much are Hawaii one way car rental charges?
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April 17, 2013
is a Car Rental Drop Charge?
drop charge or drop fee is imposed by a car rental company when you
pick up a rental car from one location and return it to a
different location than where you had originally picked it up. Sometimes
a the charge is called a one-way fee. Some
companies charge a drop fee going one way but not the other
way. But most of the time there will be a charge no matter
which direction you're going.
Check around and compare:
For the same direction, you
might find that one car rental company will have a one way fee
and others may not. Sometimes drop charges vary during the month at the larger
metropolitan area airport locations due to them needing more or fewer vehicles at that particular location. At times there will be
no charge at all if a car rental company needs cars at the
location you're traveling to. But a week or a month later,
there will be a charge. It is most common for the car rental
agencies to allow dropping off a rental car between larger
cities and most commonly between their airport locations.
On the mainland USA, if you're taking the rental car a
long distance and dropping it off in another state, the rate
or drop off cost can be quite extreme. Drop
fees may vary from no charge at all to many hundreds of
dollars, even as high as $1,000, depending on the USA location.
Car Rental Drop Charge Rates:
If vehicle is returned at another
location, in most cases, expect to pay a drop charge.
Vehicles left at
any airport parking lot without prior approval, are subject to
a penalty as well as all applicable fees such as towing & parking fees.
If vehicle is returned at Honolulu Airport, additional fees apply. Cars
left at airport without authorization will be subject to a
Daily charges continue
until vehicle is towed to original location (or drop fee applies).
Key replacement charges
may apply (possibly $250).
ticketing charges apply - as much as $75 or more.
rental drop charge rates in Hawaii range from free (no charge) to as much as $85 one
way. As far as getting the drop fee eliminated or
reduced in Hawaii when you rent from Hawaii
Car Rentals, I would say it's not
possible. We've all heard of the saying, "Not valid with
any other offers." Well, that certainly applies to Hawaii
Car Rentals because of our already reduced rates and bonuses are as low as the car rental companies we represent allow us to discount.
I Avoid the One Way Drop Charge?
It is unlikely you'll be able to avoid a one way drop charge in Hawaii if
you're reserving from locations that have a fee. It doesn't hurt to try asking
though, but it's more likely you'll be able to avoid the fee from the mainland
US rental car companies. Some people say that once you make your reservation,
you can call the car company and try to negotiate the fee down or try to have
it eliminated altogether.