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Old Oct 30, 02, 1:10 pm   #1
 
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Additional Driver Charge

Do they typically charge for an extra driver(Spouse) ? Any tricks to avoid this ?
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Old Oct 30, 02, 1:26 pm   #2
 
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No, most car companies never charge for a spouse or "significant other" (and if on business, a co-worker).

In California, it is against the law to charge for anyone over the primary driver regardless of the relationship.
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Old Oct 30, 02, 7:01 pm   #3
 
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Alamo does charge for a spouse, unless they changed this very recently. I think it is $4.99 a day. Of course, it may be against the law in CA and they don't do it there.
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Old Oct 22, 07, 8:26 am   #4
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Is Alamo still charging additional driver fees if the additional driver is your spouse?
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Old Oct 23, 07, 1:33 pm   #5
 
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Two questions regarding this -

1. I suppose that being a spouse doesn't waive the under 25 fee, does it?
2. Will there be any problems regarding spouses with different last names?
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Old Nov 9, 07, 6:07 am   #6
 
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Actually, Alamo in LAS just tried to charge me an additional $10/day to add a spouse as an additional driver, even though my reservation showed it as being free. One e-mail to customer service took care of it.

It seems that charging for an additional driver is the latest thing in LAS. Dollar just started doing it too.
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Old Nov 17, 07, 8:32 am   #7
 
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Alamo in PHX told me that we'd have to pay for an additional driver so we declined.

I know that spouse driving free is a benefit of Emerald Club with National. Not sure if this is a benefit of other clubs. And if you book through Costco, one additional driver (not necessarily spouse) drives free.
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Old Nov 21, 07, 2:58 pm   #8
 
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Alamo in PHX told me that we'd have to pay for an additional driver so we declined.

I know that spouse driving free is a benefit of Emerald Club with National. Not sure if this is a benefit of other clubs. And if you book through Costco, one additional driver (not necessarily spouse) drives free.

The Alamo Walmart code also provides a free additional driver in addition to the discount %
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Old Nov 22, 07, 10:18 pm   #9
 
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Honolulu, Hawaii Alamo charges an additional $10.00 per day for an additional driver. The additional charge also applies to a spouse.
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