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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-03 02:08 AM
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Car renters beware - Bush Intercontinental Airport biggest rip off
Forget those daily rates. Check carefully before you pick your car rental, because some U.S. airports are adding more than 50 percent of the base rate in taxes and fees, according to a new survey by a leading travel Web site. Six of the top 10 taxers were in Texas, the survey said, with Houston and Dallas leading the pack.

THE TOTAL COST of a car rental at Houstons Bush Intercontinental Airport could be nearly 72 percent above quoted daily rates, according to the survey, compiled by Travelocity.com. Dallas followed at 61 percent, with Austin coming in 3rd at over 55 percent. Airports in Cleveland, Kansas City, Phoenix and New Mexico also topped the list.

Car rentals are merely one of a range of travel services that face high taxes by localities. Hotel bills often include taxes of 10 percent or more, and airports frequently charge usage or improvement fees on each travelers ticket. Because visitors to a city essentially have no input in a citys taxes, they are often seen as a lucrative source for tax revenues. But hotel operators and rental car companies are often left to explain why a customers quoted rate bears little resemblance to the final bill.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/945670.asp?0cv=CB10#survey


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Punkingal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-03 02:18 AM
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1. Well, of course.....
look who it's named after!
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