we are going to victoria from oct 21-25 and our planning on renting a car the whole time. We just discovered we have enough airmiles for this and would only have to pay the taxes (42.00). Or so I thought.....
When I originally looked I used the dates but never bothered with the pickup drop off times as I was just checking to see if we had enough. And the website said we needed 825 airmiles. We were a few short so we collected some more and I went on today to actuall book.
We arrive at the airport at 1:00, so I set the pickup time for 1:30 pm
We depart at 6:00 so I set the drop off time for 4:00 pm
When the results came up I noticed I needed 1050 airmiles. I was confused so I played around with the pickup drop off times and realized that as long as the times were the same are the drop off was earlier than the pickup they only need 825 airmiles. But as soon as you make the drop off time more than one hour later than your pickup time.... They charge you airmiles as if you are using a whole extra day.
This seems crazy to me that they are going to charge me 200 extra airmiles for having the car 2.5 hours longer than 4 days. I'm guessing it's just the way the website is wired. Anyone know a way around it? We only have 866 airmiles and I don't think we can collect more in the short amount of time.
If I just set the pickup/drop off times both for 2:00 pm. Will the company care if I pick up he car an hour earlier and drop it off an hot later? Anyone ever done this? Do you get dinged?
Any help or insight would be great.... Thanks!