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079 Call a Cab
TERMS & CONDITIONS
OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS MAY CHANGE
AT ANYTIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
Completion of any booking and use of the Service we provide indicates your
of the Terms & Conditions listed below.
Please note that bookings can only be made by:
Calling our Phone numbers, Emailing us,
or Using the Enquiries/Booking form on our website
*All Calls are recorded*
*We DO NOT accept Bookings or Cancellations
by using any form of Text Messaging service*
Main Number: 079 2255 2222
Office Number: 0330 999 8294
079 Call a Cab’s main office is based in
Great Cambourne Cambridge.
2. Bookings for Airports.
3. Quotations, Payments, Collections, Waiting & Receipts.
4. General Vehicle Conduct.
7. Termination Of Any Journey.
10. Conveying Of Children.
11. SaverCards, Discounts & Promotions.
12. Account/Non Customers.
“079 Call a Cab” / “Cambourne/Gransden Executive Travel” / Cambridge Vintage Tours / us / we… means 079 Call a Cab Taxi Service.
“you” and “your” means any individual, company or business who makes a booking with 079 Call a Cab.
“Booking'(s)” means an agreed Airport Transfer, Local or Long Distance Journey or Wedding booking.
079 Call a Cab is registered with South Cambridgeshire District Council and the proprietor holds an Operators License to accept Pre-booked journeys.
079 Call a Cab also have Hackney Carriage Vehicles that are licensed to pick customers up from the street anywhere within the South Cambridgeshire District Area.
2. Bookings For Airports:
2.1 You must allow sufficient time when booking your taxi to allow for the check-in times required by your airline and for any delays caused by traffic conditions. 079 Call a Cab shall not be responsible for any delay caused by your failure to allow enough time to reach your destination or if the passengers are not ready for collection at the booked time.
2.2 It is down to you the customer to order a suitable car size for the number of passengers and luggage to be transported.
079 Call a Cab cannot guarantee to carry excessive amounts of luggage.
2.3 Please note that a child (no matter what age) counts as one passenger and like any passenger must wear a seatbelt at all times.
Babies must also be in an appropriate car seat supplied by the customer.
Children/Babies of any age can not travel on an adults lap at anytime.
2.4 All luggage must be stored in the Boot of the vehicle supplied.
2.5 In some cases small hand luggage or Bags may be placed behind the front seats in the footwell area if a passenger is not sitting in that particular seat.
In any case that a customer has excess luggage or bags and they have to be placed onto a seat in the vehicle, a £10.00 fee shall be payable to the driver.
Failure to pay may result in the journey being cancelled and no refund will be given.
If the fare has not been prepaid an invoice will be sent for the cancelled journey. (see point 5.7)
If any damage is caused to the vehicles seats, an invoice will be sent to cover any repair costs. (see point 5.7)
2.6 If you need to transport a wheelchair please specify this at the time of booking.
2.7 In any event that an Airline cancels a flight or for any other reason a flight is cancelled that is out of our control, please see points: 5.1, 5.2, & 5.3
2.8 In any event that an Airline changes the airport that your booked journey is scheduled to depart from or arrive to, you accept that any additional travel/distance/fare charges will be paid to us, if we can accept the change to the booking.
If we are unable to accept the change to the booking, please see points: 5.1, 5.2, & 5.3
If required, we can issue you a receipt to help claim back any additional charges incurred back from the airline.
Due to the logistics, organisation & administration involved to process a booking, we cannot be held responsible for any Airlines actions.
3. Quotations, Payments, Collections, Waiting & Receipts:
3.1 079 Call a Cab will email you a quotation if requested based on the information supplied by you.
079 Call a Cab may amend the quotation if there is any material change to the original itinerary, i.e, the number of passengers, or the type or size of vehicle required.
3.2 079 Call a Cab’s quote for a collection from any airport will automatically be booked in for 30 minutes after your scheduled landing time (or the Planes landing time if your flight has been delayed).
*If you require more time please let us know at the time of booking*
3.3 If your plane lands earlier than the scheduled landing time, 079 Call a Cab will still collect you at the agreed time that was made when the booking was confirmed.
This is because your drivers schedule is preplanned due to other bookings.
If your plane lands later than the scheduled landing time, 079 Call a Cab will amend your collection time to 30 minutes after the plane has landed.
