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Tips for keeping your house safe when you travel

 Murphy’s Law for travelers: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you’re on vacation — which is arguably the worst time a household calamity can strike.

With Labor Day around the corner and many families planning there   Labor Day getaway. Check out these tips we put together so you can have some peace of mind when your away from your home.

  • Don’t tip off criminals with twitter / facebook
    In a world where it seems everyone is blabbing about their business on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, it’s important to stop and think: who exactly is reading this stuff? Change your house phone message as well. Callers don’t need to know that you’re not home — they just need to know that you can’t come to the phone right now.

Do your best to make your house look occupied, leave cars in your driveway, and put timers on your outdoor lights.

  • Stop your mail
    Either place a “stop” order on mail and newspaper,  Otherwise, a week’s worth of letters piled on your front step could signal to criminals that a certain homeowner is out of town. It’s easy to put your mail on hold; that’s why there’s no excuse not to do this. Just go to the United States Postal Service Web site and you can place a “stop” order in a matter of minutes.
  • Pull the plug
    Unplug your television, computer, toaster oven and other appliances to protect them from power surges. Do this to save power as well. According to the Consumer Energy Center, many appliances use power even when they’re turned off.
  • Remove your spare key
    That plastic rock isn’t fooling anyone. If a criminal figures out you’re away on vacation, it’s likely that he or she will check your porch for a spare key. So reach under the mat, into the mailbox, above the door frame or into the flower pot and remove your spare key. Besides, if you’re locked out when you come back from vacation, you could end up having a beer with the president!
  • Shut off your water: According to the Insurance Information Institute, the second most common homeowners’ insurance claim is water damage to houses. Leaking pipes and appliances, and damage caused by storms and freezing conditions cause millions of dollars worth of damage every year. Before leaving your home for more than a few days, prep your house so you won’t come home to a big, expensive mess.

Turn off the water at the main if there is no one to check your house. Drain the pipes to keep them from bursting in freezing weather by running the water and flushing the toilets after you shut off the water. Leave the cupboards under sinks open while you are gone to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.

If you have any suggestions or tips that you would like to share please feel free to email us

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Thank you for choosing the professionals at

Bristol Coach & Limousine

145 West Main Street

Norton Ma 02766

508 222 1773

HUNT FOR POKÉMON IN STYLE!

 Why not get your friends together for the best Pokémon Hunt ever?
Have a blast in one of our fully equipped custom SUVs or Luxurious stretch limousines or luxury limo party buses.Let our experienced chauffeurs take you and your friends to the best Poké-Stops and Poké-Gyms in either Boston MA or Providence RI.
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Hunt for Pokémon in style and safety. Use incense/lure modules as you and your friends visit the city’s biggest landmarks, all the while enjoying the comfort of our air conditioned Town Cars, SUVs , Stretch Limousines, or Luxurious Limo Party Buses
Our Pokémon limousine services include popular music and soft drinks and is ideal for parties from four to eighteen players 🙂

 Boston’s top Pokemon  Hot Spots

 The Public Garden

Pokémon spotted include: Dragonair, Horsea, Dratini, Vulpix, Jiggleepuff, Goldeen

Boston Common
Pokémon spotted include: Growlithe, Scythe, Eevee, Squirtle, Seel, Poliwhirl, Jiggleepuff, Staryu, Slowpoke

Christian Science Plaza
Pokémon spotted include: Staryu, Poliwag, Goldeen, Magikarp, Poliwhirl, Hitmonchan, Squirtle, Tentacruel, Golduck, Dratini, Psyduck, Slowbro, Slowpoke, Jynx

Copley Square
Pokémon spotted include: Jynx, Gastly, Lapras, Squirtle, Voltorb, Onyx

Fenway/Kenmore Square
Pokémon spotted include: Pikachu, Charmander, Growlithe, Bellsprout, Gastly, Squirtle, Jynx, Weepinbell

Harvard Square
Pokémon spotted include: Squirtle, Graveler, Meowth, Hypno, Magnemite, Gastly

MIT/Kendall Square
Pokémon spotted include: Porygon, Slowpoke, Poliwag, Gastly, Jynx, Squirtle, Horsea, Seel, Staryu

Boston University
Pokémon spotted include: Growlithe, Hypno, Meowth, Magnemite, Machop

New England Aquarium
Pokémon spotted include: Dratini, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Voltorb, Psyduck, Magikarp, Goldeen, Poliwag, Squirtle

Museum Of Science

Pokémon spotted: Ponyta, Charmander, Electabuzz, Squirtle

Providence RI Pokemon Hot Spots

Rental – Guidelines

*  Limousine will follow a specific route to designated hunting spots.

