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Operator Invites Jilted Uber Riders For A True Limo Encounter

Martin Romjue
Posted on January 5, 2018

Limos of Myrtle Beach offers this Chrylser 300 10-passenger stretch, perfect for going out on the town or sightseeing along the Palmetto State's scenic coastline (Limos of Myrtle Beach photo)
Limos of Myrtle Beach offers this Chrylser 300 10-passenger stretch, perfect for going out on the town or sightseeing along the Palmetto State's scenic coastline (Limos of Myrtle Beach photo)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Lee Webb wants the world to know it’s just fine for any couple to kiss in a limousine or chauffeured vehicle.

Outraged over an Uber driver throwing out an engaged male couple on New Year’s night in Houston after they stole a quick celebratory kiss, the two-car operator is offering them an evening out in his stretch limousine and complimentary dinner for two if they ever visit Myrtle Beach. He has tried to contact the couple through Houston area TV stations and Facebook.

“We need to show the world that professional transportation people provide something way above and beyond the rudeness of Uber,” said Webb of USARides.com / Limos Of Myrtle Beach. "I'm doing this for two reasons: What the Uber driver did was wrong, and I want to stop Uber.”

Lee Webb of Limos Of Myrtyle Beach in South Carolina (photo courtesy of Lee Webb)
Lee Webb of Limos Of Myrtyle Beach in South Carolina (photo courtesy of Lee Webb)

Webb would like other limousine operators nationwide to extend similar offers in their cities, if only to present the responsible, service-oriented, and tolerant qualities of the chauffeured luxury transportation industry.

LGBT people are one of his company’s most frequent client segments, who enjoy the comforts and entertainment of a stretch limousine, Webb said. “We’ve done many gay weddings and outings. It’s a preferred business for us.”

Webb also describes himself as a staunch advocate for making Uber comply with the local rules that apply to his company and other ground transportation service in the Myrtle Beach area. Presenting a positive image of the industry complements those efforts.

“Every time Uber folks make mistakes, we should be aware and step up to counteract with upbeat solutions,” Webb said. “Time and time again when I’m out in field working, I don’t sell limo rides, I sell service. Anyone can have a car and drive one, but not everyone can meet the service level of a limousine company.”

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Related Topics: client markets, customer service, driver behavior, South Carolina operators, stretch limousine, weddings

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