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Consolidated "Renting at ORD; What Kind of Cars to Expect?" Thread

Consolidated "Renting at ORD; What Kind of Cars to Expect?" Thread

Old Jul 6, 21, 11:58 am
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Saturday July 3rd

Saturday AM. Full size reservation. Not many members on the board. About 4 nondescript midsize cars/suvs in PC. Had RR Evoque, BMW 5 Series (2020/2019?) in Premium Upgrades. As I went to the Gold Desk to negotiate/pay for the upgrade, someone snagged the 5 series. Luckily there was a 2020 BMW X5 (30K miles! in excellent shape though) in the reserved section, which I was able to take. A Cadillac XT5 was dropped in the PC section as I was at the Gold Desk. Not the best gas mileage for the BMW, but an awesome ride for the long trip I had over the weekend.
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Old Jul 8, 21, 6:44 pm
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Not bad selection at ORD. President Circle has been reduced down maybe 10-15 spots.

PC had x2 2021 Ford Explorer XLT, x1 Infiniti QX60, x1 2020 Jeep Gladiator, x1 2021 Ford Escape, x1 2021 Chevy Equinox. I ended up taking the Gladiator with 20k miles.
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Old Aug 25, 21, 1:27 pm
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Hi - Has anyone picked up a car late a night recently at ORD. I land at 11:47pm on an AA flight. The email I just received says they close at midnight and open at 5am, when I call the ORD Hertz phone number the automated system says they are open 24/7. I am PC. Thanks!
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Old Sep 21, 21, 9:28 am
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Any idea what's going on at ORD? Hertz website says nothing is available all this week now even doing 24 hour rentals. Trying to rent something tomorrow and can't.
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Old Sep 21, 21, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by cubeman View Post
Any idea what's going on at ORD? Hertz website says nothing is available all this week now even doing 24 hour rentals. Trying to rent something tomorrow and can't.
Still the effects of the car shortage, due to COVID? Lately, reservation availability has closed a week prior at Hertz ORD. Since all the rentals are at the multimodal facility, I always make additional reservations with National and Sixt, as backups. Thrifty and Dollar are at the same facility, as well. Good luck.
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Old Sep 26, 21, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by cubeman View Post
Any idea what's going on at ORD? Hertz website says nothing is available all this week now even doing 24 hour rentals. Trying to rent something tomorrow and can't.
Originally Posted by Ordpc View Post
Still the effects of the car shortage, due to COVID? Lately, reservation availability has closed a week prior at Hertz ORD. Since all the rentals are at the multimodal facility, I always make additional reservations with National and Sixt, as backups. Thrifty and Dollar are at the same facility, as well. Good luck.
Probably has something to do with the Ryder Cup in Sheboygan, 75 minutes north of MKE.

MKE is also out of cars.

https://www.rydercup.com/news-media/...er-cup-in-2021
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Old Sep 27, 21, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by KenTarmac View Post
Probably has something to do with the Ryder Cup in Sheboygan, 75 minutes north of MKE.

MKE is also out of cars.

https://www.rydercup.com/news-media/...er-cup-in-2021
Yep so MKE hotels were slammed and ORD said they had no cars but in reality I had no issue. AVIS and Budget had plenty, Hertz was a little low but had no issues giving me a premium car.
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Old Oct 14, 21, 1:47 pm
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I was there last week and there was a decent selection that was fully stocked, which was quite surprising with all the events happening that week. PC was very SUV heavy, various entry level SUV Chevy Equinox's, Nissan Rogue's/Kicks, Ford Explorers, and one Jeep Cherokee. Only non-SUV that was in PC was a Mustang GT Premium w/ 9k miles on it that I took.
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Old Apr 16, 22, 10:41 am
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Anyone has experience in Chicago Midway airport? Selection for president's circle similar to O'Hare's ? I am planning to pick up EARLY morning. Thanks!
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Old Jul 12, 22, 8:25 pm
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Any recent data points from PC? National is still $150+ more than Hertz with my corporate discount, so I'm likely to rent from them. TIA!
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Old Jul 14, 22, 9:46 pm
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Picked up this evening around 8 PM. PC was all SUVs, mostly RAV4s and Equinoxes, with a handful of CR-Vs and Rogues. I was hoping to grab either a hybrid or something electric but I didn't spot anything in the reserved sections or in premium upgrades. Five Star was completely empty, Gold was all Malibus. Ended up grabbing a 2022 CR-V EX AWD with 2,000 miles. Still smells new and it has the cargo cover in the trunk which I always appreciate.
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Old Nov 13, 22, 9:42 am
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Arriving on Morning time around 9 AM, November 20.
I Have PC and wondering how it works if I need a large SUV or mininvan.
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Old Nov 13, 22, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by lee492 View Post
Arriving on Morning time around 9 AM, November 20.
I Have PC and wondering how it works if I need a large SUV or mininvan.
If you need a large SUV or minivan, I would suggest reserving one. Chances of one being in PC anymore are very slim. You could always inquire as to the upgrade fee, but it will be dependent upon if one is available; and the fee could be as low as $25, but most likely to be around $100/day for large SUV.

Reserve the vehicle size you need.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 9:34 pm
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Went tonight, Saturday 3/18 at 10pm - not sure if thats a good or horrible time?

PC was fairly empty (around 15-20) but had boring stuff - equinox, traverse, envision, rogue, etc.

In a couple reserved spots there were Mustang / Camaro convertibles and a couple random V6 base chargers sprinkled around.

I specifically wanted a charger r/t and hoped I get lucky - agent said they rarely if ever get those and its especially rare to get V8s of any kind in the winter.

FWIW, I checked a couple weeks ago on a weekday and it was similarly uninspiring. National had a far better selection.
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