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Thrifty Charlotte Douglas Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport handles around 39 million passengers per annum, and is therefore one of the largest airports in the United States of America. The airport is found in North Carolina, just to the west of Charlotte, and nearby to the areas of Belmont and Dixie-Berryhill. The airport is also recognized by its IATA code of CLT. Although arriving passengers have access to buses and taxis once at the airport, a preferred means of transport is by rented car, from one of the car hire companies available, such as Thrifty Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Thrifty is a leading car rental brand, present at many US airports, and at many downtown locations as well. Their innovative services and reasonable car rental rates are found to be attractive by many customers, and Thrifty also offers a wide variety of vehicles for hire.
The airport of Charlotte Douglas is a joint civil-military establishment, handling a large number of domestic and international flights. It is regarded as the sixth busiest in the world for aircraft movements. For its passenger operations, it has one main terminal building and five concourses, labelled as A, B, C, D and E. US Airways use Charlotte Douglas Airport as their main hub, and use all the concourses besides Concourse A. Concourse E has the most gates, and is US Airways’ main building of operation. In future years, the airport will see many improvements, one of which will be a new international terminal, due to begin construction in the current year (2012). Arriving passengers will find the terminal and concourses of the airport quite easy to navigate, as all facilities are well signposted, however, should assistance be required, there are airport volunteers available. Passengers will find the Charlotte Douglas International Airport car hire companies on the lower baggage claim level of the main terminal, and they include Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Auto Europa and National.
Thrifty has more than three hundred car rental locations across the United States of America, many of which are at or nearby major airports. Their vehicles are ideal for business or leisure travellers, and all come with competitive prices. Thrifty’s vehicles are also considered to be in good mechanical condition, and are often hired with free unlimited mileage, which is convenient for most customers. Special services from Thrifty include the Blue Chip and Blue Chip Rewards Programs. The Blue Chip membership entitles customers to priority counter service, and in general, easier and quicker reservations, rentals and returns. The Blue Chip Rewards Program is an optional program that gives customers credits each time they rent a car (one credit per day of car hire), and these credits provide free rental days at Thrifty. One free day of car hire is awarded to the customer for every sixteen days of paid rentals. The free day certificate may be redeemed on any size car (from Compact to Fullsize), and on any day of the year.
Another innovative idea from Thrifty is the Wild Card Program, which is accessed by selecting the ‘Wild Car’ category when reserving a vehicle. The customer will receive a Compact or larger vehicle, but only pay for Compact vehicle rates. The customer may receive a Midsize car, a Minivan or even an SUV, which will be great value for money, since that Compact rates will be charged. The vehicle is chosen on the customer’s behalf at the rental counters, and is guaranteed to have at least five seatbelts and room for two or more luggage items.
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport car rental companies, including Thrifty, have many ordinary vehicle categories from which to choose as well. There are Economy cars such as the Chevrolet Aveo, Compact cars similar to the Ford Focus, Midsize cars like the Dodge Avenger and Standard cars similar to the Ford Fusion. Larger sedans are found in the Fullsize, Premium and Luxury categories, and include the Chevrolet Impala, Ford Crown Victoria and Buick LaCrosse. The Jeep Wrangler is an example of one of Thrifty’s Midsize Open Air All Terrain vehicles, and SUVs for hire are the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Chevrolet Traverse and Chevrolet Suburban. Groups of travellers may need a car that will seat more than five people, and therefore Thrifty offers Minivans similar to the Dodge Caravan, and Passenger Vans similar to the Ford E350. Convertibles may also be hired, such as the Ford Mustang.
Since that Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a busy rental location, passengers are recommended to make advanced online car rental reservations. Along with the reservation, passengers are also able to select optional items of equipment, such as child seats and satellite navigation systems. Thrifty hand controls are available for disabled drivers, and are free of charge from Charlotte Douglas Airport. Hand control equipment is ideally used by persons with a lower limb disability, as they operate the brake and accelerator pedals of the vehicle.
From the car rental companies of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, one way hires may be requested as well. A one way hire is when the vehicle is collected from one rental location, but then returned to another. Thrifty one way hire services may incur additional charges. To rent a car from Thrifty, the customer must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and major credit card, and should meet the minimum age requirements of the location. Persons 21 to 24 years of age are usually permitted to hire a vehicle, although younger drivers will pay higher rental rates. All further car rental details are available from Thrifty, at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Charlotte Airport (CLT)
4216 Air Ramp Road
Charlotte, NC, United States 28214
Telephone Number: (877) 283-0898