Up until recently renting a car was a fading pastime for me.
With the hassles of transiting to consolidated rental car facilities and the ease and ubiquity of Uber, the need to rent a car for business travel was on the wane.
Even in Los Angeles, the Uber/Lyft option would end up being cheaper in the long run. That’s even without factoring in the time involved to fetch and return a hired car.
At this moment, the travel industry is upside down. Everything old is new again. That goes for getting a rental car. Most of the inconveniences are the same. That trouble is offset by having a personal rolling air bubble.
Welcome back to driving shabby nine-month-old cars with 30,000 miles on the odometer. If you can smell that strange odor coming from the back seat, consider yourself Covid-negative.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.