Shuttle vans make family reunions easier, says Jacksonville Transportation Group’s Cullan Meathe

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You are planning a family reunion and expect lots of out-of-town visitors. How do you simplify picking up all of them from the airport? Shuttle vans are the perfect answer for those airport runs, according to Cullan F. Meathe of Jacksonville Transportation Group, LLC. They eliminate the stress of trying to coordinate local family members willing to drive out to the airport to meet the different flights, as well as handle luggage and bulky items like golf clubs.


Family reunions usually involve a lot of organizing and legwork, says Meathe. Shuttle vans can simplify a major component of this. Your guests are met by the driver at the baggage claim area and taken directly with their luggage to the vehicle. They then are driven to their hotels or the reunion venue. When the festivities are over, the shuttle vans will return them to the airport in perfect time for their flights home.


How do you find an airport shuttle van company whose drivers are polite, reliable, professionally dressed and punctual, and the vehicles well maintained and clean?


According to Meathe, choose a company with a sufficient sized fleet of vehicles, so a sedan is available when you need it. Be sure to contact the company several days in advance. Does its drivers have good safety records? When you contact the firm, how are you treated on the phone? You will receive better value and service the more information you can provide. Let the company tell you about special services that it can offer.


Not all airport shuttle companies provide the same level of service, notes Meathe. Don’t just consider price in making your decision. Clarify ahead of time how much the company charges, how payment is handled and if the fee includes fuel surcharges and other add-ons. Jacksonville Transportation Group insists its booking staff provide its customers with that information, even if not asked for it.


To avoid any unexpected traffic delays, check with the company what time the vans should be there to meet each specific flight. It is a good idea to look for a firm that I located reasonably close to you. Find out whether its policy is to contact you immediately if the driver will be late picking up your visitors.


Researching a company is relatively easy. As an example, Jacksonville Transportation Group is part of one of the largest ground transportation companies in Florida. It operates executive sedans, limos, vans and buses. It trains its drivers to meet rigorous standards and administers and maintains all their USDOT qualifications. It insists on quality throughout its whole operation.


When it comes time to organize your next family reunion, hire some shuttle vans to pick up the out-of-towners and afterwards take them back to the airport. It will make things go much more smoothly for everyone and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness and efficiency.


To hire a shuttle van in the Jacksonville area, contact 904-353-8880.


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This article was published on 2011/01/19