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Car rental agencies? #146207
10/12/2017 09:17 AM
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Carol_Hill Offline OP
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I wonder what the status is of the car rental agencies? Bill and Elaine posted that a friend of theirs on island was unable to obtain a rental car. There have to be some cars available?


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146208
10/12/2017 10:11 AM
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Yonkers, NY
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I emailed Alain from Triple A but did not hear back. We wanted to let him know we weren't coming and to ask how he was doing.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: fabila] #146209
10/12/2017 10:12 AM
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I guess you would be going very soon now. So sorry.

I think email is very slow and non existent in some cases still.


Carol Hill
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: fabila] #146210
10/12/2017 10:15 AM
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I emailed Empress the other day and he emailed back that they were open and ready for business.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146211
10/12/2017 10:31 AM
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Yes, we would have been only 13 days away from a 2 week long vacation meeting up with friends we hadn't seen in a year and others who we luckily are able to see on a more regular basis. God willing there will be a visit for us next year.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146212
10/12/2017 10:36 AM
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I know Lesley (kennys) lost some cars didn't know if he lost all of them.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: bbeach] #146213
10/12/2017 10:48 AM
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OK, thanks.


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146214
10/12/2017 10:59 AM
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Patrick Brathwaite of Affordable Rent-a-Car just e mailed me yesterday that he is open and renting.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: islandlove] #146215
10/12/2017 11:08 AM
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islandlove said:
I know Lesley (kennys) lost some cars didn't know if he lost all of them.


This is what Lesley said to me a few weeks ago:

"a lot of the cars are damaged from flying debris . Have started working on them and have one missing , but it will be covered by the clients credit card. "


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Coffee] #146216
10/12/2017 11:40 AM
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OK, thanks. Anyone else we can add to the list? Or are most people open, just don't have any available cars because of so many cars damaged??


Carol Hill
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146217
10/12/2017 11:42 AM
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Saw on Facebook hertz was open.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: fabila] #146218
10/12/2017 01:09 PM
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Fab......please post when you do hear back from Alain or Myra. Haven't heard any news here about them...hoping they are all well. thanks.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: EdB] #146219
10/12/2017 01:19 PM
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Just spoke with Anthea of Affordable Car Rentals, they are open for business, 721-523-2290. Affordable Car Rentals is located near the airport, I know that Patrick move most of his cars to high ground before the hurricane, some of the cars were damaged by the high winds.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: BeachKitten] #146220
10/12/2017 02:56 PM
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Actually we just found it today on the French Port and in good condition but missing license plates.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Kennys] #146221
10/12/2017 03:07 PM
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Good news, Lesley, and glad you were able to locate it.

I canít imagine what everyone is going through in trying to locate and establish ownership of missing goods, particularly cars, with so many having been totally destroyed. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: pat] #146222
10/12/2017 03:12 PM
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Thanks Pat and yes you are correct because a lot of cars were actually stolen, but not ours . It was left parked between some containers without it license plates.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: fabila] #146223
10/12/2017 03:13 PM
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We also emailed Alain and received no reply. Hope he and Myra and their famlies are OK

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146224
10/12/2017 04:14 PM
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I just got an email from Louis at Automax , he is fine and has cars available to rent.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Jasperben] #146225
10/12/2017 04:30 PM
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Thrifty in simpson bay is open, and Nono car rental at grand case airport plus a couple others...

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146226
10/12/2017 05:15 PM
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Emailed with Michael at Unity. He will have a car ready for us on the 25th! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Angelface] #146227
10/15/2017 02:25 AM
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Good to hear that Michael is back up and running. Still no word from Alain.


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Angelface] #146228
10/15/2017 08:54 PM
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I contacted Allain a few weeks ago via WhatsApp text message and told him I was planning on coming in January. He got back to me about a day later and said everyone was ok. I assume that included Myra. He said many of his cars were damaged but he had insurance and would be ready for us when we come. I was uncertain about my arrival due to flights etc and said I would be in touch. He said he would look forward to hearing from me.
If you havenít heard from him perhaps a phone call would be the way to go.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Nowhatched] #146229
10/15/2017 09:02 PM
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I am very glad to hear your report from Alain. Thank you for sharing this I was very worried about him and his family and of course Myra.


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Nowhatched] #146230
10/16/2017 07:58 AM
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Glad to hear that Alain is ok. Agreed, our dependence on email here in the states for everything doesn't work so well in SXM, especially these days. A phone call is often best.


Carol Hill
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146231
10/16/2017 08:11 AM
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Empress is up and running.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Nowhatched] #146232
10/16/2017 01:52 PM
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I emailed Alain this AM about my cancellation of our January trip and got a response a couple of hours later. They are fine but obviously have a lot of damaged cars.

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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: boucharda] #146233
10/17/2017 08:05 PM
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People's Republic of Md
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I got a car from Empress for this week. I tried to call Unity but got no answer from 2 different phone numbers. Probably should have tried internet.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: dannan] #146234
10/17/2017 08:25 PM
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Some of the phone numbers are down , hence the no connection.
Most of us are up and running .

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Kennys] #146235
10/18/2017 08:21 AM
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Long Island, NY
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Great news Leslie, glad you are back in business.


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY] #146236
10/20/2017 01:53 PM
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Kenny's Car Rental is open.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146237
10/21/2017 09:54 AM
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St Louis, MO
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Heard from Angela of Horizon Car Rentals which is who I have used for several years now. She had damage to 75% of her fleet. Intends to be open for business by December.


Next SXM visit -November 2023. Also January 2024.
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: SXMNorm] #146238
10/21/2017 10:01 AM
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Chicago area & St-Martin
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It appears as if NextLevel car rental is up and running.


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Julius] #146239
10/21/2017 03:27 PM
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Kenny's is open for business. Got a car from Lesley this past week. Great service as always!!!!

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: Carol_Hill] #146240
10/21/2017 07:23 PM
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Any word on AAA and Alain? .

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: sxmsandbum] #146241
10/21/2017 08:57 PM
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Someone posted here that Alain is fine and they are open.


Carol Hill
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: ColinsMema] #146242
10/21/2017 10:30 PM
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Wasn't every car on the island damaged in some form?


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: BeachKitten] #146243
10/22/2017 06:38 AM
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Wasn't every car on the island damaged in some form?


According to my taxi driver friend and his brother (who owns a body shop), a great number of cars suffered some damage. He also told me driving can be pretty dangerous as people are driving cars without mirrors, lights, windows, etc. and it is making for unfavorable conditions.

Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: BeachKitten] #146244
10/22/2017 08:13 AM
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Wasn't every car on the island damaged in some form?


Many were, many were not. Ours had not a scratch.


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Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: BillandElaine] #146245
10/22/2017 09:59 AM
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BillandElaine said:
Many were, many were not. Ours had not a scratch.


WOW! Was yours in a garage or something?

I recall reading that someone had their villa heavily damaged, but the car was fine as it was in the cement bunker of a garage.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Car rental agencies? [Re: BeachKitten] #146246
10/22/2017 10:01 AM
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Yes, that is what someone posted on here previously. The had a truck that was damaged but another vehicle that was not.


J.D.

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