3.4 Unlike most other Taxi companies we know of,
079 Call a Cab will NEVER charge you extra for waiting when collecting from any airport, if your plane is delayed under normal circumstances. (e.g, It was delayed or took off late).
We will always check your inbound flight for delays before your driver leaves our base by using the information supplied by the Airports websites.
As our aim is to never charge customers extra waiting at airports (If necessary), we will amend your collection time if your plane is running late.
Your driver will text you direct if this is the case to make you aware.
In exceptional unusual circumstances where a plane has been diverted to another airport, any extra mileage to collect you (If we are able to) will be charged at £2.00 per mile.
If a plane is late from not being allowed to land due to a security incident, waiting is then charged at £30.00 per hour.
3.5 If your driver is running late due to unforeseen circumstances such as: Road Traffic Accidents, Road Closures, Bad Weather Conditions, Vehicle Breakdowns or if the last customer before you kept us waiting, We/your driver will do our best to keep you fully informed with an estimated time of arrival.
If a customer chooses not to wait and uses another method of transportation, 079 Call a Cab shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred and any fare that was prepaid will be non refundable.
At busier times (especially Friday & Saturday nights), although our aim is to always collect customers at the agreed booked time, we always advise to allow up to a fifteen minute waiting period incase of any hold ups.
Although the above circumstances are an unlikely occurrence, Your driver would always make their best efforts to get to you as soon as possible and we would encourage you to wait.
3.6 Once you have accepted our quotation, Please check your booking confirmation carefully and inform us promptly of any errors. 079 Call a Cab shall not be responsible for any delays caused or costs arising from / by your failure to provide 079 Call a Cab with correct information.
3.7 All journeys originating at an airport (which are not return journeys where 079 Call a Cab has taken you to the airport) must be prepaid in full (Unless otherwise agreed)
If an Airport collection is agreed without pre-payment, and you have missed your flight or booked the incorrect date / time. The full fare will be due and an invoice will be sent to you. (see points 5.6 & 5.7)
3.8 All Car parking charges shall be paid for on the day of collection from the airport by the customer unless otherwise agreed or paid for in advance.
3.9 We accept Cash, Debit & Credit Cards, American Express, Amex, Apple Pay, PayPal and Bank Transfers.
If you would like to pay with a Debit or Credit Card, Please advise the operator at the time of booking as only some of our vehicles have Mobile Card Terminals installed.
If a vehicle with a Card Terminal is not available, We would usually be able to take the Payment over the phone by one of our office staff.
3.10 A full receipt can be emailed direct to you or a hand written business card size receipt can be supplied by your driver.
*Please note that an emailed receipt can take up to two working days if asked for on the day of travel to your driver*
3.11 For Journeys where an 079 Call a Cab Hackney Carriage vehicle has been flagged down off the street and not pre-booked, that commence and terminate within the district of South Cambridgeshire, shall be subject to a fare not exceeding that shown on the meter and regulated by South Cambridgeshire District Council table of fares.
A copy of which can be inspected in the vehicle.
3.12 An extra charge may be added to any journey on Public / Bank Holidays. Please check when booking or ask your driver for details.
3.13 Local Journey Waiting Charges:
079 Call a Cab will allow 4 minutes and 59 seconds free waiting time on any booked local job.
After this initial time, 079 Call a Cab will then charge £3.00 per each & every 5 minutes waiting
(including the initial first 5 minutes if that time has exceeded)
In any event where a booking has been prepaid, and your driver cannot wait any longer after the initial 5 minutes waiting time due to other bookings, the prepaid fare is 100% non refundable.
If the driver is able to wait, any waiting time shall then be due direct and paid to the driver.
079 Call a Cab always aim to allow up to fifteen minutes chargeable waiting on all booked local jobs but
at busier times cannot guarantee this.
3.14 079 Call a Cab will allow 10 minutes free waiting time on any booked Executive Wedding Car job.
After this initial time, 079 Call a Cab will charge £20.00 per every 15 minutes waiting.
In any event where a booking has been prepaid, and your driver cannot wait any longer after the initial 10 minutes waiting time due to other bookings, the prepaid fare is 100% non refundable.
If the driver is able to wait, any waiting time shall then be due and paid direct to the driver.
079 Call a Cab aim to allow up to 30 minutes chargeable waiting on all Wedding Car jobs but at busier times cannot guarantee this.
