Global Alliance has its roots in family-owned businesses, so we understand that family is of paramount importance to our clients. We are glad to offer infant, toddler, and booster seats by request in our vehicles for no added fee.
We have three types of child seat onsite at our office to be placed in vehicles as needed. Infant/toddler seats can accommodate infant of 9 kg (20 lbs) or less in their rear-facing configuration, while toddlers of 9kg and 18 kg (20 to 40 lbs) or about one year of age and older must use the forward-facing seats. Booster seats are required for children under the age of eight, weighing more than 18 kg but less than 36 kg (40-80 lbs) and who stand less than 145 cm (4 feet 9 inches) tall.
When booking transportation for passengers under the age of 8, please advise your reservation agent of the weight of the child travelling if at all possible, as this helps our team to match the appropriate seat to the assigned vehicle. The age of the child can be of use in choosing the proper seat, but weight is a more exact measure, as children can be small or large for their age and may be specifically suited to seats of different sizes than the age average.
Passengers are also welcome to utilize their own child seats, of course. This allows our clients to employ a seat that they are familiar with rather than installing a seat that they may not have used before. We are happy to help facilitate this by storing the seat on our premises after a departure before having it available for the return arrival. This way, our clients are able to use their own seat without worrying about adding it to their luggage load while out of town.
Although Global Alliance is happy to provide child seats for our passengers, please note that for insurance reasons, Chauffeurs are not allowed to physically install the seats. Parents, guardians or chaperones travelling with the children will have to install the seats themselves but the chauffeur will be able to explain and direct concerning the correct procedure for doing so.
In addition, it is important to note that infant/toddler seats can only be fully and legally secured in our Lincoln Town Car and BMW sedans, as well as in our Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade SUVs. Vans, stretches, and buses are equipped with lap seat belts and have neither the shoulder belts nor the floor hooks required to properly secure infant seats. Booster seats, however, incorporate only the lap belts and can therefore be used in any of our vehicles.