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While I often fly to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible, there is something special and iconic about a leisurely road trip where you can sightsee, stop, and explore at will. I personally love the idea of a true one-way road trip where the point can really be to enjoy the journey without having to double back to turn in the car.
The biggest problem with that one-way road trip strategy is, as I bet you already know, that a one-way car rental can be prohibitively expensive. As in hundreds of dollars extra expensive.
However, at certain times of the year car rental companies want to move some of their cars to where there will be more seasonal business, and this means they seriously reduce the cost of a one-way rental in order to get the cars from Point A to Point B without having to transport the cars themselves. In this case, Hertz wants to get cars from the Northeast to Atlanta and Florida for the winter months.
Hertz currently has one-way car rentals from a couple dozen locations in the Northeast to Florida and Atlanta starting at just $9.99 per day with unlimited miles valid on economy through full size car classes and convertibles.
$9.99 Hertz One-Way Car Rentals to Florida and Atlanta
- Valid on any Economy through Full size Car Classes and Convertibles.
- Book up to fourteen (14) rental car days in reservation.
- To book simply click on Book Now to receive this offer.
- Valid at participating Hertz locations in the United States.
- Offer is valid on rental cars returned to a different location.
- Blackout periods may apply.
My test searches found that the smallest cars were around $9.49 per day with the mid and full size cars usually costing $11 – $15 per day.
You could pair this Hertz offer with something like the current JetBlue sale that has flights places from Orlando to New York or Boston for just $40 or 1,900 points one-way to create a very inexpensive, but very fun and memorable fall family getaway.
Maybe your trip could even culminate at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Orlando!
Here are the eligible dates, pick-up, and drop-off locations for the annual great Hertz rental car migration…
September 4, 2016 – December 10, 2016
Albany International Airport (ALB) – Albany, NY
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) – Buffalo, NY
Charleston Yeager Airport (CRW) – Charleston, WV
Islip MacArthur Airport (ISP) – Islip, NY
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) – Philadelphia, PA
Portland Maine International Jetport (PWM) – Portland, ME
TF Green Airport (PVD) – Providence, RI
October 9, 2016 – December 10, 2016
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – Baltimore, MD
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) – Boston, MA
Bradley International Airport (BDL) – Hartford, CT
Burlington Airport (BTV) – Burlington, VT
Dulles international Airport (IAD) – Dulles, VA
New York City JFK Airport (JFK) – New York City, NY
New York City LaGuardia Airport (LGA) – New York City, NY
Newark International Airport (EWR) – Newark, NJ
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) – Pittsburgh, PA
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) – Raleigh, NC
Richmond International Airport (RIC) – Richmond, VA
Rochester International Airport (ROC) – Rochester, NY
Ronald Reagan national Airport (DCA) – Washington D.C., DC
Syracuse Hancock Airport (SYR) – Syracuse, NY
Westchester County Airport (HPN) – White Plains, NY
November 27, 2016 – December 10, 2016
Charleston International Airport (CHS) – Charleston, SC
Norfolk Airport Counter (ORF) – Norfolk, VA
Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) – Roanoke, VA
Drop Off Locations
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL) – Atlanta, GA
Daytona Airport (DAB) – Daytona Beach, FL
Ft. Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
F.t Myers Southwest International Airport (RSW) – Ft. Myers, FL
Melbourne International Airport (MLB) – Melbourne, FL
Miami International Airport (MIA) – Miami, FL
Naples Airport (APF) – Naples, FL
Orlando International Airport (MCO) – Orlando, FL
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) – West Palm Beach, FL
Sarasota Bradenton Airport (SRQ) – Sarasota, FL
St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport (PIE) – St. Petersburg, FL
Tampa International Airport (TPA) – Tampa, FL
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