Old Feb 25, 14, 8:55 am
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Swiss Tony
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Originally Posted by mad_rich View Post
Not so much 'cheap' as 'good value' is the Europcar Airport Special. 49 IIRC for a one-way airport rental. In the past, I have been able to stack these with cash back, miles, and discount codes to make it a very good deal.
But by the time you add fuel and insurance waiver (x2) and reepat on the return then you're going to be struggling.

I suppose another question is, if you have't got the cash to spend on getting to LHR, will you have the cash to enjoy the time at your destination? No point burning Avios (and cash!) just for the hell of it if you aren't going to get any fun out of it.
Hmmm....

You're looking at 35 for the flight. Depending where you go (stay?) I'd suggest you can easily get by on 50 a day. I can quite see the appeal of not spending 100 on the transport, if it means you can spend another two days away.

OP - just another thought however - have you really checked out the parking options properly? NCP run the car park at the Hilton T5 and it was very cheap when I looked at Christmas.
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