Car rental.prices TAF

Headed to Italy next summer. Flights booked, now for the car.

Prices are, however, totally nuts in Italy. 2 week rental of a focus sized car for a wee bit shy of a grand. I know how to use scrapers, etc - that’s just the price.

I’ve noticed French and UK prices are also a fair bit higher than pre-Covid…but not by anywhere near so much as in Italy.

Anyone had similar experience and know whether the curve is expected to dip?

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UK prices are just as bad - cheapest I could find for 5 days starting Thursday was £780. And I was looking a month ago. Nuts.

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At those prices you might as well buy one and sell it before you come home…

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Same issue in Europe, apparently

Companies have sold off chunks of fleet. Demand now outstrips supply

I wonder if omicron will reverse that and prices might soon fall.

We looked at a trip to the US. Car rental prices were even more crazy than Italy - £2.5k for say 17 days. We are not going. Booked Japan instead which is unlikely to happen due to Omicron.

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