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#387 of 740 shuttle service
by steve_ HOST
Dec 06, 2011 (11:27 am)
A bit off-topic, but the frequent flyers here may enjoy this:
"It’s true that we have a team dedicated to transporting our highest value customers around the Atlanta hub and they’ve got a fleet of several vehicles with which to do so. As part of our partnership with Porsche (which includes shipping cars from Germany to Atlanta), they’ve provided us with a few fancy new rides to add to our VIP fleet."
Delta picking up pax in Porsches at ATL (The Ticket)
#388 of 740 Re: shuttle service [steve_]
Dec 06, 2011 (11:52 am)
Sadly, you won't be able to rent them, just a perk given to already overpaid corporate types flying first class who aren't paying for the airfare, or are expensing it away anyway.
In Germany and France anyway, you actually can rent most of the normal Porsche fleet, I know Avis has a large Porsche fleet and I think Sixt has some as well. Not cheap, but a lot cheaper than traditional exotic rental places.
#390 of 740 coupons
by steve_ HOST
Dec 18, 2011 (9:16 pm)
If you plan to rent a car in the next month or three:
Free Upgrade With National Car Rental This link supposedly will get you the upgrade now through Jan. 2, 2012 that are otherwise unavailable.
Hertz Gold service for free — no $60 membership fee through March 31, 2012.
#391 of 740 Re: coupons [steve_]
Dec 18, 2011 (9:58 pm)
Sadly the National upgrade offer never goes up to Premium or Luxury classes where National has some nice offerings - Infinitis, Volvos, etc.
The Hertz deal is decent and it was even better a few months ago. I've heard their fleet isn't what it used to be in some cases.
Dec 21, 2011 (9:21 pm)
New Passat is now in the National fleet as full size, that's a new rental model for NA....Jettas have been around for a year or two I think.
Jan 16, 2012 (11:00 am)
I've heard that Avis will now carry the BMW 5er in its US fleet. That could be a nice unit to have for a road trip, assuming they don't limit mileage.
#394 of 740 nice car, how do you turn it on?
by steve_ HOST
Jan 18, 2012 (9:19 am)
"This past summer, Enterprise, the largest rental company, announced a major electric vehicle rollout. You can now rent everything from a Nissan Leaf to a Peugeot iOn. And Hertz expanded its electric car fleet in 2011 to include the Chevrolet Volt, the Smart ED and the Tesla Roadster.
The American Car Rental Association, a trade group, expects more puzzled looks from customers as they rent these new vehicles. But its members have had some experience fielding the questions. "Let's face it," says Sharon Faulkner, the group's executive director. "It doesn't even have to be an electric car, or a specialty unit, for customers to be confused."
Hybrids, microcars puzzle consumers (Seattle Times)
#396 of 740 Re: rental bargain? [steve_]
Jan 27, 2012 (3:40 pm)
Not bad, but you'll get a moderately at best equipped Escape, most likely...although might get a lucky upgrade.