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Old Jun 26, 11, 11:53 am   #1
 
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avoiding FF surcharges

This inquiry really applies to all car rental companies. What airlines and hotels do not have a Frequent Flyer surcharge (or at least a very low one), as it never seems worth it to pay 75 cents per day for a few miles? I think American only charges 6 cents a day, and if that's correct, I'm ok with that, but would like to know my other choices.
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Old Jun 29, 11, 1:39 pm   #2
 
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This inquiry really applies to all car rental companies. What airlines and hotels do not have a Frequent Flyer surcharge (or at least a very low one), as it never seems worth it to pay 75 cents per day for a few miles? I think American only charges 6 cents a day, and if that's correct, I'm ok with that, but would like to know my other choices.
you can always request the miles after the rental online
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This inquiry really applies to all car rental companies. What airlines and hotels do not have a Frequent Flyer surcharge (or at least a very low one), as it never seems worth it to pay 75 cents per day for a few miles? I think American only charges 6 cents a day, and if that's correct, I'm ok with that, but would like to know my other choices.
AA: 6 cents per day
Hotels: no charge
Foreign (non-US) airlines: no charge
All other US airlines: not worth it
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All other US airlines: not worth it[/QUOTE]

Not quite. There is often a cap for the fee (something like $2.50 per rental), and if you're getting bonus miles, it's not unheard of to pay that $2.50 extra for ~$1,500 miles - or $0.0017 per mile (plus the cost of the rental itself, of course - but presumably you would rent the car whether you got the miles or not). Assuming you're getting the cheapest rate possible, yes, that's worth it.
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