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Offline DianaOfThemyscira

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Shuttle for days other than badged?
« on: May 14, 2017, 03:11:21 AM »
Hi all, does anyone know if you can use the shuttle on days other than what you're badged for? I only have Thursday and Sunday this year, can I use the shuttle on Friday and Saturday to get downtown?

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 03:36:47 AM »
Hi I'm not sure of you are supposed to but we did last year when we only had the Thursday and Sunday, we were in Shelter Island and no one asked to see the badges on any of the days.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 05:23:21 AM »
I have rode the Shuttle for 3 years on days I had a badge and days i didn't. I have never been asked to show anything.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 10:06:51 AM »
Not sure as most folks already have their badge out with the lanyard around the neck. 


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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 11:17:52 AM »
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Hi all, does anyone know if you can use the shuttle on days other than what you're badged for? I only have Thursday and Sunday this year, can I use the shuttle on Friday and Saturday to get downtown?

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You'll be fine... The shuttles are a free, very busy service and they don't check badges.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 02:24:34 PM »
I've never seen the drivers ask. I'm pretty sure they are contract drivers and don't really care. The busses have already been subsidized by advertisers.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 03:12:57 PM »
Yeah I've never seen someone ask about a badge. Technically if you have an issue with mailing for your badge, or for international addresses, people have to pick up badges at the convention center. Depending on what your priorities are, you could do that at any time the convention is open and they allow people to line up for a day they have a badge even if they don't have a badge for the day they're starting to line up.

So there's enough reasons you might not have a physical badge at the time but still need to use the shuttles plus the info above regarding the drivers probably not caring horribly about non-badge holders using them. The next shuttles arrive pretty quickly so I doubt there's much impact even if a fair amount of non-badge holders (for that day) are using them.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 06:57:30 AM »
My friend only had a Sun badge 2015 and he rode the shuttle everyday he didn't have a badge.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 06:59:46 AM »
Sneaking onto buses without a badge ok....trading badges between children not ok...check.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 08:42:17 AM »
If you're staying at a hotel booked through Comic Con hotel sale I believe the room charge includes a fee for the shuttle service. So badge or no badge I believe you should have no problem using the shuttle.

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 11:47:43 AM »
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Hi all, does anyone know if you can use the shuttle on days other than what you're badged for? I only have Thursday and Sunday this year, can I use the shuttle on Friday and Saturday to get downtown?

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Not in my experience.  I take my badge off immediately exiting the Convention Center/SDCCI event and times I rode the shuttle buses drivers didn't seem to notice/care

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 12:20:10 PM »
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Hi all, does anyone know if you can use the shuttle on days other than what you're badged for? I only have Thursday and Sunday this year, can I use the shuttle on Friday and Saturday to get downtown?

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I got asked for my badge once, but they just wanted to check that I had one.  The driver didn't check the day.
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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 12:41:48 PM »
Yeah, the drivers don't care.  I never had a bus driver ask anyone for a badge. 


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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 08:17:59 PM »
Seems the consensus is no problem

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Re: Shuttle for days other than badged?
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2017, 06:18:26 AM »
Yup, you'll be fine--- when my brother lived in San Diego he would ride the shuttle with us even though he didn't have badges, and my friend who went last year didn't have a badge and rode it too to get the various offsites and our hotel.