I am trying to sort out car rental, for our upcoming trip.
I want to collect in one major city and leave it in another. Both are in the same country.
All the websites I've tried so far either a) say 'oh, hey, we'll charge you more for that, but we don't know how much yet, we'll send you an email telling you after you book'. Gee, thanks. Very helpful, if I want to compare prices.
Or they say 'oh, no, you can't do that'.
I just about threw the computer out the window trying to rent a car last year, and that was without this new complicated bit.
Where are you going? Holiday Autos were good for us in the USA, I took the car at San Francisco and left it at Las Vegas and did not have to pay a fee for that. You may need to get the advice from a travel agent.
So many of the sites just let you enter everything and then go, 'oh, no, never mind, we don't have any cars then, at that branch'. FFS. No suggesting other branches or dates or anything, just a nice 'oh, well, change your choices, then'.
I'm used to dealing with Dollar, and their website (the one that I'm using as a Brit - the Canadian website just puked on me) is the least scream-making, so far. But the home of the 'well, we'll charge you more, we're just not sure how much yet' thing.
Well, I didn't want the kayak option (although I've sent them a feedback form already about what they need to fix). I decided to phone, and went through four different firms collecting addresses of the branches I wanted to use, and then started phoning.
Enterprise just said 'no, you can't do that'. Grr.
Then I looked at Hertz online, and they had the right sort of car, at a decent price, and some good collection/drop off locations! With maps on the website! So I think I will use them, just need to firm up dates. (And unlike Dollar, they don't say 'oh, we'll charge you extra for the one-way thing, but we don't know how much yet'.)