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As of 2/12/14: We've had quite a few "Hey, come use this AWD. It's great" type of posts. When the AWD doesn't give a good discount, but is only posted to try to get renters to use the AWD of someone so the poster can earn free days from their Avis Corporate account.

From here out, please put the company/trade group/etc that's associated with the AWD or we'll delete the post to keep it on-topic here.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 2:43 am
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I tried the avis bombardier codes BUT....

Originally Posted by nathaniel511 View Post
Great! Thanks for this. That would explain the low LDW pricing! All right, the search for a comparable rate on a safer AWD continues ...
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big problem. These rates all show as 0 free miles! $.34 / kilometers added on. Ok if you don't plan on driving it I guess.
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Old Feb 2, 20, 5:59 am
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New code instead of E027237 for Germany.

Does anyone have the new code that replaces the E027237 ? Had amazing deals on mercedes s-class in Germany. 1200 euros for 4 weeks. Included upgraded insurance.
or does anyone know of any code that offers benefits with about the same prices ? I tried all codes on the site but none come even close.
for now using avis family and friends code (G883000) with lack of a better option.
help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Feb 4, 20, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Mackle View Post
BA codes that I am aware of are:-
British Airways Executive Club Blue: N744100
British Airways Executive Club Bronze:N744200
British Airways Executive Club Silver: N744300
British Airways Executive Club Gold: N744400
British Airways non-executive club passenger: N743700

BA Exec blue is free to join and sign up to, and I believe gives you a free additional driver regardless of any status with Avis. You can also collect Avios points with Avis bookings.


I can't advise on FlyingBlue codes as not a member of that scheme.
Do i need to show ID if i use one of these ? They give me the best rate for a 4 day rent in LA.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 8:52 pm
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Does anyone have information on rental in Switzerland?

Citi leisure does not work. Visa Global gives a little. Old HH code is not rejected but also gives the same little discount as the Visa Global, ditto as BA Blue.

Taxes are outrageously high though.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Does anyone have information on rental in Switzerland?

Citi leisure does not work. Visa Global gives a little. Old HH code is not rejected but also gives the same little discount as the Visa Global, ditto as BA Blue.

Taxes are outrageously high though.
Where do you want to rent? In some cases (e.g. BSL, GVA) it's MUCH cheaper to rent on the French side
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Old Feb 13, 20, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
Where do you want to rent? In some cases (e.g. BSL, GVA) it's MUCH cheaper to rent on the French side
Zurich, as we are flying in Zurich then will drive to Italy's lake district. Round trip ZUR airport.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by Happy View Post
Zurich, as we are flying in Zurich then will drive to Italy's lake district. Round trip ZUR airport.
OK, then a few questions:
1. Have you tried changing websites? When renting in CH I've found that usually it's cheaper on the .ie website, or.co.uk. If pay at counter you can pay in the currency and thus avoid DCC
2. Do oyu have any corporate discount with your job, which can be used for personal travel?
3. Have you tried BAEC Gold or Silver?
4. If you have status, the LH Senator AWD is also good: E888804. Ditto Flying Blue Plat code F983000
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Old Feb 14, 20, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
OK, then a few questions:
1. Have you tried changing websites? When renting in CH I've found that usually it's cheaper on the .ie website, or.co.uk. If pay at counter you can pay in the currency and thus avoid DCC.
2. Do oyu have any corporate discount with your job, which can be used for personal travel?
3. Have you tried BAEC Gold or Silver?
4. If you have status, the LH Senator AWD is also good: E888804. Ditto Flying Blue Plat code F983000
1. It defaults to US website once I logged in Avis Preferred. Will try to use other countries site but the residence probably would still need to be in US though... With Avis the card used in file has opted no currency conversion though 9 times out of 10, we still need to make sure it is billed in local currency.
We always opt for pay at the counter because our plan often changes, hence dont want to deal with cancellation / refund on pay at reservation, plus a penalty / fee may be involved.

But to our surprise once in FRA, even though the DCC clause was taken out (not shown on the final agreement and the agent made sure to show that to us), the bill was still billed in USD - to the dot of the same amount quoted on the reservation - which was not a DCC amount but regular market rate conversion. Euro was going up against USD between reservation and actual rental - yet our bill being in USD of the original market rate conversation made at the reservation time, actually saved us over $30 - that may be the only good experience coming out from the currency conversion!

