I am visiting my grandmother a week from today. I still had not booked my car rental yet. I needed a four day rental. When I looked up rates for a standard car they were averaging about $130 for four days. I then went to Priceline. I put in a bid of $15 a day and my bid was accepted. It is very important to get the daily rate down when renting a car from the airport because of all of the extra taxes and fees. With my $60 rental I am still paying $18.46 in tax. However, the $76.46 four day rental for a standard car is much better than $130 for four days.
So – this goes with my other car rental posts – don’t get discouraged by high fees. You can usually find a cheaper alternative.