It’s that time again – Skidmore holiday reservations

We are entering our fourth season of coordinating shared rides for Skidmore students traveling for the holidays. So far we’ve received great feedback on this program. Sharing rides saves you money, conserves fuel, and allows us to more effectively manage high demand.

Here’s how the shared ride program works: please call us or email info@saratogahybridcab.com with the following information: student name, phone number, specific location of pickup (i.e. dorm or address if off campus), and a window of time, preferable one hour, during which you can leave. We will secure your reservation immediately, pending availability, and will be in touch with you the day before your departure to let you know the exact pickup time, once we’ve had a chance to organize the shared rides.

Shared rides are available to the following locations: Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train station, and Albany bus station. The discounted cost per student in a shared ride is $39 to the Albany Airport, and $49 to the Albany train or bus station. Although we DO guarantee a ride during the requested time, we cannot guarantee that it will be a shared ride. Non-shared rides are charged the regular student prices (see our Rates page for details).

If you wish to secure a pickup at the Albany Airport returning to Skidmore, please include your returning flight number, date and scheduled arrival time. We will reconfirm with you a day or two before your return trip. We do track all returning fights coming into Albany. Please see our Airport Service page for details on airport pickups.

We won – thank you for voting!

I am pleased to announce that Saratoga Hybrid Cab has won 1st Place in the Limo category and 2nd Place in the Taxi category in Saratoga Today’s “Best of” 2014 contest! Thanks to everyone who voted, and to our amazing staff for their excellent service! (Now, if only they made hybrid stretch limos…)Best of 2014 -Byron

VIP Reservations available for Dave Matthews, Phish, and more!

Back by popular demand! A VIP Reservation is a round-trip car service package that guarantees you a ride to and from a popular show at your convenience. You get the peace of mind of knowing that your ride is secured while everyone else is waiting in the rain, fighting over taxis! Simply choose the time and place you’d like to be picked up, and we will be there. At the end of the show, we will be waiting at the gate for you exclusively. We only reserve one group of passengers per vehicle per show, so that no one gets stuck waiting around. The cost is $149 for a 4-passenger car, and $199 for a 6-7 passenger SUV, all taxes and gratuity included! Add $100 for Dave Matthews Band and Phish. Split between your friends, it’s well worth it! Shares may be available, if you have a smaller group and are interested in sharing the cost with another smaller group. We have already sold several reservations, so don’t wait until the last minute! Please note the following: A desposit of half the cost is required to secure your reservation. Payment in full is due upon time of pickup.  Deposit is nonrefundable for cancellations made within one week of the start of the show. Additional mileage charges apply for locations outside Saratoga Springs.

Vote for us in Saratoga’s “Best Of”!

We have been nominated for Saratoga Today’s “Best Of” in two categories: TAXI and also LIMO. Please click the following link and vote for us in both categories! You can vote every day.

Vote for Saratoga Hybrid Cab now!

(Helpful Hint: There is a long, long list of categories–if you don’t feel like voting in every one, you can search for the words TAXI and LIMO on the page by holding COMMAND – F on Mac or CONTROL – F on Windows, typing the word you want to search for, and hitting ENTER/RETURN. That will take you directly to the poll you wish to vote in. Although, if you know Saratoga and love Democracy, I do recommend voting in as many polls as you can!)

Student Rides for Springs Break – still available!

For Skidmore students wishing to book a ride to the Albany Airport or Rensselaer train station, please call us at 518-698-4122 or email info@saratogahybridcab.com. Since we are coordinating shared rides, please be prepared to give your name, phone number, and a window of time (e.g. 5:15 am to 6:00 am) during which you can leave. We will coordinate a shared ride, if one is available, and confirm the exact pickup time with you a day beforehand. The regular student rate for a single rider going to Albany Airport is $45, and in a shared ride is $35. Add $10 for Rensselaer train station. For return trips, please provide your flight number and arrival time. Please see our Rates page or contact us with any further questions. Thank you!

Now Hiring Drivers!

Saratoga Hybrid Cab is now hiring customer service-minded drivers for all shifts! Weekend and evening availability is helpful. To apply, please email manager@saratogahybridcab.com, or call our main number 518-698-4122. Be prepared to provide your NYS driver’s license number and least two work-related references. Competitive pay and a fun, relaxed work environment. Apply today!

Airport Pickups for Returning Students

If you are a Skidmore student and need to get picked up at the Albany Airport, please email the following information to info@saratogahybridcab.com: 1) Student name and mobile phone number, 2) Flight number, date and scheduled arrival time. The dispatcher will check the calendar and confirm your pickup. Please be prepared to share the ride with another student or two as most students return within a narrow window of time on Sunday afternoon and evening. If you already have a scheduled pickup, feel free to call us to confirm if you haven’t heard from us by Saturday afternoon.

