How to Complete Fast Check-in for Your US Car Hire

Queue Jump

Jumping the queues and getting on your way quickly are surely the ultimate goal of any car renter. After all, with the long international flight that most customers endure, queues for passport control and queues for baggage, another queue is the last thing you or your family want.

A few of our car rental suppliers have a way that, with a little planning and preparation, you can do your best to bypass the desk and get out to your car.  Here we will look at the options and explain how to complete the forms.

Alamo Reservations

Our Alamo vouchers are supplied with a link to Alamo’s Save-Time facility.  By completing this on-line form at least a week ahead of your arrival (ideally as soon as you get the voucher through is best), you can supply your driver number from your driving licence, the expiry date of your licence, your date of birth, your home address and a contact number, along with the details of any additional drivers, ahead of time.  This is all the information that would normally be gathered at the desk when you arrive from your driving licence.

Put these details in ahead of time and you save time at the desk. The agent will just have to give a cursory check to your driving licence and credit card to make sure they match those supplied.  To complete the Save-Time web page you will need to enter your last name and the Supplier Confirmation number from your voucher, and then have the following details to hand for each driver:

  • Your pre-paid rental voucher
  • Driving Licence
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Contact Number

Please make sure that you use the link sent on your voucher, rather than trying to access Alamo’s On-line Check in – the two facilities are not the same.  If you purchase our Diamond package and would like us to complete this on your behalf, we will need all the above mentioned details.

Dollar and Thrifty Reservations

Our Dollar and Thrifty vouchers are supplied with a link for you to complete an Early Check In. Follow the link and add the required details and this will speed up your car collection process when you arrive. Keep a look out for ‘Check in Kiosks’ from Dollar and Thrifty  – if they are present at your location, then you can use these rather than the desk, as long as you have completed your Early Check In.

You will need the following to hand for the lead driver only (additional drivers still need to be added on arrival):

  • Your pre-paid rental voucher
  • Driving Licence
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Contact Number