Will You Rent a Limo to Minors?

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 @ 06:22 PM

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A question we get asked regularly is, will you rent to minors. Whether its for a birthday party, bar/bat mitzvah, sweet 16, etc. we have customers who always want to know. Limos are so much fun and an awesome way to create lifelong memories, But to rent. when you are underage there are guidelines and safety requirements thate we put in place before you can secure areservation.  Follow the guidelines below to receive the best limo rental. 

  1. To place a reservation you must be over 18 years old. 
  2. All dividers remain down and non-functioning during an underage event.
  3. No beverages are allowed in the back of the limo.
  4. All bags are stored in the trunk or cargo area and subject to search.
  5. All passengers must remain SEATED and all body parts must remain inside the vehicle at all times.
  6. Escape hatches must not be opened unless it is an emergency.
  7. A parent or guardian of each passenger must sign a liability agreement prior to the trip commencing.
  8. All balances and gratuities must be paid up front before the start of the trip.
  9. All vehicles are NON-SMOKING.
  10. Our chauffeurs are trained to keep you safe but also to allow you to have FUN.  They are a part of your special event and want you to be happy!

While your child may never misbehave in this environment, that doesn't mean his friends won't. We take safety seriously and our commitment to our customers means we take extra steps to secure that there are no risks to minors. 

Bottom line, yes, we rent to minors but there are rules that are strictly enforced to ensure a safe trip for all our passengers.

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Tailgating with Le Limo at Summer Concerts and more

Posted by Michael Foilb on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 @ 08:49 PM

One of the great thing about summer in New England is the opportunity to enjoy a great outdoor concert in one of the area's great venues. Whether is Kenny Chesney, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, or Guns n Roses at Gillette Stadium, Matisyahu, Sublime or Bob Dylan at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, Steely Dan, Gwen Stefani or Duran Duran at the Xfinity Center, or maybe Pearl Jam or Billy Joel at Fenway Park, there's an option for every musical taste.

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Party buses are extremely popular at these events. We can provide you with luxurious vehicle, suitable for safe beverage consumption, for you to pregame in with your friends as you anxiously wait for the concert to begin!

Other great options in central Massachusetts include the DCU Center and Hanover Theatre:

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The Hanover Theatre is gorgeous and hosts every type of show which includes concerts, comedy shows, plays, etc.  I personally have attended a concert at each of these venues and they all are great and provide a diverse schedule of events and concerts.

There are great options for nights out at Mohegan Sun Arena and the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods. And of course, there are entertainment options beyond the concert scene, sporting events, night out, bachelor/ette parties, sweet 16 parties and more.

Enjoy New England this summer.

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8 Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Posted by Michael Foilb on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

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A Nightfall view from Boston's elegant State Room.

  1. Do you have my date available?

It’s pretty much a moot point if someone has already booked the space.

  1. How many people does the space hold?

Ask about the capacity for cocktails hour, standing space and seating for dinner.

  1. What’s the fee for renting the space and what does that fee include?

Find out if your rental fee includes just the room or does it cover, tables, chairs, linens, bar set up, setup, cleanup, etc.

  1. How many parking spaces are available for guests?

This is one of those overlooked questions that could be demoralizing if they can’t fit the vehicles for all your guests.

  1. If you have your ceremony and reception in the same space, is there a strategy and flow to move guests? How much time do you need to transition from one activity to another?

Make sure that there’s a logical time frame from ceremony to reception. Do you need to plan on 2 hours for cocktails while the room gets reconfigured?

  1. If part of the plan is to be outside, is there an option to move inside with limited notice if there’s a weather problem?

Isn’t it ironic? Like rain on your wedding day…make sure you’re covered.

  1. Is there a suite or dressing room for the bride and groom?

You need to get ready, but do they have space for you to do that at the venue?

  1. On the money front, how much is the deposit? When is the balance due? What forms of payment to you take? What’s your cancelation policy?

It’s important to know how much you’re committing financial to the space. There may be advantages to you if you pay be credit card because you may be able to cancel the charge if something goes wrong. There are also benefits to the venue if you don’t use a card, because they can avoid paying credit card fees.

Ask the questions so you know everything you need know before you make a financial commitment. Your emotional commitment is to your future spouse not to the venue. Do what’s best for you, air all your concerns before you finalize your plans. Most off all have fun on your special day.

 

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7 Tips for Getting Ready for Your Wedding Photo Shoot

Posted by Michael Foilb on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 09:01 PM

WeddingPhotography.jpg1. A great photographer will capture the elements that make your day spectacular.

1. Finalize (and Stick to) the Wedding Day Schedule

Make sure to tell your photographer your final schedule for your wedding day.  She’ll need that information to plan your shoot and to take advantage of any opportunities to use natural lighting. Stay on schedule, being late not only interrupts the photographer’s schedule; it can impact all your vendors from your transportation and cocktail hour to food and music.

