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Old 09-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #526
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All this talk about what's on the aisles has me wondering. As I've said before I am a complete newbie at this; my prior experience with car rental extends no farther than a loaner from my insurance agent when someone hit our car. So this is mostly just curiosity, but...is there a particular time of day when the selection in the garage is at its best? First thing in the morning, maybe? Since our flight lands at 5:30 in the afternoon, should we expect a more limited selection? With cars being returned all day, I'm assuming they get washed/vaccuumed out/inspected for damage in between renters...how long does it take to turn them around and get them back out to the garage?

Again, this is just curiosity -- it doesn't impact our rental options, and I don't mean to tie up the thread with idle chitchat when people are looking for deals! But I do wonder if there's a "peak" time of day, day of the week, etc for getting a wider selection, or if it's completely the luck of the draw. Do the experienced renters have any observations?
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #527
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:52 AM   #528
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All this talk about what's on the aisles has me wondering. As I've said before I am a complete newbie at this; my prior experience with car rental extends no farther than a loaner from my insurance agent when someone hit our car. So this is mostly just curiosity, but...is there a particular time of day when the selection in the garage is at its best? First thing in the morning, maybe? Since our flight lands at 5:30 in the afternoon, should we expect a more limited selection? With cars being returned all day, I'm assuming they get washed/vaccuumed out/inspected for damage in between renters...how long does it take to turn them around and get them back out to the garage?

Again, this is just curiosity -- it doesn't impact our rental options, and I don't mean to tie up the thread with idle chitchat when people are looking for deals! But I do wonder if there's a "peak" time of day, day of the week, etc for getting a wider selection, or if it's completely the luck of the draw. Do the experienced renters have any observations?
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #529
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Anyone else having trouble with the Alamo insiders "double upgrade" coupon? I have a full sized for 10 days at $178 right now but seeing that there is no standard aisle, I wanted to try the double upgrade and see if that was cheaper to book a compact, get a standard which actually means get a full size. Everytime I go from my AI coupon email, it keeps telling me the coupon is going to expire before I get there. I thought it said you must book before Sept. 10 but nothing about picking up before then.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:25 AM   #530
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Let me make sure I have this right. I just went back and used the original coupon codes here (Costco/$35 off) and booked a standard instead of a full sized with Alamo. The standard for 10 days is $150 vs the full size at $178. With my standard reservation, I am still going to get a full sized car correct? My poor DH will be so mad at me if I try to cram him into a little Ford Fusion all week (he's 6'4).
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:38 AM   #531
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Anyone else having trouble with the Alamo insiders "double upgrade" coupon? I have a full sized for 10 days at $178 right now but seeing that there is no standard aisle, I wanted to try the double upgrade and see if that was cheaper to book a compact, get a standard which actually means get a full size. Everytime I go from my AI coupon email, it keeps telling me the coupon is going to expire before I get there. I thought it said you must book before Sept. 10 but nothing about picking up before then.
It says the "offer" expires Sept. 10.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:48 AM   #532
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Avis is down on minivans on the Costco website this a.m.. Sept 8 -15 $221 out he door..
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I am a member for National, and I still dont know what code your talking about to use? When I log in and try it, it comes up at 1100 for a minivan?
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Avis is down on minivans on the Costco website this a.m.. Sept 8 -15 $221 out he door..
Funny enough if you go to the Avis website and enter AWD A108386 and Coupon MUGA044 for $45 off they also offer a prepaid rate of $185 when you deduct the coupon and return vehicle.
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is there a code for Avis?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:19 AM   #536
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is there a code for Avis?
I posted the Costco code and Coupon above which you can use.
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is there a code for Avis?
If you are a Costco member you can use the AWD code and E-Coupon I posted above. Just go to the Avis website and enter them to see what you get for your dates.
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Funny enough if you go to the Avis website and enter AWD A108386 and Coupon MUGA044 for $45 off they also offer a prepaid rate of $185 when you deduct the coupon and return vehicle.
that's a great deal !! how is their service ?? do they have a kiosk ?

edit: just read thru some reviews.. not very popular at this airport !!
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that's a great deal !! how is their service ?? do they have a kiosk ?

edit: just read thru some reviews.. not very popular at this airport !!
I haven't rented from Avis in a few years but I didn't have any issues. You can signup online for Avis Preferred Service and bypass the counter and go straight to your vehicle.
https://www.avis.com/car-rental/prof...TYPE=PREFERRED
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that's a great deal !! how is their service ?? do they have a kiosk ?

edit: just read thru some reviews.. not very popular at this airport !!
Sadly for a minivan they are coming up at 656 or something

Now can anyone email me the National code because I'm not sure what everyone is using to get good deals with them. And I am a member :D
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