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Old 01-21-2017, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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Meaning let's say you have an early morning flight and you needed to be up by a certain time, for example 4:00 a.m. After you notify the front desk agent of your intent to receive a wake-up call at that hour, do you still feel the need to set your cell phone alarm just in case they forget to notify you. Just curious.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I've had hotel wake-up calls fail, so I always set another alarm as backup just in case.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I use my Cell Phone now as a alarm, I might use the Hotel's wakeup as a backup, but I would not trust them as primary.

Before Cell Phone, I had a small Travel Alarm clock I would use, and hotel as backup,

I Never used the clock/radio alarm in the room, to much work to find a station, set the time, worry about power outage etc.
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Old 01-21-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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BTW: If you plan to use the Hotel Airport Shuttle,

Make sure it run that early,

They know you plan to be on the ie: 4:30am one.

Many Hotel do "Reservation" for the morning Airport runs so you get the shuttle you need, and not find yourself in the lobby at 4:25am with 30 others who need the 4:30am shuttle, in a 15 passenger bus.
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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No, I have had them not call at all. I set the alarm on my phone
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:30 PM
 
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Most people have cell phones. No need for a wake up call....
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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Use cell phone. Most hotels also have radio clocks.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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I'm so paranoid about missing an early morning flight I'd probably just wake up naturally from nerves before the wake-up call.

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Old 01-21-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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I use my cell phone only when I'm traveling. I don't expect anyone to be responsible for me except me! Besides,it only takes the front desk forgetting you one time to cause a potential crisis. Miss a flight, a meeting,etc...
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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An airline pilot I knew said whenever he had an early morning flight, he would set three different alarms. One was a windup alarm clock that would still function if the power went out. But this was in the days before smart phones.
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