George is reporting that the “Name your Own Price” feature for rental cars is now gone. It was a great deal for longer rental periods (5 days or more) that over the years has saved us many many $$$$. As I have been on the road give us some confirmation that even though it says name your pen price it is not in fact.
I just bid $15 per day in Maui and it worked ok for me????
George is also looking for a price alert system for rental cars. Sounds like a winner to me and if we find one it will help when a great miles promo shows up. If you see a free service that will alert you to rental car price drops, let me know at. George is considering the Avis 5K bonus for miles when the rates drop in Raleigh.
My International Mileage Run
It was a great trip to London upgraded on a non upgradeable fare outbound and op up on the return. International Business class is far superior to domestic first not only in the amenities but comfort as well. I slept comfortably coming and going. Makes domestic mileage running a painful memory. I may start to pay a few bucks more for more miles and comfort per MR.
I made it through immigration and to my next flight in less than 45 minutes in Dulles on Sunday afternoon. but learned a good lesson. Here it is:
Check Your Boarding Passes
Somewhere along the line I asked a gate agent about my short connection time in Washington. She kindly protected me on the next flight to Chicago that was to depart 5 hours later.
As I’m standing in the immigration line in DC I looked at my boarding pass for the first time and it was for that later flight. Somehow I had been deleted from my original flight, and now faced a 5 hour delay. The reason: I did not check my boarding pass when I got it along the line.
I made it to my gate on time and the agent was able to reconstruct what had happened and got me on my way as planned. But if that earlier flight had been oversold, I may have been SOL.
Seems simple, but I forgot and this time just got lucky. Check them, when you get them.