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If you think rental car prices have gone crazy, look what Google flights showed. From $5K to $48K in just 4 days.
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I thought it might be a Google mistake, but I followed the link to AA.
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lol, I checked that this morning and noticed that it's no longer $48k. You're getting a deal at *checks notes* $24,369.
 

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I always reserve my car the second I confirm my trip, and this is one of those times that I'm glad that I did. I won't relax until I have the keys in my hand, but I got a killer rate early on. We were originally arriving at 5pm-ish, but since AA decided to change all of the LAX/OGG routes, we not arrive a little after 1pm. I don't know if that's actually a good or bad thing in terms of availability.
 

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lol, I checked that this morning and noticed that it's no longer $48k. You're getting a deal at *checks notes* $24,369.
I don't think it's gone down. My price was for 2 tickets. :cool:
 

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As always, an interesting discussion.

Soon, rental cars in Hawaii will return to the pre-Covid cost and availability. Or... Not. I am going with "not".

If rental cars settle at a $60-$70/ day average with $100+ for anything you might actually want to drive, then the ground transportation situation is going to change. How?

Someday maybe there will be all electric "Johnny Cabs" ( see Total Recall) so the transportation options will not include the often prohibitive costs of employees (another topic of discussion for some other forum) and will facilitate relative freedom of motion. But until then...

Something will change. There will be pluses and minuses and winners and losers but a rental car for every traveler may be a thing of the past.

Except for Turo, the ground transportation/rental car industry has not really been disrupted by the internet age. Now looks like it could be.
 

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Hello Everyone. My family of 4 planned a Hawaii trip more than a year ago when COVID was in full swing and we got three really good auto reservations: 1) Avis - intermediate SUV 3 weeks (June) on Hawaii for $1500. 2) All Save Car Rental / Fox Rent A Car two weeks on Maui in July for under $600 in a mid size SUV. And a really small car on Molokai for two weeks $500 if we pay cash in August. None of these folks would allow me to prepay I tried. I am hearing that there are real issues with autos presently on the islands. May I please asks if anyone has any feedback with regards to the probability that we can actually count on these quotes that we do have on “paper.” And / or any ideas on how to create a situation where an auto company might be more inclined to honor their reservation?
 

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Has anyone rented through Budget at OGG recently? I read stories in the past about how they had to show a negative Covid test result to get their rental, but I'm wondering how this works with FastBreak. I assume I can still grab my keys at FastBreak, but quickly show them my negative test?
 

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Has anyone rented through Budget at OGG recently? I read stories in the past about how they had to show a negative Covid test result to get their rental, but I'm wondering how this works with FastBreak. I assume I can still grab my keys at FastBreak, but quickly show them my negative test?
Can't speak for OGG but in Kona there is no FastBreak or any other "pick up and go" option. You and any other driver have to show your "Green" Safe Hawaii travel website on your phone. Can't just show them a negative Covid test.

At KOA the rental companies have consolidated to one of their partner facilities. We rented from Enterprise and picked up from Alamo.

Although it's not horrible, at least at KOA, "quickly" is a word you need to suspend from your vocabulary.
 

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Enterprise, National and Alamo are all the same company ( In ownership anyway. all privately owned by the same family, that original started Enterprise then later acquired the other 2 ) . Just FYI.
 
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Hello Everyone. My family of 4 planned a Hawaii trip more than a year ago when COVID was in full swing and we got three really good auto reservations: 1) Avis - intermediate SUV 3 weeks (June) on Hawaii for $1500. 2) All Save Car Rental / Fox Rent A Car two weeks on Maui in July for under $600 in a mid size SUV. And a really small car on Molokai for two weeks $500 if we pay cash in August. None of these folks would allow me to prepay I tried. I am hearing that there are real issues with autos presently on the islands. May I please asks if anyone has any feedback with regards to the probability that we can actually count on these quotes that we do have on “paper.” And / or any ideas on how to create a situation where an auto company might be more inclined to honor their reservation?
Well please let us know if your reservations and prices were honored. I have read several stories of companies not honoring their quotes when you get to the counter. I would hope however if one made the booking directly with the rental company , and was a member of their frequent renter programs, etc. that you would have less chance of being held up at the counter with a price or reservation that they refuse to honor. But if it happens I sure would like to hear about it, and if it does happen that would surely effect my loyalty to any such car rental company in the future.
 
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Well please let us know if your reservations and prices were honored. I have read several stories of companies not honoring their quotes when you get to the counter. I would hope however if one made the booking directly with the rental company , and was a member of their frequent renter programs, etc. that you would have less chance of being held up at the counter with a price or reservation that they refuse to honor. But if it happens I sure would like to hear about it, and if it does happen that would surely effect my future loyalty to any such car rental company in the future.
I'm in Maui now and we just spent two weeks on the Big Island. No issues. I got good rates and they were honored.
 

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Well that's good news. Thank You. Hopefully I can find a reasonable car rental rate when I go to the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch / San Antonio Texas, in Mid July.
 

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lol, I checked that this morning and noticed that it's no longer $48k. You're getting a deal at *checks notes* $24,369.
Probably just an airline tariff filing error. ALL (most) all airline booking systems (GDS's) pull their fare information from the same data base of fares where Airlines have "filed" them . Google just accesses that same database. I imagine it has been corrected by now. (enough so that I did not bother to check it myself). But just FYI .
 

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Probably just an airline tariff filing error. ALL (most) all airline booking systems (GDS's) pull their fare information from the same data base of fares where Airlines have "filed" them . Google just accesses that same database. I imagine it has been corrected by now. (enough so that I did not bother to check it myself). But just FYI .
It has been corrected. The chart doesn't show that it went up to $48K but is doesn't show the next day when it dropped to $10K.

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Has anyone rented through Budget at OGG recently? I read stories in the past about how they had to show a negative Covid test result to get their rental, but I'm wondering how this works with FastBreak. I assume I can still grab my keys at FastBreak, but quickly show them my negative test?
In case anyone was wondering the answer to this, somebody elsewhere told me that FastBreak was still a go at OGG (in the garage), so that's great news. They said nobody checked the Aloha Safe app or anything as the exited in their rental car.
 

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I was just on Maui from May 29 to June 6th (2021). At the suggestion of the onsite host at the property I checked with Kihei Rent A Car. They had very reasonable rates and their shuttle to from the airport was great. Excellent experience from start to finish. I'll use them again when I'm back in the Kihei area.

Edit: Clarified that the shuttle I took was from Kihei Rent A Car.
 
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