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    Default Avis car hire experiences anyone?

    Hiya all we landing at fort lauderdale with BA in october and have never used Avia always been alamo,dollar or budget.
    Looking on my booking all straight forward and nothing to pay on arrival,i presume Avis use the toll system like everyone esle,where your billed like 3 weeks after you get home.
    Never flew into lauderdale either any info if Avis are ok would be greatly appreciated and if you pick your car like in orlando or you get given keys at desk...thx all regards


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    We've used Avis with no problems in the past (a very big and reliable company), but not from Fort Lauderdale. These details might help, though: http://locations.avis.com/us/fl/fort...rdale/fll.html

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    Car hire companies are interesting, Avis is one of the big three.
    Avis owns Budget and Zipcar,
    Hertz owns, Dollar, Advsntage and a Thrifty and
    Enterprise owns Alamo and National.
    In theory, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise are meant to be the premium end of these mix of brands. In reality they are all pretty much a muchness, so don't worry it's going to be fine.
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    Sandrino, if you look at this link it will explain the Sunpass for each hire car company, Scroll down a bit for Avis.

    https://www.sunpass.com/rentalcar
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    Hi Sandrino. We have hired through Avis/BA a couple of times and have always been more than happy with the cars we have been given
    Make certain you join Avis Preferred as this gives you a second driver free and you skip the lines and go straight to the garage.
    Can't help with the Sunpass as we always turn the pass off in the car as it isn't a viable option for us, so we pay cash for our tolls.

    I know Spencem has flown into Fort Lauderdale, so hopefully he can shed some light on this area for you

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    Car hire is in a separate building at Fort Lauderdale, you catch a bus outside the terminal to it. I believe all of the car hire companies are in the same place.
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    I think this is an interesting video at FL
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...509-story.html

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    So the fact of catching a bus outside termial to get to avis which it says is on 3rd floor,is it organised properly and we not sat waiting for joe bloggs to come out the toilet lol

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    It is very well organised and there really shouldn't be much waiting about, even if you just miss a bus. They have plenty doing the airport circuit

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    Hello so joining avis preferred what do i need to do as will only be using them for this holiday. Also when i arrive to collect car is their a seperate desk check in to collect keys etc or is it like orlando where keys are in car in garage,not sure about going straight garage either prefer to confirm with an agent..
    excellent help though

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