This Week In Car Hire

Here are the top five viewed posts on for the week commencing the 25th October.

Here are the top five viewed blogs on usrentacarthis month.

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Florida Car Hire Mustang Rental

Hi all,

The Ford Mustang is easily our most requested rental car in Florida, so I was thinking it might be useful to note which suppliers are more likely to offer this vehicle.

Budget Rent A Carford mustang1

Mr Gary Emerson collected a Ford Mustang from Sanford Airport on 04/10/10.

Mr Sean Hutchison collected a Ford Mustang from Miami Airport on 22/09/10.

Mr W Ward collected a Ford Mustang from Embassy Suite Hotel in Orlando on 01/10/10.

Mr Ben Cooper collected a Ford Mustang from Sanford Airport on the 30/09/10.

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Mr Stephen Woods collected a Ford Mustang from Chicago O’Hare Airport on 05/10/10

Mr Tyler James collected a Ford Mustang from Orlando International Airport on 30/09/10

Mrs Jenny Mahon collected a Ford Mustang from Tampa International Airport on 03/10/10

Alamo Rent A Car

Can’t find any customers who collected a Ford Mustang with Alamo.

Remember we can never guarantee make or model of any of our vehicles from any of our suppliers, but if you want a Ford Mustang the best bet looks like to hire a convertible from either Budget Rent A Car or Dollar Rent A Car.

Have you collected a Ford Mustang with any of our suppliers above?

What did you think, was it all you expected?



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Car Hire USA Petrol Policies

Hi all,

Petrol Policies vary from supplier to supplier and location to location, if you do not pre-pay your first tank of fuel by selecting our gold rate  you petrolpumpswill be subject to the suppliers terms regarding petrol. Below is our guide to our suppliers petrol policies. Please note these terms can change at any time without notice.

Alamo Rent A Car offer’s one option which is pick up the vehicle full of fuel, you will then be expected to pay for this petrol at the suppliers local rate.

Budget Rent A Car offer two options, firstly, pick up the vehicle full of fuel, you will then be expected to pay for this petrol at the suppliers local rate. Secondly Budget will allow you to pick up the vehicle full of fuel and return it the same way.

Dollar Rent A Car offer’s one option which is pick up the vehicle full of fuel, you will then be expected to pay for this petrol at the suppliers local rate.

Remember once you sign the rental agreement locally you are subject to any fee’s stated upon it. This page also can help you with USA petrol prices.


James® terms and conditions can be found here –

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Florida Tolls

Hi all,

Whilst driving in Florida you may come across toll roads, you are of course expected to pay these tolls locally. Below is a guide to toll roads in Florida.

Road Name

S/W Terminus

N/E Terminus

Cash tolls (automobile)

