Four of us plan to go south carolina for golfing, and rent a spacious car that carries four of us, four golf bags and four baggages.
I am executive member so I usually reserve mid size and find largest car at executive aisle.
Sometimes, I found large SUV and sometimes mini van, but not guaranteed.
Can I also reserve mini van(more expensive ) if executive aisle does not have mini van or large SUV?
Since I use special code, I want to confirm the rate in advance.
Therefore, prefer double booking(I know it is not suggested).
Programs: National Executive Elite, Hertz PC, Avis CC, Continental Onepass
Originally Posted by Tak
The airport is Columbia, South Carolina.
I am not sure it has executive aisle or not.
It is a small location with no EA or ES. You have to go inside to the counter and they will give you options in the car class that you reserved. You might get lucky and run into someone who will upgrade you to a SUV or minivan, but your best bet at this location is to book one if you really need it.
Programs: US PlAAtinum, UA 1K + MP Club Visa, Hertz Five Star, National Executive Elite
I've done this before, but beware you are playing with fire.
My procedure has been to make two bookings, arrive at the lot, poke around the Aisle or Executive Aisle, and if I find a suitable car, cancel the second booking via the website on my smartphone. I remained fully open to the possibility I might get stuck having to pay for the class reserved even if I pulled it off the Aisle.
If the location doesn't have Aisle service, there is no point in having two bookings, since you can't test the waters at the desk before cancelling your second reservation.