Auto Europa Charlotte Douglas Airport
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Auto Europa Charlotte Douglas Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is an airport in the United States of America, and is found in the state of North Carolina. It is a large airport, handling around 39 million passengers per annum, and is rated as the eleventh busiest in the nation in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is also a major hub for the airline company US Airways, and is recognised by its IATA code of CLT. Arriving passengers will find all the facilities they require, including ground transport options and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport car hire companies such as Auto Europa. Auto Europa is well known around the world as a reliable and trustworthy source of car rentals, and as a company that is dedicated to providing excellent customer service.
Auto Europa is currently one of the largest car hire companies in the world, and have over 8,000 car rental locations in a number of countries. They are a popular choice for renters in the United States, and are present at all the major airports of the country. Auto Europa Charlotte Douglas International Airport has rental counters on the lower baggage claim level of the main terminal building, and are open for most hours of the day and night. The rental counters are easy to find from the baggage pick-up areas of the airport, and no further transport is required. However, the vehicles of the car hire companies may be parked a distance from the terminal, and a shuttle will therefore be needed for transport to the vehicle. Auto Europa will provide further instructions regarding the location of your rented car. In a rented car from Charlotte Douglas Airport is quite a popular way to travel the area, therefore it is recommended to make an advanced reservation. Earlier bookings will ensure that your ideal car is ready and waiting for your arrival at the airport, and that all items of equipment, such as child seats and satellite navigation systems, will be available.
Auto Europa hand controls for disabled drivers will also require an advanced reservation, as this device will need to be fitted the vehicle, and is only available on certain types of automatic cars. Make this reservation at least forty-eight hours prior to your arrival at Charlotte Douglas Airport. Hand control equipment is used by persons with a lower limb disability, and controls the main functions of the vehicle (accelerator and brakes), but no other functions, such as the car’s lights and windshield wipers. Persons with disabilities will find the airport to be completely accessible, and may take advantage of other services offered by the car hire companies. For example, a person unable to drive due to a disability may still be the primary renter of a vehicle, and use his/her credit card for payment, provided that the renter is accompanied by an able driver that has a valid driver’s license. This additional driver is free of charge as well.
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport car rental companies offer a wide range of vehicles for hire, and in most cases, they are hired by category, rather than by their specific makes and models. Some of the car categories available from Auto Europa are Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury and SUV. Many people arriving at the airport hire cars such as the Chevrolet Aveo, Chevy Cobalt and Chevrolet Cruze, as they come with the cheaper car rental rates, and are also cars that are easy to drive with low fuel consumption. They are ideal for four passengers, and have room for a few luggage items. Slightly larger vehicles are similar to the Ford Fusion, Chevy Impala, Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS, and these cars will come with a higher price tag, especially those which are of more luxurious models.
Larger cars also include Minivans and SUVs, some of which are able to seat up to seven passengers. The Chrysler Grand Voyager is an example of a Minivan hired, and the Chevy Equinox, Ford Escape, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Tahoe are SUVs hired from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. One way hires are available from Auto Europa, and are when the vehicle is returned to a different car rental location, for example, collected from Charlotte Douglas Airport but returned to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia. Hire cars can usually be driven to other nearby states, but may not be taken out of the country, into Mexico or Canada. For this a cross-border rental will need to be arranged, and they are not permitted by many of the car hire companies. Auto Europa one way hires may incur additional charges, but may also be free of charge, depending on their return location.
To rent a car from Auto Europa, the primary renters and additional drivers listed on the rental contract will need to be at least 21 years of age, and should possess a valid driving license issued either in the United States or in Canada. Foreign renters will need to support their local driving license with additional documents, such as a passport and proof of return to their country of residence. An International Driving Permit may also be required. Keep in mind that there are extra charges for additional drivers listed on the agreement, and they will need to meet the same requirements as the primary renter.
Although 25 years of age is the standard minimum age to rent a car, younger drivers are also accepted, provided that they pay an additional amount for young driver fees. This amount is applicable per day of car hire, and per underage driver registered on the rental contract. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories, and are not able to use a debit card at the start of the rental period. A major credit card is, however, required by all renters, regardless of the card that is used for the initial hold required for the estimated rental charges. Credit cards that are accepted include American Express, Diner’s Club Intl, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, GE Capital, AT & T and Sears.
Contact Auto Europa at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for all further car rental enquiries.
From North America:
+1 207 842 2000 (telephone)
+1 207 842 2222 (fax)
From outside of America, please consult Auto Europa’s international telephone list at http://www.autoeuropa.com.