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I am going to Los Angeles in june and wanted to find the best price for my car rental and wanted to know any tips to do so. In addition I am under 25 so any ways to get that under age fee waved would be great. thanx
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2015, 12:03:32 PM »
Makes sense. Plus,  I don't need to deal with the scrutiny of the vouchers

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2015, 12:54:50 PM »
Makes sense. Plus,  I don't need to deal with the scrutiny of the vouchers
Plus, National credits (especially now with 1-2 Free) are worth more then Hertz points.
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2015, 01:43:57 PM »
Need a car that holds at least 6, what is the cheapest way to do? I thought of a few options :
1. Get hertz vouchers,  the pay to upgrade to minivan. Dunno if that works
2. Get executive aisle at National,  and hope there is something that holds 6
In either case,  I would get a minivan reservation as a backup
Vouchers and upgrade would not work. Maybe try using Hertz COnvention CV code 022L4225 and see what price it gets you.
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2015, 03:15:53 PM »
Need a car that holds at least 6, what is the cheapest way to do? I thought of a few options :
1. Get hertz vouchers,  the pay to upgrade to minivan. Dunno if that works
2. Get executive aisle at National,  and hope there is something that holds 6
In either case,  I would get a minivan reservation as a backup
Every time i was at national they had. Definitely a big chance.

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2015, 03:25:42 PM »
I've rented a car twice in my life, and I just paid a TA to do it for me. I know that the "Need help?" thread barely gets responses, and I don't mind doing the legwork myself. My problem is that I have no idea where to start.

I can read the wikis of the main companys' master threads, but how does one go about deciding who to rent from and which codes will work best for their specific situation? When I want to fly somewhere, I can use ITA to determine which airlines fly my route and then figure out which partners can book that route for the cheapest points. Any ways to knock down the car rental options, so it's somewhat less daunting to start searching? Or does everyone here search through every major company's site and try all the codes till they find with company/code will be cheapest?
Best option is usually Costcotravel.com you don't have to be a member to search. Only thing they don't have is Hertz. Autoslash.com is another great site.
Safest option IMO is to play around, even with risky codes, and then try to use priceline.com
Each company has different tactics to get cheaper tastes and they all have their pluses and minuses.

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2015, 06:14:56 PM »
Best option is usually Costcotravel.com you don't have to be a member to search. Only thing they don't have is Hertz. Autoslash.com is another great site.
Safest option IMO is to play around, even with risky codes, and then try to use priceline.com
Each company has different tactics to get cheaper tastes and they all have their pluses and minuses.
IMHO autoslash is horrible. No normal car rental companies and horrible search help. At least IME
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2015, 06:18:59 PM »
Best option is usually Costcotravel.com you don't have to be a member to search. Only thing they don't have is Hertz. Autoslash.com is another great site.
Safest option IMO is to play around, even with risky codes, and then try to use priceline.com
Each company has different tactics to get cheaper tastes and they all have their pluses and minuses.
Are you aware that your responding to a year old Q? Its helpful either way

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2015, 06:23:52 PM »
Are you aware that your responding to a year old Q? Its helpful either way

Didn't notice, but yeah still helpful.

Another great shtick is to book vacation packages with airfare and cancel airfare within 24 hrs. #EthicsThread

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2015, 09:26:14 PM »
Wouldn't the whole package be cancelled?

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2015, 12:10:35 AM »
Plus, National credits (especially now with 1-2 Free) are worth more then Hertz points.
Don't rent so often,  so don't care much about the points

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2015, 03:03:10 AM »
Wouldn't the whole package be cancelled?
Not if you cancel it through the airline not the OTA.
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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2015, 04:49:03 AM »
Not if you cancel it through the airline not the OTA.
Hope I didn't just open a can of worms...
Who refunds you for the flight? The airline?

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2015, 08:33:53 AM »
does the barclays arrival+ cover cdw in israel?

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2015, 08:34:25 AM »
does the barclays arrival+ cover cdw in israel?
Wrong thread but no

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Re: Car Rentals for Beginners
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2015, 08:46:48 AM »
Wrong thread but no
thanx, BTW which thread does it belong in?