On to the Hotel

We are pulling out of the Airport and my phone rings again. There is an angry man on the other end asking where we are. He says he is waiting to pick us up. I am assuming the dispatchers got there wires crossed. I ask our driver if there is a mix up and he said no. I told the guy on the phone we were already on our way to the hotel and I hang up. Now I get a text telling me not to get in the car. Again the phone rings and now this guy is arguing with me saying I contacted them for a ride. I hung up on him again. I realize he knows all of my information, the flight and our hotel. Remember when I mentioned earlier that I was comparing prices for rides from the Airport….. BEWARE the company I asked for a price quote said they required the details to give an accurate quote. When I submitted the information I specifically reminded them I was only looking for a quote, NOT A CONFIRMED RESERVATION. If we had arrived at the Airport on time I fear we would have been picked up by this town car company and they would have wanted money when we arrived at the Hotel. I pre paid for our Shuttle as always. I actually was afraid he would show up at our hotel. I had a dozen text messages and even more phone calls before the evening was over. I answered one more time and told him I would turn him and the town car company in if he called me again. What a SCAM! I wonder how many unsuspecting people they do take advantage of. Think about it, once you are in their car you are at their mercy.Alaska Cruise D2 075

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About nomadatheart85

I have moved a lot in my lifetime. I also love cars, so loving travel is logical. My first attempt at being my own travel agent came after an exasperating experience in 2001. I had booked a Disney Vacation Package it was to be our first far away vacation as a family and my children’s first visit to Disney World. Through our travel agent I made the arrangements which included a direct flight, transportation, and our hotel with trip insurance. We were scheduled to fly out in November 2001 but then September 11th happened and that changed everything. First there were a lot of air restrictions besides being afraid to travel. I made some calls to see what would happen and found out the flights would be changed. The regulations no longer allowed for any direct flights due to concerns of hijacking and carrying too much fuel. I called the travel agent to cancel and was told the insurance did not cover that type of cancellation. I was furious. What was the point of paying for the Insurance? I was told we could possibly call the airlines for a credit and drive, which was not an option. After weeks of worrying we made the trip. The flight originally was 4hrs but now took 21 hrs but we had a great time. From then on I am the only one in charge of my travel arrangements. Check out my Disney Quick Tips.

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