Just a quick question really, I'm flying into Seattle Tacoma on the 1st April and leaving on the 2nd May from LAX... found a great deal for renting a car (as i'm 22 the prices were so high... and extra $25 a day sur-charge, with one way drop off) but I managed to find a great young persons deal with Budget which cost £1000 rental in total.
I was really happy with the price (as it's going to be split between four people anyway) only I called up to book just now and they said i needed a credit card for them to swipe at Seattle for security reasons, which i understand... only I've never had a credit card. The people i am travelling with do but they can't accept their cards as it has to be the driver... now I'm in a big mess as we definitely need to drive the trip rather than use coach/rail... but i can't book the deal because i don't have a credit card in my name... but i don't think I'll find a better deal and that was our limit really, we are all quite stressed about about this now and didn't understand why they can't just swipe my friends card.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can get out of this mess? If i applied for a card it might not be cleared in time for when I leave in 3 weeks... but if anyone knows of any other places we can rent a car, with a fair price? any help would be much appriciated... we have wanted to drive across the west coast for a long time.