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Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« on: July 09, 2012, 09:26:12 PM »
Got this promo for first day free budget rental after booking with El Al.

I called and they said it's stick shift only  :o - Doesn't make sense, right? (They said I can't even upgrade to automatic)

Also, free apparently means $28 a day.

Anyone have any experiences with this offer?

p.s. here is link from the email: http://www.budget.co.il/elal/

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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 09:28:36 PM »
I called and they said it's stick shift only  :o - Doesn't make sense, right? (They said I can't even upgrade to automatic)
Just do what my dad did when he was offered stick.
Tell 'em you want every insurance they have as you've never driven a stick and you're gonna have a gooooood time experimenting on their car :D
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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 09:30:21 PM »
Just do what my dad did when he was offered stick.
Tell 'em you want every insurance they have as you've never driven a stick and you're gonna have a gooooood time experimenting on their car :D

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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 09:32:13 PM »
Just do what my dad did when he was offered stick.
Tell 'em you want every insurance they have as you've never driven a stick and you're gonna have a gooooood time experimenting on their car :D

They are Israeli. I'm afraid they'll call my bluff.

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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 09:33:02 PM »
Can they honestly think they can offer a "free" car rental to Americans with stick shift being the only option?

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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 09:47:37 PM »
Its the basic car class.
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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 10:00:17 PM »
Its the basic car class.

I found the class list on the website. http://www.budget.co.il/vehicle_english.asp?l=0

It goes A, B, C, X, F, G, J, I, etc.

X seems to be first class that has automatic option.

...I don't know the statistics but I can't imagine that a large percentage of Americans flying el al can drive stick shift.

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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 11:41:57 PM »
Actually just learned a couple of Weeks ago. Really not that tough
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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 12:43:42 AM »
Actually just learned a couple of Weeks ago. Really not that tough

Same here. Its also quite fun but stalling in traffic sucks

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Re: Budget Israel + El Al = Free rental?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 02:45:55 AM »
They are Israeli. I'm afraid they'll call my bluff.
Doesn't have to be a bluff... They'll probably call you back as you stall 10 times trying to get out of the parking lot. :D