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Avis charges woman $6,000 saying she drove 23,000 miles

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Some of tThese car rental companies need to relax. Hertz is not the only rental company to give clients problems at present. Vancouver outlet North Shore News reports that Avis charges a CanaIndian woman $6,000 after saying she drove the equivalent of more than 333 miles per hour in his rental.

It all started when a Giovanna Boniface rented a GMC Yukon at Toronto International Airport on August 13 to help her daughter get back to college. She only had the rental for three days and she only rode a total of 105 miles. But ahAfter returning the car, she noticed the rental charges as she boarded her flight. The receipt showed that she traveled 22,668 miles in 68 hours for a total charge of $6,150.31. All charged to his credit card.

You do notYou don’t have to be a whiz or a math whiz to realize that that kind of distance in that amount of time isn’t really humanly possible. But North Shore News broke it down to show that it’s not even possible for the Yukon to do:

If Boniface were to skip all the stops for restrooms and fuel, she would have to maintain a speed of 536.5 kilometers per hour or 148.8 meters per second to cover the distance Avis’ bill claims she traveled. That would be about the top speed of the fastest drag racer and significantly more than 176 km/h that the SUV is capable of.

Given the appropriate bridges being built, he would only have to drive from Toronto to visit his family in Cape Town, South Africa and back and still have a few thousand miles to go, Boniface points out.

If she had decided to go around the circumference of the Earth at the equator, she would have traveled 91% of the way.

A long, math-sustained way of saying that shit is impossible.

Boniface says she and her husband tried to contact Avis customer service. She says it took over 90 minutes before they finally reached someone. And when she did, they didn’t seem to care and kept hanging up on her.

“And they didn’t really care. I asked to be put in touch with a supervisor, because sometimes that’s the thing to do and they hung up on me. And I don’t know if they do it on purpose, but I just kept hanging on,” she said. North Short News. She contacted her credit card company to dispute the charge, but it was a 45-day process, and the charges had already passed.

Fortunately, after being contacted for comment by North Shore News, Avis was quick to contact Boniface and apologize and let her know that a refund would be processed for her within three to five business days. At least Avis was quick about it. But you have to wonder what would have happened if this story hadn’t made headlines.