Monday, June 19, 2017

Travel warning: Orlando airport gas prices

The following came around the inbox:
Orlando airport,  rental car return.  The two closest gas stations that I have used in the past have raised their gas prices to $5.99 per gallon regular.  They are the closest to the rental car and used a lot.   They have not posted a sign on the street. It is only listed on the actual pump in small print.  
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Both stations closest to Orlando Airport  ( Disney etc)  have these crazy prices. I drove 2 miles away and gas was  $1.99 per gallon.   
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Just for reference rental car return gas price was $2.70. I filled up at $1.99.  
Seems pretty sneaky.  FYI.

7 comments:

John S. said...

I live in Lakeland, and I travel from MCO frequently. I can confirm the observation, and my best advice is to drive another mile and go to the WaWa on the North side of the road. You will save almost $4.00 per gallon.

Brigid said...

I thought Chicago was bad for "special city" pricing. The thing is, like what happens here, Cook county raises the sales tax to the highest in the state, so everyone that has the money to buy in bulk just drives 5-15 minute away to the next county and stocks up.

BC said...

Rental returns get e85 at $1.45 a gallon...

Miguel GFZ said...

Touris City has tourist traps. That is what a cheap price of gas would be in Europe and that is what the stations are targeting. IIRC, dealers have to inform you or at least post what they will charge you for gas, but those stations bet on you not having read it and being in a hurry to fill it up and return the car to the dealer.

Divemedic said...

This station has done this for years.

Ted said...

I was in Orlando last month. I filled the rental car at a gas station about midway from Disney to the airport at normal prices. Just build in some time to get off the expressway and find a gas station. But the traffic was horrible at any time. Day or night

Unknown said...

What Miguel GFZ said: This is aimed at European tourists familiar with litres as units for gasoline, rather than tenths-of-firkins or whatever is used in the USA