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Easyjet/Europcar price match

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Has anyone ever managed to get this? I sent off a claim once and never heard back from them.
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I've never made a claim but have often checked and it is always competitive.

If you have an Easyjet Plus card, you book the smallest car and get upgraded to something like a Golf, foc. This makes it even more competitive.
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Well I wouldn't say its competitive. Ive booked a compact for 103 and they were 150+. But as they say you get twice the difference back, I thought id look into it. But no chance of getting hold of anyone to do it.
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Well I wouldn't say its competitive. Ive booked a compact for 103 and they were 150+. But as they say you get twice the difference back, I thought id look into it. But no chance of getting hold of anyone to do it. Didn't want to do it and then get stung for the extra that I would have saved. Feel its a bit of a con myself
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I don't know about the price match, but one tip to bear in mind is that if you are flying with Easyjet, then don't book through easyjet or direct with their partner. If flying with Ryanair, don't book with their partner. You might get a great deal (or not) but you run the risk of waiting for ages in the car hire queue because every other sod on the flight is using the same car hire company.
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Personally I use carrentals.co.uk as a search and find some of the cheapest prices around (no necessarily booking through them, but using them as a search engine). Not only do you get cheaper prices than booking through the airlines but you also get visibility of which hire car company they are making the booking with so you can check them out - some times the cheapest prices are cheap for a reason!
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Oh and PS, the insurance excess thingy, never buy from the hire car company - costs about £40/week or more when you can get an annual one for about £12 elsewhere!
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PaulC1984 wrote:
Oh and PS, the insurance excess thingy, never buy from the hire car company - costs about £40/week or more when you can get an annual one for about £12 elsewhere!


My head is about to explode re: insurance.

I've rented via autoeurope.com and rentalcars.com and direct with companies like goldcar and sicilybycar in the past

I've booked with an agent in the past, taken their insurance out only to be told at pick up that I have to take the provider's insurance out.

Got a booking with rentalcars.com starting tomorrow (9th) through to (14th).

Just booked the car at this stage.

So do I take
a) the insurance package rentalcars.com have offered?
b) the insurance package offered at time of picking up the car with ecovia?
c) other?

Many thanks in advance
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c) Other - buy annual car rental excess cover from a broker that covers you for the large excess that comes as standard with the rental car.
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C) Definitely

The only think to mention is that with your own insurance you may have to put down a larger security deposit as you yourself may (depending on the policy) have to pay the excess and then claim it back, where as is you take out rentalcars.com insurance (for eg) or insurance when picking up the car, they pay out straight to car hire firm
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PaulC1984" "ster wrote:
C) Definitely

The only think to mention is that with your own insurance you may have to put down a larger security deposit as you yourself may (depending on the policy) have to pay the excess and then claim it back, where as is you take out rentalcars.com insurance (for eg) or insurance when picking up the car, they pay out straight to car hire firm


Many thanks.

Recommendations please?

Is this an add on to existing UK car insurance or separate product?
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Use http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/compare-car-hire-excess-insurance?affid=46775 to search for insurance

Use http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-car-hire for hints and tips - I saved about £230 for a week following this advice!
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PaulC1984 wrote:
Use http://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/compare-car-hire-excess-insurance?affid=46775 to search for insurance

Use http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-car-hire for hints and tips - I saved about £230 for a week following this advice!


Legend. Reading through now Smile
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I used www.icarhireinsurance.com

Very easy and, whilst I have not had to make a claim, I understand from various reviews that they are extremely good.
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I had had use Questor (https://www.questor-insurance.co.uk/car-hire-insurance.aspx) car hire excess waiver for a couple of years, lately it was £42 annually for Euro cover for 2 named drivers which covers £6,000 of excess.

A bit cheaper than the car hire companies £10 per day to remove their excess.

Havent had to claim so can't comment if they are any good when it comes to the crunch, but read some good things I think here about them. Also prefer to have UK based and governed insurance.

When renting the rental company will put a large charge on your credit card if you dont take their excess waiver insurance so have a card with a decent credit limit on it. If something does happen I think you pay the rental co then claim back from the insurer.
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Thanks all.

Much appreciated 👍
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@Mike Pow, I have struggled with this a number of times. These days I usually use Hertz, because their extended cover is reasonably priced (£40 from memory) but the absence of hassle picking up and dropping off outweighs any other savings. Basically when I returned last month, he counted the wheels, smiled and waved us off. The invoice was (at last) understandable.
I looked at 3rd party insurance (in fact my company car policy would cover me) but proving it to the rental operative, securing the credit and the thought of the hassle and delay if there was a claim..nah.
However they do keep changing how they operate, so I do check every time.
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@Strax, never been asked to prove I have insurance - they don't care as they have your credit card. My 2 claims ere settled in a few days - I only had to email scans of the rental doc, photos of damage and a statement with the bill. less than £40pa, and I rent at least 4 times a year, and one claim was €1200
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foxtrotzulu wrote:
I don't know about the price match, but one tip to bear in mind is that if you are flying with Easyjet, then don't book through easyjet or direct with their partner. If flying with Ryanair, don't book with their partner. You might get a great deal (or not) but you run the risk of waiting for ages in the car hire queue because every other sod on the flight is using the same car hire company.


Just not true. Ever. Plus at any major airport, aircraft are landing every 1-2 minutes.

Re excess insurance, I have a Questor policy. I rent approx 15 cars a year so it really pays for itself. I've never had to use it.
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@bar shaker, we had this at Innsbruck in May where Avis (BA partner) was very busy after the BA flight landed. Little or no queue at the other desks. But at major airports shouldn't be a big problem.

Although wait at Avis desk at Munich last week was 1.5 hours.....nothing to do with BA though.
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Back from Italy.

Just wanted to thank everyone who made suggestions.

Went with an annual policy with icarhireinsurance.com for £57.97

Hired from ecovia.com at Malpensa Airport, Milan - £63 for 6 days

Off-site, shuttle from airport was 10 mins, petrol station on site so no dramas about fuel, 5 mins to check the car and we were done.

Highly recommend both.


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@Bennyboy1,
If you're flying to Munich use Hertz and join their Gold club. You just walk straight into the car park and collect your keys from the hut. No queueing at all.
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Yep, but just one caveat. I'm a gold card member, but next Thursday, a compact car from them was £185, but got it for about £105. So there is a price to pay to get straight through.
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musher wrote:
@Bennyboy1,
If you're flying to Munich use Hertz and join their Gold club. You just walk straight into the car park and collect your keys from the hut. No queueing at all.


I'm gild and get 10% off with Amex but their prices are still considerably higher (circa40%!) Than through comparison sites.

Heading to Italy I tend to book with Sixt (through comparison sites) and can get an estate or small 4x4 for just under £200, - with hertz you are talking 450 to 500 if you don't get a free upgrade or 370 to 450 if you can bag an upgrade (never garunteed)

Have never had to queue with Six and have always been spot on
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£80 more or 2 hours queueing in the terminal with 2 tired kids and Mrs M with all those shopping opportunities. I know which is both better and cheaper wink
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@musher, haha this is indeed true, Toofy Grin Toofy Grin
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@PaulC1984, good shout, thanks
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