping.  Sightseeing.  Business.  All of it transforms with a car and driver at your disposal.  Chances are, if you are spending the day in New York going from place to place, you’re planning a big day.  You may have flown in for a vacation or are looking to close a deal.  You can’t control the weather, but you can be in control of the quality of your day.  With a hired car, you arrive fresh at every destination.  You’re dry and relaxed.  You exude the confidence that comes with the absence of minor irritations and distractions.  Try hiring a car and driver for your next day on the town and you will never look back.
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Personal Car Service for Women on Business

One of the largest growing segments of the business travel industry is women.  Where once business travel was almost exclusively done by men, it is women who are joining the ranks of the frequent flyer elites. Women have concerns and preferences that differ from those of their male counterparts and are demanding a change in procedures to go with that.

One big concern for women travelers in unfamiliar territory is security.  If your travel takes you to Greater New York City, give yourself the security and efficiency of a hired car and driver from Luxor Limousines.   As one female exec said about her experience with Luxor: “Luxor's driver was prompt, courteous, price was right and I felt very safe. As a woman who travels occasionally alone this is important to me.”

Even if you do know NYC, running from appointment to appointment in the high heels that are considered part of a woman’s standard business attire can be doubly exhausting.  A hired car and driver will relieve the stress and allow business to continue between appointments without wasting time and energy looking for a cab, walking, or taking public transit.  For these reasons, the most productive decision a woman who knows her own worth can make is to hire a car and driver to take the extra worry and stress off her plate.
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Delays in the Air? No Problem on the Ground.

The federal budget sequester has meant delays and canceled flights at all airports.  The last think you need is more delay or hassles for the ground portion of your travel plans.  With a reservation for an airport car and driver with Luxor, we make sure to keep tabs on your flight so that we get you there or pick you up at the right time.

If the flight is delayed and the new time is posted on the airline website, we will reschedule our limo service automatically at no extra charge. If your flight lands on time but is delayed getting to the gate, then we give you a grace period of 30 minutes for domestic flights and 45 minutes for international flights before charging a surcharge.

Likewise, if your flight arrives early, something that can happen especially on long international flights, we will make sure to be there for you so long as the airline has kept its website updated.  As Orla Stafford said on arriving from Dublin,  "On a recent trip to New York, my Boyfriend and I used Luxor to pick us up from JFK. Our flight landed 40 mins ahead of schedule. When we came through arrivals, Luxor's driver was there to meet us. He had been checking for our flight and made sure to be there on time.”
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Make Your Wedding Guests Feel Like VIPs with an Airport Limo Pickup

Yes, it’s your wedding, but you want it to be a special day for everyone.  One of the first things you probably arranged is for the wedding limo service for the bride and groom on the big day. Perhaps you've also made plans for hired cars to transport the wedding party to the chapel or reception.  But the wedding celebration really starts way before the walk down the aisle.  A wedding is about your whole community of friends and family gathering, sometimes at great expense, to celebrate with you.  You may be so overwhelmed as the day draws near that you don't have time to take care of the niceties, but you can plan a few things in advance to reciprocate and honor them.

One simple and sure way to make the out-of-town members of the wedding party feel special is with an airport pickup.  Now, you and your local crew is going to be crazy busy, and sending someone will most likely mean a frantic drive in the middle of all the other plans.  So hire a limo service that does airport pickups to collect your friends and family on arrival. Let a professional hired car service like Luxor Limousines not only take away the stress, but deliver a first-class welcome, setting the tone for an unforgettable wedding that everyone will remember fondly.

FIVE TIPS FOR A VIP WELCOME FOR YOUR WEDDING PARTY AND GUESTS

1- Make sure the hired limousine company does a meet-and-greet airport pickup at baggage claim or customs.  Nothing says “VIP traveler” more than a chauffeur with a sign for the party waiting arriving.

2- Make sure the driver will be professionally dressed.  The effect is ruined if the person waiting looks scruffy.

3- Make sure the driver speaks English (or whatever language your party speaks.)

4- Make sure there will be refreshments if your guests are coming from far away.

5- Find out how much luggage is involved, as different vehicles have different capacities for handling bags.

If you can schedule the arrivals to coincide, a comfortable limo or party van where everyone can wait in comfort and enjoy each other’s company while awaiting the last arrivals.  And if by chance you have the time to go out to the airport to meet someone special, rather than drive yourself, ride the limo yourself and spend the drive into town toasting to your friends and your future.

