A Rental Car/FBO Connection
A source of complication for many GA pilots has always been that once you land, you still have to get to your destination, and it's not always easy. One car-rental company is trying to solve that problem, with a program aimed directly at GA pilots. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the biggest car-rental company in North America, has an easy-to-use Web portal, where pilots can plug in any airport identifier and get immediate detailed information about rental-car availability. In some cases, there is a branch on the airport, but if not, Enterprise will deliver the car to your FBO or pick you up there and shuttle you to their facility. The site lists what service is available, as well as car models and prices. Response to the project has been "tremendous," Enterprise spokesman Brad Carr told AVweb on Tuesday. "The [online] information is updated frequently as our status at airports change and we are on site at more and more locations every day. It has been available for more than a year now. Pilots like the fact that it is essentially one-stop shopping." Enterprise has more than 6,900 offices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany and Ireland. The company operates more than 850,000 vehicles and has about 220 on-site airport locations.