Alamo: picking from the wrong lane

Old Mar 25, 14, 10:51 am
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Alamo: picking from the wrong lane

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but in a handful of rentals from Alamo / National (although usually on the blue-n-yellow side of parking lot) I've half wondered the following.

In the past I've seen Alamo distribute, for instance, full size cars in the mid-size aisles (and yes, it's usually an Impala Limited). Are these vehicles flagged by their barcode as having been downgraded to a lower class?

If not, what prevents midsize bookings picking from the full size aisle and claiming it had been parked there?

Thanks for treating the noobie question gently...
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Old Mar 26, 14, 8:19 am
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I'm also curious about that!
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Old Mar 26, 14, 4:36 pm
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Well, considering that most of the time the price difference between Mid-Size and fullsize is a couple of dollars, they probably don't even care.

Plus, I'm sure if they were really picky the exit booth agent would stop you.
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Old Mar 28, 14, 12:41 pm
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I would guess that the exit agents know when they have stock issues and move cars around to different aisles, but I've never tested.

I have gotten a Mid-Size SUV when renting mid-size, and a Premium when renting full-size in the past, due to the the aisle that I would otherwise get a car from being empty (and then asking the person stationed in the area), and the exit agent has never said anything.
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