Some Airports charge a fee for conducting car rental business in the airport terminal or consolidated rental car facility. The fee is added to the rental charges, collected by Payless and remitted back to the airport authority.
In most cases, the minimum rental charge is for one day and is based on a 24-hour period. Beyond the 24-hour period, an hourly rate may be calculated as three-fourths (¾) the daily rate plus $.01 for daily and weekend rates and one-half (½) the daily rate plus $.01 for weekly rates. For example, a daily rate of $30.00 per day would equate to an hourly rate of $22.51 per day and a weekly rate $30.00 per day would equate to an hourly rate of $15.01. If a rental exceeds a 24-hour period by 1.5 hours, a 2-day charge will apply. Generally, "weekend rates" apply on rentals beginning after 11:59 AM on a Thursday, and require the car to be returned by 11:59 PM on the following Monday. If the vehicle is returned later, the weekend rate will not apply to the rental.
A Customer Facility Charge may be imposed by an airport to offset the cost of operating a consolidated rental car facility located and maintained on airport property. The fee is added to the rental charges, collected by Payless and remitted back to the airport authority.
A separately stated nominal Energy Recovery Fee will be assessed at select Payless locations. The daily fee is imposed to offset the rising energy costs related to our business. Where assessed, the fee will be included in the total price quoted at the time of reservation.