There may be more luxurious ways to get to the airport than in a Mercedes-Benz, but there aren't many. Especially if you live in Australia.

The Mercedes dealership in Melbourne operates a remote location at the airport where you can valet your car while you travel. Drive up to the Mercedes-Benz Melbourne Airport Express dealership and you can drop off your car, have a chauffeur shuttle you to the departures terminal, and when you return, be picked up again at the arrivals terminal, brought back to your washed car – maybe even have it serviced while your gone – and you're on your way.

In short, it's like any other valet service, only with more... Merced-ease. But here's where the program really takes off: the dealer has now partnered with Air Melbourne to include helicopter service. So instead of driving to the airport, you drive to the heliport at South Wharf just a few miles from downtown Melbourne, check in for your flight right there, then board one of two new twin-engined Augusta Grand helicopters (not the Eurocopters outfitted by Mercedes-Benz Style) and fly straight to the airport dealership in just four minutes, then be transferred to the terminal by Mercedes shuttle.

Land again at the airport and a Mercedes chauffeur will take you back to the dealer where you'll catch your copter back to South Wharf. All of which doesn't strike us as a bad way to travel. Assuming, that is, you live in (or are traveling to) Melbourne and have more money than time.


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      Serioso
      • 7 Months Ago
      Separate yourself from the great unwashed with rotor wash!
      Feurig
      • 7 Months Ago
      This has to be only available if you bought something over $100k though... I can see a lot of C-class owners lining up for a free helicopter ride.
        Air Melbourne
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Feurig
        Hi Feurig. Our Heli-Express service is open to everyone, not exclusive to Mercedes-Benz clientele and the one way price is only $274pp.
        Montie
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Feurig
        How about the CLA owners? They'll be coming from Wal-Mart to the airport wanting helicopter rides.
      a.nai1
      • 7 Months Ago
      *you're. I just had to.
      moe6
      • 7 Months Ago
      Great timing, bunch of people about to get filthy rich destroying the environment soon.
      jebibudala
      • 7 Months Ago
      Improper use of a lap belt. He's going to lose his lunch if they hit a rapid descent.
        Daniel D
        • 7 Months Ago
        @jebibudala
        Improper use of a woman, young enough to be his daughter too.
      13Silver Cabs
      • 7 Months Ago
      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the photo. Well, let’s be ready for more Merced-ease!
      L1011
      • 7 Months Ago
      Cue the lame 1% comments in 5...4....3....
      EZen
      • 7 Months Ago
      That's.....that's pretty sweet guys, I have to admit. I would imagine that buying their cheapest car won't get you access to this but who knows. In any case, that's quite the nice touch and is the kind of thing the business and jet set types would absolutely LOVE to show off as many times as possible. You better believe that airlines would be dying to grab these same types for their first and business class seats, extra miles, etc.
        nettsu
        • 7 Months Ago
        @EZen
        yeah a AUD$40k A-Class isn't going to get you into this... My guess is that a S-Class would be your minimum entry point into this - or one of the ultra AMG models... and an S-Class here starts at AUD$215k to AUD$385k.
        Air Melbourne
        • 7 Months Ago
        @EZen
        Hi EZen. The Heli-Express service is not exclusive to Mercedes-Benz clientele, it is accessible to everyone.
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