TAMPA, FLORIDA -- I waited 50 minutes to be picked up. I had called 3 times while sitting there and each time I was told "just 5 more minutes". This is unacceptable. Also, I was then the LAST person to be dropped off. It took me just 10 minutes less to get home from the airport than it did to actually fly home from DTW. I will not be using your services again. No one should have to sit for 50 minutes waiting to be picked up at the airport.
PARIS FRANCE, WYOMING -- I paid full in Internet for pick up in the airport. SuperShuttle ditched me and my friend in the airport and claimed they were there waiting and we were no show! I never in my life deal with such a disorganized, dishonest and disrespectful business that simply they care less.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Arrived at Hobby on Dec. 31. Was told by the guy at the shuttle counter that there wasn't a shuttle for us and there would not be one coming. After speaking with a supervisor I was told they couldn't do anything to help. What kind of business are they running? They were sure happy to take my money but not happy to give us the service we were suppose to get. I will NEVER use this company again and I can promise you I will let everyone know.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- After an 10 hour flight from Europe we were not allowed to our pre-booked Supershuttle trip from the airport to Galveston because we didn't had an booster seat for an 7-year-old kid. On the website they only advised an seat for kids from 0-5 year. The lady at the counter told us we should read the local law before make the booking?? She told us that we should take an taxi to the Walmart and buy an booster seat!! Bad, bad service!!
LAX AREA, CALIFORNIA -- Reservation made but due to error, Super Shuttle would not take me from Irvine CA to LAX. I found out the next day they run a shuttle from John Wayne to LAX. The manager offered only an apology. Kept my money and left me in a parking lot. If you use this service, ensure you have a backup service and no time line.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I had a reservation and a confirmation and they outright refused to pick me up. Said they had no cars available. Of course, they charged my credit card. They confirmed my arrival and pickup time but when I called for that actual van to get me, they said everyone had gone home for the night. I was left at the airport. Do not ever use this company. You may think you save a few dollars with this method of transportation but ultimately, you will pay for a cab.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I emailed the following complaint to Super Shuttle on 12/28/2013. Their automated service promised a response in 3-5 business days. It has now been over 3 weeks and I have heard nothing from them. It is obvious from my experience and the multiple bad reviews on many sites that this company has no concern for customer service. After traveling over 30 hours straight from the Middle East, I arrived at LAX with a confirmed, prepaid reservation for transportation home from the airport. My flight was delayed approximately two hours and at about 1 AM, when I went to the SS station outside of Terminal 7, there was no one there.
So, as advised on your confirmation sheet, I contacted the supervisor. He came and told me that there was nothing available at the moment but that he would "work on it." Without giving me any estimation of a time wait, he disappeared and never returned. Over the next two hours various vans came by but no one would help me. (I have a photo of 5 vans lined up outside Terminal 7 at 2:30 AM, none of whom would take me). One driver (Van #597) told me that my options were to either sit there until 6 AM or pay him an extra $120 ($98 + tip) for an "exclusive" ride home.
Eventually at 3:25 AM a driver from the 500 area "felt sorry" for me and drove me even though it was outside his franchise district. According to the blog on your website, "there is no need to cancel or rebook your ride if your flight is delayed a few minutes or even a couple of hours." It also states "Our vehicles are available 24 hours a day." Obviously this is not true. I had assumed that by booking and prepaying a ride you had a contractual agreement to provide me with transportation within a reasonable time frame and I do not think that over two hours is reasonable.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Beware! Drivers can refuse to take you if you are the only one going to a particular area of the city. It is in the financial interest of the driver to fill the shuttle; thereby having as many people to drop off as possible. We had no problem getting to the airport (Houston Hobby) from a suburban location, but leaving the airport was another story. Even with five shuttles lined up, three refused the dispatch order to take us. Finally, one driver said he was tired of seeing us "bounced around," and agreed to take us home. The attendant at the SuperShuttle counter inside the airport checked us in (we had a pre-purchased reservation), and after about 15 minutes, gave us a van number.
