Thorsday Trials & Tribulations

I needed a rental for the trip to the airport yesterday. Cheaper and more convenient than the KeysShuttle. I have had an Enterprise account for years because I allegedly get better pricing and faster service. And they’ll drop me off at my house when I return a car.

Enterprise: “We don’t have many cars for one-way. You’ll have to call back tomorrow when Carlos is here so we can process the order. We have a special rate of $129.95 which is less than the online charge.”

Budget: Your rental car is reserved! Your confirmation number is xxxxxxxxUSx
Your credit card has been charged $51.69 USD
Thanks for renting at, and have a pleasant trip.

Enterprise rate was $34.99 online ($44.57 with all the taxes and fees) but the site doesn’t offer one-way rentals from Marathon. Budget was all online. Budget was a little more expensive. Rented from Budget. Their cheap cars come with cruise, too.

Got this in my email this morning from Enterprise.

<sigh>Avis owns Budget. Avis Budget and Hertz are engaged in a bidding war to acquire Dollar-Thrifty.

5 thoughts on “Thorsday Trials & Tribulations

  1. At one time I flew a lot at the client’s expense; so I used the car rental company that treated me best. Budget always served me well, and their rates were comparable.

    I haven’t rented a car is years because I stopped flying when they started the full body pat downs, and I discovered that I am a hopeless romantic and fall in love too easily.

    — George

  2. Forgive the rant, but I clicked over to Whitney Houston’s funderal and though I was watching Idol.

    I liked her voice; but I hope they get this poor woman either buried or her ashes spread before Kevin Costner succumbs to priapism. I mean, 20 years is a long time to keep one on.
    — George

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