Thrifty - FLL - Pros/Cons?
Mar 22, 08, 11:27 am
It's been a long time since I've rented from Thrifty or anyone at FLL.
So far Thrifty has the best deal on a convertible but if there's any reason to avoid this location, I'd love to have the heads up!
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Mar 22, 08, 12:33 pm
I usually rent from an off-airport site but you should have no problems. I would consider signing up for blue chip, you can designate miles or free day after 16 days of rental. Currently, they have double blue chip/rental rewards if you pay with AMEX. (1 day rental reward for every 8 days) https://www.thrifty.com/Specials/BCAX.aspx
If you are sure of your plans, call and have them add the bluechip # to your existing reservation. This may speed up your processing time at the airport.
PS You can rent from an off-airport location and return the car to the airport location at no extra charge.
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Mar 25, 08, 8:08 pm
I got a great deal from Thrifty when I was at FLL for a weekend conference (cab RT was more than the car+gas for 4 days). I had no problems whatsoever. Did the Bluechip though, so I never really had to talk to anyone. The car rental location in FLL is really easy for pickup and dropoff (although my all-time favorite is CHS).
Apr 17, 08, 7:43 pm
I just rented from MCO-FLL today. $10 per day reserved for a compact and I got a convertible! Woohoo!!!
May 14, 08, 8:31 pm
Just came back from FLL where I had an easy rental experience at FLL,
Despite being a bit turned around as this was my 1st rental at the new "rental center" it was a far sight better than the last time i rented from thrifty at FLL. iirc, that time, i flew in at night and the shuttle drove to what seemed like a shack in the middle of nowhere
For 39.99+/day (vs $68+/day offered by Hertz) I had my choice of ragtops - took the mustang over the sebring and was on my way in a matter of minutes ^