After I wrote the post this morning about the $9.99 one way Avis rentals to/from airports, I really tried to see how I could use this for some upcoming trips. I found one way that actually could save someone a lot of money – if they can make the dates and airports work.
One Great Way to Use the $9.99 Avis Airport Rentals
Actually, you can get them as low as $8.49 in base price if you pay ahead but all of the prices will have additional taxes and fees so I am going with Avis says.
There are some airport rental locations that charge a lot in taxes and fees to pay for the rental area, airport tax, and even some facility charges for things like stadiums. I remember the biggest sticker shock I had was when I was renting a car in Kansas City and saw the over $20 per day taxes and fees (is what it averaged out to).
Rent From Airport to Pickup in Off-Airport Location to Save On Fees
If you are renting a car for a week in some city like that, it could definitely be worth doing the one way car rental through Avis. When I was checking this all out with Kansas City as my test case, I saw that you can easily rent from one of the neighborhood locations and then drop it at the airport for no extra cost. So, that would be a great way to go.
So, here is what you would need:
- Pick up the car from an airport on a Thursday or Friday
- Drop it at one of the neighborhood locations
- Have a reservation for that location
- Return it to the airport (per your reservation)
In the case of Kansas City, this easily could save you $100 going through an extra step. Up to you if that is worth it, but that is a pretty great deal for me!
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