Airport Transfer Service between Oberursel and Frankfurt

Over the years, with all our family’s and friends’ comings and goings, we have often used an airport transfer service. The average fee is euro 35, and this includes up to four people (based on our family experience).

For the past three years or so, we had used My Car24. As a matter of fact, we used them just two weeks ago for our round-trip to London. We had always been served well in regards to reliability and good service. And I like booking online, as I get a written confirmation.

But this was tricky last time, when I made our reservation Monday morning, and did not get confirmation by e-mail until late Tuesday evening – for an early Wednesday morning flight.

Since then, at least, they have added this recommendation to their website:

Please allow at least 48 hours  to process your reservation.

Making an airport transfer reservation is usually one of the very last things I remember to do. A more than 48 hour-advance booking does not sit well with me, nor my life-style.

In the meantime, I have reverted to using Kilic for today’s airport transfer. His office still takes reservations the old-fashioned way – by phone. He had also served us very well over the last 15 years or so.

The following list is a compilation of available airport transfer service companies around the area. The top two, Kilic and My Car24, I have used myself. The others are various recommendations by locals.

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Kilic: 06171 287260 (euro 35 for Oberursel – Frankfurt Airport)

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My Car24 Driving Service & Airport Transfer:  (euro 35 for Oberursel – Frankfurt airport)

https://www.mc24h.de/

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Premium Taxi Sascha Lehmann:

http://www.drivedeluxe.de/premium-taxi-oberursel/

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Drive Automobile Taxi (€ 34)

http://www.drivedeluxe.de/

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HB Cars (€30)

http://hbcars.de/leistungen/

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Taxi Kirschall:

http://www.taxikirschall.de/

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Taxi Zuber:

http://www.taxizuber.com

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WE-DRIVE24.COM

http://we-drive24.com/

Chauffeur und Limousinen Dienst – teurer

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Taxi Aladin

http://www.aladin-service.de/

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BB Businessline. Top Service, gepflegte/neue Autos, immer zuverlaessig.

http://www.bb-businessline.de/

 

Taxi Fare between Frankfurt Airport and Oberursel

A regular taxi might cost you between euro 50 and 70 to get you from the Frankfurt Airport to Oberursel.

Since our regular airport transfer service Kilic * has changed his line of business (he now has a fish restaurant/shop in downtown Oberursel), I had to look for a another one.

Welcome to Oberursel!

Welcome to Oberursel!

We are using My Car 24 Airport service & Flughafentransfer now. We’ve made four or five online reservations so far this summer, and it worked out really well each way – Oberursel to the airport, and vice versa.

Leaving your cell phone on the online application is not only mandatory, but essential when it comes to finding your driver outside the busy airport.

After reserving online, you get one mail with the data you entered. Within 24 hours, you get another mail confirming your online registration. They advise you to print it out – good to have if things went wrong – but I only take a screen shot. Making an online reservation is euro 33, a call-in reservation is euro 35.

* This was my previous post about the Flughafenkurier Kilic, who is no longer in business. Please ignore this recommendation. Updated: 25 September 2015

Unlike other blogger friends, I do not get any free services or products in return for recommending anything on this blog. I just want to share my experience with you. If this makes your life a bit easier, then that is my reward.

Depositing your Winter Coat at Frankfurt Airport

As travel towards warmer destinations are sure to pick up again during this winter season, handling a heavy coat on flights isn’t what most of us enjoy.

The Frankfurt Airport offers to keep your coat in its luggage deposit room for a daily fee of 50 cents. This service will run until spring break 2015.

There are three luggage deposit rooms (Gepäckaufbewahrung), see locations below:

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• Terminal 1, Bereich B, Ebene 1 (Ankunft), täglich 24 Stunden geöffnet, Telefon (069) 690-70786;

Terminal 1, Hall B, Level 1 (arrivals), 24-hour coat check-in

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• Terminal 1, Bereich B – C, Ebene 2 (Abflug), täglich von 6 bis 22 Uhr geöffnet, Telefon (069) 690-73277;

Terminal 1, Hall B – C, Level 2 (departures), open daily from 6am – 10pm

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• Terminal 2, Bereich D, Ebene 2 (Ankunft), täglich von 6 bis 22 Uhr geöffnet, Telefon (069) 690-72860.

Terminal 2, Hall D, Level 2 (arrivals), open daily from 6am – 10pm

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If you do use this service, please remember to pick up your coat as well. Personal winter clothing items are only kept for three months, then they get auctioned off.

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 Gute Reise!

(Have a good trip!)

American Military Honored in Schweinfurt

Today, on Veterans Day, a small town in Germany added a bit of its own touch to honor all the U.S. soldiers having served in Schweinfurt, Germany. The city has had two U.S. army posts – Ledward and Conn Barracks. Erecting this moment on German ground symbolizes peace and friendship, and honors all who served.

This has also been a great accomplishment for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). This is the first time ever a monument has been erected outside of a military post, said Armithea Sissy Borel, guest speaker and vice-president of the National VWF women’s group. She also thanked the city of Schweinfurt for a partnership lasting almost 70 years.

This monument honors all U.S. soldiers who have served their country (and ours) in more than sixty years. Credit also went to the partnerships and friendships between the Americans and the locals over the years.

Also present were the VFW commander Sean Hillyer and the very last U.S. post commander, Michael Runey. Both emphasized the friendship between the U.S. and Schweinfurt as well as the longest period of peace in history. By the time the U.S. military pulls its last troops in 2014, the mission has been accomplished – to see Germany through the Cold War.

The monument is located in the Alte Friedhof (Old Cemetery), which is also the final resting place for about 40,000 locals.

The eagle, designed by the local artists Steff Bauer and Sören Ernst, is not only representative of the United States eagle, but is also the heraldic charge for both Germany and Schweinfurt.

A little souvenir from the Schweinfurt military post (1990).

To view the photos from the Main-Post Newspaper, visit: Regionale Fotos Main-Post. To read the complete article (in German), visit Der Adler verbindet die Völker (The Eagle Unites Nations) by the same newspaper.

Flight Tracking Advice

With almost 10,000 flights having been cancelled due to Frankenstorm, passengers check FlightAware for updates.

Here are some additional suggestions quoted from the New York Times International Traveler section (paper format) to help your disrupted travel:

* If your flight is canceled because of the storm, do not go to the airport.

* To avoid getting stranded, check your flight’s status early the day you are flying, and again before you head to the airport.

* If you are already at the airport when your flight is canceled, put your legs and fingers to work. Walk over to customer service. While there, dial the customer service number. Odds are you will get help over the phone before reaching the front of the line.

* You can try asking for assistance via Twitter. Most airlines assign employees to monitor their Twitter feeds.

* Although airlines in the United States have waived change fees – typically $US 150 – for flights delayed or canceled because of the storm, keep in mind that airlines usually waive this fee only once. Be certain you want to change your itinerary before you lock it in. Otherwise, you will be out of $US 150 if you have to make a second change. You might also pay more if there is a difference in the flight’s price.