Posted by JaH on August 10, 2002 at 19:31:50:
In Reply to: VIP Service Question posted by BOB on August 09, 2002 at 11:31:41:
: Recently I had the need to buy a train ticket from Kiev and also to have a pre arranged driver meet my 15 year old son at Borispol and take him to the Rail station in Kiev. Because of the late time, I could not book a ticket with other agencies and so used R.J. Tours to buy the ticket and taxi service. I paid $35 for the 2nd class ticket (which costs $8 in Kiev)(I know this because I've been many times and live in Ukraine half the year).And $40 for the taxi. Of course there needs to be a profit, I only bring up the price because it is a lot in Ukrainian terms, but fair if the service is good.
R.J. bought the ticket and met my son as advertised, a hired taxi, and an older model Mercedes, but nice enough. The driver refused to help my son carry the bags from the terminal to the car, he had 3, 2 of which weighed about 20 kilos each. And dumped him at the entrance to the railway station, again without helping him at all. Now, if R,J, wishes to call this VIP service he can, but I think it is poor service at best. My last trip, 4 months ago, I hired a taxi for my wife and I for $15, the driver carried the bags, gave us a guided tour and escorted us to the train.
So you all be the judge of this, throw your money away for not much, or just get a taxi at the airport.
I have read post about how the VIP Service works at Borispol Airport in Kiev and find that an interesting option when I travel to Kiev with my wife later this year. My question is my wife is Ukrainian. Being this would she be able to use the VIP Service also? I was wondering since Ukrainian naturals at passport control go through their countries passport controls, while foreigners like Americans go through the other passport control. Being this would my wife still be able to come with me through the VIP Service. If so I may try using this. Hope someone can answer this.
: Thanks Bob
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