Thrifty at LAX

 
Old Jan 22, 10, 6:22 am
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Hi, first of all I want to introduce myself.. I'm Mariano from Argentina... I was reading many threads and got some good information from that, I hope in the future I can help you as well..

Now, here's my question...

I've made a reservation for a convertible at this location for just 199/week for 12 days... The total including taxes give me something about 450...pretty good deal

The problem is I'm 24 years old and also I need to buy some insurance...

Under 25-fee is 25/day
LDW is 15/day

If you multiply for 12 days the total goes to 930... not so good deal

What would you do to minimize this costs? any idea? We are coming from Argentina and our trip was organized to be driving around California in our convertible
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Old Jan 22, 10, 7:31 am
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Rent off-airport with Hertz. They have a coupon, PC 126884, that removes the underage fee. Airport rentals are usually a ripoff, so take mass transit to a neighborhood location. The further away you go from the airport, the lower the prices generally go. So, check the prices at each location in the Los Angeles area.
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Old Jan 22, 10, 11:56 am
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Take either the Santa Monica Bus route 3 or Rapid 3 http://www.bigbluebus.com/

to this Hertz location:

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/byr/i...10&locType=pUp


or take the LAX FlyAway bus to Union Station
http://www.lawa.org/welcome_LAX.aspx?id=292

to this location:

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/byr/i...02&locType=pUp

And get your car there.
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Old Jan 22, 10, 6:30 pm
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Thanks a lot...

That promotion code will help me a lot but... is still valid? Ive read it expired on March 09

How can I be assured they wont charge me this when arriving to the counter?
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Old Jan 23, 10, 3:38 am
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Hi I'm in a similar position. You can call them to verify the code you used qualifies you for discount - get them to add a note to your account that underage fees are waived - should prevent problems when you come to pay.
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Old Jan 23, 10, 11:02 am
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It's still up there. Go to Deals by the Day, and it says at the bottom, "No extra charge 21-24." It expires February 6, but it's been extended in some form since over a year ago. So if your trip begins after that, check again for an update.
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Old Jan 26, 10, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by HeHateY View Post
Take either the Santa Monica Bus route 3 or Rapid 3 http://www.bigbluebus.com/

to this Hertz location:

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/byr/i...10&locType=pUp


or take the LAX FlyAway bus to Union Station
http://www.lawa.org/welcome_LAX.aspx?id=292

to this location:

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/byr/i...02&locType=pUp

And get your car there.
nice but theres a place Right under your nose at LAX that doesnt require all that hassle
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Old Jan 28, 10, 7:40 pm
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Coupon was extended to March 31....
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