British Airways
Go Back   theDIBB > Walt Disney World and Other Florida Vacation Planning > Car Hire & Transportation
Forgotten Password?
Notices
Car Hire & Transportation Discuss the best way of getting around Florida.
QuickSilver
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 25 Jul 14, 12:34 PM  
Link to this Post
#41
m84ourlife
Excited about Disney
 
Join Date: Aug 04
Great thread cheers for all the tips
m84ourlife is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jul 14, 02:15 PM  
Link to this Post
#42
tspill
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Feb 13
Originally Posted by dreamcatcher View Post
Hi

Never done car hire before so need a bit of help please.

Looked for a car via skyscanners-Argus car Rental-Alamo and in print its telling me to ensure enough on card to cover a deposit once there?

Is this normal?
Do they actually take the money or just swipe the card?
How much would it be?

Please help don't want to book and then have a costly bill. Thanks in advance and sorry if posted in wrong place.xx
Some companies put a "hold" on a sum on the card and some don't. It also seems to depend on whether you pay up front or when you arrive.
With Alamo, if you pay up front when you book, there is nothing held against the card and the swipe is only for identification. But if you choose to pay when you collect the car they "hold" and extra couple of hundred dollars (not sure exactly sure how much).
This "hold" is not a charge and you wont have to pay it as such; but what it does mean is that for the period of the "hold" it reduces the limit on the card by that amount - so you can't spend it.
tspill is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jul 14, 07:20 PM  
Link to this Post
#43
nordictat2girl
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
nordictat2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Stavanger - Norway
Bumping!
__________________
Daytona Bike Week - March 2011 - Holiday Inn
Orlando - March 2011 - Holiday Inn In. Dr.
Philadelphia - May/June 2011

Daytona Bike Week - March 2012
Orlando - March 2012 - Sandy Ridge Villa
Philadelphia - Aug./Sept. 2012
Florida - April 2013

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time."
nordictat2girl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
3 weeks in PHL - May & FLA in Oct. 2 wks
Reply With Quote
Old 25 Jul 14, 08:13 PM  
Link to this Post
#44
jwr86
First POST
 
Join Date: Jul 14
When I booked with alamo I paid on arrival and they only took the amount of the rental from my card no extra money or hold or deposit of any kind, I used the online check in and the counter bypass ticket, I was really worried about the car hire as there are all sorts of stories online but my experience was really positive.
I rented in orlando from MCO and also from LAX, both times with alamo and I was really pleased with them!
jwr86 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jul 14, 07:42 AM  
Link to this Post
#45
Crackerx
Excited about Disney
 
Join Date: Jun 11
Location: Bath
Mobile

Hi was just wondering have booked an SUV with Alamo Brits it comes with fully inc plus insurance and we are going to pay in advance for a tank of fuel but was wondering do I need to pay extra for the roadside assistance I paid it last time I went and then someone told me you don't need too as they are not going to leave you and the car stranded. Any thoughts on this would be very welcome 😀😀
Crackerx is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Not long now!
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jul 14, 08:16 AM  
Link to this Post
#46
nordictat2girl
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
nordictat2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Stavanger - Norway
Originally Posted by Crackerx View Post
Hi was just wondering have booked an SUV with Alamo Brits it comes with fully inc plus insurance and we are going to pay in advance for a tank of fuel but was wondering do I need to pay extra for the roadside assistance I paid it last time I went and then someone told me you don't need too as they are not going to leave you and the car stranded. Any thoughts on this would be very welcome 😀😀
Morning.
You don't need to buy that extra roadside assistance. If something happens with the car...you just call Alamo...they won't leave you stranded!
Hopefully everything will go smoothly for you though
__________________
Daytona Bike Week - March 2011 - Holiday Inn
Orlando - March 2011 - Holiday Inn In. Dr.
Philadelphia - May/June 2011

Daytona Bike Week - March 2012
Orlando - March 2012 - Sandy Ridge Villa
Philadelphia - Aug./Sept. 2012
Florida - April 2013

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time."
nordictat2girl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
3 weeks in PHL - May & FLA in Oct. 2 wks
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jul 14, 08:26 AM  
Link to this Post
#47
Crackerx
Excited about Disney
 