* Limousine will not pursue a particular pokemon

* Drop Offs in route will be made at the chauffeur’s discretion

* Limousine will drop off players and return only when everyone        has finished there hunt and is ready for pickup

For more information about our guidelines or to book your Pokemon Limousine adventure.

Call us locally in Bristol County Massachusetts 

Thank you
Bristol Coach & Limousine
145R West Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 222-1773
(508) 285-7772
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Check out these great air travel tips

Great travel tips to cut your wait time at the airport.

An improved economy and cheaper fuel costs means more people can afford air travel, and airfare is cheaper than usual.

Luckily, there’s a way to navigate around the day-to-day miseries of air travel. Here are some tips to make your next trip less miserable.

1) Down load your airlines mobile app to your phone

Your airline’s mobile app is a valuable time-saver for more reasons than you’d expect. There’s the obvious benefit of being able to check-in with and use your smartphone as a boarding pass. This can shave off precious minutes you’d waste waiting in line at a kiosk, checking-in with an agent, or digging through your belongings for your paper ticket.

But there’s an even greater advantage to your airline’s mobile app: You’ll get the quickest notification of gate changes and flight status updates. If your connecting flight is delayed or there’s been a gate change, apps like Delta Airline’s Fly Delta or American Airline’s mobile app will send you an update by text message and change the information on your mobile ticket. No need to frantically hunt for an arrivals/departure screen once you disembark

2) Consider applying for Pre-Check or Global Entry

Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check are like the airport’s version of Disney World’s Fast Pass. If you’ve ever longingly glanced at the empty TSA Pre-Check line at the airport, you’ve no doubt wondered what the requirements could be for such a vaulted perk.

Luckily, the application process for TSA Pre-Check (domestic airports only) and Global Entry are both pretty simple. If you have a U.S. passport or permanent resident card and have a clean criminal history, you’re eligible to apply. You’ll have to shell out $85 for TSA Pre-Check or a mere $15 more for Global Entry, but the clearance lasts for five years. You’ll receive an identification number in the mail in a couple of weeks.

3) Get an estimate of wait time with Miflight

MiFlight crowdsources wait-time estimates from other travelers to give you an idea of how long the wait will be at security. Depending on large your nearest airport’s user base is, this app could prove to come in quite handy and prevent you from over-estimating how early you need to get to the airport. The app allows you to specify your exact terminal and gate number so it can target your exact security checkpoint

4) Whiz through customs with the Mobile Passport
You’ll never have to borrow a pen to fill out those pesky customs forms ever again. If you don’t want to pay for Global Entry, the Mobile Passport app by U.S. Customs and Border Protection is a great free alternative that might end up saving you as much time. The app lets you input your passport details and answer the customs questions once you land. You’ll be able to skip the regular line and go through a special line just for Mobile Passport holders.

5) Skip the long line to check-in your baggage and gate-check your bags for free

Most airlines charge you $25-$30 dollars to check-in baggage. Most passengers (very rightly) think this fee is ridiculous and avoid checking-in any baggage. The end-result is the overhead compartments being full by the time the last passengers board the plane. To remedy this problem, airlines will then gate-check the remaining bags to their final destination for free.

6) Know your rights if your flight is cancelled, delayed or bumped

Overbooked flights are more common during busy seasons like summer and the holidays, where you’ll find that few passengers want to miss their flight back home or to Disney World. Airhelp is a startup that assists passengers in receiving compensation from airlines for bumped, delayed, or cancelled flights in the European Union. If you’re traveling abroad in Europe, be sure to file a free claim with AirHelp.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has stiffened the rules for what airlines must offer passengers if their flights are cancelled, delayed or if they are involuntarily bumped—to the passenger’s benefit. If you’re involuntarily bumped in the United States and the airline rebooks you on a flight that gets you to your destination by at least an hour later, you could be entitled to anywhere from 200 to 400 percent of your original fare in cash or by check, as well as a full refund.

Unfortunately, airlines are not required to compensate passengers for flights that get cancelled or delayed due to bad weather according to DOT. If this happens to you, ask your airline if they will cover the cost of another flight. Some airlines will endorse you if you find an alternate flight from another airline that gets you to your final destination on time. There’s no DOT rule asking them to do this, so prepare to get told no.
Luckily, there’s a way to navigate around the day-to-day miseries of air travel.

We hope you enjoyed reading some of our air travel tips, maybe this will make your next trip less miserable and maybe even (dare I say it) pleasant 🙂

Thanks for reading our Blog 🙂

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Concerts playing at the Xfinity Center Mansfield Ma

6/22/16 @ 7:00Pm  Def Leppard, REO Speed wagon & Tesla

6/25/16 @ 7:30 Pm  Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge & Maren Morris

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Proudly celebrating our 20th Year of Limousine Service in Massachusetts

Wow does time go by when your having fun and love what you do.

