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Which Heathrow Airport Car Service Would You Use?

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So . . . fellow Fodorites have convinced me that I should hire a car service (bag the tube and the train+taxi route) to take my student son from Heathrow to City of London dormitory. So which one? I am tossing around Just Airports (re occurring suggestions on Fodors) and Unicorn Minicabs (most economical price).

Can anyone tell me if the passenger is met in the terminal with a name sign or at the curbside using a car license plate (as with a limo in the US) which would require a phone call upon arrival?

Just Airports refers to a parking fee -- what is that? Is that for the car to park and come in to retrieve the passenger?

He will have one very large rolling luggage piece, one medium/large back pack and a computer case/bag. Would a small saloon car be the one to hire?

Cash payment seems to be cheaper that a credit card payment -- would you pay in cash?

Is a tip required or expected and if yes how much?

Flight lands a 8 a.m. Supposing that he gets he goes through immigration and collects his bag in a normal manner -- how long should that process take and does the car service accommodate for this? I know they say they track flight but I don't want my son to be hit with wait charges.

Any other car services that are reliable and economical?

Please offer and opinion.

Thanks

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