We have just booked our car rental through a travel agent. We collect the car at Phoenix airport and drop off at Las Vegas airport 10 days later.
The driver is under 25, and we were originally quoted as having to pay £120 (approx $196) of charges payable locally and an additional £350 (approx $570)surcharge for the driver who is 24 years old.
The rental only came to £317 (approx $516) with insurance included we thought it was quite funny the charges cost more than the actual rental of the car. So the total stood at £787 (approx $1,283) thats nearly more than double the cost of the original rental price on charges.
Luckily the agent managed to speak to the company (Alamo) and they have agreed to drop the under 25 charge for us since the driver has held her license for 5 years. We of course are waiting for this in writing, as it will totally cripple us moneywise if we turn up at Phoenix and discover we have to pay hundreds of pounds out extra.
I am concerned that we may have to pay an extra charge now for dropping off in Las Vegas. Would this charge of been presented to us when we got the quote and booked since the quote is based on us hiring in PHX and dropping off in Vegas? or will it be a nasty surprise at the start/end of our trip?