View Full Version : Does ABCarental still accept American Express?

12-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Just looked at their websight and American Express does not show up as a choice. We had been using them with American Express for the insurance coverage, but if AB no longer accepts AmEx, we'll maybe look elsewhere.

12-20-2011, 10:12 AM
As of September it was still accepted but with a $25 surcharge.

12-20-2011, 10:47 AM
If you need a good alternative, I highly recommend Everts Car Rental, which accepts American Express. I've rented from them for many years (I have no connection). It's locally owned by a delightful woman, the service is great, and they have a booth at the airport.

12-20-2011, 12:20 PM
see above

12-20-2011, 12:22 PM
I received this reply this morning:

I am sorry to say, we as companies have a lot of problems wit AMEX, we don't have any support anymore from our bank here on Bonaire if there are issues with damage etc. And AMEX charges us retailers an unbeleivable high commission while Visa and Master don't. Therefore the owner of AB Carrental has stopped with accepting AMEX and with him a lot of collegue companies.

12-20-2011, 01:15 PM
So, I guess I pay's my $11.00 a day or go's elsewhere for a car.

12-21-2011, 12:43 PM
After using AB for ten years in a row I believe it's time to try another rental agency that still accepts AMEX.

12-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Telerin(poppy) Car Rental excepts AMEX

Dive Biddie
01-02-2012, 12:27 AM
Everts is more expensive so the CDW savings afforded by AMEX doesnt help. Telerin is booked. I hate to have to rent a car instead of a truck, but I guess that's what i'll do because I will be there a month and CDW gets expensive. Last year I thought I had paid with AMEX on a truck from Telerin, and had paid with Visa. I was sideswoiped and I had to pay $1300 out of pocket because Visa doesn't cover trucks.