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New Military Discount Airport Transportation – North Carolina

Effective April 7th All-Points Personal Transportation (www.all-pointsnc.com)  will be launching our new Discounted Armed Forces rate structure for travel between Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), Fort Bragg, Seymour Johnson AFB, and the greater Jacksonville area (Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, MCAS New River, Camp Johnson).  Please continue reading to understand how we operate, and why we are really the only choice for ground transportation.

Why Us? :

  • We are on-time every time, we pick you up and drop you off at your address, NOT the main gate which means you do not have to take another taxi (unlike our competitors who tell you they go to a particular base – what they do not tell you unless you ask is that they are going to drop you at the Main Gate! For those going to Camp Lejeune you need to know that it is 22 miles from the Main Gate to Courthouse Bay for example. That’s a long hump after a 2 ½ hour trip in our clean and safe vehicles).
  • Our drivers speak English as their first language, they are dressed in a suit and tie, they carry your bags, and they are there to serve you: you serve our country, we serve you. It is our pleasure to serve you, so don’t feel bad when you see one of our drivers carrying your bags please!
  • Our vehicles are new, clean, meticulously maintained, and we even have seat belts for every passenger! We do not crowd you in the vehicle – we load it for safety and comfort. So, if there are 4 of you traveling with 3 bags each the Suburban will be full. If there are 6 of you on a 96 with one bag each you can ride in the Suburban in comfort.
  • We know that you sometimes find yourselves low on funds so we have devised a plan to help minimize the impact on your wallet. You may pay 50% of the fare when you book your reservation, 25% on the next payday, and the final 25% on the next payday. You must pay with your debit card, not a credit card.
  • Any doubts? Ask the USO  – we take care of our Armed Forces personnel like no one else.

Make a Reservation:

  • In order to accommodate all passengers in a timely and guaranteed manner you must make an advanced reservation. Please do so as soon as you book your airline tickets. This will guarantee you a seat as well as allow us to aggregate other troops going to the same location at the same time. Our objective is to lower the cost per person and this approach helps – in the past 6 months we have dropped the per-person fare by $15.00! Call 919-836-9900 to make your reservation.

Rates:

  • RDU to/from Seymour Johnson AFB: $150.00 for the vehicle, or $60 per person whichever is greater. At $150.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips. All in all this allows us to continue to drive down the cost per head.
  • RDU to/from Fort Bragg area: $150.00 for the vehicle, or $60 per person whichever is greater. At $150.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips. All in all this allows us to continue to drive down the cost per head.
  • RDU to/from MCAS Cherry Point: $290.00 for the vehicle or $70.00 per person whichever is greater. At $290.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips.
  • RDU to/from Camp Lejeune, Camp Geiger, Camp Johnson, MCAS New River: $290.00 for the vehicle or $70.00 per person whichever is greater. At $290.00 we do not make a profit but are willing to lose money on some trips and make it up on other trips.

Important(!):

  • Remember that we drop you right at your door so please confirm the address you are going to. If you cannot please let us know and we will find out for you.
  • Book your reservation as soon as you have your flight information. This allows us to book the next caller on your reservation which immediately drops the per person rate!
  • Please be sure to let us know how many bags you will have – this makes a difference on how many passengers we can comfortably accommodate.
  • We provide receipts for all transportation. While you normally do not get reimbursed for travel when on leave, you DO get reimbursed for virtually all other travel so be sure to keep your receipt and turn it is so you get reimbursed!
  • Please tell your friends and family about us. The greater the number of people we provide service to the sooner we can lower the cost per person. Ideally we would like to see the cost under $50.00 per person.
  • You can count on us to get you where you are going on-time, in comfort, and safely. Call us and we will help in any way we can.Another Hero

A Short Story Worth Remembering

The Sack Lunch

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. ‘I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,’ I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

‘Where are you headed?’ I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

‘Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we’re being deployed to Afghanistan

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time…

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. ‘No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn’t be worth five bucks. I’ll wait till we get to base.’

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. ‘Take a lunch to all those soldiers.’ She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. ‘My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it’s almost like you are doing it for him.’

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, ‘Which do you like best – beef or chicken?’

‘Chicken,’ I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class.

‘This is your thanks..’

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room.

A man stopped me. ‘I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.’ He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, ‘I want to shake your hand.’ Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain’s hand. With a booming voice he said, ‘I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.’ I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base.

I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. ‘It will take you some time to reach the base.. It will be about time for a sandwich.

God Bless You.’

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers.

As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little…

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including my life.’

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.’

All-Points Personal Transportation Contest

Twitter Contest:

     All-Points Personal Transportation is pleased to announce a group of up to six people from the Triangle will win a free ride to and from dinner in one of our luxury vehicles.   The rules and how to enter the contest can be found on our events blog, which is located on our home page at www.all-pointsnc.com.

 How to enter the Contest:

1.)    To enter to win, you must have a twitter account or open one.  Once this step is complete, you must follow @AllPointsNC. 

2.)    After completing the first step, you must join our group on Facebook.  The direct link for this is: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=681278345&v=wall&story_fbid=392683818345#!/group.php?gid=118836368150534&v=info&ref=mf

3.)    Tweet on Twitter, “I just entered to win a chauffeur for an evening @AllPointsNC who recently began servicing the coast of North Carolina.”

 Rules of the Contest:

 1.)    Once you are entered the contest, you may place @AllPointsNC in one daily tweet for a better chance to win. 

2.)    The contest ends at 12:01 A.M. on June 2, 2010. 

3.)    The drawing will be held at a time to be determined in the next few weeks on June 2, 2010. 

4.)    The drawing will be broadcast via YouTube.  The link for the video will be placed on the events blog via our home page: www.all-pointsnc.com

5.)    Once the drawing is complete and the winner has been announced, the recipient of the prize has 48 hours to claim the prize (the prize is valid through July 31, 2010). 

6.)    Should the initial recipient not claim their prize in the first 48 hours, a second drawing will be held on June 4, 2010 at a time to be determined. 

7.)    After the second drawing is complete and a recipient does not claim the prize, a third drawing will take place on June 6, 2010.

Yelp Raleigh

I had a chance yesterday to spend some time with the local YELP marketing coordinator, Christina. YELP is growing and is now in over 37 cities. I would suggest you check it out, register, and share your thoughts on your favorite and not so favorite businesses. It’s a great vehicle to have your voice heard, help businesses that you would like to see stay in business and get those that don’t have clue out of the picture – life’s to short and money is too tight to waste it on a crummy service provider. Hey, wait, did I mention vehicle? We had the Interns in yesterday to detail the entire fleet – nice job gentlemen. Love that new car smell. (You forgot to RainEx the windows).

Our clients really dig our vehicles – clean, comfortable, safe. Try it – you’ll like it.