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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2011, 01:36:00 AM »
Does the HI terrain require a 4x4? Why'd you go with the Tahoe, aren't they gas guzlers?
KOA and ITO need 4x4.  LIH could benefit from 4x4.  No point in 4x4 for OGG or HNL.

However this Tahoe isn't 4x4, just needed something big for copious amounts of luggage.  I wonder if it could still handle a road meant for 4WD vehicles? Anyone have a guess?

Also as a Chairman, gas guzzling isn't too big of an issue.  Returned my Explorer at 5/8ths of a tank and was only charged $9 for it.
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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #61 on: December 07, 2011, 03:56:27 AM »
KOA and ITO need 4x4.  LIH could benefit from 4x4.  No point in 4x4 for OGG or HNL.

However this Tahoe isn't 4x4, just needed something big for copious amounts of luggage.  I wonder if it could still handle a road meant for 4WD vehicles? Anyone have a guess?

Also as a Chairman, gas guzzling isn't too big of an issue.  Returned my Explorer at 5/8ths of a tank and was only charged $9 for it.

Come to think of it, you probably maxxed out your baggage allowance bringing along enough food :)
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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2011, 01:40:02 PM »
Company: Hertz
Status: President's Circle
Location: FLL
Dates: 12/6 - one day
Reserved: Full Size
Received: Chevrolet Captiva (some brand new 2012 mid-size SUV)
Price: $38 inc tax (thanks to the 'Mexico' location drop down from DD forums)

COMMENTS:  Was VERY underwhelmed by the "President's Circle" treatment from Hertz.  Got PC through status match from Hertz the other week -- so this was my first rental as  PC member.  I really didn't want an SUV, and they had nothing else to offer that didn't involve paying an additional fee.  I was nice, friendly, polite, etc., they didn't give a damn.  I even mentioned that I had recently attained PC status, and would have thought they would be willing to put me in a different car, etc., etc.  No help -- just a brain dead agent at the FLL desk yesterday.   

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2011, 09:57:23 PM »
Company: Hertz
Status: President's Circle
Location: FLL
Dates: 12/6 - one day
Reserved: Full Size
Received: Chevrolet Captiva (some brand new 2012 mid-size SUV)
Price: $38 inc tax (thanks to the 'Mexico' location drop down from DD forums)

COMMENTS:  Was VERY underwhelmed by the "President's Circle" treatment from Hertz.  Got PC through status match from Hertz the other week -- so this was my first rental as  PC member.  I really didn't want an SUV, and they had nothing else to offer that didn't involve paying an additional fee.  I was nice, friendly, polite, etc., they didn't give a damn.  I even mentioned that I had recently attained PC status, and would have thought they would be willing to put me in a different car, etc., etc.  No help -- just a brain dead agent at the FLL desk yesterday.
i think that ur experience has much to do with that airport. - i had a whole story with them as well - to long to go into but theres really noone home there and especially with the manager. (i ended up coming back at 2 am when only one person works there and got my way)

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #64 on: December 07, 2011, 10:41:53 PM »
Does the HI terrain require a 4x4? Why'd you go with the Tahoe, aren't they gas guzlers?
Traded the Tahoe for a 4 door 4WD Wrangler.  Waimea and Polihale here I come!
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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2011, 10:46:11 PM »
Traded the Tahoe for a 4 door 4WD Wrangler.  Waimea and Polihale here I come!
now that seems more appropriate for HI. :)
enjoy the weather while it lasts - up here we got some snow flakes today, (ugly and cold)

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2011, 01:49:53 PM »
5 star upgrades u a few classes up?
and which coupon did u use?
Yes they usually do, I actually paid $47.68 after looking over the receipt realized that was the correct total I used pc code 113671

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2011, 01:56:38 PM »
Yes they usually do, I actually paid $47.68 after looking over the receipt realized that was the correct total I used pc code 113671
47.68 total for all those days?! and what does that PC give u?

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2011, 01:15:26 AM »
47.68 total for all those days?! and what does that PC give u?
Ya pretty awesome.... It gives $5 a day for up to $25

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2011, 04:13:54 AM »
Rented from LTN, UK a compact on Capital One points the rental was 4 days and came out to $318!!! -Automatic car in UK
Got there and received a 7 seater brand new Ford S-max
Pretty cool for not paying a penny...
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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #70 on: December 15, 2011, 05:37:04 AM »
Company: Hertz
Status: President's Circle
Location: FLL
Dates: 12/6 - one day
Reserved: Full Size
Received: Chevrolet Captiva (some brand new 2012 mid-size SUV)
Price: $38 inc tax (thanks to the 'Mexico' location drop down from DD forums)

COMMENTS:  Was VERY underwhelmed by the "President's Circle" treatment from Hertz.  Got PC through status match from Hertz the other week -- so this was my first rental as  PC member.  I really didn't want an SUV, and they had nothing else to offer that didn't involve paying an additional fee.  I was nice, friendly, polite, etc., they didn't give a damn.  I even mentioned that I had recently attained PC status, and would have thought they would be willing to put me in a different car, etc., etc.  No help -- just a brain dead agent at the FLL desk yesterday.   


What status/level did you show them to get Hertz PC match?

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #71 on: December 15, 2011, 08:00:08 AM »
What status/level did you show them to get Hertz PC match?

Showed them National Executive Elite to get status matched to PC

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #72 on: December 15, 2011, 08:13:30 AM »
Showed them National Executive Elite to get status matched to PC

Really?! They only gave me 5* yesterday...should I email back and ask for PC?

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #73 on: December 15, 2011, 12:27:41 PM »
Really?! They only gave me 5* yesterday...should I email back and ask for PC?

Really!  Although as I said before, the PC was useless in my first experience.  I would try to call someone there...although I called to complain about my lackluster experience in FLL and haven't heard back from anyone with any useful information or $apology$

Maybe email is the only way to find the right group.

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Re: Car Rentals: What Did You Reserve, What Did You Get?
« Reply #74 on: December 15, 2011, 12:28:45 PM »
Really?! They only gave me 5* yesterday...should I email back and ask for PC?

Also, I just realized, my Executive Elite printout showed a huge number of rentals YTD, far more than required for PC, so maybe that's why.