It is very important to make sure when you are booking a vehicle rental online, that you actually use the correct time of pick up. Some people assumed that once they make the reservation that the vehicle will be waiting for you till the desk closes for the night. That is not true and do not be so naive. There have been reports of people arriving two hours late and their vehicle reservation was deemed no-show and was rented off to a walk-in customer. In this new age of technology, it is important that you read the terms and conditions and be able to protect yourself. You cannot fault a company for renting off your reserved vehicle for a higher price after you show up two hours late. So here are some tips. Firstly, if you are booking online, and are coming from out of town from a flight, leave them the information of the flight. If your flight is delayed, they can find out and may hold on to it longer for you. Secondly, give yourself ample time in your planning. Do not expect yourself to leave the airport within ten minutes if you have to wait for luggage, plus you rather show up early for your rental than late. A lot of times if you are early, some companies have been known to upgrade your vehicle to a higher class if the one you rented out is still out. And lastly, make sure you read the terms and conditions. Do not get blind-sided with extra fees or be fined for something you are not prepared or notified of.