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    Thrifty car rental

    Just got back from a great 2 week stay on the 19th. I rented from Thrifty and booked thru AAA New York.

    A major headache was they have a sign saying "American Express Cards Temporarily not accepted. A person working there told me and the others on line the policy had been in effect since October 2015. I only carry Amex and was "lucky" enough to have my wife with me with a Via card or we would have been out of luck, as was the couple in front of me on line.

    Generally speaking all we had to do was go to another rental agency. For me that would have been a problem as we had a group of 7 people and I was renting a passenger van. Not the easiest vehicle to find on short notice.

    AAA had no knowledge of this issue.

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    temporarily since october 2015? yikes!!

    glad that your wife had her visa with her.

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    It's always good to have her near but this time it was especially good!

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    That is something they should make VERY clear at booking.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    just a wee quick one being from bonnie Scotland I have nationwide cards credit and debit would I have a problem with them.

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    no....you should have no problems.
    however, do not use a debit EVER please when renting a car anywhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by RAB View Post
    just a wee quick one being from bonnie Scotland I have nationwide cards credit and debit would I have a problem with them.

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    Good to know! I only use AMEX for rentals because of their insurance coverage.

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    Temporarily since october '15 hahaha that cracks me up, thats SO Aruba.

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    It was longer than Oct,2015 because we used them in May of 2014 and they didn't take AMEX then either.

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