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Old 08-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #1336
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There were many Impalas, a couple of Camrys and an Altima. But I spied mini van parked in the full size row! We grabbed it! It was a Dodge Caravan. The kids were very impressed with the auto closing doors...snapped a pic as the van was right under the full size sign just in case it was questioned but agent at exit said if it was parked there, it was fine to take and my rate wouldn't change.
Yay for the rental vehicle pixie dust!!! Here's hoping the rest of your vacation is just as magical!
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:42 PM   #1337
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My Alamo rate right now is actually matching my lowest quoted price. I'm still hoping it sneaks down some more.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #1338
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I'm still here, too, until August 31st. I have a feeling I'll be turning off the lights and locking the door on this thread. Will definitely miss it - this is one of the BEST car rental thread EVAH!!!

I get excited every time the Alamo rate drops and matches what we have booked. Unfortunately, it hasn't gone lower. We would love the minivan, but at $683 (for 15days, 2 hours), it just ain't gonna happen for us! I find it strange that our minvan price never changes. Never up or down - always the same old price ($$$). Still holding the std/full for $277 and am very happy with that price.

I'm still checking at least 2x a day and hoping for a drop, but as departure day approaches, I'm becoming more focused on prepping our house for our sitter, packing, and getting out of here!
What codes did you use for your price?
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:47 PM   #1339
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What codes did you use for your price?
I used the insider code and the visa coupon (AD2338FDF). Actually I misquoted by rate for std/full - it's $274 and that price is showing up this evening, too.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #1340
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Just came back Monday night from a magical trip. I don't want to re-open a debate about the KLM code, but we used it with no problems. Used the Emerald Aisle and at 11:30am on Friday August 2 it was full of Chevy 200's and another car that looked similar. No vans or bigger suv's. There was one jeep patriot (small suv) in the line- I checked how the A/C worked and noted it had only 372 miles on it and we loaded it up with our stuff!
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #1341
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for the first time we did online checkin and proceeded directly to the garage for our fullsize Alamo car rental. It went without a hitch although, for the first time we did not get an upgrade.....I don't know if that is because we skipped the counter or not but just thought I would pass this along. That being said, I am more than happy with the Dodge Charger that we received. It's all good.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #1342
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I didn't think my Alamo rate would go any lower, but I just got it down from $127 to $116 for a standard for 6 days.

But...now I'm considering jumping to Hertz because I can get a minivan for $180, which would be much more comfortable for the 2 hr ride to Vero Beach.

Hmmm...decisions, decisions.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #1343
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for the first time we did online checkin and proceeded directly to the garage for our fullsize Alamo car rental. It went without a hitch although, for the first time we did not get an upgrade.....I don't know if that is because we skipped the counter or not but just thought I would pass this along. That being said, I am more than happy with the Dodge Charger that we received. It's all good.
What would you say the trunk holds luggage wise on the charger? Did it seem smaller, the same or larger than what you had expected?
I'm pretty sure this is what we will end up with when we pick up at Cape Canaveral and I'm second guessing the luggage situation.

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Old 08-17-2013, 06:58 AM   #1344
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Just came back Monday night from a magical trip. I don't want to re-open a debate about the KLM code, but we used it with no problems. Used the Emerald Aisle and at 11:30am on Friday August 2 it was full of Chevy 200's and another car that looked similar. No vans or bigger suv's. There was one jeep patriot (small suv) in the line- I checked how the A/C worked and noted it had only 372 miles on it and we loaded it up with our stuff!
Great to hear!!! And excellent feedback on the KLM code!
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:01 AM   #1345
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Just came back Monday night from a magical trip. I don't want to re-open a debate about the KLM code, but we used it with no problems. Used the Emerald Aisle and at 11:30am on Friday August 2 it was full of Chevy 200's and another car that looked similar. No vans or bigger suv's. There was one jeep patriot (small suv) in the line- I checked how the A/C worked and noted it had only 372 miles on it and we loaded it up with our stuff!
Great find on the aisle, but, tell me, what is a Chevy 200? Did you mean Chrysler 200?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:04 AM   #1346
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for the first time we did online checkin and proceeded directly to the garage for our fullsize Alamo car rental. It went without a hitch although, for the first time we did not get an upgrade.....I don't know if that is because we skipped the counter or not but just thought I would pass this along. That being said, I am more than happy with the Dodge Charger that we received. It's all good.
Was this at MCO? If so, it does not matter where you check in, what matters is what is on the row. The only exception to this is if you went to the counter and they told you to go to a different area, IE: jump from full size to Premium.
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What would you say the trunk holds luggage wise on the charger? Did it seem smaller, the same or larger than what you had expected?
I'm pretty sure this is what we will end up with when we pick up at Cape Canaveral and I'm second guessing the luggage situation.

Thanks,
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The trunk in the charger is 16.5 cf. The trunk in the Impala is 18.6cf. If you need trunk space, I would ask for the Impala if you cannot select it yourself. The web site says Charger or similar and in reality, there are very few Chargers in the fleet compared to the number of Impalas in the fleet.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #1348
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Just logged onto Alamo. My full size rental budged a little for our 8-30/9-7 trip. It was sitting at 179.97 with the visa code and passholder discount. Now I'm at 171.14. Every little bit helps. I would be super happy to get down to $150!
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Although I got my Alamo standard down to $116, I'm jumping ship and renting from Hertz. We really wanted a minivan since we have 3 kids (one in a booster seat) and we have a 2 hr drive from MCO.

Minivan rates are $400+ with every company, but using the BJ's discount with Hertz, I got a minivan for $180.

I think anything under $200 is good for a minivan, so I'm happy with the deal I got, but I'm a little nervous since I've never rented from Hertz before. Alamo is who we usually rent from and we've always had great experiences. I just hope the same is true for Hertz.
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Great find on the aisle, but, tell me, what is a Chevy 200? Did you mean Chrysler 200?
Yes, that's what I meant I was too excited to see the small SUV I didn't look carefully at the other cars!!
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