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Book Thrifty car rentals at Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport

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Reviews

Overall Rating6.2 OkayBased on 9 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Comfort
6.6
Overall
6.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.2
Value for money
6.4

Recent reviews

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2.0
Booked a Thrifty reservation for 6:00 pm pick up at the PAC airport in Panama City, Panama. HOWEVER all of the airport car rentals in that location close at 5:00 pm. NO where on any of my reservation information did it say that they would be closed. HOW can Kayak/ Thrifty even make and guarantee a reservation time when the location is closed. I also spoke to a representative twice to confirm the car size two days before my arrival. I had to take an Uber to the Thrifty location In Panama City and there- the customer service representatives were extremely helpful. I eventually did get a car (it was vacation week so the options were limited) Also the customer service agents at the office said that they were not surprised, that this happens often.Reviewed Jan 1 2024
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2.0
No carCons:When I arrived at the specified time of pickup, they didn't have a car for me to rent. This was a big problem, in part because the only available car in the airport was from Express Rent a Car and it had a nail in one tire, and a thumb tack in another. The whole experience was bad.Reviewed Jan 14 2019
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2.0
The car wouldn't start & then they charged me to refuel it!!!!!!!!!!!Cons:So several times the keyless start didn't recognize the key was there, until finally the car wouldn't even open. We had to open it using the manual key, but there's NO WAY TO start the car without the car simply 'recognizing' that the key is near the car. We FINALLY and MIRACULOUSLY got the car started and drove it directly to the hotel so we would be safe to have them come get it. They brought ANOTHER key and that didn't work either, so we switched vehicles and they asked me to fuel it up before I brought it back. What the heck? And then they charged me full price to fill it up when I returned the second car. I NEVER make poor reviews but these guys are THE WORST. How the heck am I going to fill up a car I can't start!????????!!! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE. I'm so angry I'm beyond more words.Reviewed Oct 16 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:They did not have any carsReviewed Feb 25 2018
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:Car I had reserved months prior was not available. To go from an suv to a yaris for 4 people with luggage was not good. Staff was not helpful at both ends of the trip. Don't rent from Thrifty at the Allbrook airport.Reviewed Jan 2 2018
review fromkayak
3.6
Low deceiving pricingCons:There was a "mandatory" insurance charge which was 3 times what the price of the car was....very disappointing that it wasn't listed when bookingReviewed Sep 8 2017
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3.2
Watch out for the cost of the insurance!Cons:Prepare to pay three times more for the cost of insurance. The rent was $87 and the insurance $ 240. And it is mandatory to take, they won´t allow the use of any other insurance, even though you have one. Do not expect the same service you receive in the USA. I booked an SUV and they gave me one of lower level (Creta instead of a Tucson) arguing that they were of the same level. It clearly is not. In Thrifty Panama, there is no policy to give you a better car if they do not have the one you rented, you get a worse car one for the same price, even if you disagree. They do not offer the transfer service to the hotel or airport. You should take a taxi in an area that is not safe. I do not recommend it.Reviewed Jul 18 2017
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:The vehicle was good. Personnel were good.Cons:Their explanation of the insurance caused confusion and anxiety. Insurance for 3 days almost what a monthly payment cost. Once understanding their policies all went well. Also there is no designated return area for returning the vehicle nor were we given any explanation on where or how.Reviewed Jan 7 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Walked awayPros:When we first got to the office we were told they could not honor the Internet rate we got through kayak. So instead of $106 it was $177. Surprised but ok with it for the monthly rate. But then it turns out they cannot or will not accept any other insurance plan but their own, mandatory. Not US insurance which is understandable but also not Amex. Ok then, what s the rental rate with insurance? $1270. Yup. Not a typo. The office could not give us any breakdown and gave us all sorts of numbers which we could not make any sense of. We could not get info on what was the car rate, what different insurance plans there were. It turns out it is the law to have Panama insurance, which is obviously ok, but the rates the rental companies charge are crazy. At the very least there should be such information available when you book online. We decided to not rent the car in those circumstances and they were not very nice about it but we were not charged.Cons:Not honoring internet rate. Not explaining the various rates and insurance fees.Reviewed Nov 7 2016
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Other car rental agencies at Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport scored

Thrifty car rentals near Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport

Address

Panama Domestic/intl Apo, Pa.

Hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+507 315 0144

Address

Calle Eusebio A Morales

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+507 204 9555

Address

Via Espana N0. 100

Hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00

Phone

+507 214 7677

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport

  • Book your rental car at Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport?

    Panama Domestic/intl Apo, Pa. is the closest Thrifty rental location to Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +507 315 0144.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Panama City Marcos A. Gelabert Intl Airport (PAC)?

    Yes