Rental car extra drivers?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by jlmarr, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. jlmarr

    jlmarr See you at Fenton's

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    Are there any Orlando car rental agencies that don't charge for extra drivers? My recent great deal with Dollar was diminished quite a bit by my choosing to declare a couple of extra drivers. As it turned out they only drove once each, so it's a bit galling to have to pay that $8 charge for both drivers times each day of the rental, but it's my bad for not understanding the deal. Anywho, I'm hereby doing my homework for next time.
     
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  3. DonnaL

    DonnaL DIS Veteran

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    I believe the only one may be National and that's only if you join Emerald Club.....it's a perk of EC membership to allow immediate family members who reside in the same household (needs to show such on their license) as additional drivers....however, I believe the standard rule as to age holds ....being 25 for almost all rental agencies....unless the driver who is under 25 is driving for business purposes and the vehicle is rented for business use. At least that's the way I've always understood it.
     
  4. ruadisneyfan2

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    Budget doesn't charge for your spouse. I'm not sure if they charge for others since I've only ever gone with dh.
    They are in terminal too.
     
  5. szymon

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    The Alamo code on vacationoutlet.com includes 1 free additional driver.

    Szymon
     
  6. son3disfan

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    I just signed up for the EMERALD CLUB and booked a really good ressie. On confirmation, it didn't include additional driver????
    When I tried to add one ( under their Quick rent) it was an extra $9.99 a day???:confused3
    Do I book the addional driver when I get to the counter? I was hoping to do the counter by-pass thing. We have not rented a car before.
    Very confusing to me......
    Anyone know how I can save the extra charge?
    ( It's why I signed up for Emereald club in the first place!)
     
  7. szymon

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    If the additional driver is your spouse, they are automatically covered even though they are not listed on the rental agreement.

    Szymon
     
  8. son3disfan

    son3disfan DIS Veteran

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    Hey, Thanks for your quick response...
    You guys are so good here!
    How do I go about making sure he's covered???
    Can I still go directly to the cars, or do I check him in at the counter?
    Sorry for so many questions. I just want everything to run smoothly when we get there.We have never done this before.
    The National 1- 800 number were not helpful AT ALL...
    They said I did have to pay??? But I should call the Emerald Club number???
    Not open until Tues.
     
  9. szymon

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    Yes, you can go directly to the car. There is no need to do anything else - he will be covered automatically under the terms and conditions of the Emerald Club program.

    Szymon
     
  10. son3disfan

    son3disfan DIS Veteran

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    Thanks Szymon!
     

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