Airport Expressway Miami International Airport, Miami I-95, Miami $1.25 with cash, $1.00 with SunPass
Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway I-4, near Lake Buena Vista I-95, near Cocoa $3.25 with cash, $3.00 with SunPass
Apopka Bypass / John Land Apopka Expressway U.S. 441, near Lockhart U.S. 17, U.S. 92, Maitland $1.00
Central Florida GreeneWay/Seminole Expressway/Southern Connector I-4, near Celebration I-4, Sanford $6.75 with cash, $6.00 with SunPass
Daniel Webster Western Beltway I-4, near Disney World U.S. 441, Apopka $3.50
Don Shula Expressway Homestead Extension, Richmond Heights SR 826, Glenvar Heights $1.00 with SunPass, $1.45 via “Toll-By-Plate”
Dolphin Expressway NW 137th Avenue,Tamiami I-95, Miami $2.25 cash, $2.00 with SunPass (includes SunPass only section)
Everglades Parkway (Alligator Alley) CR 951, East Naples I-75, I-595,Sawgrass Expressway, Sunrise $2.50 with cash, $2.00 with SunPass
Florida’s Turnpike Golden Glades Interchange,Miami Gardens I-75, nearWildwood $18.20 with cash, $14.40 with SunPass
Florida’s Turnpike Homestead Extension U.S. 1, Florida City Florida’s Turnpike, Miramar $4.00 with cash, $3.00 with SunPass
Goldenrod Road Extension Orlando International Airport, Orlando SR 551, Orlando $0.50
Gratigny Parkway I-75, SR 826,Hialeah SR 953, Opa-Locka $1.00 with SunPass, $1.30 via “Toll-By-Plate”
Holland East-West Expressway Florida’s Turnpike, near Ocoee SR 50, near Bithlo $3.50
Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway U.S. 92, Tampa I-75, Brandon $2.50 with SunPass, $3.00 with “We Bill You”
Osceola Parkway I-4, nearCelebration Florida’s Turnpike, Kissimmee $1.75
Polk Parkway I-4, near Plant City I-4, near Polk City $3.00
Sawgrass Expressway I-75, I-595,Sunrise Florida’s Turnpike, Deerfield Beach $2.00 with cash, $1.50 with SunPass
Snapper Creek Expressway Don Shula Expressway, Kendall U.S. 1, South Miami $0.50 with SunPass, $0.80 via “Toll-By-Plate”
Suncoast Parkway Veterans Expressway Spur,Cheval U.S. 98, nearChassahowitzka $3.00
Veterans Expressway I-275, SR 60,Tampa SR 597, Cheval $1.75 with cash, $1.25 with SunPass

If I’ve missed any toll roads please feel free to comment below.



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NEW Dollar Rent A Car Location Serves Miami Port

Hi all,

I have some great news regarding a very popular collection point in Miami.port of miami Today Dollar Rent A Car have announced they will be running regular shuttle buses from their Hilton Hotel location (1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami) to the Port of Miami.

These shuttle buses will run every 30-40 minutes and are free of charge, the vehicles must be collected and dropped off though at the Hilton Hotel.

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday 0800 – 1700

Sunday 0800 – 1600

You can locate this office on our website by either typing port of miami, Hilton Hotel or Biscayne in to the pick up or drop off boxes.



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Car Hire Models Collected By Our Customers In October 2010

Hi all,

Following the popularity of my last blog regarding car hire makes and models being collected I thought I’d update you with a selection that were collected in  October this year.

Mr J Manson booked an Intermediate SUV for collection from Union Square, San Francisco on the 05/10/10 with Alamo Rent A Car and got this (looks like a free upgrade).

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mr Gary Emerson collected a convertible from Sanford International Airport on the 04/10/10 with Budget Rent A Car and got this.

Ford Mustang Convertible

Ford Mustang Convertible

Miss S Walton collected an Intermediate 4 door from Miami International Airport on the 03/10/10 with Dollar Rent A Car and got this.

Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion

Mr J Davidson collected a 7 seater minivan from Boston International Airport on the 06/10/10 with Alamo Rent A Car and got this.

Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan

Mr A Taylor-Gregg collected a luxury vehicle from Union Square, San Francisco on the 04/10/10 with Alamo Rent A Car and got this.

Cadillac DTS

Cadillac DTS


What vehicle types have you collected?



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This Week In Car Hire

Here are the top five viewed blogs on usrentacar this hire usa

Here are the top five viewed blogs on usrentacar this month.

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Video: Google’s Driver-less Car

Hi all,

Further to my post regarding google being the future of car hire here is a video of the vehicle being tested which I came across via techcrunch.

I know I’m sad but I want one now….

What do you think?

Would you buy one?

I’m already sold…



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A Guide To Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Orlando International Airport



Orlando International Airport is the closest airport to the business district ofmcoOrlando approximately 6 miles away. Its it also the closest to the World famous Orlando attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

It is Florida’s 2nd busiest airport just behind Miami International Airport (MIA), and welcomes more than 36 million passengers a year through its terminals.

Originally called McCoy Air Force Base due to its past life as a strategic air command  location, Orlando International Airport takes its airport code from its original roots, MCO, the name McCoy relates to Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy.