Luxor Limousines provides premiere luxury hired car and shuttle rentals for greater New York, NY, New England, and the globe.  Try our 24/7, one-stop shopping services for airport shuttles, party vans, stretch limos, or personal chauffeured business around town anywhere, any time by using our online reservations tool at luxorlimo.com or by calling  718-998-4111 (outside NYC call toll free:866-998-4111)
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Ten Questions to Ask When Hiring a Limo

If you are a going to spend the money for a limousine for a single night out or hiring transportation , how do you balance cost and quality?  How can you avoid over paying on one hand, but also how do you avoid the many nightmares that come up when you cut too many corners. Even if you can get your money back, you can’t fix a ruined wedding or night on the town.

Here are ten questions that will help you separate the good from the bad so you can negotiate your best price among professionals, confident that whoever you pick from the list will be an asset and not a liability to your plans.

Does the company own its own fleet?  Not just one or two cars, but at least 15 vehicles that they maintain themselves. This guarantees a professionally managed company that you can depend upon to have your vehicle of choice in top condition.
Does the company work with business clients or do corporate events?  If so, you know they must be reliable and professional in their dealings.
Has the company been in business for at least 10 years? All businesses have cycles, and bad economic times weed out the unprofessional and poorly managed companies.
Is the company registered and licensed with the Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York?  Rent an unlicensed limo and if anything happens, at the least, the police will impound the vehicle leaving you stranded. At the most, you might not be insured for any injuries.
Is there someone you can call 24/7 in case of problems and will that person have the authority to make decisions?  If you don’t know where the limo is and call, only to get an answering service, you are stuck waiting for someone to get back to you.
Will the driver be dressed in a uniform?  You want a company that has standards for its drivers and considers the job a profession, hence the uniform.
Will the driver be a person who speaks English? Even though you may not have conversations with your driver, you do want to be able to communicate about any difficulties or change of plans without the frustration of a language barrier.
What are the extra time fees?  For an airport pickup, you won’t have control over the flight being late.  For a night on the town, you might want to check out one more club before heading home.  You need to know what these fees are up front.
What are your cleaning fees?  Nobody wants to cause a problem, but people do get carsick, or sometimes party a little too hard, and you should know what these fees are before you go out for the night.
Can you see the vehicles you will hire? Not all stretch Cadillacs are the same.  Age and maintenance can drastically alter the ‘feel’ of a ride.  If you really care about the quality of the experience, you should be able to check out the car beforehand.  Even if you choose not to actually go to the garage, being able to is in itself a kind of guarantee.

Luxor Limousines provides premiere luxury hired car and shuttle rentals for greater New York, NY, New England, and the globe.  Try our 24/7, one-stop shopping services for airport shuttles, party vans, stretch limos, or personal chauffeured business around town anywhere, any time by using our online reservations tool at luxorlimo.com or by calling  718-998-4111 (outside NYC call toll free:866-998-4111).
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March 2013 Must-See Sports at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is called the World’s Most Famous Arena.  Not only is it the home of the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team, the Garden hosts a number of major championships and special events that sports fans will not want to miss.  In March, you have plenty of chances to catch a home game from the Knicks and Rangers.  Whether you are a season ticket holder or just out for a night with your friends, renting a car or limo from Luxor Limousines can make the night a winner for you, whatever happens in the game.

On March 4, you can catch some amazing tennis at the BNP Paribas Showdown featuring players who have all been either Grand Slam Champions or who have been the year-end #1 ranked player in the world.  This yearly event is a favorite for fans of the game and a chance to see Rafael Nadal matched against Juan Martin Del Potro and Serena Williams face off with Victoria Azarenka.  Make sure to reserve you seats and your chauffeured car for the big event.

March 12-16 is the 2013 Big East Championship Tournament where the top college teams will vie for the title.  The 16th is also the date to remember for those who follow NYC High School basketball when the PSAL championship games take place at Madison Square Garden at 10:00am for the Girls AA Championship and at 12:00 for the Boys AA Championship. Support your team by hiring a party van to get you there in style and in the mood for fun, and for a place to party all the way home.

For any event in town, your night out will be more fun and less hassle with a hired car from Luxor Limousines. Whether you book a town car, a limo, or a party van for your ride, you are guaranteed to have a night to remember at Madison Square Garden.
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Top Ten Occasions for a Hired Car or Limo

The convenience and status of a hired car with a professional driver make a huge difference in the quality of getting around town in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, or anywhere else in the Greater New York area. Any one of the following 10 situations makes a booking your own private, chauffeured vehicle from Luxor Limousines a must.