Join Date: Jun 11
Location: Bath
Mobile

Originally Posted by nordictat2girl View Post
Morning.
You don't need to buy that extra roadside assistance. If something happens with the car...you just call Alamo...they won't leave you stranded!
Hopefully everything will go smoothly for you though
Hi thanks very much for the reply that's good to know as it's always worrying when they tell you that you need it or have to have it I just want to make sure I have adequate cover 😀😀
Crackerx is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Not long now!
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jul 14, 08:37 AM  
Link to this Post
#48
nordictat2girl
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
nordictat2girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 11
Location: Stavanger - Norway
You're welcome
Mmmhmmm...I agree. They will try various methods trying to make you feel insecure. That's why we try to avoid the desk all together and go out to the garage and or use a kiosk (like Alamo has)...who are you using?
__________________
Daytona Bike Week - March 2011 - Holiday Inn
Orlando - March 2011 - Holiday Inn In. Dr.
Philadelphia - May/June 2011

Daytona Bike Week - March 2012
Orlando - March 2012 - Sandy Ridge Villa
Philadelphia - Aug./Sept. 2012
Florida - April 2013

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
"It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time."
nordictat2girl is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
3 weeks in PHL - May & FLA in Oct. 2 wks
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jul 14, 08:38 AM  
Link to this Post
#49
Potterfan5686
Relaxing at the Grand Floridian
 
Potterfan5686's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 14
Location: Burnley

Potterfan5686's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 2
Hi sorry to intrude on your post, but how much is the save time through Alamo? Do you have any idea? Thanks
Potterfan5686 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Whoopsie! Booked again x
Reply With Quote
Old 26 Jul 14, 08:45 AM  
Link to this Post
#50
Crackerx
Excited about Disney
 
Join Date: Jun 11
Location: Bath
Mobile

Originally Posted by nordictat2girl View Post
You're welcome
Mmmhmmm...I agree. They will try various methods trying to make you feel insecure. That's why we try to avoid the desk all together and go out to the garage and or use a kiosk (like Alamo has)...who are you using?
Hi we are going through Alamo Brits and flying into sanford we are going to do the save time which hopefully means I can then avoid the desk. 😊
Crackerx is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Gallery Click to view Members Trip Plans
Not long now!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks
Ocean Florida

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
British Airways

theDIBB Menu

Kenwood Travel

US Dollar Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  $1.2814
FAIRFX  $1.2700
M&S  $1.2595
Travelex  $1.2667
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  $1.2694
FAIRFX  $1.2720
Travelex CP  $1.2667
Updated: 04:02 23/05/2017

theDIBB Charity
Cancer Research UK
DIBB Members have Donated: £7,619.00

£

[Learn More]

Euro Rates
Cash/Travellers Cheques
Covent Garden FX  €1.1376
FAIRFX  €1.1320
M&S  €1.1140
Travelex  €1.1320
Prepaid MasterCard Rates
CaxtonFX  €1.1284
FAIRFX  €1.1320
Travelex CP  €1.1320
Updated: 04:02 23/05/2017

Orlando Weather
Florida Time
Mon 22nd May 11:17pm
Now: 23C/73F
Light Rain
Light Rain
Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm
Mist
Mist
Cloud Cover: 76%
Wind: 2mph - NNW Arrow points to where the wind is coming from.
Pressure: 1013mb
Humidity: 88%
Illuminations Smoke
Updated: 02:40 23/05/2017

Latest Group Posts
glasgow dibbers
Glasgow didders
by dmurrayuk
Yesterday 08:55 PM Go to last post
October 2018
Welcome - Come and Say Hello
by Cloggy37
Yesterday 12:59 PM Go to last post
Nov/Dec 2017
How's it going?
by sasperella
Yesterday 10:35 AM Go to last post
RunDisney events
Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend 2017
by Talland 2016
21 May 17 11:36 AM Go to last post
Bikini Babes
Weigh in w/c 16 May
by WileyCoyote
20 May 17 10:03 PM Go to last post
August 2017!
August 2017 1st full day
by NEWS
15 May 17 09:52 AM Go to last post
View All Groups