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Thrifty car

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by liteman, Dec 28, 2015.

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  1. liteman

    liteman Old Timer

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    Is Thrifty pulling out of Vegas? I have a car reserved from them April 29-May 9 and it said pick up at Dollar. They have been side by side for a while, but it sounds like Thrifty is moving out.
     
  2. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

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    The name of the company that owns dollar & thrifty is called the "Dollar Thrifty Group" and is actually owned by hertz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_Thrifty_Automotive_Group

    They may be combining operations in vegas (haven't heard), but there are times where you can pick up keys for one company at the other.
     
  3. merlin

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    It could be that you are picking it up late, some of the smaller ones close their counters at a certain time and then you go to a different counter(company) to pick up.
     
  4. westie

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    Earlier in December when I got in line for Thrifty, the Dollar agents called me over to complete the paperwork. Be aware
    that if you reserve a compact or larger vehicle, you will most likely receive a Chevrolet Spark.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    There is big time consolidation in the car rental business. Amazing how many are cross owned.
     
  6. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    Hmmm...We have a Thrify car rental for January 14th for 4 nights (fabulous price of $98 all included) and I'll let you know who helps us, but with our Blue Chip we "should" be able to go straight to the car so we'll see...
     
    We're booked - hope we can keep this trip!!!
  7. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    AND..I better not get a Spark - we reserved a "standard size 2/4 door" and it says a "Nissan Altima or similar" but my DH won't fit in a Spark!! :thumbsdown:
     
    We're booked - hope we can keep this trip!!!
  8. merlin

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    I always reserve the smallest car they have, almost always get upgraded.
     
  9. skybank

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    Thrifty and Dollar have been in the same little hut in the garage when you go to pick up the car for a few years now at the car rental facility.
    So it's not surprising that they would tell you that, it could also have to do with the time of your arrival. They may only have a few people working.
     
  10. leo21

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    We rented from Dollar in Orlando and found that Thrifty and Dollar for the most part shared the same pool of cars. I was kinda annoyed by that.
     
  11. westie

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    You should not have a problem. I had reserved a "Lock Low & Go" which is for a compact or larger car with them selecting the car. The car
    the agent said I would be getting a Chevy Spark and to return to the desk if I was not happy. Fortunately, the attendant in the garage offered us a Jeep SUV which I took.
     
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