Sept 2012 car rental......

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by jgraney106, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. gmeh1

    gmeh1 DIS Veteran

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    You dont need proof of insurance with Alamo. Just your confirmation number, coupons if needed, DL and CC. If you are not using coupons, check in online and go directly to the garage. If you are using coupons, then use the kiosk by the rental counter. Much quicker, less hassle, nobody trying to sell you upgrades, insurance etc.
     
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  3. mykidsrock76

    mykidsrock76 Mouseketeer

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    I used a coupon you posted on here at the end of August. Do I need a physical coupon to get the discount?

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  4. LOVETHATMOUSE

    LOVETHATMOUSE DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>*~*Some LOVE from

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    I ended up with the best price from dollar...it was the city specials..minivan for 5 days $165 base price, $233 total. No one else can touch that for me - not even hotwire.
     
  5. sunlover13

    sunlover13 <font color=darkorchid>No Chef boyardee here!

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    I'm using my Alamo insider ID, the Costco online code, and the AA online code. Can I check in online and go directly to the garage? No need to go to the kiosk?
     
  6. julirina

    julirina Close your mouth, Michael. We are not a codfish.

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    WHOA. Alamo's rates went through the roof today! :crazy2: I have a minivan booked from 9/29-10/10 for $385 -- checked today (hoping for a drop) and it's well over $1k for the same dates with the same discount codes. Guess it's not dropping. :sad2:
     
  7. JayhawkFans

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    Not sure how we got so lucky. We reserved a mid size car with Alamo for 8 days and paid $155. When we picked out our car last Wed at 11:00 p.m. we found 2 minivans in the aisle. Love having the extra space.
     
  8. tww369

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    If you mean the AA coupon no its an E-coupon offered by alamo
     
  9. mykidsrock76

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    Just checked my confirmation. It says US Air fall promo and then has an American Airlines valley discount on it.

    Are both of those e-coupons? And if so, can I do online checkin?

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  10. gmeh1

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    Not knowing what you actually inserted in the boxes, it is impossible to know how to answer this question. I can say IF you used a coupon code in the coupon box, then you cannot check in online. You can use the counter or the kiosks (they are located in front of the counter) in the main terminal.
     
  11. webworm

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    Dollar is $359 inc taxes if you click on city specials. If you need the additional driver then stick with Alamo.
     
  12. mykidsrock76

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    Gmeh1-
    So, this is how I booked my car for our trip. It's an e-coupon (I believe) so I don't have a physical coupon to present. I have never rented a car in my life and I'm hoping I haven't screwed up. Do I need to checkin at the counter or can I do the online checkin?
     
  13. gmeh1

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    Yes it is an e-coupon and you cannot check in online. You will need to use the counter or kiosk. Also, I am curious about the code you used. If you used 7015135, that is the Insider's Code and you cannot use that one unless you are an insider's member. You said AA code and that is not it.


    Online Check-Insm is not available with reservations that contain the following:

    •Reservation is more than 30 days in duration.
    •Reservation is "On Request".
    •Additional equipment such as child seat/toddler seat/infant seat or ski racks, etc. Rentals requiring additional
    equipment must go to the rental counter.
    •Coupon (including ecoupons) used with reservation.•Voucher used with reservation.
    •Applicant Business Account Number used with reservation.
    •Central Bill Number used with reservation.
     
  14. Emilylou

    Emilylou Earning My Ears

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    I just used these codes to book from Alamo at MCO from 9/29- 10/5 for $161. thanks
    I do hope this drops a little before we leave. I was hoping to rent for about $130... Standard car :sad1:
     
  15. mykidsrock76

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    The e-mail confirmation didn't say anything about an Insider's club.

    It has my base rate then
    Contract ID US Air Fall promo

    Subtotal

    Discounts:
    Discount
    American Airlines Valley Offer

    Taxes and misc.
    And then my total

    I'm so confused. Maybe I should just keep my Costco reservation and not worry about this e-coupon. Can online checkin be done with a Costco reservation?
     
  16. poppypetal

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    I have National coming up at 330 for a minivan, with tax in if anyone needs a code for a minivan...
     
  17. JessB320

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    Just scored a minivan on the full size row at Alamo !! Awesome way to start the vacation :)
     
  18. littleaussie

    littleaussie I tell people my daughters are 75% American and 25

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    I second this. We are going Sept. 17-24 and flying into SFB. I had Alamo reserved with the Costco id and the coupon for $30 off. My cost for a compact was $275.89 including taxes!

    I checked Hotwire and got a quote for $151.31 for a full-size. Went with it and got Hertz.

    I've used Hotwire before, had no problems.

    Would suggest you look to see what's out there.
     
  19. goodferry

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    Has anyone seen much movement with National? We currently have a reservation 9/27-10/7 and ours came down a little this week, but not a whole lot, we are at $284 for a midsize with the KLM contract id. This is significantly higher than we have paid in the past. Could this be coming down further?
     
  20. macleod1979

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    I've seen it come down more than that, but honestly, you can really never tell.
     
  21. goodferry

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    Our rental last Feb. was about $100 for Emerald Aisle for 10 days :scratchin I guess we got lucky ;)
     

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