May 17, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
Checked out Alamo's rate for a rental car. Then searched online for rental cars at the same airport - ending with Carrentals.com bringing up about 6 different sites. All had about the same price as Alamo except for Hotwire, which was 50% less. Decided I didn't want to take the chance on Hotwire actually coming through with what they promised, as this was a small city, and would likely be out of cars when I arrived - so I would be screwed if anything went wrong with the Hotwire reservation. Went back to Alamo and reserved the car. This time, Alamo's rate had dropped by 30% from the quote a few minutes earlier. I was pleased, but remain puzzled. Was Alamo's computer made aware of my quote from Hotwire??