3.15 Points 3.13 & 3.14 do not include Airport collections (See Point 3.4)
4. General Vehicle Conduct:
4.1 You shall be responsible for the behaviour of all the passengers in the car / vehicle during the journey.
4.2 You will be charged £80.00 to cover cleaning costs in the unlikely event of the vehicle being soiled by any passenger within the South Cambridgeshire District border.
4.3 You will be charged £180.00 to cover cleaning costs in the unlikely event of an executive style vehicle being soiled by any passenger outside of the South Cambridgeshire District border.
4.4 Smoking is not / never permitted in any of our vehicles.
4.5 Eating / Drinking in our vehicles is not permitted.
4.6 In certain circumstances, i.e for babies or Medical reasons, some Foods / Drinks may be permitted with prior permission.
4.7 All children travelling during the journey should be restrained in a manner appropriate to their age, weight and height.
Suitable child seats should wherever possible be supplied and fitted by the child’s parents / guardians.
Such seats may be retained by the driver for use if you require a return journey.
4.8 079 Call a Cab will not/never carry more passengers than our insurance or vehicle licence allows.
If you need to cancel or amend a booking, please contact us as soon as possible.
5.1 Bookings that are cancelled 24 hours before the agreed collection time *will not incur a penalty charge if the journey was booked for between Monday 09:31am to Friday 18:29pm.
079 Call a Cab/We call this the working week day 24 hour cut off point.
(Unless Booked for December see point: 5.4 or for a Wedding see point 5.5)
*(a 10% administration charge would however be deducted from any refund).
All bookings that are made for between Friday 18:30pm to Monday 09:30am *or for any Bank Holiday*
are fully chargeable/non refundable if prepaid.
This is due to the fact that we never over book ourselves for the protection of our customers and Weekends/Bank Holidays are our busiest times.
Once a Weekend/Bank Holiday booking has been confirmed, the time slot booked is then not available to other potential customers and this condition is also in place to protect our drivers from loss of earnings.
*If a fare has been prepaid and then cancelled and the cancellation was made more than 24 hours before the booked journey time (between Monday 09:31am to Friday 18:29pm) *Not including Bank Holidays or in December* a *10% administration charge will be deducted from any refund.
If a customer/you would prefer, we can hold the full credit amount on file for any future travel, for up to six months.
5.2 All bookings that are cancelled within 24 hours of the agreed collection time will be 100% fully chargeable and no refund will be offered if the fare has been prepaid.
This is due to the fact that we never over book ourselves for the protection of our customers. Once a booking has been confirmed, the time slot booked is then not available to other potential customers and this condition is also in place to protect our drivers from loss of earnings.
5.3 If a customer would like to change/amend the agreed journey time/date, Providing the amendment is done 24 Hours before the original booked time, (and we do have availability), a £10.00 administration charge will be due by the customer. *This only applies to journeys that exceed a £25.00 fare*
We will always do our best to change any times/dates as required but can not guarantee this due to other bookings or especially at weekends or busy periods.
5.3.1 The stated time/date booked by the customer at the time of booking is the only time/date we can guarantee as this was booked, agreed & confirmed.
079 Call a Cab/We would have reserved this time/date and not taken in anymore bookings to guarantee your vehicle at the original time you wanted/booked.
In the event that a customer would like to change/amend any agreed time/date and we can not change it due to other bookings, A refund shall only be due if we are made aware of it at least 24 hours before the original booked journey time and the journey is booked for between Monday 09:31am to Friday 18:29pm *Not including Bank Holidays or in December*
If the fare was not prepaid and we can not change/amend a time/date an invoice may be sent for any outstanding amounts if owed. See point 5.2, 5.3, 5.6 & 5.7.
In ANY event that we ARE able to change any original Airport Transfer collection time/date, a £10.00 Administration charge shall be due.
5.4 All/Every Booking/Bookings made for the month of December/any Bank Holiday/New Years Eve & New Years Day, that are Cancelled will be 100% fully chargeable & no refund will be offered if prepaid.
Due to December being one of our busiest months, Once a December booking has been confirmed, the time slot booked is then not available to other potential customers and this condition is also in place to protect our drivers from loss of earnings.
5.5 All Wedding Bookings made that are cancelled will be 100% fully chargeable & no refund will be offered.
*(If the fare has been pre-paid)*
Due to the amount of wedding venues in the area, 079 Call a Cab supplies Taxi’s & Wedding Cars on a weekly basis.
