Travel Tools - Did autoslash.com go out of biz?
Jun 18, 12, 6:57 pm
I can't get any rates at all from autoslash.com. No matter what city I select or what dates I use I get 'no cars available.'
Sup w that?
Jun 18, 12, 10:25 pm
Moving thread to Travel tools.
Jun 23, 12, 2:03 am
It looks like they were pretty much forced out of much of their business model. From their website:
We regret to inform you that Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. – the corporate parent of Dollar and Thrifty, and Hertz Corporation which also owns Advantage – took action to prevent our customers from booking rentals from these brands through AutoSlash.
This action came on the heels of this February 18, 2012 New York Times article, which encouraged the renting public to "make a statement" by "booking through AutoSlash and patronizing Hertz, Thrifty and the other companies that play along." We're disappointed that these companies have now chosen to reverse course and adopt this anti-consumer position, after having participated in this site since its launch in mid-2010. Apparently, with more customers booking reservations through our service, they felt they could no longer support our consumer-friendly model of automatically finding the best discount codes and re-booking when rates drop.
AutoSlash will not waver in our objective to help people get a great deal on their rentals. We have exciting product plans on the horizon to make our site even more useful to you, and we look forward to sharing details with you when the time comes. If you'd like to stay up-to-date on new developments, please enter your email address below.
Maybe you can still get a quote from Payless, Avis or Alamo. Too bad, it was a useful tool. I still got a better deal from Costco.com than Autoslash could find, if that helps you.
Aug 14, 12, 12:19 pm
For what it's worth, even though Autoslash doesn't appear to have much booking capability right now, I have still been able to use it to track reservations I made elsewhere and be notified of lower rates, which I can then rebook through Autoslash.
It is certainly less convenient than it used to be, but it's not totally dead, either.
Aug 23, 12, 10:49 am
I liked the concept and attempted to use it many times. Even with the most simple, straightforward searches I could never get a single search to work. I always got the 'not available' message.