On Monday I posted about Asiana’s new shuttle service between San Diego and LAX as of April 1, 2014. Originally I thought this was added as a way to compete with Japan Airlines, which has nonstop 787 service to Asia out of San Diego.
However, it appears as if Asiana may just be trying to add more options for passengers, because yesterday Asiana announced a similar complimentary shuttle service for passengers flying Asiana out of Chicago O’Hare.
Shuttle service is available to the following destinations for passengers arriving or departing on Asiana’s flights OZ 235/236:
- Urbana Champaign, Illinois
- Purdue Univ. (west Lafayette, IN)
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The website is hilariously cheesy, between the design, the pictures, and the text. Here are the full terms for the Asiana shuttle service:
1. Reservation must be made at least 5 days in advance otherwise not guaranteed.
2. You may request ride to/from your home instead of station for $15 oneway surcharge.
3. We do not supply baby/child seat, you must supply your own.
4. If you want cancel or change your reservation, you must do so 3 days in advance.
5. Reconfirm mail will be sent 3 day before you leave with drivers name and phone #
6. Even you are Asiana ticket holder , $40 will be collected by driver without reservation
7. Mileage award ticket holders can use shuttle with proper reservation.
8. Baggage policy is same as Asiana Airline’s, we charge $25 per extra baggages
9. Driver’s tip is not mandatory but he will be appreciated for your tips.
And who said Google Translate wasn’t useful?!
It seems like the type of shuttle will vary based on demand, with the following general options:
So you could get anything from a minivan to a 42 passenger bus, to anything inbetween.
Anyway, kudos to Asiana for adding this, it’s a very nice option for passengers not originating in Chicago “proper.” And I imagine it’s not cheap to add this service either.