Emerald Reserve / Emerald Aisle

Old Jul 3, 08, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by JonathanIT View Post
Emerald Reserve refers to reserving a specific category/class of car. If you want a full size SUV (or a Convertible or a Luxury Sedan, etc) specifically and don't want to take a chance on what's in the EA/ES, you can reserve that class of car, thus making an Emerald Reserve reservation.

However National does not allow a reservation of a specific make/model within each category (e.g. you can't reserve a Cadillac STS or a Chevy Suburban, you just have to go with what's available in luxury or SUV). For that you have to go to Hertz.
Thanks Jonathan for the explanation. However, I was under the impression that Premium and Luxury automatically label your service as "Emerald Reserve", b/c there are no Premium or Luxury cars in the regular Executive Selection/Emerald Aisle.
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Old Jul 3, 08, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by drzoidberg View Post
Thanks Jonathan for the explanation. However, I was under the impression that Premium and Luxury automatically label your service as "Emerald Reserve", b/c there are no Premium or Luxury cars in the regular Executive Selection/Emerald Aisle.
I'm not sure I understand your question... but yes, as I tried to explain, a luxury or premium reservation will be labeled "Emerald Reserve." I think pretty much anything except an EA/ES reservation will be labeled Emerald Reserve if one is an Emerald Club member (compact through luxury/specialty).

Also, I think every once in a while, there are luxury and premium cars in the ES section. One of the perks of ES is the chance that a luxury or premium car might be available. Probably not so much in the EA.
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Old Jul 4, 08, 1:36 pm
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There have been a couple of times on last-minute weekend rates where the Premium is only $2/day more than the fullsize, but there were no special SUV rates. In those situations, I'll book the premium, but if I find a Trailblazer on the ES, I'll take that instead.
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