Thrifty rates beat Avis hands-down... Should I risk it? (SAN-PHX, one way in an SUV)
Looking for 9-days SUV hire between San Diego and Phoenix in August, with unlimited mileage.
The best rates with Avis, using my Avis Preferred membership and BA discount AWD number is £459.47 for a Ford Escape, or £483.28 for a Ford Edge.
Thrify is offering £299 for a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
I have never hired with Thrifty before.... Aside from missing out on my fast checkout with my Avis Preferred card and my BA loyalty points, what other differences would I notice?
* Are the cars still less than 12 months old?
* Are the cars clean?
* Will Thrifty still have a big selection of cars at SAN (i.e. if I hated the vehicle they'd given me (unlikely I know, but it has happened before!), would I have some wriggle room for another model in same category)?
How come Thrifty can be so much cheaper than the likes of Avis / Hertz? Where's the catch?
Thanks for your help / advice. Always a big decision to move away from a brand you trust, but welcome your comments...
Last edited by 747_not_777; May 15, 12 at 2:51 pm