2013 Orlando International Airport Car Hire Wait Times

Hi all,

Seems a long time ago that I took a look at the average Wait Times for eachqueues supplier from some of our more popular locations. Today I’m taking a closer look at Orlando International Airport one of the busiest airports in the world.

How do we collect the data?

We are the only car hire USA company to collect data regarding the length of time it took the customer to collect their vehicle. We do this via our unique iPhone app available for free from the app store.

Customer’s are prompted to add their wait time on the day of collection and this data is displayed on our website. The wait time data is specific to location and supplier.

So who’s top dog?

Alamo Rent A Car - 14 Mins

Budget Rent A Car – 17 Mins

Dollar Rent A Car - 13 Mins

National Car Rental - 15 Mins*

Sixt Rent A Car - 12 mins*

Thrifty Car Rental - 14 mins*

*The data on usrentacar.co.uk is based on 100 individual wait times, suppliers marked with a * are yet to hit 100 individual wait time reviews.

So Dollar Rent A Car are still quickest from Orlando International Airport, however all the suppliers wait times have increased since we last viewed them in June 2012.

How can I speed up my collection?

An old tip but a good one is to send one of you party off the the car rental desks immediately upon arrival while the rest of you get the luggage. However the best way is to take advantage of our suppliers pre-registration facilities, further information can be found here.

Kind regards,


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Latest Florida Car Hire Reviews

Hi all,

I thought I’d share some of the Florida Car Hire reviews that have been left this month by our customers.

After renting with usrentacar.co.uk we always contact our customers to ask for their comments regarding their hire and to mark the supplier on services such as speed of collect, vehicle quality and value for money to name a few.

In the interest of fairness I’ll try and offer 2 positive reviews and 1 negative for each supplier.


Mr D Horton, Orlando International Airport, 14/03/11 said:

Great service from Alamo, I love the fact you can pick your car from the line rather than having a vehicle assigned to you. Big thumbs up.

Mrs J Ellis, Sanford International Airport, 22/03/11 said:

Our flight was delayed by almost 6 hours but the Alamo staff were very friendly and had our vehicle all prepared and waiting for us upon arrival. They even gave us a free upgrade to a lovely 4×4.

Mr D Herring, Tampa International Airport, 11/04/11:

We spent the best part of an hour queing up at the Alamo desk to rent the car this which is unacceptable.


Mr J Godwin, Tampa International Airport, 25/03/11:

Excellent service from Budget as well as USCarRental. Received upgrade as requested from Tampa location..in the past have used same service at other airports ie Orlando and Miami where upgrades were not ”available”!

Mr B Terry, Orlando International Airport, 07/03/11:


Mrs J Alexander, Melbourne Airport, 29/03/11:

I have used this supplier at the same location 4 times now and each time they do not seem to know what I have signed up for. This is the second time that I have been charged for$64 for a second driver and had to go back to get it re-imbursed onto my credit card. It seems that the US locations can”t quite believe the deal we get in England.So…my advice is..book this deal but make sure that you check what you are being charged for BEFORE you leave at the end of your hire.


Mr K McCarthy, Orlando International Airport, 24/03/11:

Excellent top of the range car, new blind spot sensors are a fantastic addition and only 250 miles on clock

Mr A Moore, Orlando International Airport, 18/03/11:

We booked a Ford Mustang at a very reasoable. We collected from Dollar staff who were very helpful, and returned to a Dollar desk at our hotel with no problems at all. later in the holiday we rented a yellow and black Corvette from a different supplier, and were not at all impressed with the service. No guessing who we booked with when we wanted to arrange a hire car for the last few days and to take us to the airport. Will happily use next time we visit America. Thanks!

Mr N Roberts, International Drive Palms Resort, 28/03/11:


Does your experience of Florida Car Hire match up with any of the reviews above?



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Orlando Car Hire Reviews Who Is Best At MCO?

Hi all,

Recently we updated our car hire reviews section by making them even more relevant to our customers.

Today is Football transfer deadline day, so I thought it was apt to take a look at our own league table and see who is top of our supplier satisfaction table at one of our most popular locations Orlando International Airport.

  1. Dollar Rent A Car - 87%
  2. Budget Rent A Car86%
  3. Alamo Rent A Car 85%

So as you can see its a close run thing but Dollar Rent A Car are at present king of the hill.

Does this result tally with your own experience of our suppliers?

What can car rental companies do to improve for 2011?



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Orlando Driving Times

Hi all,

Today’s blog is about driving times from Orlando to other Florida Cities and Towns. Apparently Florida isn’t just about theme parks!!! ;-) driving in florida

All the numbers are in miles

Orlando to

Boca Raton 192

Bradenton 114

Clearwater 106

Cocoa Beach 47

Daytona Beach 54

Fort Lauderdale 209

Fort Myers 153

Fort Pierce 114

Gainesville 109

Jacksonville  134

Key West 371

Kissimmee 18

Lakeland 54

Melbourne 67

Miami 228

Naples 187

Ocala 72

Panama City 336

Pensacola 438

St Augustine 98

St Petersburg 104

Sarasota 130

Sebring 86

Tallahassee 243

Tampa 84

West Palm Beach 171

Remember all our rentals include unlimited mileage, so you are free to explore as many of these locations are you wish, if someone could drive to Sebring for me and tell me what  happens there I’d appreciate it ;-)

Happy driving.


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10 Tips For Florida Car Hire

Hi all,

Here are my top tips for a stress free Florida Car Hire experience.florida car hire

1. Make sure your vehicle is fully insured, with usrentacar you are guaranteed this is the case.

2. Remember to print off your usrentacar Florida car hire Voucher.

3. Remember to take your Fully Driving licence.

4. Remember to take your credit card with your (must be in the lead drivers name) for the security deposit.

5. Pre-register some of our suppliers offer you the ability to pre-register your details, this will speed up your collection time and get you on the road quicker.

6. When you arrive, get one of the party to go directly to the car rental desk while the rest of you get the luggage.

7. Read your rental agreement fully and only sign it once you are totally happy.

8. Hire a Sat Nav, most car related arguments are due to map reading or lack of it.

9. For some its a totally new experience driving in Florida, take a moment to read our car hire driving tips.

10. You don’t have to collect or drop off at the airport, our suppliers offer 100′s of locations all across Florida where you can pick up or drop off. See our one way rental page for more details.

Have I missed anything, can you add to my tips?



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Dollar Car Hire Orlando Locations

Hi all,

Thought I’d mention this page http://www.usrentacar.co.uk/dollar_locations_orlando.aspx that our web orlandonerds have made.

Using google maps it plots the available locations Dollar Rent A Car have in the Orlando area. We thought this maybe helpful to those people who don’t wish to collect from an airport location or who wish to collect half way through their holiday.

As we now have live availability with Dollar Rent A Car you can now check available vehicle categories up to 15 minutes before collection! Also we offer free one way rentals within Florida so you could always collect from a downtown location but return it to the airport?

Is there another location you’d like us to map or have we missed something?

Kind regards,


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usrentacar.co.uk Launches Car Hire USA Forum

Hi all,

Today I am happy to announce the launch of our new car hire USA forum inchat beta, which will be located through this blog.

The idea behind the forum is to allow our customers to share information and insights in to all aspects of renting a car in America. We have yet to fully test its usefulness so we have an open mind to development and the direction the forum might take.

So please get involved.

If you have any comments or ideas please feel free to make yourself heard below.



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