Author Topic: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports  (Read 1474 times)

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Re: Strategies for Picking up Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 05:26:34 PM »
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-Tipping the return guy $10 or $20
-Telling the return guy that you're runnning very late for your flight.
Tipping whom? To do what? To drive you from rental car to departure terminal?
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Strategies for Picking up Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 06:00:52 PM »
Tipping whom? To do what? To drive you from rental car to departure terminal?
I find it highly doubtful that the return guy at the MIA or FLL car return centers would be permitted to just leave their posts and drive a customer to the terminal, unless thatís a specific benefit provided by a black Card or Chairman which I guess is an elevated points status.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 06:05:48 PM »
I find it highly doubtful that the return guy at the MIA or FLL car return centers would be permitted to just leave their posts and drive a customer to the terminal, unless thatís a specific benefit provided by a black Card or Chairman which I guess is an elevated points status.
If you're late for a flight they can do valet return in your car...if they want to.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 06:06:07 PM »
I find it highly doubtful that the return guy at the MIA or FLL car return centers would be permitted to just leave their posts and drive a customer to the terminal, unless thatís a specific benefit provided by a black Card or Chairman which I guess is an elevated points status.
Or a tip....
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2018, 06:40:19 PM »
I find it highly doubtful that the return guy at the MIA or FLL car return centers would be permitted to just leave their posts and drive a customer to the terminal, unless thatís a specific benefit provided by a black Card or Chairman which I guess is an elevated points status.
I've had many airport locations do it for me many times. Depends how nice you are and a tip definitely helps

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 06:49:44 PM »
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 07:12:23 PM »
Could people add specific airports that have specific issues, like lga that makes you take a bus to a shuttle to get to youre car rental company, rather that the standard walk/shuttle to the rental car area


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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 08:36:57 PM »
What does this mean; how does this work?
I believe he's referring to the Centurion card. It gives you Hertz platinum, which basically means when you need something, they're at your service.

In DFW Hertz drove me back to the terminal after returning. I'm PC, but don't think the random car parker guy knew that. He offered, I did not request.

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 09:54:55 PM »
not so easy to get the shuttle to drop you off at the hotel instead of the airport. though its been done before..
You seem confused.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2018, 09:56:33 PM »
Doesn't silver car do this?

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2018, 09:59:08 PM »
You seem confused.
+1 Isn't that specifically what a shuttle does?

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 10:39:00 PM »
Anyone know of a parking lot in PHL that would drive you and pick you up in your car on return?

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 11:29:45 PM »
Anyone know of a parking lot in PHL that would drive you and pick you up in your car on return?
Winner parking

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 11:31:51 PM »
If its off-site (shuttle required) like DTW, I go pick up the car and swing back around to pick everyone up.
At MCO where the lot is an elevator down and across the street, we make our way with all suitcases etc.

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 11:52:25 PM »
You seem confused.
not at all. Most airport hotel shuttles run on a schedule to the airport and back. It is not easy to get them to drop/pick up  somewhere else.