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Looking for One-Way Orlando (MCO) to Fort Myers (RSW) Airport Car Rental

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I've been looking for a one way car rental from MCO to RSW Dec 31 11:30 am until Jan 10 11:30 am. The best I can find is $470. I'm driving the rental and traveling with my mom and visiting family east of Orlando then down to Fort Myers. We're doing a bit of driving and I'd like to make sure she's comfortable so we'd really like a mid-size such as a Corolla. I'd appreciate any advice on how to find a better price on an airport to airport rental or how to avoid a drop off fee. I've tried discounts from BJs, Costco, Teachers Association and got the best price with BJs but it seems so high compared to past trips.

Thanks for any help.

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I've been looking for a one way car rental from MCO to RSW Dec 31 11:30 am until Jan 10 11:30 am. The best I can find is $470. I'm driving the rental and traveling with my mom and visiting family east of Orlando then down to Fort Myers. We're doing a bit of driving and I'd like to make sure she's comfortable so we'd really like a mid-size such as a Corolla. I'd appreciate any advice on how to find a better price on an airport to airport rental or how to avoid a drop off fee. I've tried discounts from BJs, Costco, Teachers Association and got the best price with BJs but it seems so high compared to past trips.

Thanks for any help.
https://carrentalsavers.com/visa.html - found a midsize for $412 inclusive with Avis. Prices seem really high in Florida compared to last year.
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https://carrentalsavers.com/visa.html - found a midsize for $412 inclusive with Avis. Prices seem really high in Florida compared to last year.
Thanks & repped. I did book it and I really appreciate the link. I will give Avis a call before I cancel the $470 Dollar rental because the reservation states, "For one-way rentals, an additional drop fee may be charged by the rental car company which is not included in the estimated charges shown above. Review the location's specific rental policy for details."

I noticed it was a Visa link. Does it have to be charged on a Visa? I like using my AmEx because I get their insurance for the rental period for $24.99 up to either 30 or 42 days (will have to reread when I'm able to travel for that long a time).

I didn't realize that carrentalsavers.com had free cancellation. Sometimes I find such big savings at the last minute that I change my reservation -- so free cancellation is a nice feature.

Thanks again.woot
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Thanks & repped. I did book it and I really appreciate the link. I will give Avis a call before I cancel the $470 Dollar rental because the reservation states, "For one-way rentals, an additional drop fee may be charged by the rental car company which is not included in the estimated charges shown above. Review the location's specific rental policy for details."

I noticed it was a Visa link. Does it have to be charged on a Visa? I like using my AmEx because I get their insurance for the rental period for $24.99 up to either 30 or 42 days (will have to reread when I'm able to travel for that long a time).

I didn't realize that carrentalsavers.com had free cancellation. Sometimes I find such big savings at the last minute that I change my reservation -- so free cancellation is a nice feature.

Thanks again.
I assume it is a Visa discount so probably requires a Visa card. Whether they enforce it or let you use an AMEX is YMMV.
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I was surprised I didn't need to give my Visa number to reserve. Will ask when I get there. I'm sure they'll want to upsell insurance so will nix the Amex.

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I assume it is a Visa discount so probably requires a Visa card. Whether they enforce it or let you use an AMEX is YMMV.
I just wanted to let you know that the $412 price already included the one way drop fee. Thanks again.
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I assume it is a Visa discount so probably requires a Visa card. Whether they enforce it or let you use an AMEX is YMMV.
I cancelled today. I didn't believe they did this anymore but there are no included miles and they charge 35cents per mile. I figure we'll drive at least 500 miles which will cost $175 more. So, $412+$175=$587. That is significantly more than the $470 I had found.

Just wanted to suggest that anyone else who used this code check to see if your miles are unlimited unless you are not driving far.
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We are spending one week east of Orlando then passing back through Orlando to spend 3 days near Fort Myers. So, today i decided to think outside the box to see if I could save more.

I found a 7 day round trip Orlando car rental for $234 and a 3 day one way rental with another company from Orlando to Fort Myers for $122 -- including all fees. My best 10 day price was $441 for a compact and this slick move will save me $85 for a half hour of my time.

I did ask both companies to price match. Dollar said they do not price match. National lowered their weekly rate, but it was still more than $100 more than the $234 I had found from Dollar.
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