Travel notes on United States

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Rental cars

Rental cars and gas is cheap in the US (especially when compared to France). If you are under 25, you will usually have to pay extra underage fees, which can almost double the price of the rent.

One of the best option I found so far, if you are a student with a valid ISIC card, is renting through Alamo which has a package including everything which is quite cheap and offers peace of mine.

If you are not from the US, ensure your rental car comes with the “liability insurance” (to cover damages you could do to others with the car), it seems it is not always included. If you have a premium credit card (Visa Premier for instance), your credit card insurances should cover damages to the car and you can then discard any “collision damage waiver” insurance. Just read your insurance policies first and make sure you are covered :)

Withdrawal fee

The fee to withdraw money is about 3$, no matter the amount you withdraw. There are some exceptions I could find, listed below.

With an LCL account, the following banks did not charge me the 3$ fee:

With an LCL account, the following banks did charge me with the 3$ fee:

New York Area


New York JFK Airport (JFK)

Newark Airport (EWR)

New Haven

Boston Logan Airport (BOS)

San Francisco Airport (SFO)

Las Vegas area

Driving in Las Vegas

Mc Carran Airport (LAS)