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Discussion: Emergency trip To Florida, Need Recommendations

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April 2, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Emergency trip To Florida, Need Recommendations
My wife is flying to Florida next week as her sister has been diagnosed with stage II cancer and must have surgery and follow up procedures. We live in Colorado. She will fly to/from Tampa.

She will be there for a month and is in need of renting a car so she will not have to be dependent on others for her transportation needs.

If any of you out there has ideas or contacts that you might share with us to perhaps secure a reasonable rental rate, we would be grateful for your response.

Thanks so much and good luck this year with your season ahead.
Ed & Robin Andrews
Reebok Independent Rep
(970) 729-3145 or (970) 209-8888
April 2, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
In the event you or someone has ideas and would be willing to share them, we can also be reached at missburd@yahoo.com or ed@ewandrews.com.
Thanks Again,
Ed
April 2, 2011
kbl
Men's 60
532 posts
Surf888--hi ed. you can go to priceline.com..put in a bid for $15 per day. if you would rather not bid, just go to Advantage rental while you are on priceline page. if you get the bid let me know. good luck, ken
April 2, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
i got my hotel(econolodge) for TOC in kissimmee for $18 a nite,as i was staying a couple more days over .like kbl says do pricelene and bid,might look and see what other services are selling hotels for (expedia,hotwire,orbitz,etc)and you can start at half of what they are selling for.you can also do that for your car.
April 3, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Thanks for responses. Accomodations not a problem. Looking to rent a vehicle for a month or longer. Ed
April 3, 2011
gott2play
Men's 55
152 posts
Ed,

If you or your wife have a AARP card, try aarp.com. I got a rental a few years back for $14 per day. Also, most rental car companies will give price breaks for long term. Try AAA too...maybe even call, tell them the situation and maybe they'll be able to help out. I would even call the rental companies.

Tony Baltazar
April 3, 2011
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
424 posts
You might try to do something directly with the airlines that provide service from your area in Colorado to Tampa. Some used to offer compassionate fares for people with family emergencies. It's been a number of years since I checked on this. My recollection is that they were sort of like getting the 21-day advance fare, even though you were purchasing at the last minute.
April 4, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
TT, i did that a couple years back and got a good rate for my car(going up to mass).ed try that with priceline and bid,like i said do a price check first with the travel companies and then start at just over half their prices with priceline bid.
April 7, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Hi Ed,
I fine that Enterprize Car Rental has the best Prices for weekly rates, here in Southern California. Use your AAA card, AARP or get Corp. rates. and Go on line.
Kennard
April 7, 2011
surf88
Men's 60
903 posts
Thanks very much guys. I sent her this information as she is now in Florida. Really appreciate your responses. Please look me up if you are in Laughlin next week-end. High Desert Dukes 60's. Ed
April 7, 2011
tommyjoe
Men's 70
1 posts
If you are an American Legion member, they have the best discounts for cars, hotels, etc.
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