As specific vehicles would have been booked, agreed & confirmed by you, Once a wedding booking has been confirmed, the time slot booked is then not available to other potential wedding customers and this condition is also in place to protect our drivers from loss of earnings.
5.6 If you have made a booking and not pre-paid for the journey, In the event of missing a flight, cancelling the booking within the working week day 24 cut off point/cancelling a weekend/Bank Holiday booking or if the booking is in December (or for a Wedding), an invoice will be sent for any outstanding amounts / Charges or fares.
5.7 All invoices for non account customers must be paid within 24 hours. (Failure to pay any invoice may result in 079 Call a Cab taking legal / court action.
079 Call a Cab would also make other Taxi companies aware of the situation, resulting in you being possibly black listed from using other Taxi companies in the area.
Please note that all unpaid invoices will incur a 10% charge of the original invoice amount, every 30 days from the invoice date.
If any booking is cancelled by email, Due to the amount of emails we receive daily, 079 Call a Cab/We cannot guarantee an immediate reply/response to you.
All cancellation journey emails are only valid once you have received a confirmation reply from us.
079 Call a Cab would always advise customers to phone us on our contact numbers,
and cancel with one of our booking agents who can then send you a cancellation confirmation.
(Please note that cancellations are not accepted by leaving a message on our voicemail)
5.8 Refunds shall be made either by refunding your Credit/Debit Card or with an 079 Call a Cab Company Cheque.
Refunds to Credit/Debit Cards can only be refunded to the original Card used when the original booking was made.
Refunds to Credit/Debit Cards where a customer has cancelled any journey will incur a 10% administration charge.
5.9 Refunds by Cheque can only be made out to the Customers name who made the original booking.
6.1 079 Call a Cab shall use all reasonable endeavours to get you to your destination on time, but shall not be liable for any loss due to delays caused by road or traffic conditions beyond its control on the journey. Under no circumstances shall 079 Call a Cab be liable (in contract, tort or otherwise) for any loss of profits, business or for any indirect or consequential loss whatever.
6.2 All luggage is carried entirely at your risk.
6.3 079 Call a Cab shall be entitled to cancel all services and provide refunds in the event of a declared national emergency, riot, war, fuel shortage, extreme weather or terrorist attack, or other circumstances beyond its control.
If a vehicle breaks down during any journey, 079 Call a Cab will endeavour to arrange an alternative car to complete the journey as soon as practable / possible.
6.4 You shall indemnify 079 Call a Cab against all losses, costs, damages and expenses arising from any act or omission of any passenger in your party.
6.5 Neither party excludes or limits its liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence, or for wilful default or fraudulent misrepresentation, or otherwise in any manner unenforceable by any applicable law.
6.6 If an extra Premium / Fee has not been paid for a specific vehicle booked by a customer, In the unlikely event of the vehicle becoming unavailable, 079 Call a Cab reserve the right to change the vehicle if need be without prior notice.
6.7 If an extra Premium / Fee has been paid for a specific vehicle booked by a customer, In the unlikely event of the vehicle becoming unavailable, 079 Call a Cab reserve the right to change the vehicle if need be without prior notice, and refund any extra Premium / Fee that was paid back to the customer.
7. Termination Of Any Journey:
7.1 079 Call a Cab will refuse or terminate any booking or journey with immediate effect if it places any vehicle at risk of damage/soiling or abuse/violence to a driver.
We reserve the right to ask all passengers to vacate the vehicle (as soon as it is safe to do so) if any of the above was to arise.
7.2 If a journey is booked and once we arrive our driver believes a passenger is too intoxicated or aggressive, we reserve the right to terminate the booking/journey immediately.
7.3 No refunds will be due if;
a. A journey is terminated due to a passenger being intoxicated or acts in an inappropriate/dangerous manner.
b. A journey is terminated part way through due to risk of damage, soiling, abuse or violence.
7.4 If a journey is terminated by you or us and has not been pre-paid, the full fare will be due and then must be paid to your driver.
7.5 If a journey is terminated and we are not paid the full fare, an invoice shall then be sent to you. (see point 5.7)
8.1 079 Call a Cab may subcontract its obligations under this Agreement. You shall not assign, transfer or delegate any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement.
8.2 079 Call a Cab may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms and conditions regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. All existing bookings will be at the rate quoted or applicable rate in effect at the time of booking.
