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Old 07-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #136
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We saved $800 for our family of 5 to fly into JAX instead of MCO.

I believe we need a minivan bc we've an infant carrier seat, and two high back boosters. Plus a double stroller and two large suitcases plus carry ons (sigh).

So, I'm looking at 9/8-9/22, possibly not picking up til 9/9 bc we land close to midnight and a friend can get us from the airport and take husband back to get the rental on 9/9.

Advice? Thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #137
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We saved $800 for our family of 5 to fly into JAX instead of MCO.

I believe we need a minivan bc we've an infant carrier seat, and two high back boosters. Plus a double stroller and two large suitcases plus carry ons (sigh).

So, I'm looking at 9/8-9/22, possibly not picking up til 9/9 bc we land close to midnight and a friend can get us from the airport and take husband back to get the rental on 9/9.

Advice? Thoughts? Thanks!
Melissa I'm looking for minivan rental 9/8-22 also, except I want to pick up at MCO and return at FLL. In any event, you can get an Alamo minivan pickup/dropoff MCO for those dates for $488 all in. I'm not sure what you mean by saving $800 flying to JAX -- do you mean on air or on car?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #138
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Melissa I'm looking for minivan rental 9/8-22 also, except I want to pick up at MCO and return at FLL. In any event, you can get an Alamo minivan pickup/dropoff MCO for those dates for $488 all in. I'm not sure what you mean by saving $800 flying to JAX -- do you mean on air or on car?
Yep, saving $800 flying BNA to JAX instead of from BNA to MCO.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:53 PM   #139
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Yep, saving $800 flying BNA to JAX instead of from BNA to MCO.
Gotcha. Hopefully that savings isn't eaten up in higher rental costs. Right now I'm looking at about a $400 increase to drop off at FLL instead of MCO. I ran your dates using my Alamo codes and I was getting around $1100 for JAX-MCO -- is that what you were looking at?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #140
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Gotcha. Hopefully that savings isn't eaten up in higher rental costs. Right now I'm looking at about a $400 increase to drop off at FLL instead of MCO. I ran your dates using my Alamo codes and I was getting around $1100 for JAX-MCO -- is that what you were looking at?
Nope, we will pick upand drop off the rental at JAX.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #141
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Nope, we will pick upand drop off the rental at JAX.
Alamo shows almost $1200 for those dates at JAX. I doubt picking up the next day will save you any because usually anything more than 5 days counts for another week, so you will be at two weeks regardless of whether you rent for 13 or 14 days.

Mousesavers.com has a lot of good info on rental car rates. Another helpful site is carrentalsavers.com.

The good thing with cars is you can reserve/cancel/rebook as much as you want with no penalty. But that means you end up having to watch things pretty closely to get the best rates when they appear.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #142
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Alamo shows almost $1200 for those dates at JAX. I doubt picking up the next day will save you any because usually anything more than 5 days counts for another week, so you will be at two weeks regardless of whether you rent for 13 or 14 days.

Mousesavers.com has a lot of good info on rental car rates. Another helpful site is carrentalsavers.com.

The good thing with cars is you can reserve/cancel/rebook as much as you want with no penalty. But that means you end up having to watch things pretty closely to get the best rates when they appear.
I'm doing a minivan out of Tampa with National, so I went ahead and ran the numbers out of JAX. I got $676 using ID 8572130 (KLM/Flying Blue-join free online) and NWEBCPN027 (a "sorry our site is down" web coupon that anyone can use-might be better coupons out there).
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #143
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I'm doing a minivan out of Tampa with National, so I went ahead and ran the numbers out of JAX. I got $676 using ID 8572130 (KLM/Flying Blue-join free online) and NWEBCPN027 (a "sorry our site is down" web coupon that anyone can use-might be better coupons out there).
Glad that helped you out -- I just tried those national codes for my dates/location and it was $1400! Think I'll stick with my $869 at Alamo at this point. Crazy how these codes have such varying effects across locations/dates.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:31 PM   #144
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Glad that helped you out -- I just tried those national codes for my dates/location and it was $1400! Think I'll stick with my $869 at Alamo at this point. Crazy how these codes have such varying effects across locations/dates.
I know, the rates are just all over the place. I'm at $297 for the last week of September out of Tampa. The Alamo codes give me around $600.

I need to work on a car rental for my family now. I'd really prefer to have both rented from the same place, but I might do a lot better shopping around. Car vs minivan makes a big difference too.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #145
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I just booked a mini-van thru Costco with pick up in Orlando with p/u on 9/21/12 at 1:30 p.m. and dropoff on 9/30/2012 at 11:00 a.m. Total, including fees came to $317.34.

I went to the Costco car rental site and put in my information and had them show me their best fares, I did not select a specific rental agency. The best fare the other day was with Budget, but today it was with Alamo, and I went ahead and booked. If it goes back to Budget, I will switch to them as they allow the extra driver at no charge.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #146
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I have had better prices booking directly at the alamo website using the costco codes. its usually a little cheaper. plus the costco code does get you the extra driver for free at alamo
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:49 PM   #147
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I have a minivan for 297 from Enterprise @ MCO from the 17-24th.
I used a link with at Costco code for 10% off.
I can post the link tonight if you want, you can check out pricing from the airport you need.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #148
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Have you guys tried the KLM code 8572130 for national? I have a minivan booked for $318 with that and the mouse savers $35 off for 09/14-09/22. I also have an EA mid size booked for $230.
what is kml code? which national did you rent from?
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #149
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I have a minivan for 297 from Enterprise @ MCO from the 17-24th.
I used a link with at Costco code for 10% off.
I can post the link tonight if you want, you can check out pricing from the airport you need.
Please post the link =) the best I have found was a mini van for a little over $500
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #150
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anyone have a code for hertz? we have one at our resort... so I'd like to rent from there
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