Holds on Credit Cards by Rental Car Companies

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  1. mouselike-harrier

    mouselike-harrier Mouseketeer

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    We are flying into FLL for our Disney Cruise next month. I'm trying to get a handle on the charges and holds by hotels and the rental car. We are basically renting a car at 11 at night and returning it to Port Canaveral around 3 the next day. Already booked, but I'm unclear about the hold. Do they just automatically put a hold on your CC for 200?
     
  2. ilikecarrentals

    ilikecarrentals Earning My Ears

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    Different agencies have different rules. Which agency are you renting with?
     
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  4. Ralph&Pam

    Ralph&Pam DIS Veteran

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    Only rented with National and Alamo. They put a hold equal to the anticipated charges based on the reservation you have made. I've had a hold for as little as $8 and change when I used a free day for a one day rental and only paid the taxes and fees to more than $330 when I did a recent 11 day rental.
     
  5. hsmamato2

    hsmamato2 <font color=magenta>Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad

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    another question....when you pick up the car,do they charge the card the full amount, or is it just a hold until you return,and then they charge the card? (Alamo)
     
  6. Ralph&Pam

    Ralph&Pam DIS Veteran

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    On my Alamo rentals, it has been a hold that was converted to an actual charge when I dropped off the car. In fact, the attendant usually asks if I want to charge to the credit card on file or use a different card.
     
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  7. mouselike-harrier

    mouselike-harrier Mouseketeer

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    I apologize for not replying sooner, was away from the boards. We are renting from Hertz.
     
  8. keishashadow

    keishashadow Proud Redhead...yes, I have some bananas!

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    $200 hold put on when renting a week ago
     
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  10. mouselike-harrier

    mouselike-harrier Mouseketeer

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    Thanks, just wanted to make sure. It's ridiculous considering what we're paying and the hold they put on it!
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