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Does the “wet” rental rate include ALL fuel?

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Question, say the C172's rent for 115$ per hour "wet" and has full tanks of fuel when i depart on the first leg of my cross country flight. Once i get to my destination and start the return leg back home i realize im getting low on fuel and need to get more. Well since i would be off base i would have to pay for the fuel, but if im paying for the fuel in the rental rate how does it work if i end up having to put fuel in at another airport?

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  1. mah on Jul 03, 2013

    You need to check with your FBO since they can all have different policies.

    Where I used to rent, I could buy fuel anywhere and turn in the receipt to get credit against my rental.

    I’ve heard of FBO’s allowing this with an exception stating you pay anything costing more than it would cost at the local field.

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  2. Paul Robichaux on Jul 03, 2013

    Most FBOs will subtract the cost of any fuel you buy away from home base from the rental cost, with a price limit. For example, the club I fly from reimburses for up to $5.11/gal for 100LL. If I buy fuel for $6.11/gal, then they don’t reimburse me for that extra $1.

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  3. Ryan Jones on Jul 03, 2013

    Thats what I was thinking, but wasn’t for sure, thanks for clearing it up!

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