We started as Bristol County Coach in June  of 1996 and we grew from a one car home based operation,  To a fleet of vehicles that now include a showroom / office and a full service detailing / repair facility in beautiful Norton MA.  Our current fleet is made up of Beautiful New White Super Stretch Limousines, Town Cars, Executive Vans and Luxurious Limo Party Buses

The  pictures below show our children helping us to address mailings as well as cleaning and setting up napkins in our Limousines

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Thank you for allowing us to do what we love.

Sincerely at your service

The Cacaccio Family 🙂

 

 

Spring Is Almost Here

 Prom & Wedding Season is around the corner.

At Bristol Coach & Limousine we have provided Wedding & Prom Limousine Service  to thousands of Massachusetts  satisfied clients. Our extensive fleet of vehicles allows us to recommend the right choice of vehicles to suit your personal taste & the specifics of your wedding party .
* We can accommodate wedding / prom groups from 4 – 20 Pass.
* CDL Licensed Experienced Male or Female Chauffeurs
* Beautiful Garage Kept Modern Clean Fleet Of Limousines.
* Amazing 20 Passenger Luxury Limo Party Bus
* Fully Licensed/ Insured & Registered With State & Federal Agencies
* Wheel Chair Accessible

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Call or email Libby, she has helped thousands of couples and family’s plan there Limousine Service. With her knowledge and experience and funny Bklyn accent, she is truly a pleasure to speak with 🙂

Email:    info@bcclimo.com

(508) 222 – 1773

Bristol Coach & Limousine / The Coach You Can Count On

* 2007 Limousine Operator Of The Year – LCT Magazine

* 2009 – 2013 Reader’s Choice Award Winner – The Sun Chronicle

2010, 2012, 2013 Best Of Weddings – The Knot Magazine

Valentine’s Day Special

Make this February 14th 2015  special.

Surprise your special loved ones this year with our Valentine’s Special

Enjoy  Our 3 Hr  Special  Rental Only $199.00

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Our packages include the following:

* Complimentary Champagne or Sparkling Cider, Bottled Water, Mints, and Chocolates,  a Beautiful Red Rose, with Red Carpet Service for entry into one our beautiful vehicles.

We have been in business since 1996 serving all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. At Bristol Coach & Limousine we offer the best in luxurious limousine transportation at affordable prices, with reliability to match. All of our limousines are impeccably maintained and serviced to ensure your complete satisfaction and safety.  And we are fully licensed, bonded and insured, so you know you’re in good hands.  Call us today at 508 222 1773 or toll free 1 888 222 2817.

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Let us take care of all the details, Call the professionals at Bristol Coach and Limousine

Excellent way to reduce the hassle of air travel

Air travel has become much more stressful these days. Between increased security and reduced airline services etc… Here are some helpful tips to reduce the hassle of air travel 

Please feel free to add to this post, with your own suggestions & tips 🙂

Pick the “right” security line. This is more of an art than a science. The best line is usually not the shortest one. Two things to check are the efficiency of the personnel manning the line and the mix of travelers ahead of you. Several things to watch out for include families with small children, unconventional luggage which will likely be inspected, and anyone who looks like they haven’t been in an airport security line in the last 10 years. Picking right can save you literally hours if you travel often. For a funny look at this situation, Click on this You Tube link  Up In The Air

  • Recharge gadgets using USB ports. Almost all devices have some sort of USB connection cable through which they can be recharged. Rather than drag along a spaghetti of cables, make sure you have your USB cable & charger.
  • Stop the germs. Airplanes are cauldrons of bacteria and viruses, but with an ounce of prevention you can stop the germs cold (pardon the pun). You’ll need a small bottle of hand sanitizer and tube of Bacitracin. Sanitize your hands, then put a dab of Bacitracin on your finger tip and use it to coat the inside of one nostril. Repeat for the other nostril. Doctor-recommended, this wards off all the evil sick-makers
  •  Bring down the noise. Forget the expensive, noise-canceling, bulky headphones. Get some E-A-R soft foam disposable earplugs. There are five good reasons why these trump other solutions: they’re far cheaper, far less bulky (thus easier to pack), easy to replace, takeoff- and landing-friendly (non electronic), and you can actually sleep comfortably wearing them because you don’t have to wrangle big earmuffs.
  • Sanitize the tray! The folding tray table is rarely, if ever, cleaned. So it’s loaded with artifacts of human presence and food debris. Carry some antibacterial wipes with you and wipe that tray before you use it for anything. Then wipe it again. (Warning: be prepared to be unpleasantly surprised at the amount of dirt on your wipe after using.)
  • Beat jet lag. To battle the fatigue of long-range travel through multiple time zones, focus on three key things: time, food and light. Time: trick your body into thinking it’s in the time zone of your destination by resetting your watch to that time as soon as you’re on the plane, and try to only sleep if it’s night at your destination.Food: eat less—if you’re offered food, eat no more than half what’s offered. It’s better to eat an appropriate meal when you arrive at your destination. Light: even if you’re dog-tired when you land, never ever sleep unless it’s dark outside. If it’s light out, stay up. And if it’s dark, go to sleep even if you’re not tired.
  •      Live Flight Tracking
  • Pack smart to get through security faster. Keep luggage organized by layering items; this will increase visibility for the security officers. When approaching the checkpoint, be prepared. Your boarding pass and ID’s should be ready for inspection, outer garments and shoes must come off, any loose metal items should be placed in your carry-on, and laptop computers must be removed from bags and placed in a bin for screening.
  • Traveling with Children? Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding 3.4 ounces (100ml) and are not required to be in the zip-top bag; however you must declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.
  • Bringing food or gift items home for the holidays? All gifts must be unwrapped for screening (including gifts in checked baggage)

