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Old 11-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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National car rental

I can get a good price on a one-way rental car from MCO to Port Canvaneral via corporate discount at National.

What is your experience with National shuttle from the drop-off point to/from the port? Was the National shuttle service prompt and organized? What was the cost/tip?

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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National is part of Enterprise and Alamo.
I used one of those to the Cape recently in the summer, and all was good. I recall now, it was Enterprise. Never waited for shuttle and never would because I was not on a ship. So can't help with shuttle info. But obviously I'll bark out what I do know.
I did return the car one day at the wrong time @ Cape Canaveral return location and met a bus or two from the ships and freaked. Must have been 50 people inside and 20 outside. This is a tiny facility. Ive used all these facilities over the years. They all look the same to frequent travels. Buildings 30' X 50'. Half for customers. I however was, or signed up for preferred or whatever prior, thank goodness. I walked/pushed my way inside, and no one was in the preferred line. I stepped up. I waited 4 minutes and was served, within 3 minutes. I then left and thanked the powers at be that I did not have to stand in said line. Ironically I wasn't even associated with the cruise mayhem at the time. My timing just was poor. And given what I saw at the time, someone was thrilled with my car delivery. It looked to me there wasn't enough cars for people in said building.

That was just my experience. Don't let my noise deter you from booking with said companies. I will book again with said companies. Just try to get in early or late, or between buses/shuttles.

Please note if in the area and needing the service of rental counter folk do not approach between 8am and 3pm. YMMV.

So.. Sign up for preferred whatever with said car company, prior, if not already a member, is my suggestion. PRICELESS

Oh, my experience was wonderful and flawless although it lacks ship shuttle experience.

I realize now I failed to answer any of your questions. But I feel better now.

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