Rental car discount for airline employees?

Northern Lights

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Anyone know if any rental car companies give discounts to airline employees? My travel plans for the weekend require me to either rent a car, wait several hours for a short connecting flight, or pay $40 for a shuttle bus.

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Twotter76

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Just about every rental car company will offer discounts to airline employees. Depends on who your fly for though. The catch is that 9 times out of 10 you can get a better deal by just going to expedia or something similiar as their discounts are far from stellar.
 

Wankel7

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Also, this might take some pre planning but you can save big!

Find out where the off airport rental offices are...and catch a cab there...

Chances are if it is a multi day rental you will save a big chunk because the airports surcharge the on airport rental agency. And they pass it straight to you.

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chperplt

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Good idea, except most off airport rental places do not offer unlimited miles. No surcharge, but big miles charges if you plan on driving the car much.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I think that I'm going to go for a $25 shuttle, SJC-MRY and hope that it all works out. I noticed that if I do have to rent a car, it is slightly cheaper to get it from SJC as opposed to SFO.
 

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If you are a AAA member you will get better deals than as an airline employee. Always make you res over the phone or internet. Never do a walk-up. The prices can double for a walkup.
 

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I have rented cars at SJC for 17-19 a day from enterprise. Last weekend I got a car online from thrifty for 13.00 a day unlimited at orlando airport..(off) Check online at thrifty and enterprise then call them on the phone and tell them you are airline employee.
 

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