Cons: not much. Dirty car, especially the glass, Alamo needs to spend more time cleaning the inside and glass (inside and out, could barely see! Cleaned it myself, of course) and pay less attention to the paint job, paint job won't save my life, and I spent majority of time IN the car, not looking at it.
Aug 11 2017
Pros: The price and quick drop off!! The mini van was actually a great ride and comfortable.
Cons: The fact that searching for the car at pick up sucked!! It was in the space we were told it was and had to walk around trying the alarm to find the van...once we located it...I had to go back in and say that even though it was supposed to be "no smoking" the van smelled like cigarette smoke, so we wouldn't be charged with that..then to inquire as what I was supposed to do with the form for damage. I was just used to employees of the rental company walking with you to check out the vehicle. The van also has candy on the side of the passenger seat which meant it wasn't cleaned thoroughly but I wiped it down before my children rode in it.
Dec 2 2015
Pros: Great, fun, affordable car with unlimited miles
Cons: The Alamo booth isn't clearly labeled at the bhm airport. It's shared with the National rental booth but I didn't find that out until I asked one of the National guys where the Alamo booth was.
Feb 17 2016
Quick service and very clean car
Pros: The car had 700 miles on it and was Bluetooth ready for hands free.
Cons: Agent was not very friendly but she wasn't rude either.... Just doing her job.
Mar 4 2016
Don't try to change your plans!!
Cons: I was travelling for work this week and had to change my plans last minute so I had to switch my drop off location and I was charged an extra $350 which was more than I had to pay for the whole rental. I contacted Alamo's customer service who were extremely rude and said this is the rate and there is nothing they can do. The fact that I had their car and was forced to pay this amount felt like I was taken advantage of and had no choice in the matter.
Mar 7 2016
Cons: Didn't have the car I reserved.
May 3 2016
Cons: Check in was a long involved pain, and once I got through it all, was told I was not able to rent a car because I didn't carry a major credit card and was renting for a one-way travel from ATL to BHM. Was largely inconvenient and was sent to another company that could accommodate. It cost me an extra hour in the airport and ended up spending a lot more. I wouldn't recommend Alamo or really Kayak for that matter.
May 4 2016
Pros: Quick drop off and no hassles. Staff was friendly.
Cons: A little confusing from entrance and so many signs for all the different rental companies. Be nice to make them more uniform and better color coded to follow.
May 9 2016
Cons: Both seats were pretty significantly stained. Otherwise, a great experience.
May 16 2016
Cons: service persons were rude unless you were a select customer service person at pickup was on personal phone or cell phone and when stepped in the line put it down and said rudely what can i help you with and then said well you have to have airline information to pick up car I didn't fly in I drove in
Reservation was not available for 1 hour after arr
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Reservation was not available for 1 hour after arrival
Oct 19 2015
Cons: My only issue was that there was a leak in the tire, which was not explained to me at check in. There was a note around the car keys that said "slow leak," but the issue was never discussed with me so I overlooked the note. After driving the car for a few hours I received a low pressure warning which remained on throughout my rental time. I think explaining an issue like a slow leak during check in is ideal, so that the customer has the option of requesting a new car if they plan to drive a long distance.
Oct 28 2015
Pros: Although I didn't have a choice of vehicles because it was the only one left, I really enjoyed driving the Chevy Equinox. Overall a good experience.
Nov 15 2015
Cons: I kept trying to change the date and time it wouldn't allow me. I was very frustrated and everyone I talked to was no help
Feb 3 2016
Pros: Th car worked. The people there were nice enough and meant well.
Cons: The car had a seatbelt that sticks, no fuel cap, and the gas prepay was significantly more than gas in the surrounding area. It took a long time to get the car too.
Mar 25 2016
Pros: Very quick checkin and courteous man at the desk. Car was very clean with low mileage. Excellent experience.
Cons: Everything was very good.
Apr 10 2016
Cons: Had to wait a little bit to get the car....about 12 people in front of me in line that day. Otherwise perfect
Jun 8 2016
Birmingham Dollar needs more staff
Pros: They kept a car for me even though they had to turn away other customers and my flight arrived late. Price was very good.
Cons: It took 30 minutes to get served at the understaffed counter. Car glass was dirty and car reeked of cigarette smoke.
Jul 3 2016
Very good for the price
Pros: This is my 3rd time renting from them. I've never had an issue, and the price is excellent.
Cons: Would not rent me the car. I refused to use a credit card and my credit rating through whatever soft check they conducted prevented me from obtaining a car. I had plenty of money to rent a vehicle and was extremely embarrassed. None the less, Hertz had no problem helping me out and I obtained a vehicle in ten minutes. I will NEVER try and rent from Payless again and for the rest of my life I will willingly discourage anyone from renting with this company.
