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Old 01-03-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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**2013** What's on the Emerald Aisle???

New Year = New thread!

Lets have another great year!

Now who is going to start us off???????????

2012 version can be found here: http://disboards.com/showthread.php?...9#post47069239

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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I"m still watching those January rates. There has been some downward movement with National the past day, but nowhere close to the rate I have with Alamo right now. I would pay a little extra with National, but right now there's a $200 difference...Ugh.... We have just under 3 weeks, so watch daily (sometimes twice a day).
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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I"m still watching those January rates. There has been some downward movement with National the past day, but nowhere close to the rate I have with Alamo right now. I would pay a little extra with National, but right now there's a $200 difference...Ugh.... We have just under 3 weeks, so watch daily (sometimes twice a day).
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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Good luck N2mm!
Thanks, looks like I may be renting with National. A few days ago the rate dropped and the difference is $60 now. I'm pretty certain I may pay the higher rate with National (246) over the lower rate I have with Alamo (179). It's $6 more a day. I get so many perks with National and none with Alamo. Strangely the National rate went back up after I booked it, but I've got 2 more weeks. Last year I paid $135 total for the exact same rental time with National. My last trip was October and had to go with Alamo because the difference was huge. So I'll be happy to use my Exec. Aisle status this trip.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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Picked up a car yesterday (Friday 1/11) around 5 PM B side.

Aisle, lots of cars. Malibus, Camry, the Hyundia (I think it's a Sonata) and some of the small SUVs (no mini vans)

Executive, Chrysler 300's, 2 stripped Avalons, Camry, Impala, 1 HUGE SUV (tahoe?) and a couple of smaller ones. I took a Volvo SUV that is pretty cool. (I generally won't take an SUV but I know on this trip there's not going to be a time when my luggage is just sitting in the back. I would NOT take one if that was going to happen, it's too easy for a smash and grab and most of the rental car SUVs don't have "covers" in the cargo area)
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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Saturday 1/19, 3pm, B Side:
Several Impalas, a couple Chrysler 200s, Altimas, Jettas, and Sonatas; and one each: Kia Optima, VW Passat, Fusion, Malibu and Camry. I saw a small crossover at the very end of the aisle, but someone had already started the car so I didn't bother walking down to see the model. I was slightly surprised at the wide variety.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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Just wondering...my flight arrives at 10:30 pm, Feb 27th. Is this a horrible time of day for car selection? The kids love getting to pick out our car for the week, and they look for the cool stuff (sporty/SUV/convertible). We've always gotten lucky in the past, but then again, we've always arrived around 10am...
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We've been using the KLM partner code since last June (3 trips) and have been getting prices at about 40-50% of the normal rates. Includes almost all the insurance for free.
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Just wondering...my flight arrives at 10:30 pm, Feb 27th. Is this a horrible time of day for car selection? The kids love getting to pick out our car for the week, and they look for the cool stuff (sporty/SUV/convertible). We've always gotten lucky in the past, but then again, we've always arrived around 10am...
Hi Lizard V. Its problably not thee best time frame. But, sometimes they have been pretty open to letting you have any pick if the line is empty. I scored a convertible by coming in late and the entire garage was very empty > he said take anything you want, before he could say no convertibles we where already pack it. The attendants are great and helpful.
Don't worry you will get something.

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Picked up a car yesterday (Friday 1/11) around 5 PM B side.

Aisle, lots of cars. Malibus, Camry, the Hyundia (I think it's a Sonata) and some of the small SUVs (no mini vans)

Executive, Chrysler 300's, 2 stripped Avalons, Camry, Impala, 1 HUGE SUV (tahoe?) and a couple of smaller ones. I took a Volvo SUV that is pretty cool. (I generally won't take an SUV but I know on this trip there's not going to be a time when my luggage is just sitting in the back. I would NOT take one if that was going to happen, it's too easy for a smash and grab and most of the rental car SUVs don't have "covers" in the cargo area)
Do you know what category the Volvo SUV was if you were trying to catch it in the "reserved" section? I am jazzed that they carry the line and would like to work a little harder to get one than gambling on the aisle. I know they may not have one even with a "reserved" booking, but I figure the odds are better....TIA
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Do you know what category the Volvo SUV was if you were trying to catch it in the "reserved" section? I am jazzed that they carry the line and would like to work a little harder to get one than gambling on the aisle. I know they may not have one even with a "reserved" booking, but I figure the odds are better....TIA
Guessing it would be suv aisle {small suv?}.
Not sure if your interested but last year I rented a volvo on the EA. And we wound up bringing it back early and trading it > the cigar smell was killer. Set off my asthma. The attendant told us > they are frequently rented by business man / golfers cause of the trunk and it being a nice car > but always cigar smell. I even lysoled the heck out of it and it remained terrible.
But, if you like cigars you could be happy?
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Guessing it would be suv aisle {small suv?}.
Not sure if your interested but last year I rented a volvo on the EA. And we wound up bringing it back early and trading it > the cigar smell was killer. Set off my asthma. The attendant told us > they are frequently rented by business man / golfers cause of the trunk and it being a nice car > but always cigar smell. I even lysoled the heck out of it and it remained terrible.
But, if you like cigars you could be happy?
Interesting about the smell. I figured it was an SUV, just didn't know if it was the small or standard size.
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Picked up at 4:00PM on 1/23 Side A. There was a good selection. On the regular EA side it was mostly mid-size/full-size cars, a few small SUV (kia), and at least one minivan (caravan), a VW bug too. We are Executive Aisle members, so pretty much focus on that side. There was lots to choose from, many full size or better cars (impalas, 300s), a few different mid-size SUVs, at least 2 minivans (T&C and Caravans). Nothing really big like Suburans, Explorers or similar (we generally see those too, but not this time). We, like others here, took a Volvo x60(?) mid-size SUV. It was nice and we enjoyed it. Didn't have alot of bells & whistles like other cars we pick up on the ExAisle, but we were happy with it. We did notice that there were no Fords of any type (we like the Edge and wanted to try the new Escape). Our Volvo was a 2013.

Drop off was 2/3 (Saturday) Side A @ 10:30AM and we had time since we just found out our flight was delayed, so we took a peek. On the regular EA side there were only sedans, nothing bigger (no SUVs or minivans). On the Executie Aisle side pretty much only sedans, though we did see a couple of SUVs. We only looked from the start and didn't not walk all the way down as it looked pretty similar throughout, though it was fully stocked, but mostly only cars.
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Deleted post asking about Exec vs. regular - n2mm has explained the difference in his post.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:08 PM   #15
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We are renting in Orlando in June. While making the reservation today, it was cheaper to pick up at WDW and return. Do they have emerald aisle at WDW Car Care?
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