16
Sep
2009

Budget and Avis (which are the same company, though operated as separate brands) announced that they were banning smoking in all their rental cars in North America. Effective October 1, 2009, smoking will be off limits. If you do smoke in the car,...

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Downgraded: Bangkok airport duty-free If you’re in Bangkok, you might want to skip the duty-free shop. Customers have been falsely accused (better: framed) of shoplifting. And thanks to an apparently collusive agreement between the police,...

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If you’re rented a car or truck from Budget, you may be receiving a check in the mail. But don’t sign it. There are offers in the mail referencing Budget car rentals, but signing the check will activate your membership in...

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14
Jan
2009

While drivers will still need to keep your eyes on the road, Avis and Budget are partnering with AT&T’s CruiseCast to beam television channels into rental cars. For $8.95 a day, the passengers in the backseat will never need to part with...

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Flight delayed? Sue! A judge in India has ruled that passengers whose Go Air flight was canceled were due the equivalent of US$380 each because of the mental anguish they suffered. Is this a trend? Where can I sue for suffering through flight...

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13
Apr
2007

Several great tips rolled in as responses to recent posts on car rentals. Some were posted to comments, but in case you missed them, I’m upgrading them to a post of their own: Max out your dropoff time Reader Jason, a former employee of one...

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