I was thinking about going to visit my parents in Cork for a week in November. And I was thinking that I would hire a car to get myself and her highness from Shannon to Cork. And it is criminally expensive. Which of the following charges would you describe as unreasonable:
– 40 euro per day extra for baby car seat hire
– 25 euro per day location surcharge (if you pick up the car in an airport or a city location: um where do car hire offices usually live?)
– 50 euro drop off charge if you leave the car off somewhere different from where you picked it up.
And I haven’t even paid for the bloody car yet. I only wanted it for the day to get me up and down to Shannon. I fear that if we are to go at all, my poor parents may be pressed into service. Or, I suppose, oh horror, we could get the bus.
on 17 October 2004 at 00:50
I’d only go for the bus if the journey is relatively short and it comes complete with either toilets or stopping points.
Nope, I’d draught in your parents! lol
on 17 October 2004 at 20:41
Well I’m assuming that Cork don’t do Belgian flights? I’m trying to remember how long a drive it is to Shannon – would the bus be that bad? (Don’t get me wrong, I hate buses and avoid long trips like the plague). Maybe you’re more worried about herself and the almost inevitable noisy tantrum that will lead to evil looks from fellow passengers.But yes, that does sound like crazy money, especially for the seat, just bring your own! So if it’s not too stressful for them, I’d do some parent-roping.
on 17 October 2004 at 21:30
Jack, it’s a hard airport to get to. I would bore you with the details, but I can’t face it. Glowstars, Loc, I think your advice is good and I may well rope in my unfortunate parents.