Friday, 21 September 2018

Be Aware of these 3 Airport Scams!


It is a regular thing to hear stories as well as warnings about travel scams that take advantage of first time travellers and even experienced travellers. As a traveller, you need to be prepared and aware of what could lie ahead of you when you start your trip…

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Airport Shuttle offers reliable, safe and comfortable airport transfer services in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Local transportation is one of the most popular ways to get ripped off – book your airport transfer with Airport Shuttle to avoid becoming the next victim.

Here are 3 airport scams you need to be aware of!

> Taxi Scam

There is always a taxi or airport transfer scam waiting for you at the Airport! Some airport shuttles that wait at the airport for passengers are in fact unlicensed and some will fool you into paying an insane, inflated price that will burn a hole in your pocket. These airport transfer scammers will do anything to take you for granted, even taking you on a longer route to your destination. 

These scams can happen anywhere, whether you’re in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban – do not put yourself at risk of financial loss or in a dangerous situation, book your airport transfer with Airport Shuttle today and you will get to your destination safely and at an affordable price.

> Overweight Luggage

This scam does not apply to all airports; however it is known to happen at a few of the less popular ones. Employees working at the airport, like the counter attendants who weigh your luggage, will fail to reset the scale before you put your luggage on and you’ll end up being over-charged for overweight luggage.

> Free Wi-Fi

Cyber criminals are always looking for easy ways to scam unknowing victims, and this is especially easy at the airport where internet users are always looking for a free Wi-Fi connection. Often hackers will set up a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot and once you connect to it, your private data and information will be stolen! Always be sure to switch off any automatic connections and do not connect to any hotspots that aren’t 100% safe and secure.

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Friday, 14 September 2018

15 Reasons why you should book with Airport Shuttle in Cape Town

Although many airport shuttle companies look both professional and reliable, many of them do not offer all the incredible services that Airport Shuttle in Cape Town does, in fact you may end up getting ripped off! 

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Whether you are looking for a shuttle to the airport or an important business meeting, Airport Shuttle in Cape Town will get you where you need to be safely, comfortably and on time. Book your shuttle here... www.airportshuttlecapetown.co.za

Here are 15 reasons why you should book your shuttle today with Airport Shuttle in Cape Town.

1. At Airport Shuttle in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, we operate 24/7, 365 days of the year.

2. Each one of our shuttle vehicles is tailor-made to suit individuals and the business traveller’s particular needs.

3. All our drivers are professional, fully licensed and trustworthy.

4. We can pick you up from any destination and drop you off at Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban International Airport.

5. We are the preferred shuttle service of a wide range of hotels, guest houses, corporate businesses and travel agencies in South Africa.

6. Our fleet of airport shuttle vehicles are sleek, safe, reliable, unbranded as well as discreet.

7. At Airport Shuttle in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, we are well known for accommodating not only passengers and special requests, but also large groups and day tours.

8. All our airport shuttles are booked on a private basis, meaning that we will not pick up other passengers and drop them off along the way.

9. Our airport shuttle vehicles are checked on a regular basis for safety and mechanical updates.

10. We also carry comprehensive passenger liability insurance to ensure our customers are always safe on the road!

11. Book and pay for your airport shuttle in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban with our simple, convenient online booking system.

12. Airport Shuttle is here to make you happy, that is why we will accommodate for your special requests as well as last minute bookings.

13. The airport is stressful enough as it is, book your airport shuttle and let us drive you to your destination while you sit back and relax.

14. We offer point-to-point transfers in and around the Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban areas.

15. When you book your Airport Shuttle, you can always look forward to safe, friendly service and a driver who always has a smile on their face!

Friday, 31 August 2018

6 Tips on how to Stay Warm and Comfortable on a Long Flight


Long flights are usually uncomfortable and not something one would look forward to, especially during the colder months. However if you prepare properly, you can ensure that you stay warm as well as comfortable when you’re flying on a plane…

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1. Choose the right seat. When you are choosing your seat, stay away from the seats close to the exit doors as these areas will be the draughtiest. Also remember that although window seats are nice, they also tend to be the chillier option.

2. Dress comfortably. Wearing your winter coat at the airport will not only keep you warm but also leave up some extra space in your suitcase. Layer as much as you can to keep warm as well as to open up some luggage space.

3. Wear a scarf, hoody or shawl. Apart from keeping you warm during your flight, these items can be taken off and double as a pillow or a blanket. It is also possible to use these items to cover your face and tune out the world if you’re considering taking a nap.

4. Put on sensible shoes. No matter where you are travelling to, it is always more comfortable for you to wear socks and shoes. These will keep your feet warm as well as comfortable during your trip.

5. Bring a travel blanket. Always bring a travel blanket along with you on your flight. Use it to cover yourself and stay warm and comfortable – it’ll also help if you’re having trouble falling asleep.

6. Keep yourself entertained. Keeping yourself entertained will ensure that you enjoy your flight and you’ll get through it a lot quicker. Bring along your laptop or your favourite book and you’ll be there in no time!

Do you know of any other tips on how to stay warm and comfortable on your flight?


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Friday, 17 August 2018

11 Things you probably didn’t know Air Travel does to your Body


Air travel is generally a safe way to travel, and you may not know it but it is a lot safer to take a plane trip somewhere than it is to drive your car. However, you can still experience some unpleasant side effects when you’re 35 000 feet in the air.

