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Old 08-28-2013, 08:08 AM   #1471
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Nope, sadly not. Unless the greeter sees the contract in your hand, they only ask what your rented and then they show you were the appropriate row is. Sometimes customers walk right past the greeters and go where they are supposed to. I'll tell you, Richmo, I could write a book about customers at National and Alamo. I have met some wonderful people and some downright idiots who were rude to the point of me almost losing my temper. Breathe deep and count to ten (sometimes 50).
Have to agree with you there. Reminds me of the time years ago when my kids were little; to make the story short, I needed to make two trips to the car. I talked to the Alamo greeter at MCO and explained my situation. He was very nice about it and told me to go ahead and put the stuff I had for the first trip in the car and take the keys and lock it up. Then I went back into the terminal to collect my family and the rest of our luggage, strollers, etc. I was gone from the car maybe 5 minutes. When I returned, another customer was furious with me for "claiming" the car (btw, there were plenty of cars in the row to choose from). When I pretty much ignored him, he turned his wrath on the greeter. I think he finally stormed off (don't remember where) and I apologized to the greeter, thinking maybe I did something wrong. He just shook his head and said every once in awhile he gets one of those.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #1472
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Woo hoo - rate drop on our standard/full size car!!!! 15 days + 2 hours = $234.54 (previous low = $257.80). A $23 savings this late in the game - WOW!!!

Minivan is still high (we could rent 2 full size for less). Still hoping it drops and we can just go with it.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #1473
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We leave in about 37 hours for the airport. No movement on our rental in almost a week. Thinking I've gotten as low as I'm gonna get
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #1474
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It seems as if the bulk of guests are flying into mco. We are flying into Sanford. Only been there once and don't recall Alamo having a kiosk there. Does anyone know if they do or is there no way to bypass the counter
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:48 PM   #1475
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Another drop in price! $112 for standard/full at Alamo for 8/31-9/7.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #1476
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Another drop in price! $112 for standard/full at Alamo for 8/31-9/7.
What codes did u use- mine is still showing $141 for 8-30 thru 9-7 full size
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:59 PM   #1477
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What codes did u use- mine is still showing $141 for 8-30 thru 9-7 full size
I used the Insiders and AD2492ACX - United Airlines MileagePlus


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Old 08-29-2013, 05:24 AM   #1478
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I used the Insiders and AD2492ACX - United Airlines MileagePlus

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Ok I'm using the $30 visa - annual pass holders code and logging in as an insider but still keep coming up at $141
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #1479
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Have to agree with you there. Reminds me of the time years ago when my kids were little; to make the story short, I needed to make two trips to the car. I talked to the Alamo greeter at MCO and explained my situation. He was very nice about it and told me to go ahead and put the stuff I had for the first trip in the car and take the keys and lock it up. Then I went back into the terminal to collect my family and the rest of our luggage, strollers, etc. I was gone from the car maybe 5 minutes. When I returned, another customer was furious with me for "claiming" the car (btw, there were plenty of cars in the row to choose from). When I pretty much ignored him, he turned his wrath on the greeter. I think he finally stormed off (don't remember where) and I apologized to the greeter, thinking maybe I did something wrong. He just shook his head and said every once in awhile he gets one of those.
I used to get that "tude" from the EC members who have, a lot of the time, this amazing entitlement mentality. IMHO, if someone needs to pack stuff in the car and return to the terminal, it's no big deal. I caught a lot of flack for this and I would respond by saying, pretend the car is not longer there. I told customers who wanted to do this to put the rental contract on the dash, lock the car and go do whatever they needed to do. Sadly, by making one customer happy it totally pi**ed of another. Cannot win them all.
As I said, I could write a book.
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Ok I'm using the $30 visa - annual pass holders code and logging in as an insider but still keep coming up at $141
Different codes have different rates. Rates change all the time, sometimes minute to minute. You are also renting for one more day longer than that other poster. Her is 8/31-9/7 your is 8/30-9/7.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #1481
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If anyone is still here checking rates, Alamo is down again this morning. Dropped another $5 for me.
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My rate just dropped to 98.37 for 8/31-9/8 it was at 126 yesterday. So happy!
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #1483
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I used to get that "tude" from the EC members who have, a lot of the time, this amazing entitlement mentality....
Yeah, and I think they take that same entitlement mentality with them to WDW. Somehow the magic doesn't seem to rub off on them.

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...I told customers who wanted to do this to put the rental contract on the dash, lock the car and go do whatever they needed to do. Sadly, by making one customer happy it totally pi**ed of another. Cannot win them all.
As I said, I could write a book.
I *think* I left the rental contract on the dash that time before I went back to the terminal. Don't remember all the details, but I still remember the dirty look I got from that guy...
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:51 AM   #1484
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I just rebooked to save $10 with Alamo for our rental tomorrow.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:23 AM   #1485
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I also just rebooked (Alamo)... went from $234 to $190!!!
(minivan was unchanged)
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