Montreal-Trudeau Airport is a Canadian airport serving around 13 million passengers per annum. It is the third busiest airport in the country, is and considered as an important international gateway to Canada. Over 8 million of its passengers travel on international or transborder flights. The airport is recognised by its IATA code of YUL, and its official name is the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. For arriving passengers, there are car hire companies at the airport, and Thrifty Montreal-Trudeau Airport is one of the most popular choices. Thrifty has a large number of car rental locations in North America, and offers their customers affordable rates and some interesting car rental services.
Since the airport’s construction in the 1960’s it has had the same terminal buildings for passenger facilities, however, recently the airport has been renovated and expanded, enabling it to now handle up to fifteen million passengers per annum. It has a new international arrival hall, a new customs hall and a new baggage claim area for international passengers. There also all the facilities that would be expected at an airport of this size. Thrifty’s rental counters can be found at the multi-level parking garage in front of the terminal, on the ground floor, and they are open at most hours of the day and evening, seven days a week. Thrifty provides car rental services to all airport passengers, for business and leisure purposes, and offers online booking opportunities for customers who prefer to make an advanced reservation. Hire cars are often in high demand at Montreal Airport, therefore an early booking is advantageous.
The Montreal-Trudeau Airport car hire companies have an interesting selection of vehicles for their customers, and a variety of car groups from which to choose. Thrifty’s car categories include Economy, Compact, Midsize, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, SUV, Minivan and Midsize Van. They even have a Standard Convertible category with cars such as the Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Vehicles hired in Canada have automatic transmissions, and most come with nice features such as air conditioning, airbag protection, power steering, anti-lock brakes and remote keyless entry. They are also hired with unlimited mileage, which is useful to persons who wish to travel further in their rented car, and will start the rental period with a full tank of fuel. Upon return, the vehicle should be re-fuelled if no fuel was purchased when it was collected, or as empty as possible if fuel was purchased. No refunds are given for unused fuel.
Vehicles in the Economy, Compact and Midsize categories are often fuel efficient and eco-friendly, and come with excellent rental rates. From Thrifty, they may be similar to the Toyota Yaris, Toyota Matrix and Toyota Corolla. The Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Toyota Camry are a little larger, and may be more comfortable for longer journeys as they have good space for luggage items. Premium and Luxury cars are similar to the Chrysler 300. Customers can hire SUVs similar to the Toyota Rav 4, Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and Dodge Durango, or a Dodge Caravan (Minivan) for seven passengers. With all these vehicles and more Thrifty customers will surely find something that is ideal for their holiday or business trip in Montreal.
The Montreal-Trudeau International Airport car rental companies have loyalty programs available for their customers. Thrifty’s is known as the Blue Chip program, and is applicable to occasional and frequent renters. Blue Chip members enjoy special service at the Blue Chip Members Only line, and will enjoy services that ensure faster reservations, rentals and returns. The membership is free of charge and is not a contract of any kind. Members are also able to earn free rental days with the Thrifty Blue Chip Rewards program. For every sixteen days of car rental, they will earn one free day of car rental.
Thrifty has a good corporate program for their business clients as well, and members of the program are able to hire a car for longer periods of time. Cars can be reserved from a special 800# for up to eleven months, and need not be returned before the rental contract has expired. The charges are billed each month to the customer’s credit card or Thrifty billing account. In general, however, to rent a car from Thrifty, the primary renter will need to be at least 21 years of age, and be able to provide a valid drivers license and major credit card at the start of the rental period. Additional items may be required by foreign renters.
Thrifty hand controls for disabled drivers can be requested for some of their vehicles, and from the rental location of Montreal-Trudeau Airport, hand controls are free of charge. The device is possible to use by persons with a lower limb disability. From Montreal Airport, one way hire services may also be arranged, and are ideal for customers going only ‘one way’. Thrifty one way hires may be returned to most of their other Canadian rental locations, and may even be allowed into the United States of America. From Montreal, the Highway 15 leads south onto the Interstate-87 in Vermont, and passes Plattsburgh and Saratoga Springs before reaching Albany. It also leads further to the city of New York.
Thrifty Montreal-Trudeau Airport will be willing to assist with all further car rental enquiries.
Montreal Trudeau International Airport
Montreal/Trudeau, QC Canada
Telephone Number: 514-631-5567