Most people who do a one way rental arrive in Las Vegas first, like what you want to do, and then leave to tour other areas and want to drop of the cars there. This leaves the rental agencies with more cars leaving LAS
than coming back in. Because of this they then have to truck or drive the cars back to LAS
, which cost them money and this is why they charge a drop off fee, which at times can be very expensive.
I have in the past rented cars in LAX
and dropped them off in LAS
without any drop off fees because this works to their advantage in returning cars back to LAS
. I have done this with Hertz, Avis, Budget and Alamo. So if you can plan your trip so you leave from LAS
, then you should be able to avoid the drop off fees.
This might or might not work because I don’t think the one way car rental traffic between TUC
is that high like from LAX
, but I would definitely try by checking with the rental agencies to see if there is no drop off charges.
Also in the past when I did this, even though I reserved an intermediate size car, most times I got upgraded to a larger car so it can be returned back to LAS
. Most rental agencies keep their city fleets separate, so if the car is a LAS
based car, then they would like to get it back to LAS
instead of keeping it out of its home base.
In Florida, the same holds true with Orlando, most visitors arrive in MCO
, and after spending time there go to other Florida cities and drop their cars there leaving MCO
short of cars. You can get a much better deal if you do the reverse and drop the car off in MCO