Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lowballing Prices and Rates for Limousine Service !

A very common tactic for limousine service companies is to hook the unsuspecting customer without finalizing the actual price of the services to come. We inquired with a service today that was advertising a 55.00 rate to the airport from Palo Alto. The fuel surcharge ( 4 gallons of gas ) and the 20% gratuity […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 3

There are 2 ways to travel on the loathsome trail. There is the OMG method. You see this when the little kid has his face pressed to the glass at the rear window of the car or SUV grinning at you and waving. This is something we all did as children. Oh my gosh – […]

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Sensationalist Claims on the web !

Doing routine web search today, we stumbled on a company that claims to be the Number One Limousine Service in Atherton ! In 25 years we have not seen a survey of Atherton residents regarding their preferred limo carrier. Most of our loyal customers would not like it known they use any kind of service. […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 2

While driving on southbound 101  (the loathsome trail) at the southbound merge at Oregon expressway and Embarcadero Road, I observed a stream of about 10 cars attempting to merge onto the freeway. They were following each other so closely that it would be impossible for any traffic already on the freeway to safely merge with them. […]

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Tales of the Loathsome Trail Chapter 1

This morning while traveling from San Francisco Airport southbound on highway 101, a car cut around me, crossed 4 lanes of traffic and sped away in the fast lane at about 90 miles an hour. About two seconds later another car did the same thing ! They were racing each other. These two kids had […]

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Partying in Limousines

Our limousine profession is under plenty of scrutiny of late here in California ! We wish to discuss drinking in limousines and proper customer conduct. A stretch limo with a full bar, leather seats , T.V. and stereo is an expensive piece of equipment and represents the earning of a living for the driver. The […]

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Crackdown !!! How many people properly fit in a limousine ?

Today at San Francisco Airport massive inspections were held unannounced by the P.U.C., Highway Patrol and the Airport Police. They were looking for any violation at all in response to the fatal fire and 5 deaths on the San Mateo Bridge the 4th of May. We will take this opportunity to educate our public on […]

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Kickbacks and Corruption in the Limousine Industry

It is about time the consumer gain some understanding about hotels and some travel agents in relation to the cost of limousine service. It is common practice for the concierge, doorman, bellman or desk clerk to arrange limousine service for hotel guests. A very large bribe sometimes amounting to 50 % 0f the total cost […]

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The Major Causes of Auto Accidents

The five top chauffeurs on our staff have ten million miles of commercial driving experience in a car or limousine ! In our new age of technology we all agree that freeway driving has gotten much worse. Using cell phones, tablets, television sets and texting while driving takes your eyes off the road. In a […]

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Recent Tragic Limousine Fire

We at Atherton Coach want the public to know that our hearts go out to the bride, wedding party and families all affected by the horrendous catastrophe that occurred on the San Mateo Bridge on the night of 5, May, 2013. No words can express our feeling of emptiness, loss and heartbreak to all involved. […]

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