The Orlando International Airport consists of a hub-and-spoke layout with a large main terminal building and four airside concourses accessible via monorail or treadmills.

The main terminal building is divided into two terminals; Terminal A and Terminal B. Passenger check-in and baggage claim facilities can be found on both the building’s north side (A), and on the building’s south side (B). Both terminals share two security checkpoints, one in the West Hall leading to Airsides 1 and 2, and another in the East Atrium, leading to Airsides 3 and 4.

Airside 4 currently serves as the airport’s primary international arrivals concourse; however Airside 1 also handles some international arrivals. Arriving international passengers who require immigration and/or customs clearance are processed through those checkpoints in the airside terminal where they arrive. After clearing US immigration, passengers collect their baggage and clear US customs. After clearing customs, international passengers must ride the people mover to the main terminal. Airside 4 provides escalator access directly from the customs hall to the people mover platform. This has eliminated the requirement for arriving international passengers to go through a security inspection between the customs area and the people mover, and as a result they now have the option of bringing their checked baggage with them on the people mover. Alternatively, passengers also have the option of placing their baggage on a transfer belt in the customs hall for transport to the main terminal’s baggage claim. Only those passengers, who are connecting to a flight in Airside 4 and airport employees, will need to go through security upon exiting customs.

The airport features a unique on-site Hyatt Regency hotel within the main terminal structure. The hotel is located on the East Atrium side of the terminal with a fourth floor lobby level and guest rooms beginning on level five and above. The airport features an expansive lobby area for guests awaiting flights, convention space, several bars, and two restaurants including a signature restaurant on the top level of the terminal building overlooking the airport facility and runways below.

Terminal A

Major carriers based in Terminal A include Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, and several international carriers including Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Martinair, GOL, Volaris, Interjet, and Copa Airlines. However, the majority of international arrivals at Orlando International Airport are processed by Airside 4.

Airside 1

Gates 1-17 and 20-28

Secondary International Arrivals Concourse

Part of original terminal, Opened in 1981

Airside 2

Gates 101-106, 110-112 and 120-126

Hub Concourse for Southwest Airlines and Jetblue Airways (except for International Flights, which depart from Airside 4)

Terminal B

Major carriers based in Terminal B include AirTran Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and major international carriers including British Airways, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic. Airside 4 serves as the airport’s primary international arrivals concourse.

