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$15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

Brooklyn, New York
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$15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

Hello, We will be visiting St Martin in November, and are searching for a car rental. Came across Rent A Wreck Co, they offer great prices - $13.45/day, $4 liability insurance. Did anyone do business with them, and what was your experience? Another question is about $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Princess Juliana International Airport. Did anyone pay such fee? Does every car rental Co on the island charge it? Thank you!

Staten Island, New...
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1. Re: $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

http://www.pjiae.com/rates-charges.html

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Is this a recent addition? I do not see it listed on the fees list.

NJ
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reviews: 12
2. Re: $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

Last year we paid $120/week for a Hyundai Getz plus 10% tax from Tropical-Tropicana in off season. I have not heard of the concession fee but that could just be that some dealers may not itemize their prices. Tropical does not have an office at the airport.

Massachusetts
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3. Re: $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

Good point....a company doesn't need to charge an airport concession fee if they do not operate in the airport. Most local companies pick you up outside or do the paperwork in your car in the parking lot....(TripleA, Kenny's, Tropical etc.)

Staten Island, New...
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4. Re: $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

Concerning the liability insurance it is important to understand that although referred to as

insurance, it isn’t really insurance at all – rather, the so called insurance arrangements are terms of your contract with the rental car company. The rental car company itself may be backed by its own insurers but this insurance cover, if it exists,does not extend directly to you.The protection you obtain from the rental contract is only as good as the ability of the rental car company to meet any claim. If the rental car company has few assets, in some circumstances that may leave you as the driver of the vehicle open to liability to third parties.It is a good idea to hire vehicles only from rental car companies that are obviously financially sound, and are more likely to be able to honor the insurance provisions of their contracts.

Canada
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5. Re: $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

That is great advice on the insurance angle, Bobcat!

6. Re: $15 Airport Concession fee for customers arriving at SXM Pri

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