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Do Your Research to Find Right Limo Company

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

I called several companies looking for a party bus for a trip to Napa for a weekend and couldn’t believe that they were all booked up for prom!  If you are thinking about booking a limo or party bus in the months of April or May, you better book months in advance because this is their busy season.  And according to sacramento limousine, due to the demand around this time, they up their prices and set 4 to 6 hour minimums on the weekends.  This is something to keep in mind if you are shopping around for limos.

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Many are in for a rude surprise when they find out about the minimums and find out that most limo companies don’t do simple one-way drop offs for most occasions.  A few other things that I have learned while calling around for prices is that some companies with prices that don’t include driver’s tip and others give all-inclusive prices.  Some give prices that don’t include fuel charge and gratuity.  So be sure of ask what’s included in the price and whether it includes driver’s tip, taxes and fuel.  Sometimes it can be a difference of $100 with the gratuity alone and that is a lot of money.

You should also ask about their reservation and cancellation policies as every company does it different.  Some require a deposit and credit card to hold.  Some of these deposits are non-refundable so be sure to ask.  If it is non-refundable, be sure that you are almost certain you are going to use their services otherwise you lose the deposit.  Other companies may just ask for credit card info and not ask for a deposit.  Additionally, check on their cancellation policy.  Some are one week, others are 3 days, it varies.

You may also want to ask to see either photos of the limo or come to see it in person if they allow.  Some of these vehicles are older models which you may not expect and want.  You can ask what year the vehicle is as well.  Some companies have actual physical locations and offices where you can set up a time to come in to take a look at their limos.  Others don’t have offices and that situation may be more challenging as their vehicles are probably parked in different locations.

I also learned that most companies don’t do simply one-way drop offs unless it’s an airport trip.  If it’s an occasion, like a birthday, prom, or wedding, they have minimums set usually of at least 3 hours.  It may be more on the weekends during peak season, which tends to be Spring, Summer, and Fall.  And they also won’t do split trips.  Many ask if they can just pay for the trip down to the trip down to the event and the trip back, but the limo companies charge even the wait times and all the hours in between.

Anyway, hope you find some of these bits of information helpful when searching for a limo or party bus for your next event. Basically don’t wait last minute to book and due your research and ask all the right questions.

Consider a Limo Company For Your Next Airport Trip

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

When you have to get to the air terminal, don’t trouble with driving, and disregard the option of relying on your friends or family to get there on-time. Book your air terminal transportation for your next trip with a limo company. They offer the biggest and most regarded system of reasonable extravagance to get you to and from the most-popular open and private airplane terminals around the world.

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Cost of renting a limo differs from city to city and relies on the sort of vehicle you will require. By and large, air terminal administration in a car is very little more than a taxi, which can be unusual and offer a lesser standard of comfort. For various gatherings, limousine airport administration is a moderate option when paired up amongst the rest – it can be as low as $10 per passenger! Normal rentals begin at $20 for car administration, while stretch administrations begin at $50 relying on vehicle size, gathering size, area, and separation.

When you experience the elegance and comforts of traveling to an air terminal in a limo, you will never need to make the drive yourself again. Nor will you ever end up asking a companion to get up right on time to take you! You can breathe a sigh of relief, overlook dragging your bags from long distances to the terminal, and take it easy as you give us a chance to stress over getting you there, on time and in solace of the environment of a limousine.

Most limo organizations ask for a base 2 or 3 hour booking to lease the vehicle. This is because of the substantial cost and expense included in securing and keeping up the vehicles’ maintenance. A one-hour rental is just not financially savvy in light of the fact that the vehicle is just in ‘paid-administration’ for one hour; however genuine vehicle runtime may be over 2 hours. Different expenses that make a 1-hour rental unrealistic is vehicle readiness time and driver salaries.

According to a limo service in San Francisco, amid prom or other popular seasons, hourly booking prerequisites may go up to 5-8 hours because of the enormous interest for limousines. You are more prone to get struck by lightning than getting a limousine rental for 1 or 2 hours amid prom or uncommon occasion season. With the circumstances covered, renting a limo for your next trip to the airport can be a treat for yourself, a moment in time where you don’t have to stress about anything and just kick-up your feet and relax.

Don’t Be a Party-Pooper—Get On Board the O.C. Party Bus!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

What started as a low-key weekend trip to Anaheim for my cousin’s 30th birthday turned into a spur-of-the-moment decision to rent a charter sized party bus for the celebration. Michelle, her cousins Jenny and Trish, along with myself and 24 of her friends, packed into this party on wheels. It was almost a psychadelic experience.

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The interior was gorgeous, very posh and upscale with special green, red, purple fiber optic lighting throughout the ceiling and on the sides to the back of the bus. The black leather lounge-style seats were uber soft and comfortable. Honestly, it was so plush I could have fallen asleep in it. 🙂  The lounge seats were so roomy that all 28 of us ladies were able to sit comfortably with our legs crossed and our drinks in hand! A toast to that!

Speaking of drinks, the party bus was completely decked out with three (yes three!) wet bars stocked full of champagne and wine with sparkling clean glasses to drink from. Our driver was kind enough to restock with clean glasses and fresh ice halfway through our night. Not only that, but the bus came jam-packed with a 42-inch flat screen TV, hardwood floors for dancing, and a 10-speaker surround sound with one of the best sound systems I’ve ever heard. We were able to hook up our iPod to the sound system and dance to the music on our playlist.

This party definitely beats going to a dance club, where it’s overcrowded with weird men trying to pick up on women and terrible music. The ambiance and décor here was so posh that we felt as glam as the housewives of Orange County—just without the drama! Never in my wildest dream would I have imagined an Orange County party bus to be as spectacular as this.

One of the best things about renting with this company was that at no point, despite the drinking and fun we were having, did we ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Our driver was friendly and funny and attended to our needs. The drive was smooth the entire way and the driver even took the responsible action of checking our ID’s at the start to ensure we were of drinking age. Nothing beats knowing that the company is looking out for the safety of their passengers!

Besides the fun and insurance of riding with a reliable company, one of the major advantages of renting a party bus, which was most apparent after a couple drinks and a buzz, was the convenience of having a designated driver, our bus driver, and not one of us!

Thank you Michelle for a fantastic birthday weekend—it will definitely go down in the books as one of the best birthday weekends ever! The party bus experience is definitely something that everybody should experience once in their life. Anyway, cheers to a great week everyone!