Reviews for Thrifty in Philadelphia
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May 3 2016
Cons: Its a few miles from the airport, so there's a bit of a shuttle delay in both pickup and drop off. Worth it if you're getting a better price. Their refueling fee is 10 dollars per gallon which is above and beyond any other rental agency. (For example, Alamo charges around 3 dollars a gallon, which is about a dollar surcharge of the current market rate.)
Mar 25 2016
Pros: Price, however they were comparable to a couple of other companies. The associate I dealt with was also nice to deal with.
Cons: The Thrifty rental site was a few miles off-field from the airport, requiring getting on and off of I-95 to get to it. That distance, coupled with the shuttle's poor frequency (they seem to run every 15 minutes) had me waiting both for pickup and at their location and curbside for long periods of time. Before I was initially picked up for rental, I was waiting curbside while every other rental company had several shuttles running before I'd ever seen even one Thrifty shuttle come by. They charged my credit card a hold of $350 that took several days to clear after I'd returned the car. I have excellent credit and a clean driving record but I've never seen any other rental car company hold funds on a credit card. It seemed to be standard practice for them as I noticed other customers enduring the same. Considering how far off-site the location is, you have the option to either deal with it or waste significantly more of your time waiting for a ride back to the airport and choosing another company.
Mar 8 2016
Pros: Waited 30 minutes at philly airport Sunday night for Thrifty bus to pick me up at Budget. It never came. I ended up hopping on a competitor's bus and rented from Enterprise.
Dec 29 2015
Good not great
Pros: Slow check in with only 1 person working the desk. At least 3 other counter staff/management walking around. Car was fine. Return was fast. The driver returning us to the airport drove like a maniac.