More Posts On: Rental Cars

Rent 3 Days, Get One Day Free With Hertz as Member of AAA

You can enjoy a free day when you rent a vehicle for a minimum of three days at participating locations of Hertz in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through Wednesday, January 31, 2018 if you are a member of the American Automobile Association — but…

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More Proof That Hertz Is Not a Soul-Less Company

“‘Sweet Kia, bro!’ -said nobody ever” still causes me to laugh every time I think of it since WR — who is a reader of The Gate — posted that comment in response to this article pertaining to the car I rented from Hertz being upgraded to a Kia Soul…

…and yet…

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Why is One Weekly Car Rental $128.84 More Than The Other With Exact Same Criteria?

This is a tale of two rental car facilities of the same brand which are only approximately 21 miles away from each other. One facility quotes a rate of $232.89; while the other quotes a rate of $104.05. Other than the fact that the car rentals are at different facilities, both car rentals would be for one week, using the exact same criteria — including but not limited to dates and times of the rental; class of vehicle to be rented; and discounts applied. Both rental car facilities are local — meaning that neither location is near a major airport.

I had my thoughts on why…

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Earn 500 Bonus SkyMiles Each Time You Book Your Hotel and Rental Car With Delta Air Lines

When you book your hotel reservation and reserve your rental car through Delta Air Lines and complete your hotel stay and car rental by Wednesday, January 31, 2018, you will earn 500 bonus SkyMiles in addition to the base SkyMiles and any bonus SkyMiles you will earn — and you will earn one bonus of 500 SkyMiles for each set of lodging and rental car transactions you complete, as you must earn SkyMiles for both transactions to receive the additional bonus.

This offer is…

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Earn 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles With Avis Fall 2017

You can earn 500 bonus AAdvantage miles through this promotion when you provide your Avis Preferred membership number and complete a qualifying car rental with Avis through Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Central Standard Time — but you must…

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One Way Airport Rentals For as Low as $8.99 by Avis — Including a Tank of Fuel — But…

You can rent a car from Avis for as low as $8.99 one way between 43 airports of 37 cities within the United States and local facilities in downtown and suburban areas of those destinations — and that includes your choice of five classes of cars from economy class to full size, a full tank of fuel, 150 free miles, and up to 12 hours to keep the vehicle before returning it — but should you consider taking advantage of this deal?

Testing this deal, a random date of…

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My Rental Car Upgrade is a Kia Soul?!?

When I arrived at the Hertz rental car facility not far from where I am based — this is a local location and not near a major airport — I only had to wait a few minutes before the person behind the counter was finished with a customer.

I had already reserved a compact car for my road trip of two weeks, which should have sufficed. When I rented a car from Hertz in Calgary earlier this year, I received an upgrade to a Chevrolet Cruze, which I enjoyed, as it was fully loaded.

“Your car is a Kia Soul,” the person behind the counter told me as my paperwork was handed to me.

“A Kia Soul?” I asked. “What the heck is that?!?”

“It’s the rat car,” said another person who was in the facility.

“What?” I asked.

I do not…

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Heading West Across America — By Car

Once again, I had stunned fellow frequent fliers and FlyerTalk members — many of whom already thought I was quirky as they were perplexed and felt compelled to ask quizzically: “Wait a minute…you mean you drove from Atlanta to Las Vegas?!?”

For a number of reasons, I decided to drive to Las Vegas to attend a meeting instead of fly as a passenger aboard an airplane — one of those reasons being that I was fed up with finding not-so-low airfares which turned out to be Basic Economy fares; or finding low airfares which with ancillary fees became not so much of a bargain after all.

Being based in…

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