We walked out to the van, but the driver said he was finished for the day and going home. The attendant told us to wait for another van. Another half hour passed, and she sent us back out to a second van (the previous guy who was "going home" was now sleeping in his van). The second driver said the dispatcher made a mistake because he was already assigned to another call. Another 15 minutes passes. The attendant sends us out again.
The third driver at first tells us he has not been assigned to our call, then re-checks his monitor and admits he is assigned to our call, but won't be leaving for another 15 minutes because of "company policy." I asked him if there was a company policy for how long a customer has to wait before being taken somewhere on a prepaid reservation? No answer. We were about ready to blow off the $30 and take one of the many cabs that were lined up, when a forth driver waved us over, and agreed to take us.
SuperShuttle has no customer service policy. The drivers are independent contractors, and frequently refuse to take customers if the van is not full. If you are traveling to a popular area like downtown or a convention center, then you may have better luck, but if you are going to an area where you most likely will be the only customer (i. e. suburban home), then be prepared for a very long wait and possibly, like us, for some level of confrontation.
Horrible experience with SuperShuttle San Jose! Upon arrival in San Jose airport about 9:30pm on 7/24, we called the dispatch 800 number as instructed to notify, only ended up waiting for more than 20 minutes to be answered. Told to go to the ground floor of garage and a SuperShuttle van would be waiting there. We did see a van waiting when got there, got into the van, but only to be told that the van was not for us. Since other passengers already sitting in the van were all going to the same direction as we were (Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto), the driver called the dispatch to request taking us instead of waiting for someone whose flight got delayed for one hour.
The dispatch insisted that the driver wait, making us get out and wait for next van. We waited 15 minutes before another van showed up, with a rude driver. The van circled around the airport once, back to the same spot, to wait long for a last-minute assigned passenger from another flight. In the end, passengers going to three different directions (Mountain View/Palo Alto, Fremont, East San Jose) were thrown into the same van. The driver decided to drop off the person to East San Jose first, then to Fremont, and finally come around to Mountain View/Palo Alto.
The worst part is that when we expressed frustration and suggested alternative route, the driver got rude and hostile and spit out long stream of insult and racial slurs, threatening to kick us out, saying "he does not care about SuperShuttle, not about where you are going or how to get home, not care if you are …" While on the van, I noticed that the dispatch was constantly paging drivers about no driver / no van / passenger waiting. In the end, it took us more than THREE hours to get from San Jose airport to home in Mountain View. HORRIBLE. Do yourself a favor. Don't ever use SuperShuttle again!
DENVER, COLORADO -- I had a business trip in central Denver and I thought that Super Shuttle might be a good deal, hey I have Scotch in my blood. This service in Denver is all about maximizing passenger load and minimizing customer service. The driver to my hotel accepted two additional passengers and I suspect all the money went directly to the driver. I finished my meeting early and as any air passenger, I wanted to get to the airport ASAP so I could spend money getting home earlier.
1.75 hours later (with a cohort going to a different designation, but with the same prearranged pickup time which would deliver us to DIA maybe in time to take an earlier flight) with only three shuttles (they printed one every 15 minutes) I called "SuperShuttle":). I called "SuperShuttle" and requested an early pickup. I burned at least 10 minutes on the cell phone and they said that a van would pick us up. After watching the vans refuse our service and another just ignore our location they told us that they would dispatch a van in another half hour. We decided to travel by taxi.
I was less than 2 miles from the hotel when I was requesting a cancellation that a van was within 0.2 miles of the hotel. We were seeing the control towers when they sent a text to my co-rider that they were within two minutes of the hotel. It is TOO EXPENSIVE to allow a stupid computer to bulk rides to maximize profits and cut out the drivers than to allow the customer the ability to change their reservations. I wasted more than 20 minutes on my multiple calls to customer service.
THIS "SERVICE” IS ALL ABOUT SUPER SHUTTLE AND NOT THE CUSTOMER. I called customer service and requested a free taxi and they asked what can they do for me. :( I will be sending my opinion to my corporate travel agency to let they know not to recommend this service!