User:Kentsmith9/Places/Car rental

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Car rental

If car rentals are offered at the airport, identify if it is part of a single unified rental facility or individual facilities and follow the appropriate instructions below.

Unified car rental facility

If rental companies share a common airport-owned facility, it's best to add that as one place and link external results for each of the rental companies there. However, the system will not permit linking more than 3-4 depending upon what else is already linked to the unified place. In that case, in addition to the main common facility, create individual point places for each separate rental company.

Further, if the rental counters are at a different place from the car return, add separate place points.

Name the car rental facility or return in a similar way to the terminals, using the airport code followed by a descriptor, for example DFW - Rental Car Facility. If there is an associated parking lot, add it according to the guidance on parking lots.

See Car rental place point examples for more information.

Individual car rental facilities

For separate company facilities located within or in the vicinity of the airport, the airport code may be appended at the end of the name after a hyphen, for example Avis - IAD. This applies even to car rental facilities that aren't within the airport area but provide shuttle service from the airport to their rental office. Add places where each airport-associated car rental facility is located. If there is an associated parking lot, add it according to the guidance on parking lots. Further, if all such separate facilities are located in a common area such as on a single stretch of road, add a single "rental car return" point place as defined in the previous subsection.

Further, if the rental counters are at a different place from the car returns, add separate place points for each.

For companies that merge and keep both brand names but serve the public from a single location, create a single point place for that address named with the combination of both companies and add two additional alternate names with the separate brand names. Be sure to link the 3rd party sources for both brands (if present). See this Thrifty/Dollar example.

See Car rental place point examples for more information.

Car rental place point examples

For the various combinations above, use the following naming guidelines to create individual place points named as follows:

Location of
Rental Car Counter and Rental Car Return
Rental Center
Common Facility Separate Facilities
Single location for
Rental Counter and
Car Return
with less than 3-4 agencies IAD - Rental Car Facility1, 2 Avis - LAS
Hertz - LAS
National - LAS
with more than 3-4 agencies SFO - Rental Car Facility2
Avis - SFO
Hertz - SFO
National - SFO
Separate locations for Rental Counter and Car Return Rental Counter with less than 3-4 agencies KAE - Rental Car Counter1 Avis Rental Car Counter - JFK
Hertz Rental Car Counter - JFK
National Rental Car Counter - JFK
with more than 3-4 agencies DEN - Rental Car Counter
Avis Rental Car Counter - DEN
Hertz Rental Car Counter - DEN
National Rental Car Counter - DEN
Car Return with less than 3-4 agencies KAE - Rental Car Return1 Avis Rental Car Return - JFK
Hertz Rental Car Return - JFK
National Rental Car Return - JFK
with more than 3-4 agencies DEN - Rental Car Return
Avis Rental Car Return - DEN
Hertz Rental Car Return - DEN
National Rental Car Return - DEN

1Directly link the external sources for each agency to the main place point (when less than 3-4).
2Add an alternate name with AIRPORT_CODE - Rental Car Return.