Author Topic: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports  (Read 1475 times)

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2018, 01:49:54 PM »
For FFL, there is no need. The rental center is in the airport
I've had the maintenance guy drive me back to the terminal at FLL from Hertz

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2018, 01:55:11 PM »
Am I the only one who loves hertz? they send you a carfirmation, just hop into your car and leave.

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2018, 01:58:15 PM »
Am I the only one who loves hertz? they send you a carfirmation, just hop into your car and leave.
No! They are horrendous, often don't even get a carfimation, sometimes it's for a car that's not there.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2018, 02:03:01 PM »
Hertz at EWR asked if I would like a ride to the terminal and the guy just hopped in and drove us.

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2018, 02:16:16 PM »
we usually just manage to schlep all the kids and luggage into the shuttle to the car rental location

Am I so unusual?
Depends how many kids and how much luggage.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2018, 02:19:44 PM »
No! They are horrendous, often don't even get a carfimation, sometimes it's for a car that's not there.
Never had a issue with them, not to trying to promote them or anything, but was always satisfied with the fast pick up and drop off service.

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2018, 02:20:50 PM »
Never had a issue with them, not to trying to promote them or anything, but was always satisfied with the fast pick up and drop off service.
It's not bad but by comparison their service overall sucks.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2018, 02:26:54 PM »
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.

Doesn't United Club card give you this status too?

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »
we usually just manage to schlep all the kids and luggage into the shuttle to the car rental location

Am I so unusual?
I once did that and was forced to pay for a car seat. I could have purchased one in town for half the price. (and I had one free at the place I was staying). Had I not come with my family to the rental, I could have saved $60

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2018, 02:51:34 PM »
Depends how many kids and how much luggage.

Last time was 3 kids and some luggage- 2 big suitcases and some carry on sizes and a car seat.

the shuttle drivers are very helpful about helping bring the luggage on the shuttle and getting it off for you
 maybe my wife is different in that she would rather get on the shuttle then have to watch the 3 kids and the luggage at the airport by herself

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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2018, 03:02:09 PM »
And, how did you get from there back to the terminal?
We had an hour delay so we didn't mind walking since we didn't have any bags. I think on the reverse its less walking, we took the train and after a short walk we were in the Terminal. On our way to the rental car when we came it sounded a much longer walk.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2018, 03:10:26 PM »
Am I the only one who loves hertz? they send you a carfirmation, just hop into your car and leave.
Not anymore.

Now it's even better. Pick any car from your designated area, hop in and drive away.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2018, 03:13:59 PM »
I once did that and was forced to pay for a car seat. I could have purchased one in town for half the price. (and I had one free at the place I was staying). Had I not come with my family to the rental, I could have saved $60
could have saved  $60.... but safety?
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
Doesn't United Club card give you this status too?
No, ot gives you PC only.
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Re: Strategies For Picking Up/Dropping Off Rental Cars at Airports
« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2018, 03:24:32 PM »
Not anymore.

Now it's even better. Pick any car from your designated area, hop in and drive away.
Depends what class you book.
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