According to the website emiratesairline.co.uk – which has been registered up by Emirates Airlines* rather than Transport for London – it’s possible to hire a private cabin at non-busy times.
The FAQ section advises: “Private hire allows a continuous journey on the Air Line from one terminal to the next and back” for “up to 10 passengers.”
To enjoy this spectacular ride all you have to do is hand over £86.
But at £8.60 each that’s worse value than ten people buying the £6.40 round trip ticket with Oyster and simply boarding a car together – a combined cost of £64.
You’d still get a “private” car because:
“The maximum amount of people able to go into each cable car at any one time, is ten”
Are the scheme’s finances really so bad that Boris and TfL need to resort to such underhand tactics and overcharge visitors by £22?
That’s the sort of robbery Boris’s own Safer Transport Teams are failing to clamp down on on proper transport services.
**Why are TfL redirecting users to a website operated by a commercial concern which states that use of the site “shall be governed by the laws of Dubai” and that the operator is only answerable to a “competent jurisdiction located in Dubai”?