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Old 20 Sep 20, 05:47 PM  
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Budget Group S bargain price with BA why?

When i looked at a booking with BA the group S car was about 350 to 400 to upgrade but the same group car with Budget took 39 off of the price.

That is nearly a 400 swing for having the same group car with Budget rather than Avis

Ok with Budget you don't get extra driver, avios or any executive club perks.
You also cant join their loyalty scheme if you live in UK so standing in line rather than straight to Garage.

I would assume that standing in line is worth it for a 400 saving.
Are there any other reasons why you would not take this saving and go with Budget

What do you think?
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Old 20 Sep 20, 11:39 PM  
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Which dates are those? Looks like a glitch as that certainly isnt happening if I try to add a group s car with budget.
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You do get your spouse as a free driver with Budget through BA. Were using them for the 1st time next year - usually choose Avis, but the cost for our normal Group F car was another 200 over the Group S with Budget. Were staying the night at Tampa airport on arrival, so will be suitably refreshed when tackling the desk.
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Old 21 Sep 20, 03:37 PM  
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I'm no fan of Budget but money talks so I went with it.
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Old 21 Sep 20, 03:45 PM  
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this rental is from August 13 to August 26
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Old 21 Sep 20, 04:11 PM  
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this rental is from August 13 to August 26
You've done well. Look like it was a glitch that has been fixed as the group S is now significantly more.
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It was around for a few days at that reduced price. Seems we have been lucky to get it!
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The Group S cars with budget have been significantly cheaper for some time - I booked back at the beginning of August for July21 and the Group S Budget was the same price as the Avis Small Car price.

Was well chuffed, and I took loads of screen shots to prove it's what i bought
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You do get your spouse as a free driver with Budget through BA. Were using them for the 1st time next year - usually choose Avis, but the cost for our normal Group F car was another 200 over the Group S with Budget. Were staying the night at Tampa airport on arrival, so will be suitably refreshed when tackling the desk.
BA offer spouse for free with Avis not Budget and only if you are an Executive Club member.
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Ive just booked my July 21 flights and car hire in BA sale
The car hire is its budget but I can get premium economic both ways and car hire SClass for 500 more than car hire only with Alamo
So Ill bite the bullet and stand in the que its an 8 week hire
DH comes out with the Gdks 2 days later for 3weeks hes also cheaper with the fly drive
By 400 for the 3 of them it just means Ive to pick them up as the kids car seats are in our storage locker and drop them off
DH will take the car anyway
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