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If I bid on a car rental at an airport location, and I guaranteed to get a car at the airport, or might I be expected to take a cab a certain distance to an off-airport branch?

If I tell them that I need to pick up at 10pm, am I assured of being assigned a car at a location that is open at that hour (which I am guessing would only be the airport locations -- and if I had to pick up off-airport, or if my plane were delayed, I'd be even later).

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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If you select an airport loation, the Car Rental Counter may not be located "in terminal", but if not in the terminal, it will have a shuttle to the off-site location (this isn't usually far, just a few minutes).

Current at time posted from HOTWIRE:

Q: What if I miss my flight (or it is delayed) and that affects my ability to pick up my car?

A: Hotwire Limited Rate rentals are held for up to 24 hours after your scheduled pick-up time. All Hotwire Limited Rate bookings are final and cannot be cancelled, refunded, changed, exchanged or transferred. You will not be reimbursed for any unused portions of your reservation.

However, if an airline cancellation or schedule change prevents you from picking up your car within 24 hours of your scheduled pick-up time, you will be able to cancel your reservation upon Hotwire's verification of the changes.

For nondiscounted regular-rate rentals, late pick-up is not guaranteed; your car reservation will be held only until the time you indicated you would pick up the car. The rental agency may choose to honor your reservation at the estimated rate if a car is available, but policies vary.

Regardless of the type of rental you choose, extra charges will apply if you do not return the car by the designated drop-off date and time.

Current at time posted from PRICELINE:

Delayed or Cancelled and Rescheduled Flights:

Priceline's rental car partners will hold your reservation up to 24 hours after your scheduled pick-up time if your flight is delayed or cancelled and rescheduled.

Rental days are calculated on a 24-hour clock, but that clock doesn't begin ticking until you pick up your car - so if you arrive late due to delayed or rescheduled flights, the rental car company will automatically extend your rental by the same amount of time.

Cancelled/Not Rescheduled Flights:

If your flight is cancelled but not rescheduled, please call our Customer Service Department at the toll-free number listed on your Priceline Rental Car itinerary. Be sure to have your airline name and flight number ready when you call.

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Do you have a specific city and dates that you're inquriing about?

JAX, July 15-19

I already have a cancellable reservation from Enterprise for 31.47/day totaling 161.34 for 4 days including all the taxes and fees.

I don't mind if the rental is not in-terminal as long as there is a shuttle from the terminal, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't agreeing to them getting me a rental at any location within 30 miles or something, and have to get there myself!

Other than it not being cancellable, are there any other major caveats to be aware of before renting a car through priceline?

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Nothing major to be aware of, but 'quwerks' regarding PRICELINE and HOTWIRE for car rentals:

-no 'speed pass' or car rental company perks if you're a frequent renter from a given company

-if looking for additional driver, sometimes a spouse is included at no charge, other companies charge extra for it... if you need the additional drive and receive a company that charges extra, this could add up quickly

-be aware of the total cost to make sure still a "deal" after taxes and fees

Please use these PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to begin your travel purchases. (and note in our support page taht we're an affilaite of Enterprise)

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Do you want rejected bids posted here or just winning bids? I did not expect that one to be successful, but since I have months until I travel, I figured I might as well start off in fantasy land. ;-)

JAX Jacksonville Mid-Size (Rejected), $15 ... Rejected ... 7/15/08 - 7/19/08

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Yes, we love to hear about rejected bids as well... but to keep things better organized, we keep all posts for the same stay in the same thread. This way others can see the "saga" which leads up to your eventual win. Once a 'win' is achieved we'll then edit the topic title accordingly to reflect the details.

Please use these PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links to begin your travel purchases.

Let us know if we can be of further help in your pursuit.

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