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Wait times for rental cars?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by MattyVegas, Feb 25, 2021.

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  1. MattyVegas

    MattyVegas Low-Roller

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    How’s the wait times for the shuttle to the rental car center and once you get there to when you get your car? Planning on using Enterprise.
     
  2. DaiLun

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    Can't say about Enterprise. I rented from Budget, using Fastbreak, and there was no one at the Fastbreak counter on Friday evening February 19.
     
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  3. ams722

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    Wait for the shuttles from airport to rental car center vary widely. In January the line was so long I decided to take an Uber.

    Wait for the rental car counter depends on the place. I see long ass lines sometimes, but I usually rent from Budget and my car is always waiting for me because of Fastbreak.
     
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    Once you're there, wait times always vary. I've come in on busy days and whipped right through. Conversely, I've come in to a dead airport and saw long lines. Always a good idea to have an express card for the company you're using.
     
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  7. MattyVegas

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    I still can't decide whether to rent a car or take rideshare/taxis on my next trip. I only plan on staying on the Strip and maybe Downtown once or twice but I hate waiting and issues with rideshare. Maybe I'll just use taxis and deal with the cost.
     
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    As with most things, it all depends on the timing. Today (Sunday, Feb 28th) @ approx. 4:30 pm, there was no wait. I flew in with Frontier, so I had the option of going out T1 or T3, I chose T1. As I exited the building, two busses were in line and bus number one pulled away after about 5 seconds. Then as I am about 50 ft away, the second bus pulls away. After uttering a few choice words under my breath, I proceed to be the first person in line waiting for the next bus.. Just as I finish the walk my bus pulls up. As I brace myself for a lengthy wait for the bus to fill, and much to amazement, a second bus pulls up with in 30 seconds. My driver gets the "move out" signal and I am off to the rental center within one minute in a bus all to myself. As I exited to bus, I met the driver half way, mentioned that I could handle the bag myself, generously tipped him, and thanked him for not waiting for the bus to fill.
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  9. Echo27

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    I’m a big fan of renting at my strip property. We usually Uber/taxi to hotel and then just rent for the day(s) we think we will need a car. It’s generally more affordable in my experience than renting at the rental car center anyway.
     
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  10. mganut

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    I do the same as @Echo27 where I Uber to the hotel and rent a car there for a day.
    Hearing of all the shortages of cars at the airport I decided to book early with Hertz at Paris this upcoming trip and snared a great 24 hour rate of $50 including all fees and taxes. Typically it runs me $80 to $90 at this location. I pick up early morning and toss the keys in the lockbox when I return it that evening.
     
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  11. john1516inny

    john1516inny High-Roller

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    you sure the Hertz counter is open? I was there on tuesday, it was closed.
     
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