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Old 04-12-2021, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Hello all. I will traveling to the area in early June and car rental rates are outrageous. I will be going from FAI to my hotel in North Pole. While in North Pole, I will be staying in town visiting family and not going out in the wilderness sightseeing or anything.

My question is would Uber/Lyft get me to and from the airport and around North Pole for a few days or should I just spring big bucks for the rental car? (I know Uber/Lyft has been less reliable in my current city since COVID, just wanted to check)

Thanks.
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Maybe try asking on the Fairbanks subreddit. I don't know that any of use use Lyft or Uber. They won't come as far out as my house, so... no go for me.

I agree about the rental rates. I just had to rent a car in Anchorage and holy cow.
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Old 04-14-2021, 08:43 PM
 
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Rent the car.
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Old Yesterday, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Thanks. Given these responses and what I know about Uber availability since COVID began...car is booked. Pricey, but it is what it is. Thanks.
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Old Today, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I'd fly to Homer, then drive a loaded truck to Fairbanks, then park the truck and visit family. The trucking Co can "double hump" the truck back South to reload it again.

591 miles, so it's a full day's drive. (Gotta watch those HOS's, ya know!)

Or, load it up with freight to go Southbound. Make a few thousand dollars, then fly home!
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