You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per container. Consolidating these containers in the small bag separate from your carry-on baggage enables TSA officers to screen them quickly.

3-1-1 for carry-ons. Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

If in doubt, put your liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes in checked baggage.

Last but not least, make sure you have all the documents you need for your trip packed safely with you but easily accessible when needed. Print your boarding passes ahead of time and store them next to your passport and/or driver’s license so everything is right on hand when you get to the airport. This way, you can reduce the time spent waiting in line even more.

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 The Coach You Can Count On!

Bristol Coach & Limousine

145 West Main Street

Norton, MA 02766

888 222 2817

508 222 1773

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Limousine Pickup Locations For Boston & Providence Airports/Train Stations

Boston Logan International Airport Limousine Pickup Procedures

Terminal A Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection/ Cornair, Delta Shuttle, Song, some United Airlines flights as specified on your reservation Pick up at the Arrivals level, outer surface lot area. Exit the terminal on ground level, cross over 2 roadways to the parking lot. Limo Stand at head of lot closest to terminal. Chauffeur will have sign with passenger or designated name on it.
Terminal B – Air Canada, Alaskan Airlines, American Airlines,  American Eagle, US Airways / US Airways Express,  US Airways Shuttle, Virgin America WILL CALL ONLY – After retrieving checked luggage, passenger must call (888) 222-2817 then continue to Exit Door B101 or B113 on the arrivals level and follow the pedestrian cross walk into the parking garage to meet your chauffeur.
Terminal C – Cape Air, JetBlue, Midwest, United Airlines (as specified in reservation)  United Express WILL CALL ONLY – After retrieving checked luggage, passenger must call (888) 222-2817 and continue up to the Departure level to the limo stand second island from the curb.Chauffeur ETA 10 minutes from time of your call.
Terminal E – Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran, Alitalia, , British Airways, Cayman Airways, International Charters, Icelandair,  KLM,  Lufthansa,  Northwest,  SATA (Azores Express), South West,  Swiss TACA,  Virgin Atlantic, all other international arrivals. On the ground level, exit terminal at door nearest Lufthansa check-in, cross over two roadways into the parking lot to the designated limo stand at the area of the lot closest to the terminal. Chauffeur will have sign with passenger or designated name on it.
NOTE: Call (508) 222-1773 or (888) 222-2817             IF YOU DO NOT CONNECT WITH YOUR DRIVER IMMEDIATELY
PICKUP INFORMATION BOSTON TRAIN STATIONS
BACK BAY STATION – BBY Meet Your Chauffeur outside the station on Dartmouth Street.
SOUTH STATION – BOS Meet Your Chauffeur on Atlantic Avenue side at the back of the Taxi Stand.
RTE 128/WESTWOOD – RTE Meet Your Chauffeur in the passenger pick up area located at the first floor parking garage.
NOTE: Call (508) 222-1773 or (888) 222-2817         IF YOU DO NOT CONNECT WITH YOUR DRIVER IMMEDIATELY      
Other New England Airport Pickup Procedures
CONNECTICUT – BRADLEY INT’L – BDL Domestic: Baggage Claim
International: Outside Customs
NEW HAMPSHIRE – MANCHESTER AIRPORT –  MHD All arrivals: Baggage Claim
RHODE ISLAND – PROVIDENCE – T.F. GREEN AIRPORT –  PVD All arrivals: Bottom of the Escalator
VERMONT – BURLINGTON VERMONT AIRPORT – BTV All arrivals: Baggage Claim
Worcester Regional Airport – Meet your chauffeur on the baggage claim level. Note Chauffeur can not leave vehicle.NOTE: Call (508) 222-1773 or (888) 222-2817    IF YOU DO NOT CONNECT WITH YOUR DRIVER IMMEDIATELY

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