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Late night car rentals

What do travellers do when their flight does not get into Kona airport until 11 p.m.- after the car rentals close?

Our condo is 3 miles south of downtown Kona so a taxi would be too expensive.

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1. Re: Late night car rentals

As long as your rental company knows which flight your on they will still open. It's a common question. Wouldn't hurt to give them a warning about your flight times.

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2. Re: Late night car rentals

The major car rental companies at KOA absolutely stay open until the last flight arrives. No worries. As the previous poster notes....ensure that your flight number is on your rental car reservation.

We have seen the companies close at 10:30...then re-open at 03:30 to meet a significantly delayed(mechanical issues) flight from the mainland.

It is a common concern of many...these posted closing times (Ours as well...first time)...however.not to worry.

There is a ton of revenue off of these flights (especially Mainland).....as the majority of Folks are renting a vehicle.

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3. Re: Late night car rentals

Just make sure you have a reservation. If the rental agencies know you are coming, they'll be there.

Anymore, just showing up at the airport is a recipe for a bad vacation. Rental car companies have reduced their inventory and occasionally sell out during peak times. Without a reservation, you'll pay the highest prices...

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4. Re: Late night car rentals

We had your situation with a late flight from Honolulu to Kauai. Have the local phone number with you. I called the rental agency in Lihue to let them know we were still coming in while stuck in the Honolulu airport (waiting, waiting).

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Edited: 03 April 2011, 18:46
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5. Re: Late night car rentals

We actually are arriving this thursday, at 10:30 (direct from Vancouver).

We have done this flight before, and as others have posted, just ensure you have a rental confirmation. All will be good.

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6. Re: Late night car rentals

We are too Westjet? We are coming from Fort St John.BC

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7. Re: Late night car rentals

Someone responded this to me also, yet the car companies I talked to told me they wouldn't stay open. Help!

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8. Re: Late night car rentals

Did you speak to the local desk or the national desk? You need to speak to the actual people you will be dealing with.

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