Tagged Airport Rentals

October Airport Rental Rates Continue Downward Trend

In October’s 50-city survey, rate quotes for the top 50 airports were down 2.2% from a year ago, the fourth consecutive month with a drop from last year. Fort Myers’ Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) had the highest average quote in October at $68.93.

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Renters Use Crowdfunding to Finance Rental Cars

Donald Inc. features a new crowdfunding platform where people can pledge money for a car they want to rent in the future.

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Two Hertz Airport Locations Install Solar Power

Working with Panasonic Enterprise Solutions, solar power installations have been completed at Hertz Rent-a-Car facilities at Denver and St. Louis Airports. Solar power will be installed soon at Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport.

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Airport Unveils Rental Car Maintenance Facility

Illinois’ Quad City International Airport has opened a new consolidated maintenance facility for its rental car companies, which includes two car wash bays and three maintenance bays.

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FlightCar Opens Fourth Airport Location

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company FlightCar has expanded its operations to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). This is FlightCar’s four major U.S. airport location.

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Hertz Portugal Offers Car, Golf Rental Package

Hertz Portugal has partnered with MyCaddyMaster, a golf clubs rental company, to offer a combined car and golf equipment rental package.

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Sixt Relocates London Airport Branch

Sixt’s branch at London’s Luton Airport has moved to a new location, a few minutes outside the airport.

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Tennessee Airport to Increase Rental Car Space

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Airport will undergo a $1.5 million upgrade, which will increase the number of rental vehicle spots from 94 to 178. The renovation is set to be complete by March 2015.

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Police Find 139 Pounds of Marijuana in Rental Car

Police found 139 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a rental vehicle returned near the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport.

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Silvercar Raises $14M in Venture Capital

With plans to continue to expand its Audi A4 rental service, Silvercar has raised $14 million more in venture capital from investors, including Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin.

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Big Government versus the Small Operator

The new rules drafted by the California Air Resources Board are designed to clean up the environment — but the expensive retrofit facing one truck driver is tough to swallow.

Confessions of a Renter — Me

Mind you, I never took the CDW to be able to play smash-up derby with a rental car, nor did I rob a bank with one. But there are stories.

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