(Closed) Car rentals?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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474 posts
Helper bee

Weekday rates are usually cheaper than weekend rates, smaller cars will be cheaper than larger, and if you search online, you might be able to find a deal where you pay for 2 days and get the third free. If you are under a certain age (I want to say 25, but I think it depends on the company) often they charge a higher rate (or at least they used to).

Post # 4
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

usually you can find better deals if you rent your car from someplace other than the airport location– but it depends on the city.  also be sure to check different companies like alamo, enterprise, hertz, etc.

Post # 5
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999 posts
Busy bee

I don’t think it is cheaper to rent at the airport then away from the airport because you still have to calculate how to get from the airport to the location where the rental car will be. There is a higher rate for underage drivers but there are stipulations on that. It depends on what state it is being rented from and if you are renting for work or not. Most states the age is 25 but I cant remember which states it isnt. Sometimes you may be able to get a discount through your workplace which is how I was able to rent my car for cheaper. Let me know if I can help with the discount if you cant find one.

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, usually you have to pay more if you are under 25 (if they even rent to you at all).  I don’t know about the airport versus other places but I would look online for deals for sure.

Post # 8
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295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s often cheaper at city locations v. airport locations—but assuming your $90 is for all three days, that’s already a pretty good rate. I rent all the time for work, and the cheapest we get even with corporate rates is $20/day—so $30/day is pretty decent. (If you meant $90/day, then definitely rent at a city location—it’s not that expensive to get there from the airport via public transit.)

Post # 10
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640 posts
Busy bee

Have you tried contacting your credit card company or AAA (if you have it) to see if there are any discounts available? 

Post # 13
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640 posts
Busy bee

 Have you bought your ticket yet? Try packaging a car rental & flight with the airline/orbitz/priceline/etc. From my experience, thats teh best way to get a deal. 

Post # 15
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640 posts
Busy bee

Where are you moving from? We are moving right before (a few weeks, not a few months) before the wedding too…I don’t know what I was thinking!

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