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When Planning Your Vacation Always Take Into Consideration Car Rental Rates.
Car rental rates can vary considerably by location and should be taken into consideration when booking flights and hotels. In our example we compare car rental rates at Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).
We did some rate comparisons to give you some idea of the potential higher costs:
March 24th – 31st:
MCO – Best rate $152.45, best rate at major $174.62
SFB – Best rate $291.09
Savings at MCO - $138.64 or $116.47 at a major
April 7th – 14th:
MCO: - Best rate $136.91, best rate at major $152.28
SFB: - Best rate $251.07
Savings at MCO - $114.16 or $98.78 at a major
April 21st – 28th:
MCO: - Best rate $118.99, best rate at major $158.25
SFB: - Best rate $254.06
Savings at MCO - $135.07 or $95.81 at a major
From these prices it looks like you can generally save $100 or more by renting from MCO. On larger vehicles the price difference can be even greater.
So why are rates higher at Sanford than at Orlando International?
The most obvious reason is competition. There are more car rental companies at Orlando International so therefore prices are going to be lower. Simply Wheelz, a new Hertz low cost venture, recently opened at MCO. This drove prices much lower and has continued to be a factor in pricing.
The next reason is volume. Orlando International is one of the busiest airports in the world, more cars mean more discounts. Although not always true in peak periods, generally rates are better at big locations.
In conclusion take into the car rental costs when booking your flight. They can vary by hundreds of dollars and if you are booking flights with a car it may often be cheaper overall to get the more expensive flight. If you want to save money on your next car rental visit http://www.carrentalsavers.com. We will even find the best discounted rate and book it for you.
Note: All price comparisons come from base rates including no discounts, and are for a compact car for 7 days. Travelocity was used to provide price comparisons. Major car rental companies include the eight largest brands; Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty. Rates are subject to change and only apply to time of publication.
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