Original Deal Linky
Here is a front lines report from London Heathrow:
“I’ll be honest, I thought this was a fool’s errand. So much so that I was 2 hours late for my booking, as I kept having another cup of coffee to put off the schlepp out to LHR.
Seeing as the rental location was the north perimeter road, I opted to stay on the Tube until LHR T1,2,3. T1 is the nearest from the Tube station, so I headed for T1 international arrivals.
I kept it very neat and tidy. Big smile for the lady behind the desk, prompt presentation of credit card and both parts of the UK driving license.
She tapped something in. And then looked up and said “Do you actually want a Beetle? How about a Golf GTi?”
I meekly said yes, trying to contain my enthusiasm.
She picked up the phone. Said a few words and then hung up. At this juncture, I thought the jig was up.
But no. Fuel Options? I’ll return it full, thanks. Insurance? Covered by the Amex Platinum, I offered. She nodded vigourously to this, as if it would be madness not to be.
Then she saw the price.
To say there was a sharp intake of breath, followed by her eyes popping out on stalks would be putting it mildly. I thought someone had stabbed her.
“That’s an….amazing price”
I thought carefully and then said quietly “That’s why I’m here”
“That is an…..amazing price” She continued to stare at the screen in disbelief.
Again, “I know. That’s why I’m here.” Situations like this call for saying as little as possible.
“Well, that’s the first one of those I’ve seen. No wonder they can’t give us a pay rise”
She picked up one of the yellow booklets, filled out the details or the car and the bay, and that was that. Off to the shuttle bus.
Price was detailed in Pounds. I had on my quote
34 Days at 3.09 USD
UNLIMITED FREE MILES”