Seattle Series part 3

Before our trip I had pre-paid for pick up. Since we had four people and at least six large suitcases a taxi was out of the question. We used the same reliable shuttle company as our previous trip. I had searched for a better price, that was a BIG mistake. We were able to have a large SUV and the driver waiting in baggage claim with a sign. The company said they would keep track of our arrival and call my cell phone when they see us land. As I mentioned we arrived late. My cell phone rings it is our ride (or so I thought) he asked where we were and said he would meet us at the curb where the shuttles drop off. I was a little angry this is not what I was promised and that area is huge so we may be dragging bags all over. We are at the carousel picking up our bags and I get another call. The service is spotty and I couldn’t understand the guy so I hung up. My husband taps me on the shoulder and says our driver is with him. I was thrilled there he was with our name on the sign as they promised. We all headed out to a beautiful Escalade just outside the door. We felt like big shots. alaska-cruise-0151.jpg

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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.

Posted on March 6, 2015, in Seattle and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on atouristlife and commented:
    With so many people getting ready for the big Alaska cruise season I figured it was appropriate to repost this. Don’t forget to click on the highlighted things for direct link’s to the business web site, Happy Travels.

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