PW car rentals...?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by lisah, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. lisah

    lisah 5-Year Member

    Jun 24, 2010
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    OK- it is my 4th USAFA parents weekend event. Unlike my uber-organized-DS, I did not keep info re: car rentals for that particular weekend. WHAT WAS I THINKING??

    I do recall a wonderful contact re: cheaper-the-cheap car rental options...can someone remind me of this link??
    ( not tell EVERYyone else! snicker)

    I also remember waiting until the last minute and getting great rates. Was I dreaming this scenario??

    Please..can someone look at their organized files and share the car rental info?
  2. aseanag

    aseanag Eagle2013

    Jun 4, 2012
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    Hotwire work for me! Got my best car rental rates within a month of PW at DIA.:thumb:
  3. greentrees

    greentrees 5-Year Member

    Jun 30, 2009
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    I would typically reserve a car now but not pay for it -- (often thru USAA with their discount codes or thru then I'd check every week and the prices often went down. About a month out was when it was best it seemed -- and then I might do the pay now deal with Hotwire.
  4. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot 5-Year Member

    Jul 6, 2009
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    Hotwire Experience

    I just looked at my account history for last year. We got a car via Hotwire that was booked on August 1, 2012. I paid a daily rate for a full size vehicle of $23.95 plus tax and recovery charges, etc of $70.75. We rented from Wednesday to Tuesday of Parents Weekend. Total was $214.45. The vendor was Alamo Rent a Car, which is very user friendly. They said pick from this row...and we selected a brand new Dodge Caravan mini-van...which was perfect for luggage and bringing our son's bicycle from USAFA to Breckenridge. I'll be doing Hotwire again in a few weeks. Mike

    ****Note: today's rate is 45.95 for same vehicle.

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