anchorage car rental

anchorage car rental

Anchorage Car Rental

Explore Alaska’s beauty in your Anchorage Rental Car You may not have considered a vacation to Alaska before as it’s over a day’s drive or a three hour flight from the United States’ northern border, but if you’re looking for someplace new to explore Alaska is filled with many natural wonders, and Anchorage gives you access to plenty of outdoor attractions year around. If you’re visiting, you’ll likely fly into Anchorage International Airport, which looks out over the water. After you claim your bags, pick up an Anchorage Rental Car and zoom around town – these exciting activities await. The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport serves over twenty-three passenger destinations and touts that flights from ANC to 90% of the industrial world are less than nine and a half hours long. You’ll never need to worry about bad weather when you’re flying in or out of ANC, this airport never closes because of snow. The airport serves two purposes, passenger and cargo, and while their cargo business is world renowned, airport amenities, such as WIFI and that Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, are readily available for tourists. The rental car facility is located nearby the terminal with a shuttle running every fifteen minutes. Our friendly staff at Thrifty Car Rental will be waiting to help you. Hop in your rental car to cruise from remote national parks to stunning shorelines on a road trip you’ll never forget. Here, it’s no secret that, in the largest state in the country, are the best driving excursions you can embark on. You’ll put your Anchorage rental car to the test, as many of the paths leading to the park are back roads that will make you feel that you’re fully immersed in the incredible wilderness that is all around you.
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Anchorage Car Rental

You may not have considered a vacation to Alaska before as it’s over a day’s drive or a three hour flight from the United States’ northern border, but if you’re looking for someplace new to explore Alaska is filled with many natural wonders, and Anchorage gives you access to plenty of outdoor attractions year around. If you’re visiting, you’ll likely fly into Anchorage International Airport, which looks out over the water. After you claim your bags, pick up an Anchorage Rental Car and zoom around town – these exciting activities await.
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Anchorage Car Rental

The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport serves over twenty-three passenger destinations and touts that flights from ANC to 90% of the industrial world are less than nine and a half hours long. You’ll never need to worry about bad weather when you’re flying in or out of ANC, this airport never closes because of snow. The airport serves two purposes, passenger and cargo, and while their cargo business is world renowned, airport amenities, such as WIFI and that Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, are readily available for tourists. The rental car facility is located nearby the terminal with a shuttle running every fifteen minutes. Our friendly staff at Thrifty Car Rental will be waiting to help you.
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Anchorage Car Rental

Hop in your rental car to cruise from remote national parks to stunning shorelines on a road trip you’ll never forget. Here, it’s no secret that, in the largest state in the country, are the best driving excursions you can embark on. You’ll put your Anchorage rental car to the test, as many of the paths leading to the park are back roads that will make you feel that you’re fully immersed in the incredible wilderness that is all around you.
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Anchorage Car Rental

Cons: The only issue we had was the fact that the car, a Mazda 3, had regular tires, and driving on icy roads (temps varied from 1 degree to 35 degrees during the week we were in Anchorage) is challenging without winter or studded tires. It was a challenge, but I grew up in the Dakotas and lived in AK for 7 years (SoCal for the past 19).
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Anchorage Car Rental

Cancel Pick-up Service Available To use our free pick-up service, call your Budget rental location directly at the location phone number listed on your reservation confirmation. Pick-up service policies (hours of availability, allowable pick-up distance, etc.) vary by location so it’s important that you call the location and make arrangements for pick-up at least 24 hours before your desired rental time. When you call the location, be ready to provide all applicable information including precise address, exact time of pick up, and a phone number where you can be reached at that time. Please note that an off-airport Budget location cannot pick you up at an airport that has a Budget location. In this case, either you must rent your car at the airport location, or provide your own transportation to the off-airport location where you prefer to rent
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Anchorage Car Rental