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  1. The low oxygen will probably give you a headache and make you feel sleepy
  2. Blood collecting in your feet and ankles can cause swelling
  3. You can get seriously dehydrated
  4. Shifts in the pressure in the cabin can make you gassy
  5. The air pressure changes cause your ears to pop
  6. Your sense of taste may be affected, making food taste dull
  7. Air shifts can cause toothache
  8. Air in the plane can cause your skin to lose moisture leading to dry skin and lips
  9. When your mouth dries out in the air, bacteria will grow which can cause bad breath
  10. Long distance flights throw off your circadian rhythm = JET LAG!
  11. You may not actually get sick at all
Airport Shuttle provides airport transfer services in Cape Town and Durban. We are here to make sure you arrive at your destination safely, comfortably and on time! Book your airport shuttle quickly and easily online or contact us directly on 021 551 8785 | 082 951 3646 or email info@asct.co.za

Friday, 3 August 2018

The Travel Safety tips you NEED to know in South Africa


Safety is important, no matter where you are in the world. If you are visiting South Africa, you need to know what to do and what not to do – here are some of the most important travel safety tips you need to know in South Africa…

At your hotel…

> Always keep an eye on your luggage and never leave it unattended
> Do not carry your valuables around with you, rather keep them in a safety deposit box at your hotel
> Whether you are in your room or not, always make sure the door is locked
> Check who is at the door before you open it
> Ask the reception desk to keep your room keys for you when you leave the hotel

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In the street…

> Do not wear expensive jewellery, carry fancy cameras of other valuables in plain sight
> NEVER carry around large sums of money
> Stay away from dark, isolated areas that may seem dangerous, especially at night time
> It is best that your travel with a friend or a group of people
> If you are going to be travelling somewhere, be sure to plan out your route beforehand
> Be aware that a police officer or security personnel will be happy to help should you ever be lost or need help

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In the car…

> Always make sure to plan your route before you start your trip
> Keep all your doors locked and roll up all your windows if you are in a dangerous area
> If you have anything of value in your car, be sure to lock everything in the boot
> Be sure to park in a safe, well-lit area, especially at night
> Never pick up hitchhikers, no matter how friendly they may seem

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South Africa is not the only country where the above list applies; it applies to majority of destinations around the world. Tourists are often caught up in unpleasant situations because they are not vigilant and wise because they are “on holiday” and in a carefree mood.

Are you looking for reliable transport to or from Cape Town International Airport? Contact Airport Shuttle in Cape Town or Durban today!

Friday, 20 July 2018

4 Signs that you have a Packing Problem


Whether you are travelling on a quick business trip away for the weekend or taking a long family vacation with the family, packing for your trip can cause quite a lot of problems as well as stress.

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To make sure your trip goes smoothly and to avoid any potential crises, look out for these packing problem signs and use these easy, effective solutions…

       1.       Wrinkled Clothing

Do you really want to spend your time ironing your clothes in your hotel room? If your clothing comes out of your bags looking like they’ve been lying on the floor for 3 months then it’s time to learn how to pack properly!

Solution – Stick to wrinkle-free clothing and roll your items up instead of folding them.

      2.       Damaged Goods

There is nothing worse than opening your suitcase and finding your precious souvenirs are damaged. If you’ve ever had an item destroyed, you may need to take some extra care when you’re packing.

Solution – NEVER put breakable items in your checked luggage, rather wrap them up in newspaper or bubble wrap and carry them with you.

      3.       Too much Baggage

Does it take three people plus a heavy lifting champion to pick up your carry-on bag? If you answered yes then it’s time to lighten the load – no one wants to deal with access baggage fees for packing too much.

Solution – It is a good idea to check the weather beforehand so you don’t over pack or pack anything you do not need.

      4.       Pre-Trip Panic

Do you find it hard to sleep before you go on your trip because you stress that you have forgotten to pack something important? The trick to avoiding unnecessary stress is to give yourself time to pack and stay organised.

Solution – NEVER pack an hour before your trip, rather make a list and make sure to go through it while you are packing.

If you think your suitcase-stuffing strategy needs a bit of work, then remember to use these easy solutions before you go on your trip, nothing can ruin a holiday faster than a silly packing problem.

Monday, 25 June 2018

The best Packing Tips and Tricks

Whether you are going on a quick business trip or a week getaway to the beach with the kids – packing is something you have to do and it’s never easy!

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Here are a few tricks and tips that will ensure that your packing is easy and stress-free…

Roll your clothing – Rolling your clothes instead of folding them is a great way to compress your clothing and make sure they stay wrinkle-free.

Gift bags – If you’re bringing presents with you, rather wrap them up in a nice gift bag than use wrapping paper that will get damaged and torn.

Use a straw – Pack your necklaces, bracelets, etc. using a straw, this is a tried and tested way to stop chains from tangling.

Charge your phone the sneaky way – Did you know that most TVs have USB ports at the back that will charge your phone?

Heavy items at the bottom – To make sure that your suitcase has a balanced distribution of weight, put all your heavy belongings at the bottom of your suitcase.

Hair dryer – To avoid packing the extra bulk, call the hotel, guesthouse or B&B ahead of time and ask if they have one available.

Pack shoes smartly – Protect your clothing from any dirt that may be on your shoes by packing them inside your shower cap and then place them inside your suitcase.

Use an incognito browser – Did you know that airlines jack up their prices based on your web history? Avoid high prices by using an incognito browser.

Wear a jacket with pockets – There’s no need to get all fancy at the airport, but wearing a jacket that is both stylish and practical can help when you need a place to put your ID, passport, wallet, cell phone, etc.

Don't ruin your trip before you even go anywhere - use these packing hacks to avoid any unnecessary stress!

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