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Update August 4 2020: Face Masks Required at These Rental Car Facilities in the United States

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, additional rental car companies are requiring that masks or cloth coverings for the face be worn in their facilities effective as of Tuesday, August 4, 2020 since this original article was posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

For example…

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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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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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Rental Car Deals as of March 14 2020

With airlines temporarily cutting flights, significantly reducing schedules, and even all out stopped flying altogether due to the advent of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV — renting a vehicle may be the way to go if you want to travel in the near future…

…but why pay full price to rent a vehicle?

Here are some deals that may be of use to you which…

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Rate Increases Do Not Make Rental Cars That Thrifty Anymore?

After the $94 weekly rental at Thrifty Car Rental suddenly tripled to become as high as greater than $300, FlyerTalk member randix asks: HUGE increase in rental car rates, and nothing about in on Flyertalk???

However, are the increases justified? Could that rate of $94 per week be too low these days? Perhaps the rate increase is a form of highway robbery? Is Thrifty the only car rental company who allegedly increased its rental rates dramatically?

FlyerTalk member and self-proclaimed car rental industry insider ezmonee offers a detailed explanation about what is currently going on in the car rental industry.

What do you think?

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