To use our free pick-up service, call your Budget rental location directly at the location phone number listed on your reservation confirmation. Pick-up service policies (hours of availability, allowable pick-up distance, etc.) vary by location so it’s important that you call the location and make arrangements for pick-up at least 24 hours before your desired rental time. When you call the location, be ready to provide all applicable information including precise address, exact time of pick up, and a phone number where you can be reached at that time. Please note that an off-airport Budget location cannot pick you up at an airport that has a Budget location. In this case, either you must rent your car at the airport location, or provide your own transportation to the off-airport location where you prefer to rent
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Anchorage Car Rental

Cons: The line to pick-up car was extremely long. I showed up early and still had car well past reservation time. In such cases, where lines are extremely long, the car company should offer to extent the rental, even by the hour or two delay that was a result of the long lines due to too few employees servicing the desk.
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To use our free pick-up service, call your Budget rental location directly at the location phone number listed on your reservation confirmation. Pick-up service policies (hours of availability, allowable pick-up distance, etc.) vary by location so it’s important that you call the location and make arrangements for pick-up at least 24 hours before your desired rental time. When you call the location, be ready to provide all applicable information including precise address, exact time of pick up, and a phone number where you can be reached at that time.
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Bait and switch Cons: We ordered and paid for a mid-size car, told we would get a either a Chrysler 200 or a Ford Fusion. Instead, we were given a Nissan Sentra. When we questioned it, we were told this was a mid-size car. The car did not even have a USB port – was very basic and not worth the higher price we paid to get a larger and more comfortable car. It definitely smelled of cigarette smoke when we first picked it up. By the end of our trip we had either aired it out sufficiently or we just didn’t notice the odor anymore.
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Cons: We ordered and paid for a mid-size car, told we would get a either a Chrysler 200 or a Ford Fusion. Instead, we were given a Nissan Sentra. When we questioned it, we were told this was a mid-size car. The car did not even have a USB port – was very basic and not worth the higher price we paid to get a larger and more comfortable car. It definitely smelled of cigarette smoke when we first picked it up. By the end of our trip we had either aired it out sufficiently or we just didn’t notice the odor anymore.
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Lies, misleading information, and dangerous Cons: When we got there, the van we reserved wasn’t ready, but the counter guy said he could give us a different one with studs. Being from Alaska, I had assumed any rental car in the winter would have studs or at least snow tires, but no, their standard rates only cover summer tires. Apparently they want their customers to get in wrecks. Then he cut us a “deal” to “only” pay an additional $20 a day for the studs, an essential piece of safety equipment. Just after we left the airport, we noticed a tiny rock chip in the windshield, way up above the rearview mirror. To be on the safe side, we called in to tell them about it, and they said they’d note it down, no need to come back to change the previous damage form. When we returned it, they “noticed” it (probably because the note told them it was there- otherwise, who looks in the darkened part of the windshield above the mirror?), said they had no record of our call, and charged us for the damage. Basically, Thrifty is renting cars unsuitable for winter roads, upcharging customers for necessary equipment, and scamming them with damage charges. Stay away.
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Cons: When we got there, the van we reserved wasn’t ready, but the counter guy said he could give us a different one with studs. Being from Alaska, I had assumed any rental car in the winter would have studs or at least snow tires, but no, their standard rates only cover summer tires. Apparently they want their customers to get in wrecks. Then he cut us a “deal” to “only” pay an additional $20 a day for the studs, an essential piece of safety equipment. Just after we left the airport, we noticed a tiny rock chip in the windshield, way up above the rearview mirror. To be on the safe side, we called in to tell them about it, and they said they’d note it down, no need to come back to change the previous damage form. When we returned it, they “noticed” it (probably because the note told them it was there- otherwise, who looks in the darkened part of the windshield above the mirror?), said they had no record of our call, and charged us for the damage. Basically, Thrifty is renting cars unsuitable for winter roads, upcharging customers for necessary equipment, and scamming them with damage charges. Stay away.

Published on May 19, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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