Category: Thrifty

How to supercharge car rental mileage earnings

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Rental

You’ve probably earned miles from renting a car before, though probably not very many. The rental industry’s standard is to give travelers 50 miles per day for rentals – not exactly enough to get you to Europe in business class. But there is a very simple way to supercharge your earnings from car rentals; right now I’m earning 1,750 miles per rental instead of 200-250. (more…)

Booking consolidator hotel rates and airfares

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Departure Board

A consolidator rate or fare is a deeply discounted rate offered through a third-party travel provider, like Hotwire or Priceline.  Airfares, hotel rooms and rental cars are time-sensitive products.  If an airline doesn’t sell a seat before a flight departs, it loses the opportunity to generate any revenue from that seat, ever. (more…)

Beware of rental car taxes and fees

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Have you ever rented a car, only to find out at the end of the booking process that the price you saw early on has jumped?  Unfortunately, this is the reality travelers face when renting vehicles, especially from airport rental locations.  Governments and airports have their hands firmly in the pocket of rental customers, a trend which has been driving car rental prices up in recent years. (more…)