How I used AAVacations.com for a free car rental!
Recently I began the process of price shopping for an upcoming trip to Europe for some kayak racing. Typically I can find flights from my home airport to most places in Europe for around $1200-1600 USD depending on the dates. During my travels I have to rent a car as public transport is quite challenging with a 12 foot kayak to lug about. Barcelona typically has some of the cheapest per day rental cars in Europe and luckily BCN was my destination for this trip.
Using the exact same dates on the exact same flights I was able to find my same itinerary on American Airlines which included a rental car from Avis for $1240! Not only did I save over $200 I also got a free car rental! I wanted to see if this was something specific to my dates and city pairs so I tried a few other searches and was able to find more flights combos that get a free car rental.
AAVactations – $1288.94 with car
AA.com flight only – $1420
AA.com flight only – $646
AAVacations – $1087 with car
Google Flights – $810 on both AA and Delta
Kayak.com Rental Car – $408 with Europcar
Kayak.com Rental Car – $444 with Thrifty (which requires you to purchase additional insurance)