USA Today Survey: Airport Car Rental Refills Zoom Past 9 Bucks a Gallon

Wednesday, 04 May 2011 10:22 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
If you've ever stood in a seemingly endless conga line at an airport car rental counter — exhausted from flying with little leg room and less elbow room, cranky about the baby crying in your ear throughout a long flight, and starved because all you've had to eat was a little bag of stale pretzels — and puzzled over whether to prepay for gas or return the vehicle with its tank on fumes, this should help you decide in a heartbeat: Rental agencies at some U.S. airports are charging a heart-stopping 9 bucks a gallon to refill or top off the tank, according to USA Today.

car rental, gas prices, returnsFor example, Hertz was charging $9.29 a gallon at 13 big airports that USA Today surveyed on April 25, the newspaper reported. Dollar and Thrifty were charging a mere $8.99 a gallon at two of the airports, USA Today reported.

At $9.29 a gallon, Hertz customers renting a Ford Club Wagon, with its gargantuan 35-gallon fuel tank, would owe Hertz $325.15 for gas if they returned it empty without prepaying.

USA Today, car rental return, $9On the good-news side, renters who pay ahead of time for a tank of gas from Hertz or another car rental company just might be able to find the per-gallon prepay price cheaper than at many local gas stations, USA Today reported.

More than 50 of 102 prepay prices the eight big car rental companies charge at the 13 airports were cheaper than the average price at local gas stations that day, according to the USA Today analysis and AAA auto club data.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: NYPD Commissioner Bratton Forced his Deputy to Retire

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 13:13 PM

The president of the New York Police Department's Hispanic Society has slammed NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton for forcin . . .

Bezos and Musk Go Head-to-Head in Skies and in Court

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 12:43 PM

From cyberspace to outer space, the battle for supremacy between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and PayPal founder Elon Musk  . . .

Obama Announces Coolant Phase-Out to Help in Global-Warming Fight

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 12:35 PM

President Barack Obama, whose administration is moving quickly to enhance his environmental legacy, wants a quicker phas . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved