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FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions?

No problem! We want to help answer them for you. This page contains frequently asked questions by our customers that may hold the answer to your question. If not, please call us today and we will be happy to help you.

Q:
How do you charge, by the mile or by the hour?
A:
We understand that every charter is different, so we provide a quote based on your travel itinerary. If your charter consists of primarily 'drive time' to your destination, then we may charge by the mile. If your charter includes mostly 'standby time' or local travel we may charge by the hour. Contact us for more details.
Q:
Is a deposit required, if so, when is it due?
A:
A $100.00 deposit, per coach, is required to hold your reservation. We will tentatively hold your coach for one week until your deposit is received. If your deposit is not re-ceived, as a courtesy to others, we will make the coach available again for reservations after the one week time period.
Q:
How many hours can a driver work on a Student Pupil Activity Bus (SPAB) charter before having to be replaced by a relief driver?
A:
California Law states that a driver on a SPAB charter may not exceed 16 hours of work. Once he or she reaches their time limit, the driver must be relieved by another driver or given 8 straight hours off before returning to duty.
Q:
How far does Orange Belt Stages travel?
A:
Orange Belt Stages can take you anywhere your heart desires in the United States, Canada or Alaska. See our Charters section for further ideas.
Q:
How many passengers can Orange Belt coaches hold?
A:
Orange Belt coaches are configured to carry 18 to 55 passengers. See our Coaches section for details and photos.
Q:
Can we bring food or drinks on the coach?
A:
Sure! We encourage you to bring food and drink items. We want your charter to be as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. If you desire, we can provide snacks and beverages of your choice for an additional charge. Contact Us for details. **It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.**
Q:
Are Orange Belt coaches smoking or non-smoking coaches?
A:
Non-smoking. Federal law prohibits smoking while on board the bus, however our professional drivers will be more than happy to make break stops during your charter.
Q:
Can Orange Belt coaches accommodate a passenger confined to a wheel chair?
A:
Orange Belt Stages does have a number of coaches equipped with wheel chair lifts. Their availability is based on advanced reservations and prior bookings. All Orange Belt wheel chair coaches comply with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. See our ADA Coaches section.