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Red Eye and Rental

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by xmarksx, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. xmarksx

    xmarksx VIP Whale

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    Just decided to leave a day earlier and re-booked SWA for a redeye on Friday night. My problem, the flight arrives at 10:40 but has a 55% on-time average with the usual delay being 15-20 minutes. I assume the rental counters close at 11:30, at least it appears they do.

    Has anyone had experience picking up a rental after flying redeye? I really wanted to have a car that night. Any of the rental car companies stay open past 11:30? Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. weas

    weas Low-Roller

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    Alamo and Dollar are 24/7.

    Just go to your choice of car company, click on locations and chose Lad Vegas and it will show the hours.
     
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    Thanks Weas, I have the next five days with Enterprise but they close their office at 11:30. Think I will just pick up a cheap Economy/Sub-Compact with someone who stays open 24 hours and return it later the next day to start my Enterprise contract.
     
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    Give Enterprise a call. If I remember right, if you get there after they close they have an affiliate take care of you... Either Alamo or National.
     
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    I will give them a call, today. Thanks
     
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    we are taking a redeye this friday night and arrive around midnight.

    we booked a car at alamo for $147 taxes in for 7 nights. they are open 24/7
     
  7. cha4zz

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    I work for enterprise in the UK. If you give the Vegas branch a ring and let them know that you could possibly be half hour to an hour late, they'll have someone stay behind for you.

    Otherwise, Alamo and National are owned by Enterprise and you should be able to transfer across.
     
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    I just called Enterprise they advised me that Alamo/National take care of Enterprise customers after hours. This is the same at my local airport.
     
  9. nostresshere

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    They are open for late flights.

    By the way, normally the term "red-eye" refers to flights that leave late at night and arrive early in the morning. Folks get very little sleep, or wake up after sleeping, and get off the plane with red-eyes.

    Some more info here
     
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