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Old Jul 6, 12, 8:15 am   #1
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BMW 5-series now at National!

Parked in the Specialty (paid upgrade) section at DTW last night, a striking black 2012 BMW 528i with North Carolina plates. Way to go National!
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Old Jul 6, 12, 9:27 am   #2
 
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Have a luxury res for IAD in two weeks and am praying I can snag one. Am EE so that might help my cause.
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Old Aug 16, 12, 4:32 pm   #3
 
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Snagged one on a previous rental! Ride report coming soon.
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Old Aug 16, 12, 4:36 pm   #4
 
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Awesome. I am hoping for LAX, even though I've love the G37s in the EE lanes.
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Old Aug 16, 12, 10:14 pm   #5
 
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dr: how much was the paid upgrade? I had an agent tell me at DFW that I needed at least $100/day to rent out a new 3 series.
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Old Aug 17, 12, 12:39 am   #6
 
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dr: how much was the paid upgrade? I had an agent tell me at DFW that I needed at least $100/day to rent out a new 3 series.
$100 for a 3-series? That's highway robbery! Lower end FXAR/GXARs you can usually snag (YMMV, depends on station) with a luxury res, provided no Executive VIPs have the car reserved.

My National rental was several weeks ago, and it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $25-50/day surcharge IIRC. Ironically, also had a 5-series at Avis for $15/day.
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Old Aug 19, 12, 1:56 pm   #7
 
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To help your future negotiations, Avis charges $113.99/day for a 5-series rental (surprisingly cheap I think, considering Hertz charges much more for its E-class Benzes).
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