Airport car rentals are typically more expensive than in town rentals. This past summer we arranged to pick up our car rental at the airport in Toulouse, France. However, it was questionable if our flight would arrive before the rental desk closed so we scheduled the pick up for the next day. I had hoped if we arrived in time that we could arrange the pick for that night, but since we had pre-paid through rentalcars.com as opposed to specifically with Budget, that wasn’t an option. That meant we had to get into town for our night’s accommodation and then travel back out to the airport the next day to pick up the car. In hindsight, it would have made more sense to arrange the pick up for the in town location, and as I later learned, it would have been less expensive as well.