A close friend of mine has left it late in booking a hire car, requiring it Thursday in France. She is planning on visiting relatives in secret and needs the car to reach them from the airport. She is also visiting with her sister. Their ages are 23 and 27.
Whilst cost is obviously important, it is not the critical factor. It is more that neither of them hold a credit card, and all hire car companies seem to require a credit card for the deposit when arriving at the airport. Is this true? Is a credit card the only way? Is there any companies that would accept a debit card?
Any advice or pointers appreciated, as you can imagine they are organising this ASAP!