DME and USPS
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I have two questions:
When we use DME to go to Beach Club Villa in September-how many stops ...
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When we use DME to go to Beach Club Villa in September-how many stops are there[Dolphin-Swan-Yacht-Beach Club] and how much time do you think it takes to arrive from check in Airport-get on Bus and arrive at the resort?-we arrive at 11am on a Tuesday.
We are shipping a USPS flat rate box to the resort=I understand if we ship via USPS vs. UPS/Fed Ex- are we charged for delivery to our room? The package we can ask for at the front desk when we check in? Also when we ship the box home via USPS we just give it to the front desk vs the Convention Center and avoid charges?
Our BCV bus was POR - BWI - BC and the driver skipped BWI since there were no passengers for there. From de-planing to resort was probably about an hour. As for the package, we shipped ours UPS so I don't know if it differs but: front desk was unknowledgable and seemed lost when I asked abut retrieving. I was told to go to bell services, they called the Convention Center who delivered the boxes for a fee. The fee, I believe was based on weight, we had 2 20lb ish boxes and I think it was $12-15 per box. When leaving, my dad took his box to the Convention Center and they charged the room / cc for the service. Hope this helps
Guests staying at eh Swan and Dolphin are not eligible to use DME so you do not have to worry about stopping at those resorts. Regular park busses will stop at these resorts. Count on 90 minutes from the time you leave the plane until you arrive at your resort with DME.
You will be charged a handling fee for packages you send because you are staying at a convention resort. I would check to see if the fees plus the shipping costs are cheaper than checking an extra bag with your airline. If they are about the same I would just take an extra bag instead of mailing one to your resort.
There's no set routes for the DME buses, either in terms of which resorts a particular bus will stop at, or the order. Notjustamom mentioned being on a bus that went POR - BWI - BC, but the last time I stayed at POR it was OKW - SSR - POFQ - POR. It should take about 70 - 90 minutes from the time your plane lands to the time you get to your resort.
We ship 3 times a year to BC and have NEVER been charged. We ship USPS and when we arrive and check in I let them know and they send it up with bell services. The way home I go over to the Convention Center they ship it home and have NEVER charged me more then the price to ship. It is very easy and way better then luggage.
-One note**I always track the package with delivery confirmation **