As always, we have many goodbyes to say before we leave so it was a mad dash to Albuquerque airport. Also we needed gas for the rental (or so I thought!). So with 50 minutes before departure we looked for a gas station. The gas station only took account cards, by now I was a bit concerned as to missing the flight to New York! Okay a bit of a understatement I was very concerned, I drove off looked in the side mirror and thought !?€<>#><€]* what is that!!! Then realised it was the pump handle!! – we went back to return the pump.
We arrived at Hertz only to find the fuel was given for free!!
So that is the story of checking in 45 minutes before the flight leaves!!