2. Restrict the Use of Your Guests Picture Taking

One of the most frustrating things for a wedding photog is when someone jumps into the aisle to snap a picture when he had lined up the perfect shot. Ask your guest not to interfere with keep photo moments.

3. Get a Second Shooter

When you think about the financial commitment you made to this day, skimping on photography can cause you to miss capturing precious moments.  The second photographer offers another unique point of view throughout the entire day that you would have been missed if he wasn’t on the scene.

4. The Pursuit of Perfection

Let it go. If you harp on making sure everyone does what you expect you’ll have a tough time enjoying your day. Communicate your goals clearly and then let the pros take over. You goal is to just have fun and keep smiling.

5. Schedule Time for Your "First Look"

Plan the 'first look' photo session before the ceremony.  Don’t try to squeeze in picture time. Make a commitment so there’s time to properly capture the moment.

6. Candids vs. Posed

If you want your album to include candid images don’t feel obligated to to look up at the camera and stop what you’re doing. If the photographer needs a posed shot, she’ll tell you what to do.

7. Don’t forget the Details

Spend some time thinking about what other aspects of the day are important to photograph -- did your aunt make flower arrangements? Did you bring special heirlooms from your family? Bring an extra invitation; keep those special elements easily accessible for your photo shoot.

There are other things you can do to ensure that your photographer captures the key moments of your wedding day. Utlimately, the goal is to communicate with her to make sure she understands what you want her to do. Most of all enjoy the day.

16 Exam Hacks to Help Prom Goers Pass Their Multiple Choice Finals

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Apr 10, 2016 @ 03:34 PM

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You’re psyched about prom, but you still have those annoying finals to deal with. Here are some tips on how to unearth the most viable answers to those multiple choice and true/false questions. We guarantee that these will only help some of the time.

  1. When an answer is absolute and contains words like “always, only, never, none, all, no, exactly, must, everything, etc,” the answer is usually false or invalid. Almost nothing happens the same way all the time (unless it’s a math test). Don’t use this tip to eliminate “all of the above” or “none of the above” as potential answers.

  2. Conditional words like “sometimes, probably, mostly, typically, seldom, many, almost, usually, likely, etc.” are more apt to be true.

  3. None of the Above, is regularly a choice on most tests, however it is rarely the answer. The goal of the test is to help you learn, if “None of the Above” was the correct answer, you wouldn’t really learn anything from the question. Be careful of double negatives that the teacher may add to confuse you.

  4. All of the Above, if you start looking at answers and think definitely A is correct and maybe B and C, well “All of the Above” is likely the right answer. Again by having multiple correct answers the teacher gives you a better chance to learn more about the topic.

  5. If the answer is funny, it’s usually wrong. It’s the teacher have fun with the answers and giving you a little bit of a break narrowing down the answers.

  6. The longest response is often the correct one. Teachers do not want to spend their time writing wrong long answers. When you see lots of information and adjectives in an answer it may be a clue that it is the right response.

  7. Similarly, if a true/false question is longer than the others, then it is likely a true statement.

  8. When in doubt, typically, more answers are true than false.

  9. Statements that contain the word “because or since” have a better chance of being true. They explain why the statement is true.

  10. See if there’s a word in the question that matches a word in the answer. That might be a clue that the answer is linked to the question.

  11. Keep an eye out for grammar clues. If the lead in question ends with the article “an” the answer likely starts with a vowel. If it ends with an “a,” answers with vowels are likely incorrect.

  12. Also on the grammar front look for clues that an answer might be plural or singular. If the statement ends in “are” the answer should be plural, where if the last word is “is,” the answer should be singular.

  13. When two answers are opposite, then one of them is typically correct. This is the teacher taking the easy way out of coming up with a wrong answer. Use it to narrow your choices.

  14. Using the same theory, try to find words like look similar or answers that contain similar words. One of those is usually correct. Again the teacher is finding an easy way to give you a wrong answer option.

  15. When you have number options on multiple choice (that is not a math test), typically the highest and lowest numbers are incorrect. They help frame the correct answer and may help to increase your chances.

  16. Finally, when you just run out of options, for teacher created tests, “C” is the most popular option and “B” is the second most popular.

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Hopefully, these tips will make test taking a little easier. To make your prom night a little more special most people would recommend:

A.   Getting a ride in a Big Yellow School Bus

B.   Reserving a Limo or Party Bus from Le Limo

C.   Asking a parent to drive you

D.   None of the above

If you picked B or if you need help with the answer call us at 800-297-8970. We'll take the worry out of prom, you just worry about the test!

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Limo Coupon Deals to the Airport?

