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Tesla rideshare program launches for Phoenix to Tucson travel

Arizonans are often faced with a hurdle when traveling between Phoenix and Tucson because it’s too close to fly, but too far to use a traditional rideshare company like Uber. A new service unlike anything else in the U.S. just launched in Phoenix to address this challenge. 

Falcon Line, a new business headquartered in Scottsdale, is helping travelers move between the Valley and Southern Arizona in Tesla-style, minimizing costs, stress and inconvenience.


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“Flying is expensive, cumbersome and chaotic; bus or shuttle travel is inexpensive, but the experience is pretty undesirable and driving yourself on the I-10 for two or more hours is unproductive and stressful, that’s where Falcon Line comes into play,” said Michael Puhala, Falcon Line CEO and founder. “Most users of our service are looking for travel accommodations between 75-200 miles in length and the Phoenix to Tucson route is the first of many corridor travel options in our plans to roll out across the U.S.” 

Currently, Falcon Line offers fully electric, premium, business class service from point A to point B with professional drivers in a fleet of Tesla Model X vehicles. Passengers can book a single seat or reserve the entire car for their journey. To make sure there is no lapse in productivity, cars are equipped with retractable desks in the back seats, 5G Wi-Fi and more amenities to make personal and business travel seamless. 

“Today’s travelers want a consistent experience that is safe, convenient and mindful,” said Puhala. “Falcon Line was born with this consumer in mind. Plus, not only does Tesla provide a gold standard luxury travel experience, it is an electric car that’s better for the environment, and as an added benefit, can use the HOV lane during high traffic times.”

Booking a ride is simple. Travelers can schedule one-way or roundtrip travel online at www.ridefalcon.com. Fares range from $100 – $300. Reservations are arranged in advance to assure accommodations can be met. Subscription services will be available for frequent passengers who travel often between Falcon Line metropolitan areas.

There are two pickup and drop-off locations in Phoenix including one in North Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Quarter and a second near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. There is one pickup and drop-off location in Tucson at La Encantada Shopping Center. When travelers book a seat, it’s a point-to-point drop-off. If travelers book the entire car, they will get an added benefit of door-to-door service.

Travelers can also breathe easy as they travel in style knowing the Tesla Model X vehicles have an advanced air purifying system and the vehicles are sanitized after each trip, allowing travelers to feel safer than flying or sitting in a passenger van in the COVID-19 era.

Falcon Line just launched its services in Phoenix and Tucson in April with plans to expand in Northern Arizona (Flagstaff and Sedona) in May. The program provides users a premium travel service in parts of the U.S. where there are no premium corridor travel options. Falcon Line has identified 32 additional corridors across the U.S. for potential expansion in 2021 including Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, Texas. The company’s goals include expanding to 10 corridors by the end of next year and 25 corridors in the next five years. 

For more information or to book your travel with Falcon Line, visit ridefalcon.com

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