I write a lot about good customer service because it so often goes unnoticed in our busy world. Paragon Travel deserves recognition.
Thursday I flew to St. John’s, Newfoundland for my annual trip to visit our property manager. On June 21st I had the major surgery on both feet (as you know). I was led to believe I would be substantially more recovered than I am, however Wednesday when I was doing some “running” around, I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to stand in lines at the airport…or walk substantial distances to my Gate (which in my life I knew would be at the far end of the airport).
So at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday I emailed Paul at Paragon Travel and said “Paul, is it way too late to try to organize a wheelchair for tomorrow?” My flight was at 8 a.m. so I figured he would laugh at me.
Nope, no laughing, he got on the phone and sat on hold for an hour…and got me wheelchairs in both airports both coming and going! Now Paul’s shift is over at 5:30 but he stuck it out until he had accomplished what he set out to do.
Paul could have completely ignored by email, pretended he didn’t see it, but that is not the service that Paragon Travel provides. in the beginning, Paul worked with me to make sure I got flights that worked for me, getting me to St. John’s as early as possible and back from St. John’s early enough to actually still make it to the cottage on Friday. I couldn’t find them when doing the research myself. This final request was above and beyond and ridiculously last minute of me.
But once again, Paul and Paragon Travel came through for me. As someone who has never used a travel agent before, I now completely understand the value of using a travel agent and will highly recommend them to anyone needing travel assistance and a pleasant experience.
Way to go Paragon Travel!