FAQ Ethiopia Airport Meet

FAQ Ethiopia Airport Meet and Assist

This FAQ Ethiopia Airport Meet & Assist page explains how you will be welcomed, escorted and assisted through Bole International Airport (ADD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Airport VIP meet and assist service ensures a seamless, stylish, luxurious and effortless arrival, connection or departure, even when the unexpected happens. See also How to Book

What are the 5 benefits of Airport Meet and Assist?

1. Fewer lines, less mixing with other travellers
2. Special short cuts, lanes, add-ons and facilities
3. A faster and easier airport experience, door to door
4. A personal assistant to guide you through stange airports
5. Help with language, local procedures & unexpected problems

What is included in an Bole Airport Meet Assist service?

Arrival Services: you will be met near the air-bridge; escorted to and through quarantine, visa on arrival, security and immigration. Expert local airport staff will help collect your bags, escort you through customs checks and take you direct to your driver or welcome party.

Departure Services: you will be met near the entrance of the terminal building; and escorted to and assisted through security, check in, customs and immigration. You will be taken to your airline or member lounge, or direct to the flight’s boarding gate area.

Connection Services: you will be met near the air-bridge, escorted to and through any visa, quarantine, transit, security, immigration, baggage, check in, or customs proecudres. You will be taken to your airline or member lounge, or direct to the flight’s boarding gate.

What is a Fast-track?

Fast-tracking saves time and hassle and makes the passage through an otherwise busy or difficult airport both fast and easy. A successful Fast-tracked airport service is one where you did not have to queue in line, and/or the time it took to pass through the airport was reduced. Fast-tracking is achieved differently in each airport. It may involve use of a VIP area, a a private terminal or a VIP lounge (where passenger waits whilst staff process the paperwork). Special lines my be used for Visa-On-Arrivals and Immigration such as the First Class line; or a Crew/Diplomatic line or an APAC, Schengen or Alien Registration, or Automated Border Clearance line. Alternatively all this may be done whilst you relaxe in a VVIP waiting area. Or it may be handled privately and discreetly by special arrangement with the airport departments.

How do you give these sorts of services?

We have long term contractual partnerships built over many years with dozens of local, in-airport based businesses. They have the trained staff, secutiy passes, airport approvals and operational knowlegde to provide special VVIP Meet and Greet Airport Assistance.

Are your services legitimate and legal?

Yes.  Absolutely. We only used licensed companies, agents and staff who have the necessary airport security clearances, approvals and passes to work in secure non-public areas and provide the services that have been booked. All our services are pre-ordered and pre-arranged with airport departments (which is why we ften need passenger passport data).

Is a baggage porter, lounge or golf cart buggy included?

Sometimes. It depends on the particular airport and on what you have requested. Not all airport have airside porters, buggies or VIP lounges. Where they are available, they may already be included as part of our normal standard service. If they are not included but are available, they will be offered to you during booking as an optional extra “add-on”.

Where will I find my meet assist greeter in Bole Airport?

For arrivals they will be waiting with a signboard for you at or near the end of the air-bridge or air corridor (i.e. somewhere between airplane door and the terminal building). Alternatively – if the airline has parked at a remote location and a tarmac bus is used to transfer you from the plane to the terminal – they will wait with a signboard at the entrance to the terminal building where the airline’s bus drops you off.

For departures they will be waiting for you at “kerbside” (meaning at the drop-off zone at the departure terminal level), or at a special counter or booth just inside the terminal, or in front of the airline’s check in desk. Where you will be met is described in your booking confirmation.

What happens if I am going to be early or late?

For arrivals, if your scheduled landing time changes the representative will monitor the new time and be ready to meet you when you land. FAQ Ethiopia Airport Meet. For departures if you know that you are going to be a little early or late arriving at the airport (e.g. because of traffic) then you or your driver should contact the airport representative so they can adjust the meeting time.

What do I do if I can’t see my meet and assist greeter?

Firstly you should look really carefully, for you name board as sometimes they are easy to miss due to congestion, jet lag, passengers checking their handphone messages as they disembark, or crowded areas where lots of uniformed staff are waiting with name boards. If you really cannot see the greeter then you must all the local emergency number, or use the emergency contact chat link we will have sent you.

Do you offer help to connect between two flights at ADD?

Yes. A connection may involve a switch between domestic and international terminals and areas, re-checking in landside, or just using the airside transfer desks in the transit area. Connections can be very complicated where different carriers, low cost airlines, different terminal and different flight tickets are involved. They require special review and quotation by our senior booking staff.

Are children permitted? Are there any discounts?

Yes. Children are welcome. In most airports there is a 100% discount for infants aged under 24 months. A few airports also offer discounts for children aged 3-12 years, or sometimes there are “Family Group” rates.   If available and relevant they will be offered during the booking process.

How do I make a Change or cancel to my booking?

If you already have your booking confirmation you must E-mail us with the Change request as soon as you can. Where we get less than 48 hours notice of a major Change or Cancellation then a percentage of the price paid may be charged. See the Terms and conditions for details. If you do not present yourself to the airport representative, or if you decide not to take a service that has booked, this will be classed as a no-show cancellation and there will be no refund or credit for that service.

Do I need to tell you of every little change to my plans?

No. But major Changes should be advised to us. A Major Change is a change which will affect how, when and where the service you have booked is given. For example a Major Change would be a change in the named “lead” passenger, in the date of service, of the flight number, or a significant change in the kerbside meeting time for a departure, or a request for an additional feature (like a porter, buggy, lounge) or a change to the number of passengers to be served. If in doubt E-mail us. FAQ Ethiopia Airport Meet & Greet services are ready to help.

Are there any other restrictions or rules that might apply?

Each Airport has its own airport rules and regulations. These policies who may supersede the local provider’s own operating procedures. Sometimes there is a temporary security clampdown or similar temporary alert condition ordered. Both of these may effect parts of the usual VIP service. In such a cases, these are beyond our control.

Also, there are local Quarantine & Health regulations and rules in force due to COVID-19. Permission to enter a country, or to board a flight, and/or the imposition of related quarantine or other restrictions are decided by local border control, the local health authorities, and/or the airline.

Airport Meet Greet & the COVID 19 coronavirus?

Our service helps with a safe and speedy passage through the airport during this COVID Period.

To minimize contact, congestion & lines, bypass bottlenecks, and avoid inconvenience, your representative will speed up obtaining visa on arrival, check-in, and passing through security checks, and will escort you through fast-tracked CIQ processing.

The greeter will use whatever channels, lines, local knowledge and local connections they have to make the passage through immigration that day fast, pleasant and easy.

They will also help you understand issues with local border control and health officials. They will assist with arrangements for excess or missing baggage, flight & terminal transfers, and even access to lounge, business centre or day-room.

Finally, they will coordinate directly with the driver to ensure a smooth handover (avoiding the common problem of not being able to find you car service). They are adept at keeping any local taxi and baggage touts away. And if you have no ground transportation arranged they will help you find a reliable provider and ensure there is no language communications issues over the ride or destination.

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FAQ Ethiopia Airport Meet & Greet Assistance

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