I found myself needing a car from an in-town rental car location. I don’t remember the last time I rented a car that I didn’t pick up at an airport. The good news is I would be saving on airport taxes, at least.
I turned to Orbitz first for a quick search, to get an order of magnitude sense of what I would be looking at. They give a nice grid of different rental companies and vehicle types.
Wow, great price jumped out at me. My quest was pretty much over, just as it started!
So I went ahead and made the booking, from a National Car Rental in-town location I didn’t even know existed.
Glad I checked the confirmation. I wanted to figure out just where I’d be picking up the car. I searched near zip code “22314” and the zip code appeared to be “22320” — couldn’t be too far!
I had rented a car in Mexico. Orbitz had deported me…
…even though I used to live in L.A., man! (like 20 years ago).
That internet thing, I just don’t think it’s reliable. It’ll never catch on. At least not for something like travel.