2. and 3. Retired so are using the airlines / hotels codes. Hilton when it partnered with Avis, offered the best rates for rentals made in Europe. Unfortunately HH changed to partner with Hertz a few years ago.
Oddly the old code still works as not being rejected as invalid. Though it gives the same small discount as Visa Signature / BA Silver.

The Visa Signature discount is claimed to be 25% but it is not true. Only a tiny one, not even 10%.

4. Not elite on either program, hence it is risky to use the 2 codes.

Thanks for the suggestions though, especially on trying other countries sites. Will do that.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
Where do you want to rent? In some cases (e.g. BSL, GVA) it's MUCH cheaper to rent on the French side
What locations does one search for "the French side"?
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Old Feb 16, 20, 1:53 pm
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Just use Mulhouse Aeroport.

Bit of a trip if you are going to be touring in CH, but it will be half the price than in BSL.

We park every time in France as it is half the price.
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Old Feb 17, 20, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by rj123456 View Post
What locations does one search for "the French side"?
For BSL as mentioned upthread - Mulhouse airport or Basel Euroairport - French side (Avis code MLH)
For GVA use Geneva airport - French side or Geneve airport (Avis code GGV)

No risk using the frequent flyer Elite code if you're not a member: Avis will generally monitor company codes and ask for proof of employment for those, but are not generally bothered if you use the frequent flyer codes.
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Old Feb 17, 20, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
For BSL as mentioned upthread - Mulhouse airport or Basel Euroairport - French side (Avis code MLH)
For GVA use Geneva airport - French side or Geneve airport (Avis code GGV)

No risk using the frequent flyer Elite code if you're not a member: Avis will generally monitor company codes and ask for proof of employment for those, but are not generally bothered if you use the frequent flyer codes.
​​​​​​That is an amazing tip! Just priced it our and it was about 45% less. Too bad there isn't another country next to Zurich airport for car rental purposes!
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Old Feb 17, 20, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
For BSL as mentioned upthread - Mulhouse airport or Basel Euroairport - French side (Avis code MLH)
For GVA use Geneva airport - French side or Geneve airport (Avis code GGV)

No risk using the frequent flyer Elite code if you're not a member: Avis will generally monitor company codes and ask for proof of employment for those, but are not generally bothered if you use the frequent flyer codes.
You mean the HON code is safe to use? I thought I read about that is being heavily monitored.

Ended up using the Visa Signature code. Also extend the rental day from 5 to 6, it actually is about 10% cheaper because there is a rate for Min 5 / Max 13, cheaper than using daily rate even up to 5 full days.
I will check how much cheaper with the BA Gold or LH Senator / Flying Blue Plat.

UPDATE
BA all codes are the same, and more expensive than Visa Signature. Flying Blue Plat is the same as Visa Signature. LH Senator is $24 cheaper on the rate, with tax and fee being identical (how could that be? Isn't the tax is % based on the rate?)
Net saving is $24 - not worth it when Visa Signature code is a published discount by Avis and the card in Preferred profile is a Visa Signature.
For what is worth, Alaska Airlines' code and American Airlines code, give the same discount as Visa Signature.

Too bad Zurich does not have substitute like Geneva does, to beat the high rates in Switzerland.

Last edited by Happy; Feb 17, 20 at 3:05 pm
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Old Feb 17, 20, 3:15 pm
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There is one thing I dont understand -

The market exchange rate between CHF and USD is approx 1 to 1.02. Yet Avis quote in USD is lower than in CHF. i.e. USD is $124.72 while CHF is 126.23 - Shouldn't the rate quoted in USD higher than in CHF? Or being equal?
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Old Feb 17, 20, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
For BSL as mentioned upthread - Mulhouse airport or Basel Euroairport - French side (Avis code MLH)
For GVA use Geneva airport - French side or Geneve airport (Avis code GGV)

No risk using the frequent flyer Elite code if you're not a member: Avis will generally monitor company codes and ask for proof of employment for those, but are not generally bothered if you use the frequent flyer codes.
Thank you.
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