Atlanta, Georgia offers something delightful to every tourist. All year round, travellers flock into the city to experience some southern hospitality and culture, enjoy its restaurants and marvel at its attractions. If your visit to the city is just for a short time, it would be beneficial to pick a car hire from Dollar Atlanta airport. It would be a pleasant experience when driving around the city as it is well-laid out. However, traffic can be a headache during rush hours (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). Atlanta is also spread out so the use of a rental car from Dollar Atlanta airport would be a wise decision.
Since 2005, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (airport code: ATL) has been considered as the world’s busiest airport. ATL is solely owned by the City of Atlanta and its operation is overseen by the Department of Aviation. It has been serving nearly 90 million passengers annually or about 245,000 passengers daily. Yearly, it has been accommodating nearly a million flights, mostly domestic flights as Atlanta is the main hub for air travel throughout south-eastern part of the United States of America. ATL also provides service to international airlines of Africa, Asia, Central America, North America, South America and Europe.
As Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is expecting more passenger traffic and bracing itself for more dynamic and busier operations, it has undergone projects for capital improvement. One of these projects wasthe Hartsfield-Jackson Rental Car Center(RCC) that was opened in 2009. It puts together under one roof all the airport rental car agencies. For easy access, a four-lane roadway was constructed across Interstate 85 to link the rental car center to the airport road network. Also, an automated people mover called the ATL SkyTrain was built to connect the airport facility not only to the Hartsfield-Jackson RCC but to the Georgia International Convention Center. With the RCC, the rental agency shuttle buses in Atlanta have now become non-existent. When renting a car from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, you will be required to pay a 10% government tax (which includes 7% local sales tax) and a 10% airport tax.
The Dollar Rent a Car is one of the car rental agencies located at the Hartsfield-Jackson RCC. This company was established in 1965 and founded by Henry Caruso in Los Angeles, California. Eventually, it was acquired by Chrysler in 1990.At the Dollar Hartsfield-Jackson RCC, all customer transactions concerning car rental contracts, keys and vehicles can be obtained in one convenient location.
Whether you are on business or vacation, there are several types of cars to choose from Dollar car rental Atlanta Airport. Vehicles offered are economy, compact, mid-size, standard, full-size, premium, luxury, sports utility vehicle or SUV (mid-size, standard, full-size), mid-size open air all terrain, van (mini, mid-size, full-size) and standard convertible. The car’s make and model of choice is subject to availability. Flexibility in choosing the right vehicle to meet nearly your every need is offered by Dollar car rental Atlanta Airport.
With the continuous increase in gas prices, a vehicle that has more gas mileage would be a good choice. Also, keep in mind these concerns when picking a rental car: number of passengers, special equipment needed like child car seats and the quantity of suitcases that would be loaded in the vehicle.Also, make sure that you are covered by insurance. If you are a private auto insurance policy holder, find out whether your visit to Atlanta is covered. Check out if the policy covers every person who will drive the rental car. Also, inquire about the extent of liability that is included in the event that an outside/third party is injured during an accident. Make sure that the type of rental vehicle is contained within the contract.
Most credit card companies furnish some level of insurance as long as their credit card was used to pay for the car rental. However, terms and extent of coverage may vary so it is best to contact the credit card company prior to renting a car.
If you are not an insurance policy holder, it is wise to seriously consider securing additional liability insurance from Dollar rent a car Atlanta Airport and check the terms very well.
When returning the rental car to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport RCC, you may take the Service Road. From the North Service Road, turn left to Global Gateway Connector. After 0.05 miles of travel, turn left upon seeing the first traffic light. You will travel 1 mile on the Riverdale Road. Upon seeing the second traffic light, turn right after the interstate. Turn left to Terminal Parkway (Airport) and obey directions for rental car return. If coming from the South Service Road, you will take the same directions except that it only takes 0.02 miles of travel on the Global Gateway Connector.
There are several routes to the RCC if you are coming from the interstate. FromSouthbound I-85 - take Exit 72 or Atlanta Airport/Camp Creek Parkway Exit. Stay on the left to access the Airport Boulevard. Head south on Airport Boulevard. After passing the exit to the North Terminal, get into the right lane to take the Airport Road. Turn right to Jet Road. Stay on through traffic light and cross the RCC Bridge. Coming from I-85 going north - take Exit 71 or Riverdale Road Exit. Go to the right lane to enter Airport (Terminal Parkway).
Stay on the right to join the South Terminal Parkway. Turn right to Crosswind Road. After the traffic signal, turn right and cross the RCCbridge. From westbound I-285 - take Exit 61 or I-85 North Exit and follow same directions when coming from northbound I-85. From eastbound I-285 - take Exit 61 or I-85 North Exit and follow the same directions when coming from northbound I-85. If you are coming from Riverdale Road and going north - turn right to Terminal Parkway. Stay on the right to join the South Terminal Parkway and then turn right to Crosswind Road. Upon seeing the traffic signal, turn right and cross the RCCbridge.
To return the rental car to Dollar ATL, you have to travel over the RCC Bridge and proceed to the Rental Car Parkway. Stay on the loop road of the building to reach the south parking deck. Entrance to the returns is located at the ground level, mid-point area of the south parking deck.
Dollar Rent a Car in Atlanta Airport is located at the RCC Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. It can be reached at (866)434 -2226 or you can check its website at www.dollar.com.