3-Hour Porsche Rental for 99€ — If You Are an HON Circle Member and First Class Passenger
If you have greater than three hours to kill while in Frankfurt and you are a member of the HON Circle of the Miles & More frequent flyer loyalty program and a passenger in the first class cabin on an aircraft operated by Lufthansa, SWISS or Austrian Airlines, you can rent a Porsche 911 or Porsche Panamera vehicle from Avis for only €99.10, which includes 150 kilometers, fuel and insurance.
The cost to rent a Porsche 911 or Porsche Panamera vehicle from Avis for 24 hours is €249.60 — which includes 200 kilometers and insurance but does not include fuel.
If you do not plan to decide until the last minute and cars are available, you can book what is known as the “Porsche First Class Excitement” offer through a personal assistant in one of the first class lounges immediately after the aircraft on which you are a passenger in the first class cabin lands.
Who says you cannot be spontaneous?
Keep in mind that if you exceed the included mileage — er…kilometerage?!? — you will be charged €0.99 per kilometer, €1,500.00 excess.
A minimum of two credit cards — one of which must be gold — have to be provided as security for the reservation. Additionally, you must have held a driver’s license for a minimum of three years and be at least 25 years of age or older to take advantage of this offer.
Despite the warning from FlyerTalk member zseba to stay away and do not rent from Avis at the international airport in Frankfurt based on a bad experience, the majority of FlyerTalk members not only are excited about this offer and recommend that you take advantage of it — but they are even planning on how to get the Porsche on to a portion of the Autobahn within the 150-kilometer range which has no speed limit restriction. Also, do not miss the trip report offered by FlyerTalk member sandbagger2, who already took advantage of this offer two weeks ago…
…and before you get any ideas, taking a rented Porsche to a speed race track could most likely invalidate whatever insurance policy is on that car during the time of the rental if an accident happens — that is, if the personnel at the race track even allows you to enter their property with the rented Porsche.
So — €99.10 for a Porsche 911 or Porsche Panamera vehicle for three hours: would you take advantage of it if you had the opportunity?