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Old Aug 21, 06, 9:14 am   #1
 
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Hertz Cancelation Policy

I am in a situation where I might need to cancel a reservation on the day of. Does any one know if I will be charged a fee for this? I am renting from MSP and am #1 Gold.

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Old Aug 21, 06, 11:42 am   #2
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I have never been charged a fee for canceling at Hertz. Heck, I've never been charged a fee for no-showing, although I really do try and cancel the car if I have any kind of connection at the time I know I will no-show.

Unless it's some sort of strange rental, should be no problem...
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Old Aug 21, 06, 11:58 am   #3
 
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You can check the specifics on Hertz's website under "Locations, Cars and More/Qualifactions and Requirements" but the simple answer is that, unless your specific rental contract listed a "No Show Fee" (usually only applicable for Prestige and specialty vehicles although I've never seen one) you can simply not show up for your rental resevation and it will expire.

Best thing to do however is to call and cancel. Again, unless your rental contract included a "Cancellation Fee" (I've never seen one of these either) there won't be one.

Obvious exceptions to this are pre-paid rentals through travel websites (Orbitz, Travelocity, Etc.) If that's your case, you'll need to deal with them.
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Old Aug 21, 06, 12:39 pm   #4
 
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Originally Posted by rothrob
You can check the specifics on Hertz's website under "Locations, Cars and More/Qualifactions and Requirements" but the simple answer is that, unless your specific rental contract listed a "No Show Fee" (usually only applicable for Prestige and specialty vehicles although I've never seen one) you can simply not show up for your rental resevation and it will expire.

Best thing to do however is to call and cancel. Again, unless your rental contract included a "Cancellation Fee" (I've never seen one of these either) there won't be one.

Obvious exceptions to this are pre-paid rentals through travel websites (Orbitz, Travelocity, Etc.) If that's your case, you'll need to deal with them.

My reservation was made through Hertz.com, so I should be ok. Thanks for your help. As soon as I know if I need to cancel I will call them!
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Old Apr 10, 13, 6:08 pm   #5
 
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Hear is the Hertz OFFICIAL policy....

https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/reser...ON&EOAG=FRAT50

OR READ THIS

LEISURE PREPAID RATES ONLY

Hertz applies Cancellation and No Show/Lost Rental charges on all prepaid rates booked from the following countries: Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France (including Andorra and Monaco), Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS

1. Hertz allows you to make changes to a reservation up to three times:
a. Online by the 'Modify/Cancel' reservation page
b. By calling the Internet Helpdesk


2. No modification administration fee will be made for changes made online. Hertz reserves the right to charge an administration fee for changes made by calling the Internet Helpdesk.

3. Any change to a booking made online or through the call centre will be recalculated based on the availability and prices at the time the change is made. This may be greater or lesser than the price originally booked. This applies to changes made to:
a. Drop off location
b. Pick up date and time
c. Drop off time and date
d. Vehicle group
e. Airline and flight number
f. NeverLost
g. Child seats
h. All other additional products.

4. The lead customer name and the pick up location on a reservation cannot be changed. If you wish to change the lead name or the pick up location, then you must cancel the reservation (see below “Cancellations”) and make a new reservation.

5. You will be asked to enter a valid credit card number at the end of a change to a prepaid reservation. This MUST be the same credit card that was used for the original reservation. If you wish to change the credit card, then the original reservation must be cancelled (see below “Cancellations”) and a new reservation made.

6. If no cars are available for the location and date requested, then you will see the message: 'No cars available at this location for this date or duration'. You should try to change the dates or location for pick up.

7. If no prepaid rates are available for the location, date or other requests made, the customer will see the message: 'No prepaid available'. If you see this message, you may cancel the original reservation (see below “Cancellations”) and make a new reservation if a non-prepaid rate is available.

8. CDP: A CDP code can be added to a reservation. However, there may be circumstances in which this CDP code is linked to a negotiated discount or rate that does not match Hertz retail prepaid rates. In this circumstance, you will see the error message: 'No prepaid available'. You may cancel the original reservation (See below “Cancellations”) and make a new reservation adding the CDP number.

9. #1Club or Gold numbers cannot be added to an existing reservation online.


CANCELLATIONS

1. Hertz allows you to cancel a prepaid reservation:

a. online by the 'Modify/Cancel' reservation page
b. by calling the Internet Helpdesk

2. A full refund of the prepaid reservation will be made:

a. If the cancellation is made within 7 days of the original booking time;
b. Less an administrative fee of EUR 45.00, GBP 30.00, CHF 65.00, SEK 300.00, NOK 300.00, ZAR 450.00, DKK 300.00, AED 200.00, SAR 200.00, KWD 20.00, RUB 1,800.00, OMR 25.00, QAR 200.00, BHD 25.00, USD 60.00, PLN 200.00 if the cancellation is made after 7 days of the original booking time

3. Refunds will be made to the credit card that the original booking was made on.


CHANGES AT TIME OF PICK UP

If at the time of vehicle collection you wish to rent a larger car or rent for a longer period, you may do so, subject to availability, on payment of additional charges. Such charges will be quoted in the currency of the renting country and may be at a higher rate than those previously quoted.


NO SHOWS/LOST RENTALS: PREPAID RESERVATIONS (PAY ONLINE)

1. If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the Pick Up Time and do not collect the vehicle on the Pick Up Date, or if you fail to comply with the pick up terms (refer Rental Qualifications & Requirements), we reserve the right to make a No Show/Lost Rental Charge of EUR 95.00, GBP 70.00, CHF 140.00, SEK 750.00, NOK 750.00, ZAR 1,050.00, DKK 700.00, AED 450.00, SAR 450.00, KWD 45.00, RUB 3,500.00, OMR 50.00, QAR 400.00, BHD 50.00, USD 130.00, PLN 400.00 which recovers our administration costs and compensates us for our inability to rent the vehicle when it was reserved for your use.

2. We will refund your prepayment, less the No Show/Lost Rental Charge, if you write to us within 90 days of the Pick Up Date at Hertz Prepaid Accounting Department, Hertz Europe Service Centre, Swords Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland requesting repayment and enclosing a copy of your Reservation Confirmation.



NO SHOW FEES: NON PREPAID RESERVATIONS (PAY AT LOCATION)



Your vehicle will be reserved and made available to you. Should you fail to pick up the vehicle within 1 hour from the pick up time and date, or in the case of airport rentals, within 2 hours of the flight arrival time if a flight number has been provided to Hertz, Hertz reserves the right to charge a No Show Fee. This fee will be EUR 40.00, GBP 40.00 or the equivalent in the destination currency, exclusive of VAT, as appropriate at station closing time or Midnight at 24hr locations on the reserved pick up date. The fee will be to compensate Hertz for loss of revenue and costs incurred in reserving and preparing a vehicle.



Currently applicable only to rentals in Europe (except in Germany and in Switzerland) and where the reservation for that rental was also made in Europe (except from Switzerland).


EARLY RETURN

Please note that we are unable to give a refund if you return the vehicle early.
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