- May 26, 2009
My Autoslash deal of $172 (Intermediate SUV) is still the lowest I can find for our dates, but happy to see the prices keep dropping. Hoping I will eventually be able to snag something lower!
It depends. If you are going directly to the hotel with no stops you are better off taking an uber.Has anyone ever booked a rental for just one day to avoid magical express? I got a one day rental from MCO and dropping off at Dolphin and it is $53 for a small SUV.
Would it be cheaper than $53 for an Uber?It depends. If you are going directly to the hotel with no stops you are better off taking an uber.
It is really only worth the cost if you are going to make a pit stop at a grocery store for drinks/snacks/liquor and/or to grab something to eat.
As long as you do an uber x, yes. Definitely cheaper. If memory serves correctly it was around $45 with tip last time we did it.Would it be cheaper than $53 for an Uber?
Think again. There’s a Hess right in that area. If not, your CC on file will likely be charged the higher rate for gas. Some of the rental car companies seem to be worse than others (dollar has dinged me).Honestly I doubt I will need to put any gas in to the car.
I understand about the gas if its not full but I have rented cars where I don't even use enough gas that the tank still says full so I am thinking that just the drive from the airport to the hotel it might still be on full if not I will definitely bring it to full at the Hess station before returning it to the Dolphin but I have $161 for my entire stay and returning it back to the airport so I might just keep it since I really hate using the buses and prefer to have my own car to come and go as I please. Thanks for the heads up though. Much appreciated.Think again. There’s a Hess right in that area. If not, your CC on file will likely be charged the higher rate for gas. Some of the rental car companies seem to be worse than others (dollar has dinged me).
Your contract will indicate how much gas will cost you if they need to refill the tank. In the big scheme of things another $8 per gallon probablly won’t be a deal breaker for you worst case scenario but many are surprised but it happening.
Assume you have an rental with alamo or national if dropping at the dolphin. They’ve let me slide once in the past. Had filled up evening prior, drove to park on checkout day & completely forgot to top it off. Rental was linked to my account with them.
MCO to Dolphin is approx 21 miles, which could easily equate to a gallon of gas re a SUV. Driving to AK is another 14 miles RT, then any grocery side trip.
Additionally, the dolphin will charge you $25 to self park per day
PS we are coming in on BF too for a week. Thru alamo returning to dolphin, $245 for a standard after $25 coupon & APH code. Keep checking up to the end.
This is indeed true with dollar. They even stamp it on the jacket of the rental agreement at some locations.There’s been posts here & elsewhere of dollar requiring people to provide a gas receipt if they disagree with assessment of being charged for gas at return. Never had that issue with that company but we do fill up before heading back or on way to airport.