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Thrifty Palermo Airport

Excellent car hire rates are available from Thrifty, at Punta Raisi (Palermo Airport). Passengers arriving at Punta Raisi Airport can choose from a wide range of car hire companies, and Thrifty is one of them. All the car hire counters are located on the first floor of the airport terminal building, in the Arrivals area. Passengers can go directly to the Thrifty car hire counter to select their vehicle, or they make their reservation before their trip, from Thrifty’s website. Their website address is www.thrifty.com.

When selecting a vehicle, customers must choose a car category. Thrifty has a range of car categories, from Economy and Compact to Standard, Full-Size and Premium. Examples of Thrifty cars in the Economy class would be the Lancia Ypsilon or the Fiat Punto. A car in the Compact category might be the Fiat Stilo, and in the Mid-Size range, a Daewoo Nubira or a Fiat Stilo Wagon. The Standard class has the Alfa Romeo 147 and other similar vehicles, and the Full-Size class, the Alfa Romeo 156. For a little bit more style and luxury, customers could choose the Premium category, and an example of a car in this category would be the Jaguar X-Type.

At Thrifty, customers can belong to the Blue Chip Program. This is a free membership that anyone can join. Blue Chip members enjoy shorter lines at the counters because Thrifty has a dedicated Blue Chip Members Only line. You will feel like a VIP every time you enter Thrifty! Members will also enjoy faster reservations, rentals and returns, as Thrifty will already know your vehicle preferences. This helps to make your reservation much quicker and easier. You will also be able to pick up and return your vehicle with much more convenience. Another important aspect of the Blue Chip Program is that customers will be able to earn Blue Chip Rewards. These rewards enable you to earn free rental days from Thrifty. For every 16 days that you rent, you will earn one day for free.

Thrifty caters for business needs as well. The Multi-Month Rental Program can be ideal for corporate customers who need to rent for long periods of time. Rentals can run up to eleven months. Thrifty also strives to provide excellent rates for these lengthy rentals, especially if you have a corporate account with Thrifty. Reservations can be made by calling a special 800#, and there is no need to return the vehicle until the full rental period is completed. Thrifty will automatically bill the primary renter’s credit card for rental charges once a month. Charges can also be put through your Thrifty billing account.

Thrifty, at Punta Raisi Airport, has a unique Wild Car™ Program. This is a superb idea that enables customers to receive a Mid-Size or larger vehicle, yet only pay a rental rate that is lower than a Mid-Size car. When you book with the Wild Car Program, you are guaranteed to receive a vehicle that is able to accommodate at lease five passengers and two items of luggage or more. When you arrive at the Punta Raisi Airport location, the staff will select your vehicle. You don’t know what you’ll get, but its guaranteed to be a great-sized vehicle. If you book online, you must select ‘Wild Car’ as your car class.

Thrifty works in conjunction with many travel partners. When renting from Thrifty you can accumulate frequent flyer miles and other bonuses from various airline and hotel loyalty program partners. Customers will find many rental discounts and other promotions that are available from Thrifty’s airline and hotel partners. Some of the airline partners include Gulf Air, American Airlines, Emirates, Continental Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Qantas Airlines and United Airlines. Hotel partners include the Hilton Hotels.

From whichever rental company you select your vehicle, the primary renter is always expected to be 21 years of age or older, and the holder of a major credit card. A young drivers surcharge may be added to the rental should the primary renter be between the ages of 21 and 24. Younger drivers may also not be allowed to rent vehicles from certain car categories. Major credit cards include American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa and Eurocard.

Thrifty, at Punta Raisi Airport, will be happy to answer any further enquiries you may have in connection with their rental vehicles and procedures. Their contact details are listed below. They are open every day of the week between the hours of 08:00 and 23:00.

Address:

Palermo Airport, Sicily, Italy (PMO)
In Terminal, Punta Raisi-Falcone Borsellino Airport
Palermo, Italy 1-90145

Telephone Number: 39 091 6519813

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