Seattle Cuts the Ribbon on One Slick and Sexy Car Rental Facility
Go ahead and call us picky, but one of our travel pet peeves is landing at a beautiful airport and then suffering through a horrible shuttle ride over to an outdated and poorly lit rental car lot. We’re big fans of oversized rental car facilities where we can walk, bus, or train it over to our rental, so that’s why we’re pumped to hear about the plan over at Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle.
Costing around $400 million buckaroos, the new place takes up like 23 acres or so of space, and there’s plenty of room for rental everything, from big SUVs down to Chevy Aveos. It’s even freeing up around 3,000 parking spaces from other spots in and around the airport, so that’s a positive for those who arrive at the airport the old fashioned way—by taking their car. The new rental car palace has room for over 5,000 cars, and the plan is that it can process as many as 14,000 cars during a single day. We just wonder how it’s going to hold up during its first Memorial Day weekend.
Sea-Tac’s new rental car facility won’t be connected via monorail, but we’re not going to complain about their fleet of natural gas powered shuttle busses. They’re saving some fuel, being kind to the earth, and they’ll at least be clean, new, and odor-free. If you’re traveling through the area anytime soon you’ll be able to check things out for yourself, as the rental car castle is scheduled to open on May 17th.
Every single rental car company will now offer up their options at the new facility—except for one; Rent-a-Wreck will still be located off-site and thankfully so.
[Photo: Sea-Tac Airport]