Rental car at Sanford Airport?

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  1. CattailGal

    CattailGal Mouseketeer

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    Checking rates and they are AWFUL. Any tips?

    TIA,

    KC
     
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  3. greenclan67

    greenclan67 Callie35

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    We just got back two weeks ago. I helped for families plan their trips that flew into sanford. About 10 day before arrival i got them all rentals for standard or mid size for $95.17 plus tax.
     
  4. greenclan67

    greenclan67 Callie35

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    Oh on Budget as well.
     
  5. LetsDoDisney!

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    I have a reservation with Alamo from 4/26-5/5 at SFB for $213 for a premium but since I got that I haven't found anything remotely close to it, and forget about finding something lower. Not sure what's up other than maybe there is less competition at SFB than MCO?

    Hoping to get a lower rate closer to departure time.....
     
  6. CattailGal

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    I'm finding over $500 of midsize in October :(

    KC
     
  7. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    I have a compact car booked, through Priceline (not name your own price) for Sept 1-4, at WPalm Beach Intl...for, are you ready??? $245.00!!! I'm really hoping I can get something a lot cheaper once I get closer to my dates. But, at least I have something. I need to get to VB and then over to WDW.
    You are going to find that the further out you book, the higher the rate will be...usually.
     
  8. nascargirl

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    I have a full size reserved for 5/23 with pick up at 9pm. We are bringing it back to MCO on 6/3 around noon. With a coupon from BJ's the rate so far is $527.29. I am also hoping the rates go down. I did the same exact thing for with a pick up and return out of MCO and was quoted $307.00. I have a plane reservation coming down on Allegiant.
     
  9. ash-n-brensmom

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    It's way too early for deals for the fall. I have a couple of reservations for SFB for a week in June. One is for a Ford Focus for $180 all taxes included with Dollar and one is for a Dodge Avenger for $188 all taxes included with Thrifty. These would have been about double if I tried 6 months ago.
     
  10. sbd78

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    We are flying into Sanford airport for our June trip. When I was searching, I found this company to have the lowest rates, but they unfortunately don't have minivans and we need a minivan.:
    http://www.advantage.com

    Are you flying Allegiant? We ended up reserving one through Allegiant with our flights, that was the cheapest by quite a bit. I am going to continue to check rates though, like you I've been told they go down as the trip gets closer.
     
  11. CattailGal

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    We are flying Allegiant, but I didn't reserve a car with the flights. It seemed to want me to pay for the car with the flights, so I took the car res. off.

    KC
     
  12. sbd78

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    You can log back into Allegiant's website and add the car later, that's what we did. They do want you to pay for the car upfront, though.
     
  13. CattailGal

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    I just talked to Allegiant and they gave me a price to add a car. However, I'd have had to pay now, and that doesn't include all the extra taxes and fees (which add over $100 normally). They couldn't tell me what the total charge at the time of rental (when I pay the extra taxes fees) would be so I wasn't comfortable paying.

    KC
     
  14. ash-n-brensmom

    ash-n-brensmom DIS Veteran

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    That would bother me as well. Why can't they have it set up like a regular rental company does?
    I looked at Advantage, too expensive, but they do have minivans. A dodge caravan came up for my dates.
     
  15. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    You are looking WAY too early for a car rental. You will find the best prices 7-10 before your trip. I never book my car until the Tues before my trip because that is when the car rental companies release their last minute car specials.
     
  16. ash-n-brensmom

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    Good to know that info, thanks!
     

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