FAQ Category Archives: Transportation

Do luggage fees apply to my itinerary, whether by air, train or otherwise? If so, are these fees included in my package price?

In most cases, on most forms of transportation, to most destinations, checked luggage fees apply.  Prices vary by carrier, transportation type and destination.  Once you receive your itinerary, whether by air, train or otherwise, you can contact them directly to see if fees applies.  Unfortunately we are unable to include these fees into our package […]

What’s the REAL ID Act – Is My ID Approved for Travel?

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. […]

Bus Seating Rules and Guidelines

Can I Reserve/Save Seats On the Bus?  In short no…. seats each day are on a first come first serve basis.  Can I sit in the very front row behind the bus door? In short no… the most coveted sets on a bus are the two directly behind the door of the bus. However for […]

Can I Plan My Own Trip?

If an excursion request coincides with dates that BCT already has a scheduled tour group for, we will not be able to assist due to lack of transportation means, tour guide availability, etc. Excursions can only be scheduled on dates that in no way conflict with a scheduled tour.

What is a Land Package? What does Land Package mean?

With ‘Land Package’ You will need to get to the BCT provided hotel on your own. Land Package prices signify that BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour. You will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. If […]

Newark Airport AirTrain FAQs

Where can an AirTrain Newark ticket be purchased? A: Customers may purchase a ticket from NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train stations, ticket offices or ticketing machines and the AirTrain Newark fee will be included —one ticket does it all. Tickets can also be purchased separately at machines located at the Newark Liberty International Airport Station […]

When is Airfare Included? When is Airport / Hotel Shuttle Service Included?

The following categories are explained below. 1) When you purchase a Full Package 2) When you Purchase a Land Package 3) If you are attending a Convention and you purchase a Full Package 4) If you are attending a Convention and you purchase a Land Package 1) When you purchase a Full Package: Airfare from Major […]

What is the difference between a NY & Canada Bethel Classic with Sunday in Manhattan and Sunday in DC

Well besides the obvious difference please be advised that the New York and Canada Bethel classic with Sunday in DC makes for a very long Sunday. Total drive time to and from DC is usually over six hours and sometimes eight hours according to traffic conditions. The New York and Canada Bethel classic with Sunday […]

Do you use a bus for all of your tours?

No. Some of our smaller tours will be using the 15 passenger BCT van that is stationed in New York. On trips that include Canada we will not book more than 10 passengers in the 15 passenger van. On Smaller international trips you may also be use a van versus a bus as transportation. Some […]

Why is it important that I give my name as it appears on my passport, passport card or identification Card?

It is important that you give your name as it appears on your passport, passport card or identification Card because to increased travel security around the world, it is now more important than ever that your airline ticket, or train ticket, match your first and last name exactly as it reads in your passport or other […]

How long is the bus ride to Niagara Falls Canada from Watchtower Farm Printery (Wallkill)?

How long is the bus ride to Niagara Falls Canada from Watchtower Farm Printery (Wallkill)? Generally speaking it’s a late arrival into Niagara Falls. Depending on traffic, departure time from WT Farm, number of potty breaks, length of stop(s) to eat, timeliness of group, and ease/difficulty of entry in Canada (border-crossing) anywhere from 7 to […]

What About Tipping?

Should I tip the bus driver & tour guide? Yes! It gives a good witness to our bus drivers (who are usually NOT one of Jehovah’s Witnesses), when he or she receives a tip for their hard work. Your tour guide will also gladly accept tips. Should I leave a tip in my room? Yes. […]

Is there a dress Code?

The Society suggests a dress code be set up for the trip because everywhere we stop we give a witness. We want the trip to be comfortable and memorable for everyone so we have set forth guidelines that are reasonable and still allow room for personal preference. Please let your desire to bring honor to […]

Why is it important that I give my name as it appears on my passport, passport card or state/federally issued identification when making my reservation?

Due to increased travel security around the world, it is now more important than ever that your airline ticket, or train ticket, match your first and last name exactly as it reads in your passport or other identification. Additionally, any changes to your air or train booking, which includes spelling, could be subject to a […]

What is the difference between a bus and a plane trip?

Bus trips: You travel the entire trip by charter bus roundtrip from a specific location or pickup point back. Same charter bus entire trip. You can board anywhere along the route the bus takes to its destination. Plane trips: You travel to your destination by plane and you return home by plane. All transportation during the trip is […]

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