Alamo one way fee

Old Jan 22, 19, 1:04 pm
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Alamo one way fee

Is there any discount code or 3rd party website that helps me avoid one way fee from alamo?
I'm looking to rent a car from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City or Denver, 15 days rental in April, but im getting a U$250.00 fee for one way.
I have digged in most of retal search engines and didn't get anything better from Alamo.

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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:12 pm
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The separate taxable one way fee is usually for European customers, as well as some corporate contracts. Retail renters in the US will usually see a higher daily rate with no separate drop fee. No way to avoid being charged extra (in some form) for a one-way in most cases.
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Old Jan 22, 19, 3:51 pm
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The separate taxable one way fee is usually for European customers, as well as some corporate contracts. Retail renters in the US will usually see a higher daily rate with no separate drop fee. No way to avoid being charged extra (in some form) for a one-way in most cases.
That really depends on the company and the situation. Some companies just bake the higher rate into the daily/weekly/monthly rate, while others (the discount brands most often) will charge a more reasonable base rate and tack on a small to very significant one-way drop fee. This can change based on discount/coupon code used.

For example, for the LAS-DEN search described by the OP, here's the rundown (non-discounted intermediate car rates used):

Sixt - $507.75 Base rate / $324.00 One-way drop fee
Alamo - $749.15 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
Dollar - $718.52 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
Thrifty - $718.52 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
Fox - $311.64 Base rate / $662.24 One-way drop fee
Enterprise - $847.45 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
Avis - $890.98 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
National - $966.29 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
Hertz - $986.70 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee
Advantage - $390.57 Base rate / $750.00 One-way drop fee
E-Z - $390.57 Base rate / $750.00 One-way drop fee
Budget - $4048.20 Base rate / $0.00 One-way drop fee

Additionally, corporate contracts can affect this, but more often than not, we see that corporate discount structured with a low base rate but with 0 miles included and you have to pay for every mile driven. Again, it's much a YMMV (no pun intended) situation.
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