Posted by Michael Foilb on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 10:37 AM

We've seen a lot of attention grabbing coupon offers for discount rides to the airport. What they typically fail to mention is that you need to add gratuity (usually 20% of the original cost), tolls, fuel surcharges, administrative fees and Massport fees. Suddenly, the great deal is not so great. We got a groupon today 2/21/13, for example with this fine print: cancellation fee may apply. Extra fee outside of service area. Extra $20 fee for services 12:30 a.m.-4 a.m. Gratuity not included. Those extra fees and "not includeds" can add up pretty quickly. Just adding the gratuity and off hours fee is $76 extra. If you add a surcharge for service area, tolls and fees, suddenly you're paying $100 more than the advertised price.

We don't roll that way. Le Limo gives you an all-inclusive price when you book with us. To build a reputation for quality and luxury for more than 25 years, you have to treat the customer with respect. That's just the way we do business...always have. Call us 24 hours a day at 800.287.8970.

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Prom Day, 7 Safety Tips

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 @ 12:15 PM

For teens on prom day, there are usually an abundance of opportunities and peer pressure to partake in sex, drugs and alcohol. Be smart; don’t do anything you don’t want to do. It’s okay to say “No.” Your real friends will still respect you.  

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Some things to keep in mind for the day of the prom:

  1. If you’re driving, make sure you know the roads and make sure your ride is ready to go. Make sure you have enough gas and check to make sure you have the directions and start times. Some schools no longer let students in if they arrive late to prom.
  2. Have your phone charged and keep it with you.
  3. Don’t leave a drink unattended or take a new beverage from someone else. If your glass is ever left alone, just get a new one.
  4. Never ride in a car with someone who is impaired in anyway. Tell the driver not to speed and ask them not to text while driving. They need to drive safely and alertly.
  5. If you’re driving, limit the number of passengers. Statistics for teens, show that as the number of passengers increases, the risk of getting into a collision increases.
  6. According to the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 70% prom deaths drivers and passengers were not wearing seat belts. Wear you seatbelt.
  7. Have a plan to call for help. Whether it’s a parent, aunt, uncle or other adult, have an escape plan if you feel you’re in an uncomfortable situation. Trust you instinct and don’t take chances.

Your prom night is a lifelong memory, be safe.

6 Prom Safety Tips for PARENTS

Posted by Michael Foilb on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Promseason is approaching and many parents are helping their teens prepare for one of the most memorable nights of their lives. Part of getting ready should include talking to your children about safety, including how to deal with alcohol, drugs and sex.

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  1. Talk about the perils and your concerns for your prom-goer’s potential involvement in sex, drug and alcohol use. You need to make sure these students understand the consequences of their decisions involving these activities. Additionally, most schools and towns now have very strict policies about drugs and alcohol. Not only can they be tossed from the prom, there could serious discipline and legal consequences. And those laws also apply to parents. Parents sometimes think if I have the kids come to my home, I’ll know they’ll be safe. But actually, an adult host is now legal liable for any actions that involve your houseguests drinking and taking drugs.
  2. Talk to the other parents of your teen’s friends/date. Make sure you all understand the plans. While your teen might tell you he’s at Ethan’s house, Ethan’s parents may get told the prom group ended up at your house. Yes, you trust your child, but do you trust your child’s friends’ friends? Find out where they’re going and find out and confirm what their plans are. Now is the time to be a parent not a friend. Don’t let them participate in dangerous behavior, let them blame you for not letting them act irresponsible. Better they be mad at you and safe, then to deal with any potential consequences.
  3. Set up an escape plan for bad or perilous situations. Come up with a text message or other alert so that you can help get them out of any sticky circumstances. Tell them it’s okay to call you at any time for help, advice or to get permission.
  4. Set up check in times. Have teens contact you at pre-set times to confirm that they are safe. Ensure that they know that you want to know that everything is going as planned or they need to make sure to let you know if any plans change.
  5. Set up a ride for the prom. It doesn’t have to be a limo, but you want a safe alternative to letting the prom-goers drive. Whether it’s due to drowsiness, over exuberance, bad weather, taking selfies, over the counter medicine, texting, speeding to impress a friend, putting on makeup or alcohol, the fewer teenagers driving on prom night the better. Hire a professional to drive, don’t take risks with safety.
  6. Tell your child, it's okay to say, "NO." Whether its drugs, sex or alcohol, your teen has the right to say no and real friends will respect that decision.

Le Limo has some very strict rules for prom night. No beverages are allowed onboard the vehicle. Water and vodka look pretty much the same in a water bottle. No backpacks are allowed. Again, we don’t know what’s in the backpack, but we’ll know it will be safe if the backpack stays home. We also don’t let the kids change the ride route. If there’s a need to redirect the trip, we will do that only when it is requested or approved by the parents of the rider.

Have a magnificent and safe prom night.

