I generally keep an eye on the Boarding Area Twitter feed throughout the day. It may be too much for folks who aren’t travel nerds like me. But, I love seeing what everyone is writing about. I saw a handful of posts today about AVIS and Uber. After I had a chance to read through them, I wanted to write something quick about the issue at hand.
AVIS Takes On Uber
AVIS appears to be taking a swing at Uber (even though their ad says “taxis”). Charlie from Running with Miles details the new AVIS offer that lets you rent a car one-way for $9.99 plus free gas. That’s an unbelievable deal considering what car rental companies sometimes charge for one-way rentals. But, Brian from The Gate has a bone to pick with Charlie. He lays out some thoughtful reasons why this might not be a great deal for you.
Brian makes some good points but my first inclination was to side with Charlie. Then, Charlie published this pretty nifty idea to save some serious coin with the Avis offer. Pretty convincing for me if you’re looking to save some cash.
The Final Two Pennies
According to this recent report, Uber appears to be losing some ground to competitors but is still doing a ton of business. That’s a real threat to the car rental companies.
The real winners here? Consumers, IMO. Competition introduces the possibility of these different services competing on price. That might be bad for Uber drivers, especially if Uber decides to try to cut pricing further.
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