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Face Masks Required at These Rental Car Facilities in the United States Effective as of July 27, 2020

First, airlines started to require that passengers and employees wear masks or cloth coverings for their faces in response to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Then, lodging companies started following the lead of the American Hotel and Lodging Association — which is an organization that represents the lodging industry in the United States — which released a checklist of guidelines for the standardization of the safety experience of both guests and employees of hotel and resort properties throughout the United States on Thursday, July 16, 2020…

…and now, some rental car companies are requiring that masks or cloth coverings for the face be worn in their facilities effective as of Monday, July 27, 2020 — the same…

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Watch Out When Renting Vehicles One Way Across Time Zones

Customers usually return the vehicles they rent to the same facility at which they picked them up — and if a vehicle is returned to a different rental car facility than where it was picked up, that is considered a one-way rental and usually prompts an extra fee…

…but what happens if you rent a car in one time zone and return it to a facility in a different time zone?

Consider the experience of…

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Extended: Several Rental Car Companies Waive Young Adult Fees Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The fees which are typically imposed on adults who are younger than the age of 25 which were temporarily suspended by several rental car companies as a result of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic have been extended by many of them.

Many campuses of universities and colleges around the United States had essentially closed for the remainder of the spring semester of 2020 — and students were forced to leave…

…but students who do not either own a vehicle, know someone to pick them up, or have ready access to public transportation were basically stuck and have no way to leave.

Even worse is that…

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8 Reasons to Avoid Hertz Free-To-Go Pass Subscription Service

Hertz has recently introduced a subscription service which bundles several features to create value: for only $99.00 per year, you can purportedly save greater than $100.00 for every time you rent a vehicle from Hertz using its Free-To-Go Pass subscription service, which includes such features as…

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Earn Double Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points 2020

You can earn double base Gold Plus Rewards points after completing each eligible rental of a vehicle from Hertz for travel through Thursday, December 31, 2020, which is the last day when you may pick up and return the vehicle…

…but you must…

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Advantage Rent-A-Car Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Advantage Opco LLC — which is the parent company of Advantage Rent-A-Car — has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Friday, May 29, 2020; and the bankruptcy petition lists liabilities between $500 million and $1 billion, with estimated assets of between $100 million and $500 million.

Advantage Rent-A-Car — which from 2009 to 2013 was a former subsidiary of…

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Free Rental Days Expiration Date Extended For ONE TWO FREE Promotion From National Car Rental

If you had earned free days to rent a vehicle as a result of participating in the ONE TWO FREE promotion from National Car Rental but have not had a chance to use them yet, you are in luck, as the expiration date to redeem them has been extended through 11:59 in the evening Central Standard Time on Thursday, December 31, 2020 due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Unfortunately…

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Hertz Global Holdings Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Hertz Global Holdings, Incorporated — which includes certain subsidiaries of its operations in the United States and Canada — has filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in an effort to create a strengthened and more robust financial capital structure that best positions the rental car company for the future as it navigates its way through what could be a prolonged recovery for both the travel industry and the global economy overall.

Although Hertz Global Holdings has had prior financial issues…

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Save on Rental Cars Leaving Arizona One Way Spring 2020 — But…

I wrote this article back in 2018 about how you can rent a car from Arizona and drive it out one way to much of the western United States for a rental rate of as low as $8.45 per day, if you can position yourself to do so…

…but this year, the going rate is no less expensive than $29.99 per day — and that rate is offered by Hertz, by Enterprise, by Dollar Rent A Car, and by Alamo Rent A Car; while you can use rentalcars.com to search for slightly more expensive deals from National Car Rental, Avis, Budget, and other rental car companies.

The synopsis of the deals — of which you can find out additional details by clicking on the provided links — are as follows…

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