Avis Car Rental is one of the major car hire companies available at Linate Airport in Milan. At this airport, all the car rental counters can be found on the ground floor of the single terminal building, in the Arrivals area. Hertz, National, Sixt, Alamo, Maggiore and Budget are other car hire companies available at the airport.
Avis Linate requires the primary renter of the vehicle to be at least 21 years of age, and a young drivers fee will apply to customers between 21 and 25 years of age. The young drivers fee is a daily charge up to a maximum of ten days, and is charged per underage driver within the rental agreement. Younger drivers may also not rent a vehicle from the following categories: H (Full Size), I (Intermediate), J (Economy), L (Premium) and N (Convertible). Debit cards are not accepted, only a major credit card or Avis Charge Card can be used to pay for the rental. Major credit cards include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
Vehicles can be rented from a variety of different categories at Avis. These categories include Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Full Size, Premium, Mini Van, Full Size Van, Premium Van, Convertible and 4 Wheel Drive. There are also estate vehicles available in the categories of Compact Wagon and Intermediate Wagon. The Economy vehicles can seat between four and five people, and have storage space for one or two items of luggage. Manual transmission vehicles in the Economy Category include the Fiat Panda 1.2 Dynamic, New Corsa 1.2 16V Enjoy and the Fiat Grande Punto 1.3. There are also manual transmission vehicles such as the Nissan Micra 1.2 I, which is a five door vehicle. Compact vehicles include the Volkswagen Golf, and examples in the Intermediate category are the Mercedes Classe A180 and the Alfa Romeo 159 1.9. The Full Size category is also a popular choice amongst family and business renters, and this category includes the BMW Series 3200D Eletta, which has a manual transmission.
Cars with more luxurious features can be rented from Avis. They are found in the Premium category, and include the Mercedes E220 CDI Classic. Wagon vehicles are perfect for those customers who want to carry plenty of luggage with them, as they can easily store five or more large luggage items. They can also seat up to five people. In the Compact Wagon category, an example vehicle would be Ford Focus 1.6, and in the Intermediate Wagon category, the Volkswagen Passat 1.9 Wagon. Vans are super for the extra large family, or for groups of friends traveling together. The Ford Galaxy 2.0 is available in the Full Size Van category, and can seat up to seven people. Premium Vans include the Nuovo Ducato Panorama 2.3, seating up to nine people. Usual minivans include the Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8. Tough, outdoor vehicles are available in the 4 Wheel Drive category, such as the Nissan X-Trail 2.0.
Customers who enjoy renting from Avis can become an Avis Preferred Member. This is a free membership which anyone 23 years or older can join. It offers many benefits, such as pre-prepared paperwork, priority Avis Preferred counters, and the rented vehicles of members will be parked in the most convenient places. Some Avis locations even have a dedicated cabin in the car park for their Avis Preferred members, and will have the keys waiting in the vehicle so that you can avoid going to the counter. Members will also be able to easily access their details online, and use a dedicated call center reservation line.
From Avis, at Linate Airport, customers can rent extra equipment along with their rented vehicle. This may include a child seat or a booster seat, which are necessary if you are traveling with young children. The road rules in Italy require all persons within a vehicle to use a seatbelt. Child seats are suitable for children between 9 and 18 kg (20 – 40 lbs), and booster seats are ideal for children up to ten years of age. Baby seats should be reserved when you make your booking with Avis, and you should specify the age of your child so that you receive the correct seat. A satellite navigation system can also be reserved, and this is a wonderful piece of equipment to have when you are traveling in unfamiliar territory. They usually have thousands of pre-programmed points of interest on the system, so that you can always find the nearest gas station, hotel, restaurant, tourist attraction, pharmacy etc.
Avis vehicles are always rented with a full tank of fuel at the beginning of the rental period. When the vehicle is returned, customers have three re-fueling options. The first option is Fuel Up Front, and this is when a full tank of fuel is purchased ahead of your rental. With this option the vehicle can be returned with an empty tank. The second option is Pay On Return, and here the customer may still bring the vehicle back empty, but will pay a re-fuelling service charge. Bring Back Full is the last option, and here the customer will re-fuel the vehicle before returning it, and avoid any extra charges from Avis.
Avis, at Linate Airport, can be contacted for further details and information. Alternatively, visit their website at www.avis.com.
Milan Linate Airport
Telephone Number: (39) 02-715123