While for many, school only let out in the past few days or weeks, it is very likely that parents of students attending one of Connecticut’s prestigious boarding schools are already making plans for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year. Packing, planning and traveling may be a large part of preparing for the upcoming year. Having a local limousine service on retainer for vacation travel, emergencies at home or a trusted ride while boarding at school should be among the calls you make before sending your student off to school this fall.
Why Retain a CT Limo Service?
Parent: All information from the school indicates that shuttle service to the airport is available during vacations.
Our Response: Occasionally schedules will see your child ready to head home early following exams, or later than fellow classmates based on previously scheduled athletic/school events. Additionally, the schools typically only offer shuttle services to a select few local airports (i.e. Bradley for domestic flights and JFK for International students). It may be in the best interest for your student to travel from any of the other area airports (LaGuardia, Newark, Logan Airport or Westchester). In other instances, your child may need transportation to see a local doctor or run an errand – all are reasons to enlist the services of a limousine company.
What Should Parents Look for in a CT Limo Service?
1. If your student will require transportation from a CT boarding school to Bradley or Tweed New Haven, you need to work with a company that offers vehicles with L/Intrastate plates. For all other airports, a Z/interstate plates will suffice.
2. Make sure the limo company tracks all departing and arriving flights. Bad weather is not uncommon around the holidays, and many a student would have missed a flight home had we not been tracking flights the night before.
3. Work with a company familiar with your child’s boarding school. The campuses of these schools can be large and confusing. Familiarity with the campus layout will help your student easily locate their vehicle and start their journey home.
4. Ensure that a live person will answer the phone 24/7. Flights occasionally come in late, get diverted, etc. As a parent, you will want the comfort of being able to track your child’s whereabouts as they head to/from school.
We Found a Company, Now What?
Make the call, set up an account and have a credit card on file. Make sure your child knows who the service provider is, should they need it in an emergency.
Sending your child off to boarding school requires plenty of planning. No matter which school your child will be attending, be it Canterbury, Kent, Pomfret, Westover or any of the other wonderful schools in Connecticut, please take the time to find a quality local CT limo service. Nobody plans on an emergency, and pre-planning is the best way to be ready.