When you arrive at the Albany Airport, please call us at 518-698-4122 after you retrieve your baggage to let the dispatcher know that you are ready to get picked up. We will then notify you as to the status of the cab and any other students sharing the ride. Pickups occur outside of baggage claim–just look for one of our cars against the curb–they all say “Hybrid Cab” on the side. Flights arriving within 15 minutes of each other will generally be shared. The cost for student pickups is $50 ($45 + $5 for flight tracking and waiting as per our Rates page), or $35 if the ride is shared with one or more students (in keeping with our $15 shared ride discount on the Rates page). Please make an appointment only if you are certain you will need the ride, as last minute cancellations jeopardize our drivers’ pay. Thank you!

Parents: We ask that you please have your son or daughter coordinate with us directly, as this streamlines the communication and helps to prevent double-booking with other companies. If you wish to prepay for your student, please call us with your credit card information–preferably during morning hours when call volume tends to be lower. Please be advised there is a small convenience fee as per our “Rates” page for paying over the phone–otherwise, if your student swipes a card in the car or pays cash there is no fee.

Skidmore Winter Break Shuttle–Reserve Now!

Due to high demand, we are coordinating shared rides for Skidmore students to the Albany Airport and Albany-Rensselaer Train Station. The cost for a shared ride is only $30 per student to the Albany Airport, or $40 to the Albany-Rensselaer Train or Bus. To reserve a spot, please email manager@saratogahybridcab.com and provide the following info: 1) Student name and phone number, 2) Location of pickup (i.e. specific dorm, Case center, or off campus address), and 3) a window of time you are available to leave (for example, Dec 22 between 6 am and 7 am.) We will secure your reservation immediately, pending availability, and will be in touch with you within 24 hours of your window to let you know the exact pickup time. (Note: if we are unable to put you in a shared ride, the regular single student rate to the Albany Airport is $45, and to the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station is $55.)

Parents: We ask that you please have your son or daughter coordinate with us directly, as this streamlines the communication and helps to prevent double-booking with other companies. If you wish to prepay for your student, please call us with your credit card information–preferably during morning hours when call volume tends to be lower. Please be advised there is a small convenience fee as per our “Rates” page for paying over the phone–otherwise, if your student swipes a card in the car or pays cash there is no fee.

If you wish to secure a pickup at the Albany Airport returning to Skidmore, please include your returning flight number, date and scheduled arrival time. We will reconfirm with you a day or two before your return trip.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Skidmore Airport Pickups Thanksgiving Weekend

If you are a Skidmore student and need to get picked up at the Albany Airport, please email the following information to info@saratogahybridcab.com: 1) Student name and mobile phone number, 2) Flight number, date and scheduled arrival time. The dispatcher will check the calendar and confirm your pickup. Please be prepared to share the ride with another student or two as most students return within a narrow window of time on Sunday afternoon and evening. If you already have a scheduled pickup, feel free to call us to confirm if you haven’t heard from us by Saturday afternoon.

When you arrive at the Albany Airport, please call us at 518-698-4122 after you retrieve your baggage to let the dispatcher know that you are ready to get picked up. We will then notify you as to the status of the cab and any other students sharing the ride. Pickups occur outside of baggage claim–just look for one of our cars against the curb–they all say “Hybrid Cab” on the side. Flights arriving within 15 minutes of each other will generally be shared. The cost for a shared ride is only $30 per student, or if you are the only student getting picked up the regular student rate of $50 will apply ($45 + $5 for flight tracking and waiting as per our Rates page). Please make an appointment only if you are certain you will need the ride, as last minute cancellations jeopardize our drivers’ pay.

Thank you!
-Byron Norsworthy, Founder and General Manager

Skidmore Thanksgiving Shuttle–Still Openings, Reserve Now!

Due to high demand, we are coordinating shared rides for Skidmore students to the Albany Airport and Albany-Rensselaer Train Station. The cost for a shared ride is only $30 per student to the Albany Airport, or $40 to the Albany-Rensselaer Train or Bus. To reserve a spot, please email manager@saratogahybridcab.com and provide the following info: 1) Student name and phone number, 2) Location of pickup (i.e. specific dorm, Case center, or off campus address), and 3) a window of time you are available to leave (for example, Nov 26 between 6 am and 7 am.) We will secure your reservation immediately, pending availability, and will be in touch with you within 24 hours of your window to let you know the exact pickup time.

Parents: if prepaying for your student, please include your phone number and the best time to reach you. I (Byron the Manager) will call you to collect payment. Please be advised there is a small convenience fee as per our “Rates” page for paying over the phone–otherwise, if your student swipes a card in the car or pays cash there is no fee.

If you wish to secure a pickup at the Albany Airport returning to Skidmore, please include your returning flight number, date and scheduled arrival time. We will reconfirm with you a day or two before your return trip.

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