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

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

Old Aug 3, 2019, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by cestmoi123
Yup, exactly.
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Old Aug 26, 2019, 9:19 am
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11:30PM on a Sunday. A bunch of crap. I took a 4Runner SR5 with 20,000+ miles. A Chrysler 300S had 25,000+ miles.
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Old Sep 14, 2019, 6:34 pm
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Arrived Saturday around noon. PC full of midsize SUVs, a Colorado and a 300S. Hopped in Explorer that smelled like smoke. Jumped in an acadia SLT with 12k miles.

They has 3 7-series BMWs and a Range Rover classic. I asked a lady walking by and she said she thought the rover was around 50.00 a day and BMWs were 15-25. Is the 25.00 PC upgrade no longer a thing? She said I had to ask the lady inside but someone was in there so I didnt bother.
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Old Sep 15, 2019, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by xfire22
Arrived Saturday around noon. PC full of midsize SUVs, a Colorado and a 300S. Hopped in Explorer that smelled like smoke. Jumped in an acadia SLT with 12k miles.

They has 3 7-series BMWs and a Range Rover classic. I asked a lady walking by and she said she thought the rover was around 50.00 a day and BMWs were 15-25. Is the 25.00 PC upgrade no longer a thing? She said I had to ask the lady inside but someone was in there so I didnt bother.
I was told by SEA location that they discontinued the $25 president circle upgrades across the board because of complaints of unbalanced upgrades from location. Which I understand, but now most of the agents are kind of overcharging for upgrades in my opinion.
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Old Sep 16, 2019, 9:05 am
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Nothing overly impressive last night around 8pm in FS on the A-Side. I did snag a 2020 Colorado V6 LT with 7 miles on the odometer though! Still had the pull-off screen protector on the radio.

The rest was made of a GMC Terrain, 300, a Malibu, two more Colorados and a hodge podge of small cars.
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Old Sep 22, 2019, 7:57 am
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Risk management question;
Prerequisites;
L4 Full size suv booked.
Pick up at MCO early evening the Thursday before Christmas.
Presidents Club tier
i need at least a 6 seater (de facto 7 seater) for the later half of my rental.
SUV prices have skyrocketed, so splitting my rental in two is not an option.

Question;
Do I dare to book a compact/midsize and use the PC perk to choice from any of the Ultimate Choice sections and hope for a 7-seater to be available?

EK
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Old Sep 22, 2019, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by Erikderek_SWE
Risk management question;
Prerequisites;
L4 Full size suv booked.
Pick up at MCO early evening the Thursday before Christmas.
Presidents Club tier
i need at least a 6 seater (de facto 7 seater) for the later half of my rental.
SUV prices have skyrocketed, so splitting my rental in two is not an option.

Question;
Do I dare to book a compact/midsize and use the PC perk to choice from any of the Ultimate Choice sections and hope for a 7-seater to be available?

EK
It might be best to ask here, or have a look here and see what you think: Consolidated "Renting at MCO; What Kind of Cars to Expect?" Thread
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Old Sep 22, 2019, 12:26 pm
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The above question was moved to the consolidated MCO thread.


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Old Sep 22, 2019, 3:30 pm
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3 row / 7 passenger SUVs are very rare in UC at MCO in my experience. I've seen them once or twice but 90% of the time it's a bunch of Equinox-esque small SUVs and sedans. You can book a backup reservation with a midsize rate in case you find something in PC, but I wouldn't drop your actual SUV reservation.

Minivans on the other hand are fairly common. Not always, but probably there 75-80% of the time.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 2:47 pm
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9/12 B side around 4pm. A few Suburbans, a Pathfinder, couple of pick-up trucks, minivans and smaller SUVs. I took a Suburban LT, 4500 miles on the clock.
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Old Oct 1, 2019, 3:34 pm
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Picked up from here a couple of hours ago and there was a woeful selection in A side 5* and Gold. Mainly Cruzes and small cars like that. Also a few people carriers. High mileage 2018 Altimas in full size section

I went to the office to ask if anything better was coming up or on B side. The guy said it was pretty much the same, but one high mileage Charger (unsure if R/T)

I asked if I could take the 300S from PC (which also has a terrible selection). He said it was not a problem

The nicest car in PC was a Cadillac SUV. Serval Altimas there too

Never seen it as bad as that, but happy enough with the 300S (26K miles on it)
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Old Oct 19, 2019, 9:46 pm
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Im wondering if anyone seen the selections for Intermediate Pick up Regular Cab (Group O6)? Is there a lot of selections/inventory? If there are none in the group, as an AMEX Plat holder who is eligible for one class upgrade, what kind of group would I most likely be moved/upgraded to?

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Old Oct 25, 2019, 7:10 pm
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I will be flying into MCO the Friday before thanksgiving & doing quite a bit of driving. I currently have a P6 Luxury SUV Group..Escalade or similar reserved for $622 Friday-Friday, one week. It was only about $60 more total than the regular Large SUV. I also saw that I could reserve a Luxury Elite 04 BMW 740 Dream Cars or Similar for $657.

Assuming if I rent the Escalade class, if that isnt available I would get a Navigator or QX80? What would the similar to the BMW 740 be, does anyone have experience with that? I also would upgrade to a Range Rover or Range Rover Sport once I got there if possible, but I dont know what the likelihood of them being available is.

My next dilemma is that I most likely will not be returning to MCO. Will probably be RSW (Fort Myers) or near Savanah, GA. If I look to book as a one way, the rates go up astronomically. For example, the Escalade goes from $622 total to $2,178 total for a one way MCO-RSW, & the BMW doesnt even show as an option. Is there a way around this? The last rental we had we changed dropped off at a different location & they waived the fee, no questions asked..did we luck out here or is this pretty normal?

Any guidance would be great!
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Old Oct 29, 2019, 6:03 pm
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Hi everyone, new member.

Booking an LCAR out of Orlando at the end of December, and wondering what is likely? Booked same class in BOS a couple of years ago and the ATS we got was a little tight for 4. My rental pattern means Gold only at the moment.

Also one way to MSY, so rate goes up by around $700

Thanks to mods for moving to MCO thread.

Last edited by inego; Oct 29, 2019 at 6:41 pm Reason: moved into dedicated thread for this location
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Old Oct 29, 2019, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by inego
Hi everyone, new member.
Welcome to FlyerTalk!

Chrysler 300 is the most common LCAR I've seen around the US; I'd expect one of those.
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