surcharge: Prohibited by
the P.U.C. for limousine carriers, you are renting the whole car.
or service fee: Huh?
$2.50-$4.00 per vehicle at Bay Area airports (Electronic Transponders).
Clever firms will tack on $3.50 per passenger after the trip is completed
morning, late night, weekend or holiday surcharge:
Quicksilver has a $24.00 overtime charge for pickups scheduled between 11PM
in the evening and 5AM in the morning. Quicksilver will automaticly
reschedule airport pickups to coincide with actual flight arrival times.
Transportation from flights that arrive before 11PM will not be subject to
overtime charges. An overtime charge will be in effect all day during
Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years Day.
Baggage Claim Area "Gate" Meet
Charge: Quicksilver standard rates are for
curbside to curbside service. If you wish your driver to park the vehicle
and come inside the airport terminal and wait for you at baggage claim, Quicksilver adds
$24.00 for sedan based work and $36 for SUV or van based work. Your driver will then
escort you to the parked car or retrieve the car and meet you at the curb.
surcharge: With some limousine companies, heavy bag or
two can sometimes cause another $3-5.00 to be added to the bill. Quicksilver
has no luggage surcharge or extra charge to take your bags to your front
If airport parking fees (usually $4-6 for limousines) are to be passed
through, ask for the receipt from the driver. It's yours not theirs.
Quicksilver absorbs this cost on domestic flights. Clearing customs and
immigration for international flights can sometimes take 1-2 hours and
Quicksilver will charge parking in those instances. It is always
itemized on your bill or receipt.
Find out if any bridges are to be crossed and how much will be charged, if
anything. Generally no receipt here (electronic transponders).
Waiting Time Charges:
Quicksilver allows a 10-minute grace period for reservation pickups,
including loading and unloading a vehicle.
After that, Quicksilver charges $1.00 a minute. Some firms charge in the dollars per
minute after 5 minutes. If you are loading up a car for a vacation, sometime
this can cause another $20+ charge to pop up at the end of the trip.
Airport Waiting Time: Your Quicksilver car
will be scheduled to arrive at the airport 5 minutes after your plane
touches down if you do not have checked bags, or 20 minutes after touchdown
if you do have checked bags. Quicksilver will charge $1.00 per minute of waiting time if the car
has to wait after an additional 20 minutes for domestic flights. Quicksilver also charges $1.00
per minute after waiting 40 minutes after an international flight arrives.
or rescheduling Fees: If
your flight is cancelled and you are put on a later flight you may be
charged for 'rescheduling". There are no rescheduling fees at
Quicksilver. Customers with profile accounts will never be charged unless the driver has actually been
dispatched. . Web promotion rates have a $15 cancellation fee within 24hrs
of pickup time. There are no cancellation fees of any kind for
established accounts. Keep Quicksilver's toll free number ( 800.486.9622) with you when you
travel, so we can stay in synch as your journey evolves.
Surcharge: Currently a
common item (Fed Ex, UPS etc.). Know if one is being charged and what it is
ahead of time. There are no economy limousine vehicles, and our surcharge
varies month to month depending on our contracted purchase price for
(Tip): Many firms
charge a built-in gratuity. Quicksilver does as our business clientele
charge billed accounts or on-file credit carsd and they simply sign a waybill
when they exit the car. Here is the rub; make sure that the passenger that
you are reserving the car for understands that the tip is included. Our
waybills declare it on the signature line and our drivers are instructed to
remind passengers whenever cash tips are offered. It is not uncommon for
passengers at the end of a journey to compare notes and realized that the
limousine service was double tipped.