Airport transportation: the most efficient way to go to or from the airport with the focus exclusively on you and your needs
Prom Night: for the date of a lifetime, a limo is as much a part of the night as a tux
Wedding Parties: professional drivers make sure everybody gets to the church on time
Concerts: go to see your favorite performers in style without getting caught in endless hassles
Sporting Events: a hired car means no worries for you and your friends
Shopping: a car and driver at the curb means you keep all your energy for the stores
Business around town: saving time and removing uncertainty as you go from one appointment to the next
New Year’s Eve: let it all hang out as you welcome the new year
Night on the town: party vans let you keep the fun alive between clubs
Company events: professional and secure transportation that lets everyone go together

At Luxor Limousines, we understand the different reasons why you would hire a car and driver. Years of experience mean we are able to tailor our services to your specific transportation needs.
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Swedish Mafia Black-Tie Rave Benefit

Swedish House Mafia will host a Black Tie Rave on February 28, 2013 for Hurricane Sandy relief.  The rave will  be at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. 100% of the net will go to the relief efforts.  Reserve your limo now and catch this amazing supergroup as they go on their final tour before going their separate ways.

Luxor provides limos, stretch limos, and party buses to take away all of the hassle and leave you and your friends free to enjoy an amazing night out with this electronic dance music trio.
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Live Shows at the Barclays Center Rock the First Half of 2013

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is quickly shaping up to the go-to venue for the hottest shows.  Some fantastic acts have already been lined up for the first half of 2013 that you will want to see.  Luxor Limo is the choice for anyone in New York and New Jersey who wants to sidestep the hassle and take part in these events in style and comfort.  Make your night out a party from the moment you leave your house to the moment you turn the key in the lock coming home by renting a Luxor Limousine to escort you there and back again.

FEBRUARY

Mumford & Sons - February, 6 & 12
Mumford & Sons is blazing red hot.  Their album, BABEL, had the fastest selling debut of any album in the US last year.  This band uses folk and bluegrass instruments for strong rhythmic alternative rock sound.  The song lyrics are smart and complex and makes for a satisfying blend of old-time country and high-culture literary. Rent a stretch limo, but wear your cowboy dancing boots.

Marc Anthony - February 15 & 16
Marc Anthony comes to the Barclays Center with 5 Grammy and Latin Grammy awards so far to his name.  A native New Yorker, he comes back to his home turf for a special Valentine’s weekend pair of shows.  Make it a romantic night in Brooklyn in a Luxor Limousine.

MARCH

Swedish House Mafia - March 2, 3, & 4
Swedish House Mafia brings their ONE LAST TOUR to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for three whole days in March. Foot-stomping, heart-racing electronic dance music.  This popular group is really a supergroup of DJs Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello and after rocking Europe and Asia come to the US with what they say is their farewell tour as such. It promises to be a three day party, and you could be a part of it. Call Luxor to reserve your limo for the fun.

Lady Gaga - March 7
Lady Gaga’s BORN THIS WAY BALL has already broken world records as the top grossing tour by a female artist, leaving audiences starstruck and speechless.  A native New Yorker, she is “kindly requesting the presence of all her little monsters on March 6.”
APRIL

Alicia Keys - April 5
Alicia Keys, the a fourteen-time Grammy winner, will do one show at the Barclays Center as part of her upcoming 24-city North American tour . The tour, SET THE WORLD ON FIRE, promotes her new album, GIRL ON FIRE.

Green Day - April 7
Green Day is going on the road again. Tickets for a show that was postponed will be honored. Tickets for shows that were canceled will receive a refund.  Contact your point of purchase if you have a ticket to find out which applies to you.

Rihanna - May 5
Rihanna is coming to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center is offering some exciting VIP packages with great seats and party access.  Get your special package now and then book your Luxor Limousine to take you there in style.

JUNE
The National - June 5
The indie rock band, The National, will play in their home borough of Brooklyn and you will not want to miss it.  Get the most out of your night out on the town with the local boys as they rock the night.

The second half of 2013 is already shaping up.  Justin Bieber is on the schedule for August and other blockbuster groups will be sure to join the lineup.  Check back in a few months for more on the Barclays Center event calendar for the summer and fall of 2013.
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