Airside 3

Gates 30-48 and 50-59

United Airlines Red Carpet Club

Part of original terminal, opened in 1981

Airside 4

Gates 60, 70-78, 80-87 and 90-97

Primary International Arrivals Concourse

Delta Air Lines Sky Club

Hub Concourse for AirTran Airways

Airlines  Destinations Airside
Aer Lingus Dublin 1
Aeroméxico Mexico City 4
Air Canada Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle [begins June 7] 4
AirTran Airways Akron/Canton, Allentown, Aruba, Asheville, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Bloomington/Normal, Branson (MO), Buffalo, Charleston (WV), Charlotte, Chicago-Midway, Columbus (OH), Dallas/Fort Worth, Dayton, Des Moines, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Key West, Knoxville, Lexington, Milwaukee, Moline/Quad Cities, Montego Bay, Nassau, New York-LaGuardia, Newport News/Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Richmond, Rochester (NY), St. Louis, San Juan, Washington-Dulles, Washington-Reagan, White Plains
Seasonal: Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Antonio, Wichita
Air Transat Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson 1
Alaska Airlines Seattle/Tacoma 1
Allegiant Air Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Greenville/Spartanburg, Huntington (WV), Knoxville, Lexington (KY), Springfield (MO), Tri-Cities (TN), Youngstown (OH) 1
American Airlines Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK 1
Bahamasair Nassau 3
British Airways London-Gatwick 4
CanJet Halifax, Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Quebec City
Continental Airlines Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark 3
Copa Airlines Panama City 1
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit, Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Salt Lake City, Washington-Reagan [begins October 31]
Seasonal: Cancùn
Delta Connection operated by Comair Raleigh/Durham [begins November 1] 4
Delta Connection operated by Compass Airlines Grand Rapids [seasonal] 4
Frontier Airlines Denver, Milwaukee 3
Frontier Airlines operated byRepublic Airlines Seasonal: Omaha 3
Interjet Seasonal: Monterrey, Merida 1
JetBlue Airways Aguadilla, Austin, Boston, Bogotá, Buffalo, Burlington, Cancún, Hartford [begins November 17], Montego Bay, Nassau, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Newark, Newburgh, Ponce, Portland (ME), Richmond, Rochester (NY)[ends November 30], San José de Costa Rica, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Syracuse, Washington-Dulles, Washington-Reagan [begins November 1], White Plains 2
Lufthansa Frankfurt 4
Martinair Amsterdam [ends January 15] 1
Southwest Airlines Albany, Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham (AL), Buffalo, Chicago-Midway, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Detroit, Denver, Ft Lauderdale, Ft Myers, Hartford, Houston-Hobby, Indianapolis, Jackson, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Island/Islip, Louisville, Manchester (NH), Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Panama City (FL), Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, San Antonio 2
Spirit Airlines Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, San Juan 3
Sun Country Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal: Lansing [begins December 22]
Sunwing Airlines Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Montreal-Trudeau
TACA Airlines San Salvador
Seasonal: Guatemala City
TAM Airlines São Paulo-Guarulhos 4
United Airlines Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles 3
US Airways Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington-Reagan 3
US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines Washington-Reagan 3
Virgin America Los Angeles, San Francisco 2
Virgin Atlantic Airways London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Seasonal: Glasgow-International
Volaris Seasonal: Monterrey 1
WestJet Calgary, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Edmonton [begins December 18] Halifax, Hamilton, London (ON), Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Winnipeg

Rental Car Quick Turnaround Facility

The Rental Car Quick Turnaround Facility at OIA will allow rental carcar rental quick turnaroundcompanies to house 96 percent of their fleet on property so passengers will no longer need to catch shuttle buses to off airport locations.


While the car renting public may never set foot in the new rental car quick-turnaround area (QTA), they will notice an immediate difference in enhanced customer service. The 41 million dollar construction project designed to bring 96 percent of rental car activities back onto airport property is more than half way complete. The “A” terminal portion, the larger of the two, is still under construction while the “B” side began limited operations before the holidays. The project expands the QTA where rental car companies will be capable of storing hundreds of vehicles while also processing dozens of cars simultaneously including interior cleaning, washing, fuelling and light maintenance.

 Florida car hire Is Now A Registered Trademark

Hi all,

After months of legal red tape and diligent work from our Director of Communications; Frank Williams,®  is happy to announce that our main company brand is now an officially  registered trademark.

Frank Williams said “We are very happy to have finally registered® as a trademark. As our brand continues to grow, the addition of the trademark not only protects us commercially but also enables the consumer to recognise genuine usrentacar websites and services”.

About Trademark Protection

Registering your trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use your mark for the goods and/or services that it covers in the United Kingdom (UK).

If you have a registered trade mark you can put the ® symbol next to it to warn others against using it. However, using this symbol for a trade mark that is not registered is an offence.

A registered trade mark:

  • may put people off using your trade mark without your permission
  • allows you to take legal action against anyone who uses your trade mark without your permission
  • allows Trading Standards Officers or Police to bring criminal charges against counterfeiters if they use your trade mark
  • is your property, which means you can sell it, or let other people have a licence that allows them to use it.

Protecting unregistered trade marks

If you don’t register your trade mark, you may still be able to take action if someone uses your mark without your permission, using the common law action of passing off.

To be successful in a passing off action, you must prove that:

  • the mark is yours
  • you have built up a reputation in the mark
  • you have been harmed in some way by the other person’s use of the mark.

It can be very difficult and expensive to prove a passing off action.

If you register your trade mark, it is easier to take legal action against infringement of your mark, rather than having to rely on passing off.



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