Does anyone else think that car hire is the one part of the travel industry that has failed to offer better value to customers over the years, over priced, long list of hidden fees

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GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 250

Does anyone else think that car hire is the one part of the travel industry that has failed to offer better value to customers over the years, over priced, long list of hidden fees, old vehicles.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Yes, hiring a car can be a minefield, more so than making an airline booking.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Biggest unjustified cost is insurance waiver that usually $10-$20 per day. Get cheapest travel insurance and you may have such waiver for $40 per month.

readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

Total posts 114

You have got to be kidding, surely.  I recall that in the late 80's, if I could rent a Falcon in SYD or MEL for $80 a day (4 day week) , I was doing pretty well.  Almost 30 yewars later, it costs less AND you get the GST back. Wages are roughly four times as high over that period.  Of course the "make up" of the rental costs have changed but the total is certainly moved in the right direction.

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