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Old March 14th, 2009, 12:06 AM
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does anybody know of a way to get a good rate on car rental for one way from ohio to ft lauderdale for trans atlantic cruise.
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Go online. Check enterprise or dollar online for one way. You only need one or two nights to drive down there.
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rentalcarmomma or
mousesavers dot com (click on transportation)

both great sites for finding every sort of coupon code for a car rental. I go through most every code and combination and always end up saving at least 20-25%. Remember to sign up for whatever 'loyalty' program your rental company has as you can pre-fill much of your info and sometimes get a extra 5% off
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Have you looked for someone who wants to move a car down there? They might even pay you for driving it down to Florida!
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Have u checked southwest airlines from Columbus? they have cheap prices; or perhaps airtran out of dayton
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Have u checked southwest airlines from Columbus? they have cheap prices; or perhaps airtran out of dayton
If you look at Air Tran, a word of caution...... We flew Air Tran from Dayton to Newark (via Atlanta), and while the ticket price was good, the extras made a cheap ticket into an expensive ticket.

First, they charged us $15 per bag to check. OK. Then, they MEASURED the bags, and said they were "oversized", and charged us $39 PER BAG. :evil:

Then, of course, we had to pay the same fees back to Dayton.

Air Tran advertises some pretty good fares, but be sure to read the fine print about "oversized" bags.
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AVIS do one way car rentals- I don't know where you are in Ohio, but I just put in CVG for Cincinnati Airport, returning the car to FLL for Ft Lauderdale Airport, and it shows rates starting at $120 day,in summer.
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thank you for all the tips .
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If you are a member of Costco or Sam's club, sometimes their discount codes will really make the difference when it comes to drop-off fees.

Also check the differences in prices for picking up from city locations versus airport locations.

Unfortunately with one way rentals, sometimes the rates can only be calculated directly on the company's websites. You should try with a few different rental codes if you can find them. Entertainment books have them, Costco, Sam's even unions and sometimes you insurance company as well. Collect a few online as well. You never know which of them might have negotiated a better rate when it comes to drop fees.

And don't get stuck on a specific size of car. Sometimes they need to move one size or another from point A to point B. And sometimes they don't even have the smallest economy cars. Dollar in Las Vegas used to always try to get us to upgrade from the economy to the compact... but we knew that they didn't even own a single economy car, they would have to upgrade us for free.
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Our travel agent got us a really good rate with Alamo, so your travel agent (if you used one) may be a big help there. Sounds like you may be on Navigator Transatlantic?
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yes we are om the navigator of the sea for 30th anv. thanks for all tips
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! What a great way to celebrate!!! We are on that cruise also.
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Try hotwire.com. Have gotten good deals there many times.
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