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Hire Car, from Atlanta Airport

It's only 3 days since we landed back in the UK ... yet it seems an age ago. I have written an incredible number of emails, created a new forum, and dealt with more than one major issue that's of the nature that I can't blog about it. This morning, I was up at 04:30 and prepared breakfast for over 20 people.

Ellijay, GeorgiaSo this picture, taken at Ellijay in Georgia, seems like it's from a different age rather than Sunday evening!

I'm not usually one for cars, but there's something about the PT Cruiser that I find attractive, and I've enjoyed being driven in Sister-in-law Pat's car of that type. But what's the chance of a hire car company such as Alamo coming up with such a vehicle? Well ... stranger things have happened.

At Atlanta Airport, gone are the days of "your car is in row D space 98" (where D stands for distant, and numbers start at 1!), and it's now - "these are the midsize cars. Take whichever you like" and, yes, this car was amongst them. I have to say it's a good, customer satisfaction move on the part of Alamo - we certainly left the airport feeling that we had made a positive choice, rather than being foisted with a car which the sales rep had chosen for us from the bottom of the stack when we chose not to buy all the insurances and an upgrade.

In fact - I have to give the lady at the hire car counter top marks for explaining the insurances carefully and NOT coming across as if she was trying to sell them all, and double credit for helping us get in touch with Tyler and Alyssa to let them know we were in the country. I didn't take a note of your name - but thank you, for making it such a great welcome. And do you know what? I expect we'll hire from Alamo next time too, even if they're a few dollars more.

(written 2009-03-27)

 
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