8.3 079 Call a Cab shall store, process and use all information regarding your personal details in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
8.4 This Agreement and any accompanying quotation represents the entire agreement between you and 079 Call a Cab in relation to its subject matter. If there is any discrepancy between the terms of this Agreement and the quotation, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.
8.5 Nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer any benefit on any third party, whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise, and no third party shall have the right to enforce any rights under this Agreement except where otherwise agreed in writing.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with English law and you and 079 Call a Cab each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in respect of any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.
10. Conveying of Children:
UK law states that Taxi’s are exempt from legislation relating to children travelling in a Baby / Child seat or booster, but MUST at all times wear a seat belt. If a child is to small to sit by themselves with a seat belt, then a Child seat or booster MUST be supplied by the adult/parent/carer to whom the child is in the care of. For Health and Safety reasons 079 Call a Cab are unable to provide any form of child seat. However, if you are booking a return journey and have your own child seat, the driver who carries out your booking will store your child seat for the return journey. (Please note that the installation of the child seat must be carried out the you the adult/parent/carer)
11. Discounts & Promotions:
11.1 079 Call a Cab Savercards are due one stamp per actual journey from the driver on any fare up to £25.00
11.2 Savercards cannot be used in conjunction with any other Offer / Discount / or Account customers.
11.3 Once your Savercard has 4 official 079 Call a Cab stamps, your 5th journey is then half price on a pre-booked journey not exceeding a £25.00 fare.
Therefore the maximum discount if a fare is £25.00 will be £12.50
**Please note: Any waiting charges incurred are not included in any discounts and are due to the driver separately**
11.4 Savercard stamps cannot be transferred onto other or new Savercards & only one Savercard can be used on any one journey.
11.5 Savercard Stamps & Discounts can only be Given or Redeemed on journeys booked between:
10:00am & 21:59pm Monday to Thursday & 10:00am & 19:00pm Friday to Sunday.
They can not be used on any Public / Bank Holiday or between 17:00pm the 24th December through to 10:00am the 2nd January.
11.6 £5.00 off any Airport Transfer Discount Flyers can only be Redeemed between:
10:00am & 21:59pm Monday to Thursday & 10:00am & 19:00pm Friday to Sunday.
They can not be used on any Public / Bank Holiday or between 17:00pm the 24th December through to 10:00am the 2nd January.
To receive the Discount you must tell the operator at the time of booking your Taxi and then show the flyer to your driver.
*Please note that if you prepay for your journey and we honour the discount, the flyer must then be shown to your driver on the day of travel. If you fail to show your driver the flyer, the £5.00 given discount will then be due back to us, which then must be paid to your driver*
11.7 LifePrint Promotion/Discounts are only valid if you take a screenshot of the current months promotion and email it to: email@example.com along with your name, address & booking instructions.
*Please note that we do not accept screenshots via text messages or WhatsApp*
11.8 LifePrint Promotion/Discount screenshots must be received at least 24 Hours before your booked date/time of travel.
11.9 LifePrint Promotion/Discounts are only valid at the initial time your booking is made, and can not be used after a booking has already been confirmed.
11.10 LifePrint Promotion/Discounts can only be used once per customer.
11.11 Please note that we reserve the right to refuse the use of any Savercard, Discount or LifePrint Promotion at any time without prior notice.
12. Account Customers:
12.1 All account customers agree that any invoice sent via email or post shall be paid within 7 days of the invoice date. (Unless otherwise agreed in writing)
12.2 All account customers accept that if an invoice is overdue or outstanding, we reserve the right not supply any other journeys to be put onto the account until cleared payments have been made. (Unless otherwise agreed in writing)
12.3 All account customers accept that any changes to each/any airport or long distance journey(s)/ *(and if the changes are possible)* will incur a £10.00 administration fee per amendment.
Non Account Customers:
12.4 All non account customers agree that any invoice sent via email or post shall be paid within 1 day (24 Hours) of the invoice time/date. (Unless otherwise agreed in writing)
12.3 All non account customers accept that if an invoice is overdue or outstanding, we reserve the right not supply a taxi until cleared payments have been made. (Unless otherwise agreed in writing)
12.4 All non account customers accept that any changes to each/any airport or long distance journey(s)/ *(and if the changes are possible)* will incur a £10.00 administration fee per amendment.
13.1 In the unlikely event that you wish to complain, all complaints should be addressed to:
The Management and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to read our Terms & Conditions.
079 Call a Cab
T's & C's Last updated on the 20th of June 2019.