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The Car Rental Apocalypse

When I was in Hawaii last month, it was just manic. Cars sold out and people renting U-Haul’s to get around – if they didn’t get gouged for a $1,000 a day rental car.

We’ve been hearing a lot about the difficulties in renting cars in leisure destinations right now. Hawaii is by far the worst example, but people are struggling in a variety of leisure destinations, including South Florida, as well.

Forbes recently covered this car rental apocalypse, with AutoSlash Founder and CEO Jonathan Weinberg pointing out that “The rental car companies were forced to go into survival mode and they sold off as many vehicles as they possibly could.”

So who better to chat with about how to handle car rentals these days?

Join me as I moderate a session on renting cars during this unusual time with AutoSlash CEO Jonathan Weinberg and AutoSlash VP of Operations, Chris Luth – both MilesTalk Facebook group members 😉

We’ll cover some common questions like:

  • What should you be doing to avoid sold-out situations and get the best possible rates
  • Are there simple tips that can pay off big when the stakes are high?
  • How to avoid showing up and finding you don’t have a car

And we’ll take your questions live!

Session Details

May 6th: 9pm ET / 6PM PT at this YouTube link.

If you click that link now, it will take you to the page and you can click for a reminder when we are about to go live. And you definitely should, because you won’t want to miss this.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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