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6 Tips for Choosing Your Prom Ride

Posted by Michael Foilb on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:00 PM

If you do a web search for “limousines Massachusetts” you literally get millions of results. There are hundreds of companies in the state, so picking the right limo service can be unwieldy. With so many companies and cars to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Whether it's a party bus or a limo, the key is to do your homework. Below, is some insight as to what you should be looking for from your prom transportation vendor.

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1. References and Reviews

Check out yelp, citysearch, google+, patch.com, insiderpages, businessfinder, superpages and Angieslist. The best way to learn about a company is to hear from former customers. Former clients can give you non-biased insight about the service you can expect from the transportation provider. Also, you may want to check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are complaints filed against your prospective livery company.

One of the best ways to find good limo services is through word of mouth. Ask a friend, relative or co-worker who they might have used and if they were happy with the service. A first hand referral is the best way to select a limousine company.

2. Number of Years in Business

Business experience is important. There are lots of nuances in coordinating a successful ride. One of the best way to make sure that everything runs smoothly at prom time is to hire a company with in-depth knowledge about how to manage prom transportation. If you find a newer company that seems to meet your needs, check into the experience of the staff. Have they been coordinating prom transportation for a few years?

3. Fleet

There are an abundance of choices for vehicle types, stretch limos, party buses, a custom-built trolley, shuttle buses, stretch SUVs and Mercedes Sprinters. The average fleet size in Massachusetts is five. Smaller companies will obviously have fewer choices and less availability.

4. Review your options in person

Seriously, take the time to see the vehicle you’re renting. Nothing is more deflating than gettiing picked up in an old limousine or worn and tired party bus. You might be able to get a good sense of the vehicle from pictures online but make sure to confirm that the transportation you expect is the transportation you get.

5. Cost

Of course price is a factor. But don't be fooled, limousine companies sometimes have layers of fees that they add on to your base rate. You’ll see fuel surcharges, administration costs, tolls and gratuity for the driver all the sudden your bill is 30% higher than your quote. Make sure the price you get is the total price.

Don't cheap out on your prom ride. This is a night you'll literally remember the rest of your life. Do have that memory include an old, run-down limo.

6. Safety

While, it isn't sexy, it is vital. Check to make sure the company has a valid livery certification. Do they have liability insurance? Are their chauffeurs professionally trained? Do they do background checks on their new hires? And are the vehicles DOT inspected and DPU approved?

Le Limo is proud to have built a 5 star reputation since our founding in 1986. There are 30 vehicle option in our fleet and we urge you to come check them out in person. We have an open house ever Saturday from noon to 3 PM or make an appointment to stop by. Our fleet is updated constantly meanlng a more luxurious and safter ride. We help you Return to an Era of Unparalleled Luxury.

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8 Insider Tips to Finding the Best Airline Ticket Prices

Posted by Michael Foilb on Sun, Feb 28, 2016 @ 01:43 PM

It can be frustrating to be on the same flight with other passengers who paid less than you for their ride. After all, you’re getting the same service, but the costs can be all over the place. Luckily, there are some indier tricks to help you get the lowest fare.

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  1. Reports show that passengers pay “nearly six percent below the average fare” when they purchase tickets six weeks ahead of their flight.
  2. To be more precise, research shows that typically 54 days before the flight is the absolute lowest price for your trip. If you miss that window, make sure you purchase your ticked at least 21 days in advance. Contratry to traditional thought, airline flights do not get cheaper as you get closer to takeoff.
  3. Buy your tickets in the morning, Insiders tell U.S. News and World Report that “airlines only post a limited number of seats at a reduced fare at night.” Those fares are typically gone as the day goes along.
  4. Tuesdays at 3 PM Eastern time is the best day and time to buy your tickets according to farecompare.com
  5. Farecompare.com also reports that Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly. So see if that mid-week departure can fit into your schedule. 
  6. Insiders told the U.S. News and World Report that the cheapest flights are usually the ones that depart first in the morning.
  7. Low-cost airlines like Southwest and JetBlue don’t allow their tickets to be quoted on popular comparison websites. Those sites often charge the airline which ultimately gets absorbed by the passenger. 
  8. If you watch “Alerts” to find the best rate, try AirfareWatchdog.com they use actual people to confirm the deals rather than computer systems.”

Of course, after you find your best deal on a flight, you’ll want a great deal on a trip to the airport. Well if you’re going to Logan check out Le Limo, we have options for Sedans, Limos, Mercedes Sprinters, Party Buses and SUVs to get you to the airport. And we can take you there 24 hours a day. Logan parking costs $29 per day and last year 70,000 cars were shut out of spaces because the garages were full.

Le Limo will pick you up at your door and drop you and your bags right at the terminal. It couldn’t be more convenient. Give us a try, 508-842-4790. Let us help you Return to an Era of Unparalleled Luxury.

 

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