Apr 17 2016
Good vehicle; counter personnel was lackluster
Pros: The vehicle met my needs at a very good price.
Cons: The counter agent looked disheveled and disinterested I was interested in purchasing the fuel and insurance options, but handed me the paperwork with everything marked declined (without asking). When I asked what the fuel option cost, he responded that he wasn't sure but he believed it was around $2.49/gallon. While it's possible that he was right, the price at the pump ranged between $1.85 and $1.99, so I believe he materially overestimated the cost so that I would not have him change the already printed paperwork. Further, he handed me keys with a form tapped to them noting that if I saw any damage larger than a quarter to mark it on the sheet and bring it back to him. I found several dents and scratches on the car (though non that likely exceeded the quarter-size threshold he specified), so I marked them and took the sheet inside. He took the sheet from me and I left. I later realized that I probably should have kept that sheet and have him initial it so that I kept the documentation that the car was received in that condition. All said -- my experience at the counter was below par, and I believe this staff would benefit from some additional training and a reminder that he plays a significant role in shaping the customer experience! Thank you for the opportunity to share my feedabck.
Apr 24 2016
Pros: The vehicle was service were good.
Cons: Returning the car and having no open spots for parking is unacceptable and a waste of customer time.
Apr 25 2016
Pros: Service was good and fast. The car was clean and nice the front counter rep was professional and kind.
Cons: Left my glasses in the car prescribed and I have been attempting for a week to get someone from lost and found to call left several messages and no response upset about that but the rental itself was fine.
Jul 11 2016
Great with 1 exception
Pros: Renting a car from Payless was an overal great experience. Customer service was great, the car was clean, in great shape and comfortable.
Cons: I asked to drop off in a different location and if there was a cost. I was told I have to bring the car back to that location only. Even though renting a car from Payless was an overal great experience, I might not be able to rent from Payless in the future due to this doesn't meet my overal needs if I need to drop the car in a different location but can't.
Aug 7 2016
Pros: The agent was very pleasant and helpful. She upgraded the rental when they were out of the size that I had ordered. She did not attempt to upsell the rental.
Aug 15 2016
Pros: Good price
Cons: Condition of rental. Car had very high mileage and several areas of visible damage!!.
Aug 21 2016
Pros: Helpful and friendly staff that were willing to answer questions. The entire process was smooth.
Sep 18 2016
Cons: Very hard to get into the parking location for Payless. Then the door to get to the counter was locked & a hassle to get in. Check in clerk was pleasant & helpful. Check out clerk was rude.
Pros: We were late and the line was long, but they had us on the road pretty quickly. So glad for their late hours at Atlanta Hartsfield and for convenient after-hours drop off at Birmingham Shuttlesworth. Very nice car, too.
Nov 10 2016
Pros: The check-in process was quick.
Cons: Car reeked of smoke - like drive with all the windows down type smell. Made for a tough trip.
Jan 3 2017
Pros: Nice clean car. Respectful employees
Apr 4 2017
Pros: I liked that the car looked and smelled clean!
Cons: I couldn't keep it longer for the same rate?
May 6 2017
Pros: Nice, low mileage car. Was given a free upgrade.
Cons: Car had a smell of smoke. Had to buy and use air freshener to get rid of the smell. There was no one there to receive the car upon returning it. Had to go back to the rental desk for turn-in.
Jun 5 2017
Why you pay less
Cons: Poor & slow check in
Poor signage to identify Payless booth
Turn in extremely slow - only one attendant on a Sunday afternoon
Sep 3 2017
Cons: Price advertised and quoted was 100 less than actual. Hidden fees and charges that were not told to us. Awful customer service
Sep 18 2017
Cons: had to wait 3 hrs for my rental car reservation. all the other companies at the airport seemed much more organized. Thrifty was the only company having problems with the busy weekend.
Sep 26 2017
Had reservation but no car.
Pros: I eventually got my car.
Cons: I had made my reservation several weeks in advance but when I arrived they were out of cars. The ladies at the counter, who were put in a horrible position by the company, had to explain to everyone that they were out of cars. Apparently, Thrifty had shipped a good portion of their cars to TX and FL to help out with hurricane victims. While I certainly applaud their effort, they had all my contact info and should have called / text / emailed that there would be a considerable wait for my car pick up. Better yet, they should have been able to forecast how many cars had been reserved and then ship the remainders to TX and FL. Maybe they should hire me as a consultant to help with their obvious data management needs.