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Overview of Service and List of Existing and Future Airport Locations: https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/produ...ate_choice.jsp

Am I Eligible? Is My Vehicle Eligible?

Q. Who can use Ultimate Choice?
Any member of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program is eligible to use Ultimate Choice. The areas you can select from depend on your status in the program (President's Circle, Five Star, or Gold).

Q. What is the minimum booking class to be eligible to freely select cars from Ultimate Choice?
A. You can book anything other than an Economy (A), Compact (B), or Manager's Special (EXAR) vehicle, and be eligible for Ultimate Choice.

Q. What if I book a lower class such as Economy or Compact or Manager's Special?
A. You will be assigned a car from that class (or higher, as a complimentary upgrade) in a marked space.

Q. What happens if I book a Economy or Compact but pick a higher-class car from Ultimate Choice?
A. You will likely be asked to pay the midsize rental rate by the gate agent.

Q. What if I book a Fullsize car but find a lower class car in Ultimate Choice that I like better?
A. You may chose to take it, but you will pay the originally-booked Fullsize rate.

Q. What if I book a Luxury/Prestige/Adrenaline car or a Minivan/Truck/SUV?
A. You will be assigned a car from that class in a marked space. You can either accept it or chose a car from Ultimate Choice.

Q. Can I use Ultimate Choice for one-way rentals?
A. Yes.

Q. Can I use Ultimate Choice for award rentals?
A. Yes, provided the reservation is for a mid-size car or higher.

Table below courtesy of @Cestmoi123 - many thanks!


Detailed tables based on your Gold Rewards status:
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Old Sep 26, 16, 5:32 am
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Questions/Discussion About Hertz Ultimate Choice Service

Hiring at FLL and a box pops up to say that new at FLL is Hertz Ultimate Choice

I am presidents circle - does this new 'feature' make any difference?

What is Hertz Ultimate Choice?

Am probably going to hire a Chrysler 300 over Christmas / New Year.

Thanks
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Old Sep 26, 16, 5:44 am
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Here's an overview of the product offered at the Austin Airport; suspect it will be similar at FLL.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/26435019-post19.html
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Old Sep 26, 16, 5:58 am
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Thanks. I did a search but drew a blank - probably wrong key word.

Not too sure what my choice might be as I already have a 'luxury' vehicle and whether you can just pick any vehicle in the PC area - sounds like some are paid upgrades.

The problem with excess is not knowing how much the vehicle might cost.
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Old Sep 26, 16, 6:26 am
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If you have reserved midsize or higher, you can take any vehicle that is not marked as a paid upgrade; you can also expect to see better quality cars in the President's Circle area. I would also not expect to see luxury cars offered as a free upgrade option, but you may get lucky.

You can book a lower rate that still qualifies for Ultimate Choice and hope that the upgrade fee for a luxury car results in an overall cost that is cheaper than booking a luxury car outright. Or, you can take something that is in Ultimate Choice that you prefer over a luxury car (unlikely, but possible). Finally, you can just book a luxury car and not bother with Ultimate Choice.
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Old Sep 27, 16, 7:00 am
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So from the sounds of it, they're just trying to adopt their own version of National's Emerald Aisle system. That could be a huge win for 5*/PC if they roll it out nationwide!
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Old Sep 27, 16, 3:15 pm
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I tracked down the hertz.com info about this for you.

Hertz Ultimate Choice

There is even a sample lot map that explains shows how it is laid out.

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Old Sep 27, 16, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by SixAlpha View Post
So from the sounds of it, they're just trying to adopt their own version of National's Emerald Aisle system. That could be a huge win for 5*/PC if they roll it out nationwide!
Indeed. I rent locally almost weekly in a HLE, but when I travel I prefer National (unless Hertz is much cheaper), because their Aisle system works great if you are Executive. That sample lot map looks promising.
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Old Sep 28, 16, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by mmcdowell View Post
I tracked down the hertz.com info about this for you.

Hertz Ultimate Choice

There is even a sample lot map that explains shows how it is laid out.

Mike McDowell
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Thanks. Sadly the page on your website is blank - apart from an advert or two on the right.
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Old Oct 5, 16, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant View Post
Thanks. Sadly the page on your website is blank - apart from an advert or two on the right.
Not blank anymore. Looking forward to this new program. Gold Choice had become a joke.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 7:12 am
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Of course the one that I rent from weekly (Dulles) isn't even on the 2017 list. The Dulles location, IME, is one of the worst in the system. *sigh*
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Old Oct 6, 16, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by CalItalian View Post
Not blank anymore. Looking forward to this new program. Gold Choice had become a joke.
Still blank.

Two adverts on the right about the autumn sale.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant View Post
Still blank.

Two adverts on the right about the autumn sale.
Both links (pdf and webpage) have worked for me since they were posted.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 9:15 am
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Maybe Hertz are blocking it from the UK?
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Old Oct 6, 16, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by GentleGiant View Post
Still blank.

Two adverts on the right about the autumn sale.
Originally Posted by GentleGiant View Post
Maybe Hertz are blocking it from the UK?
Yes, it tilts the .... out of me that they auto route you to the language/page of the country you are in. Then they are unable to keep the same URLs across their different domains, so that in the case you are auto routed, at least the same information will appear. Crushes my soul being in Panama and getting these random pages appearing when I try to do anything on Hertz.com
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Old Oct 6, 16, 12:41 pm
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However I stay on hertz.com which is the strange thing.
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