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Old 08-04-2013, 12:12 PM   #16
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I guess time will tell. Here is the info from the confirmation.

Orlando International Airport
9301 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL, US 32827

Pick Up Phone Number : 8007775500
Pick Up Hours : 0500-0200 7 DAYS
When I called they said they have not opened yet but will be onsite.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #17
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I guess time will tell. Here is the info from the confirmation.

Orlando International Airport
9301 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL, US 32827

Pick Up Phone Number : 8007775500
Pick Up Hours : 0500-0200 7 DAYS
When I called they said they have not opened yet but will be onsite.
Interesting..hope they are open by April when I booked through them! lol
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:56 PM   #18
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Hertz said they will be onsite. Close to Hertz. I guess we will see in September. Just glad to see a decent rate.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #19
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I guess time will tell. Here is the info from the confirmation.

Orlando International Airport
9301 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL, US 32827

Pick Up Phone Number : 8007775500
Pick Up Hours : 0500-0200 7 DAYS
When I called they said they have not opened yet but will be onsite.
Why do they have a pick up phone# if they are onsite, couldn't you just walk to the desk when you arrive?
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #20
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Just checked rates for a full size from 12/29 - 01/04. Total rate including taxes and fees are $156.10!


Lowest rate for any reputable company is $443. Since they are backed by Hertz, it's worth a try.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #21
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Hertz offered deeply discounted promotional rates shortly after they bought Advantage. Offering such rates is a good way to kick start a new company.

gmeh1--DOJ had Hertz divest Advantage as a condition of allowing the acquisition of Dollar/Thrifty.

That's done, the acquisition was approved and closed. It's probably hard, after the fact, to tell Hertz they can't introduce an additional brand. AFAIK this isn't a new company bought by Hertz.

Think of all the cars Hertz owns. This could be a way to get another year of use out of them.
Yes, Hertz does own a lot of cars, but, Enterprise owns more, maybe they should open another company too. AFAIK?
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #22
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I guess time will tell. Here is the info from the confirmation.

Orlando International Airport
9301 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL, US 32827

Pick Up Phone Number : 8007775500
Pick Up Hours : 0500-0200 7 DAYS
When I called they said they have not opened yet but will be onsite.
Weird hours.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #23
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Why do they have a pick up phone# if they are onsite, couldn't you just walk to the desk when you arrive?
The website states it a bit differently.

Orlando International Airport

9301 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard

Orlando
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Orlando International Airport

Phone: 8007775500
Alt. Phone :
Fax:
Location Type:C
Hours of Operation:0500-0200 7 DAYS

Strange hours.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #24
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I was able to book the exact same car we had reserved through Budget for our December trip for $43.04 less. Not a huge savings but better that nothing.

Rental went from $232.70 to $189.74 for 8 days-- about $24 per day for a Dodge Advenger. I'll take it but still dream of getting that $10 per day car rental that a few have gotten lucky enough to get.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #25
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booked for October

I went ahead and booked Firefly also...it was only $97 total for OCt 13-17 midsize car. I had one reserved from budget that was $193. Im willing to try them for half price. National and Enterprise wanted over $300
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #26
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Our dates are October 5-12 - booked Firefly at $114 (like Ford Focus). Also holding a Costco booking for Budget (like Dodge Avenger) at $140.

Will stay tuned here for reviews and feedback!


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Priced same class car through Firefly (Dodge Avenger) and came to $156 - for an apples to apples comparison.
FYI - Confirmation email was sent from Hertz.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #27
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I read some reviews by searching on Google and they were horrible; I've never seen anything so bad. Those were for the European company but still Hertz. I hope they are a whole lot better over here or they will be out of business fast.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:39 PM   #28
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I booked for Christmas, I look forward to some reviews.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #29
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contacted Hertz about Firefly reservation and it looks ok! :-)

Hi there!

I'm renting a minivan for a week using Firefly because they had an amazing rate of 270 dollars (tax included), while other companies were around 600 to 800 :-O

I never knew the company before, but since it came up in a comparison through orbitz.com, I imagined it was trustworthy.

So I did the reservation and got an e-mail confirming it that was <webmaster@hertz.com>, and then found this forum with some people mentioning that Firefly was acquired by Hertz.

I called the number provided in the email (8007775500) and it was from Advantage, if I'm not mistaken, and they said they've been getting the same question lately.

Then I called Hertz at 800-654-3131 and they confirmed the reservation just fine, and even sent me a new email.

This time the confirmation email came as: "Firefly Reservations <fireflyreservations@fire.flycarrental.com> via hertz.com" and the phone number 1-888-296-9135 for reservations, and also an additional number which seems to be for the local office at Orlando Airport (4078598733).

The 1-888 number picked up and seems to be the same thing as Hertz, but says its from Firefly instead. The local number at the airport didn't pick up though, but all in all it looks like Firefly is for real and I guess Hertz is still working on integrating it into its existing processes and customer support.

Hope all this info helps! :-)
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:59 PM   #30
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Because of this thread, I just reserved a mini-van for 9/16-9/22 for a total of $273.70. I have also never heard of Firefly Car Rental, but their price is better than the $327.88 that I got from Dollar or the $317 from Hertz (especially if the car ends up coming from Hertz!). Every other recognized name was giving me prices in the $5-600 range and we have to keep the mini-van because we are travelling with two in car seats and my grandma so it would be hard to get three across in a regular backseat.

I guess I will see in a few weeks!
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