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anyone else miss the old car rental set-up?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by chef, Aug 17, 2015.

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  1. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Compared to the new all-rentals-under-one-roof approach, I preferred getting in and out of, say, Dollar's locale near Trop and Paradise in considerably less time. May not have been as fancy as the new digs, but it did the job for me and also got me to the Strip and off-Strip much quicker too after vehicle pick up.
     
  2. mescalita

    mescalita High-Roller

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    Ha! The first time my lovely wife and I rented a car in Las Vegas it took us forever to find the Dollar locale when it was time to return our vehicle (no smart phones with mapquest back then.) We barely made it to the airport on time, had to run all the way to our gate. They were closing the door as we stepped onto the plane. I never forgot how to get there after that experience....
     
  3. merlin

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    I find the new setup to be much quicker, if you sign up for the preferred customer programs at alamo/dollar, etc, you avoid all the lines , go straight to the lot, and pick out your car. From the time I walk into the rental center, it's maybe 5 min tops till I'm driving out.
     
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    I'm with you on this one Merlin... the new rental facility is a breeze for me (National).
     
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    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    The old setup with the old perks trumps the new setup with no perks.
     
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    mrstealth High-Roller

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    The only thing I miss about the old setup is the lower prices (No facility fee, etc).

    I can remember many times almost missing my plane because of the small, overcrowded shuttle busses, and waiting at the airport 1/2 hour or more for the shuttle to arrive.
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Prices are definitely up at the new facility, and it's nicer and much better organized.

    One thing I do miss is having the rental desks right outside the bag claim. It just seemed more convenient.
     
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    I do not miss the old system at all. Plenty of room on the buses and if you're a Dollar member, right downstairs, avoiding the upstairs counter.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I hate dealing with those buses. After a few times, we gave up on a car and do taxi or limo. Seems to work just fine.
     
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