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keith
08-03-2008, 11:29 AM
Increasing the cost of car hire, from October 1, 2008, Orlando International Airport will be implementing a Customer Facility Charge. All clients collecting cars from On Airport rental desks will incur a charge locally at the time of collection.

The cost of the charge will be $2.50 plus tax for each day of the car rental to a maximum of $12.50 plus tax.

Tink
08-03-2008, 11:36 AM
The purpose of that charge is what? :( Seems as though everything is increasing and this isn't exactly the best economic time to do so! :(

ukwdwnut
08-03-2008, 11:42 AM
and thats if you have already paid for it?

keith
08-03-2008, 11:49 AM
and thats if you have already paid for it?

Well it's something levied by the airport not the car hire place but I know some packages say "all airport charges included" so ;) I think you'd have to call whoever you hire it with to be sure

ukwdwnut
08-03-2008, 11:55 AM
ok thx.......so is the total the actual ceiling they will charge for the whole hire period or a total for a days hire

keith
08-03-2008, 11:57 AM
ok thx.......so is the total the actual ceiling they will charge for the whole hire period or a total for a days hire

As I understand it, it's the total cap for the period.

so if hired for 5 days or more it'll be $12.50

ukwdwnut
08-03-2008, 12:04 PM
As I understand it, it's the total cap for the period.

so if hired for 5 days or more it'll be $12.50

ok thx keith

that could have been another $35 just for airport greed, i know its not a lot around 14

keith
08-03-2008, 12:11 PM
ok thx keith

that could have been another $35 just for airport greed, i know its not a lot around 14

Well every little bit matters and even $12.50 is a fair amount just because orlando airport fancies some more money

ukwdwnut
08-03-2008, 12:22 PM
Well every little bit matters and even $12.50 is a fair amount just because orlando airport fancies some more money

yep it is. very true

Wendy
08-03-2008, 02:01 PM
The purpose of that charge is what? :( Seems as though everything is increasing and this isn't exactly the best economic time to do so! :(

I agree Tink, money is getting tight for a lot of people now and I know $12.50 plus tax isn't a lot of money, but it's going to annoy a lot of people, especially when they don't know anything about it until they get to the rental desk :(

It's a crazy decision to make. We already pay more for the hire car by renting it from an onsite company. I understand the reason for that is because the Airports charge the rental companies more for being onsite :rolleyes008: Now they are charging the tourist as well :(

Johnie
08-03-2008, 02:02 PM
Oh good grief......I am tired of being nickeled and dimed to death!

Isafari
08-03-2008, 04:07 PM
Just catching up on the posts today and so far, this is the third different lot of money we'll have to fork out on our next trip (already having read about parking and ticket increases)