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Why paying for No-Shows is important


The Wanderbirds Hiking Club is not-for-profit and exists for the benefit of its members and hike participants.

Our fixed costs basically are bus rental and driver tip. In order to cover our costs, we need to fill our bus as often as possible. This means that we frequently have to put folks who try to reserve late in the week on a waiting list because the bus is fully booked.

If you have a reservation and are a no-show or cancel after 4:00 pm Thursday you create a "double-whammy" situation:

  • You may keep someone on the waiting list from enjoying a hike, and
  • The empty seat on the bus means a revenue loss for the club.

This makes it difficult to maintain our low bus fares, so we ask that no-shows and late cancellers--even non-members--pay the full fare.

There are two options for no-show payments:
  • (1) Mail a check for $30 (members) or $35 (non-members) made out to "Wanderbirds Hiking Club"
    Wanderbirds Hiking Club
    c/o Emil Friberg
    1021 Arlington Blvd. #1214
    Arlington, VA 22209
  • (2) Pay $31 or $36 on-line using PayPal (includes $1 to help cover PayPal fees.)
    Use one of these buttons. (Adjust 'Quantity' if necessary.)
        Pay $31 Member No-show . . . .  
        Pay $36 Non-member No-Show    

Thank you.