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Consolidated "Hertz Platinum Elite Member Upgrades/Experiences" Thread

Consolidated "Hertz Platinum Elite Member Upgrades/Experiences" Thread

Old Dec 22, 22, 10:30 am
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SFO was kind enough to do a Platinum Return and drop us off at the Grand Hyatt SFO last month. We did have to wait a bit for an available manager to drive us and like DJ_Iceman , they left my reservation open but I trusted them to close it properly after the dropped us off and they did.

My mom is back at SFO for a week and the gave her a 2023 Cadillac XT4 with 2.800 miles on the odometer for her F reservation.
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Old Jan 16, 23, 4:24 am
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Recently received Platinum Status. Got an upcoming rental at LAS for P6 Cat. (Large Elite Category). Booked this because medium and small were way more expensive (Hertz ICT lol).
I wonder what I can expect. Would I be able to switch to maybe BMW 4 series, Porsche Boxer, or Dodge Challenger R/T or so? Or should I expect something different?

Oh also curious if I could call Hertz and ask if specific model could be available? Any experiences with that by calling local office saying you're Platinum?

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Old Jan 20, 23, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Hollandair View Post
Recently received Platinum Status. Got an upcoming rental at LAS for P6 Cat. (Large Elite Category). Booked this because medium and small were way more expensive (Hertz ICT lol).
I wonder what I can expect. Would I be able to switch to maybe BMW 4 series, Porsche Boxer, or Dodge Challenger R/T or so? Or should I expect something different?

Oh also curious if I could call Hertz and ask if specific model could be available? Any experiences with that by calling local office saying you're Platinum?
Not platinum, but any sane agents would be happy to give you the Bmw 4 or the Challenger. I assume if they have any clue what a platinum member is then the boxter should also be offered.
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Old Feb 20, 23, 6:44 am
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Any other Platinum upgrade experiences on an Economy car reservation? I usually always book a midsize or full size. This time, an Economy car at PHX was quite literally 1/2 the cost of a midsize and this trip is on my own dime. Having had typically great experiences with Hertz Platinum, I figured I would roll the dice.

I have a backup Natíl EE premium reservation just in case. :-)
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Old Feb 20, 23, 8:33 am
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Thanks to the info in my thread, I was able to warn my mom about the lack of Platinum service at LAX. I think this was the first time she's been on a Hertz bus at LAX in 35 years. The white glove service was the bus driver telling her what stall number her I 2023 Chrysler 300s (CA plates, 6,000 miles) was parked in. I'll help her return the car and drive her to her hotel.
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Old Feb 20, 23, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
Any other Platinum upgrade experiences on an Economy car reservation? I usually always book a midsize or full size. This time, an Economy car at PHX was quite literally 1/2 the cost of a midsize and this trip is on my own dime. Having had typically great experiences with Hertz Platinum, I figured I would roll the dice.

I have a backup Natíl EE premium reservation just in case. :-)
First of all, smart move on the backup reservation because YMMV. But in my experience the car I get from Hertz as a platinum renter has NOTHING to do with the class I reserve. Plus, I've been told several times by Hertz reps that if I don't like the car they assign me to go back to the booth and they will grant any reasonable request.

Let the rest of us know how it goes with the economy reservation at PHX (one of my favorite Hertz platinum locations, BTW)!
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