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Share-a-Limo for $28 round trip

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by sco5123, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    http://www.bell-trans.com/shuttle-booking.php

    Arrival
    On arrival to Las Vegas you will collect your luggage and proceed out DOOR 9 of the McCarran baggage claim and check-in with the Bell Trans staff.

    Departure
    For your departure, unlike the traditional bus Airport Shuttle, you will not need to arrange your return service as you will be notified by Bell Trans via email your pickup has been placed. Furthermore you will be notified once the limousine or SUV has been sent to pick you up for your return service.
     
  2. Nevyn

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    An airport shuttle in a limousine .... that would be interesting.

    Its kind of like when a fancy restaurant tries to do upscale peasant food. Or, considering bell trans are a shuttle operator, maybe its more like Burger King advertising a Kobe Beef Whopper.
     
  3. sco5123

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    LOL

    Anyway gives a "taste" of the high-life at a bargain rate, and who knows, may be fun soaking in the energy with other people who just flew in to the one and only Vegas. :thumbsup:

    Hopefully the wait is not as long as the traditional shuttle. I have heard of people ending up in the limo by themselves.

    I'm not sure how well-known this service is.
     
  4. captainron62

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    I am interested and may give it a try on the next trip. For some reason I just dont like taking a cab from the airport. I also do not like the $65 tab for taking a 15min limo ride either!!
     
  5. sco5123

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    This is correct!

    Yeah, if I pay the $65 hourly rate, I want them to make several stops along the strip for a whole hour.

    This shared service is about the price of a taxi, and you could probably avoid the mile-long taxi line.

    I have never used this service before. I am deeply considering it. I have had times when I was annoyed by the shuttle, the taxi, and the bus. And the limo rate was far too high for no particular reason. So, hopefully this provides some balance and possibly less annoyance. lol
     
  6. LolaDoggie

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    I think worst case scenario, if you don't like it for any reason, you're only out $30. It sounds like it's worth a try.
     
  7. sco5123

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    The investment is certainly reasonable.

    I hardly ever see a line for the limos...hoping the same is the case for this service.
     
  8. Nevyn

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    Its not the sharing that bugs me, its the potential waiting. Its basically a limo shuttle.

    So no taxi line, but people from different flights going to different hotels show up, they wait for a certain number of bookings to appear, you get into your comfy limo, and proceed to visit 3 other casino check in areas waiting to get dropped at your hotel.

    And you need to pre-book and wait for pick up for the return journey.

    If thats what the service is, I think I'd rather take a cab.
     
  9. sco5123

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    The service may be new enough to enjoy short or no waits.

    However, who knows if they will wait for people to fill up the limo regardless whether people are lined up or not? Nevertheless, the wait for the taxi can be just as long except you would stand in the taxi line and sit in the shuttle to wait.

    Yes, stopping at other hotels may indeed be an annoyance. But riding around in an inexpensive limo...you may feel just a notch cooler lol. A taxi is cool too.

    I believe, like other shuttles, you can just pay when you get to the desk. Pre-booking is not required. However, you do wait for the return journey so *that* is definitely annoying.

    When you get to the bell trans desk, they usually have a one-way option which is what I would intend to use.
     
  10. VegasBaby!

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    We always take a cab but we may just give this a try.....thanks for info!
     
  11. Royal Flusher

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    Bargain rates, a limo, and hook-up possibilities in the limo before you even get to the hotel?

    What's not to like???
     
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    Part of the allure of a limo is not having to schlep your bags from baggage claim...Just saying....
     
  13. chrisn42

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    I thought about doing this for my trip at the end of September and posted on here about it as well. It seemed like no one had really tried it, so I decided against it. I was afraid that it would be sitting forever waiting for someone else to share a ride. It's better then the $65 limo ride but then again you don't get someone to help with luggage and all that other stuff, so in the end it's just a slightly more expensive shuttle ride.

    It also really doesn't make sense if you're traveling with more than a few people because then just getting a limo and splitting it would be cheaper. If you end up using the service, let us know the details please!
     
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    I'd be interested if anyone tried this, going out in Dec, last time i did the cab thing first got longhauled to PH for $34 then trip back to airport was $16 so thats $50 not including tips (Didnt tip the first Dink) :wink2:
     
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    The way I read this, it is $28 per person. So, if two people then $56 plus tip, plus extra stops.

    If they offered something FROM the airport only, it might be okay. But on the return, I want to leave the hotel on MY SCHEDULE and not be worried about meeting a ride. Walk out, grab cab. Nor do I want to get into a limo, only to find out we have to stop at another hotel, and that idiot is running late.
     
  16. red318is

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    Bell Trans Vip Shuttle

    I just got back from Vegas and I used this service. I was traveling alone, so for me this service was cheaper than using cabs and I didn't want to use the regular shuttles because of the wait time. It turned out that I got a private trip to and from the airport in a town car. It truly felt like a VIP service. I walked out of the airport, handed my confirmation to the attendant, I was whisked to a line of town cars and off to my hotel. When I was leaving, the same driver was waiting for me when I walked out of my hotel. I tipped the driver $10 each way, so I really spent $46 for the service, which is probably about the same as I would have paid for a cab round-trip, but I had no waiting and no worries of being long hauled.
     
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    Sorry $48 not $46
     
  18. chrisn42

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    Yea, it is $28 per person. It really only makes sense for a single traveler. If you have 2 or 3 people a regular town car or limo would be cheaper and you wouldn't have to worry about possibly sharing.
     
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