Airport Car Rental Guides

Valentine's Day is a Momentous Day for Rental Car Consumers at Tampa International Airport

Tampa Consolidated Rental Facility

Tampa International Airport loves passengers; well, at least the airport authority loves the fee revenue created by passengers. And for those flying into the airport, Valentines Day 2018 is fairly momentous, as individuals renting cars from the airport finally have the rental car facility they've been paying for since a major 2014 fee increase. A frequent headache for travelers to Tampa in the past was the frustration of remembering which 8 of the 15 rental car companies were on-site and which 7 of 15 required a shuttle. As of today, there's no need to break out the emergency aspirin as all rental cars are now in a single facility, at the end of the (SkyConnect) line. And while that process will be less convenient for most and more convenient for others, the process of picking up and returning a car will at least be consistent.

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When is a Deal Not a Deal?

Deal or No Deal

Hertz was the only company this year to offer any car rental deals for Cyber Monday. They offered up to 40% off of prepaid rentals through the Hertz brand, and a 25% discount on the Dollar and Thrifty brands which they also own. While up to 40% off sounds like an awesome deal, up to is the operative term hereā€”the actual prices were nothing to write home about.

On the other hand, the 25% off that Dollar and Thrifty offered up was the real deal. As discount brands, Dollar/Thrifty tend to be priced very aggressively to start with. While they do offer coupons that can net you 10-15% off on a regular basis, it is truly rare to find a 25% discount code, so those who got in on the this got quite a good deal.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Car Rental Guide

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Flying to Fort Lauderdale? South Florida is a great place to rent a convertible or a car that might not be available in much of the United States year round. The city is within an easy drive (well outside of rush hour) of many other coastal cities including Miami and West Palm Beach. Like the rest of South Florida, there are many places to see and be seen in a stylish car -- we ended up driving a 275 HP Chevrolet Camaro Convertible RS from Sixt after our originally-assigned 455 HP SS Convertible had too much pre-existing damage. 

Arriving at Fort Lauderdale, a rental car customer might be surprised to learn that the airport has four distinct terminals yet only one consolidated rental car facility (CONRAC).

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Visiting Atlanta? You might fly by the Porsche Driving Experience

Porsche

Heading toward Atlanta and already picked up your rental car from the new rental car facility? Love cars and looking for an activity that can only happen a few places in the world? There's a desirable destination literally in the shadows of the airport, the Porsche Driver Experience Center Atlanta.

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Nashville International Airport (BNA) Car Rental Guide

Nashville International Airport

Traveling through Nashville (BNA)? Welcome to my hometown airport! For an airport that’s almost top-30 in the United States, Nashville International has a lot of a charm. Our airport even has live entertainment most hours of the day.

Before we talk about rental cars, there’s one question I receive about Nashville International Airport quite frequently – “why is Nashville International Airport’s IATA code BNA?” The airfield was named after Col. Harry S. Berry and BNA is a designation for “Berry Field Nashville”.

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