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Do you use a Town Car service?

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    Or have you used one? If so what company did you go with and were you happy with the service.

    I need to hire one for my Mom and Dad who are flying in and I want to make sure they don't get stuck at the airport at 8:30 at night. Thanks:wave:
     
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    sorry shelly, never used any as i always rent a car when we go
     
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    Well if we find a good one I will let you know in case you ever need it :D

    I know they could have used the DME for free, but I was worried about how long it would take that late at night and them being tired. Dh and I and the kids are driving down, so we will all have a car once we get there, we just needed a way to get from the airport to the resort.
     
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    I have used a town car service, in fact, several times, but to be honest, I can't remember the name of the service. It's been a while. I'll have to actively think about it.


    Hmmmm, you know, I think it was Tiffany Towncar Service.
    http://www.tiffanytowncar.com/index.html
     
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    We've used Quicksilver a few times and have been very happy with the service.
     
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    Thanks guys! :thumbsup:
     
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    My only thing about Quicksilver is the atrocious behaviour towards "international arrivals" where they add an enforced gratuity on to the journey. Tips should be optional not enforced and certainly not enforced against one particular group of people.

    I swapped from Quicksilver for that reason and won't be going back whilst they insist on the offensive policy.

    That's not to take away from MistikPiglit's review though :hug2: just to say that for international customers, they're treating us differently and discriminating against us and I'm not going to support that.
     
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    We thought their prices were very reasonable. I priced up a few companies before booking and, taking everything into account, there was little difference in cost. The gratuity was no more than we would have given anyway. Maybe we are just over-generous folk. :)
     
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    It's really not that though :hug2: the point is international arrivals are hit with an extra enforced tip whilst other people taking the same service arent? why discriminate? Plus a tip should be optional not enforced.

    When I talked to them about this they said very clearly that they expected people would tip MORE again if the service was good.

    Sorry but I won't support that attitude which I think is wrong on every level.

    It's simple. Charge what you want to charge and then a tip should be optional to the driver directly based on what we feel the service has been.

    I certainly wont use them whilst they're discriminating against me as an international arrival and I make very sure to tell everyone else I know who's going out not to support that practice either :yes:
     
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    Ok I totally understand your argument. We are not international, but I would like to take this into consideration. So who do you use then? I honestly have read horrible things about every company mentioned so far, so I really am not sure where to go :unsure:
     
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    well I've used so many different ones!

    Quicksilver until they launched their idiotic policy.
    tiffany towncars many many times..... theyve been taken over though I think since last time I used them
    happylimo
    floridatowncar
    mears

    I've had generally positive experiences with all of them over time quite honestly. On occasions one will be late but its rare and mostly they've called me to let me know.

    Frankly the last times I've been, I've just used DME which I find excellent!
     
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    Ok well that makes me feel better. I think if my Parents were landing early in the day I would have used the DME, but with them coming in at 8:30 it seemed like a better idea to get the towncar. I'll go back to my checking then :D
     
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    We used a town car service once upon a time when we went to Universal. I can't remember who I used which is a shame since he was such a jerk.
     
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    Looks like the race is between Orlando Limousine and Florida Towncar service :unsure:

    There is so much good and horrible out there about Tiffany and Quicksilver that I thought it might be better to avoid them both. :surrender:
     
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    I dont think I've used Orlando Limo but Florida towncar was fine :yes:
     
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    Thank you! I think this small little detail has been harder then booking the whole rest of the trip :unsure:
     
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    I do know that relatively few of the companies that advertise limos actually HAVE them. Most of them rent them from specialist limo places. I'm not saying that it matters but a question to perhaps ask is if they have their own limos or not. Seems to me that there's less to go wrong if you go direct to the source :)
     
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    We've used both Tiffany and Quicksilver, with no problems and great service.
     
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    I only need a town car and not a limo, but I agree that is a great question to ask :yes:
     
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    AHHHHHH!!! My parents just sent me right back to the drawing board. They are not flying into Orlando International - they are flying into Sanford International. :hissyfit:

    That doubles the price for Florida Towncar and it looks like TTC and Quicksilver don't even run from there.

    We could be looking at DME after all..:surrender:


    Ok it looks like they have a Sanford International Towncar service through CBC transportation. It is only a few dollars more than from Orlando International. This might work.
     
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