SIXT - Upgrades

Old Dec 9, 19, 3:12 am
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Allocated BMW 530D Saloon
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A lovely 5 series with all the options including autonomous driving etc and only 1200km on the clock, was also offered Lexus RX, Landrover Discovery and VW Toureg at the desk but I decided to stick to a saloon and this was the best one they had. Didn't see any 7 series or S Class on the lot or in the compound.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 3:51 pm
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asked if they had other options, but only for an additional fee or Petrol.

car was decently equipped with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and 7 speed DSG. Airplay is always a winner.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 5:12 am
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Old Jan 12, 20, 4:57 pm
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Any experiences at Innsbruck airport?

My new BMW came with a SIXT diamond card.

I made a booking for my skiing holidays in two weeks.

Booked a BMW X1 or equivalent (SDMR)

I wonder if this diamond card will have any effect ☺️
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Old Jan 13, 20, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by csb001 View Post
Any experiences at Innsbruck airport?

My new BMW came with a SIXT diamond card.

I made a booking for my skiing holidays in two weeks.

Booked a BMW X1 or equivalent (SDMR)

I wonder if this diamond card will have any effect ☺️
In theory a Diamond Card entitles you to a double upgrade, subject to availability. At Innsbruck there are three SUV classes above what you have booked, so there is a good chance you might get an upgrade. Do remember to ask for your Diamond upgrade at the desk, although normally in my experience you will have been automatically upgraded by the system anyway - but there is a possibility they will allow you to choose a different upgrade. Always worth asking. I would recommend downloading the app if you have not done so already. Often the app will show you what you have been assigned a couple of hours before you arrive - quite useful. I did once have a situation where I knew I had been assigned an upgrade, but initially the agent tried to "sell" me an upgrade to the class of vehicle I was already assigned - so I just showed him the app!!! That was a one-off though, I normally find Sixt fantastic for upgrades.

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Old Jan 13, 20, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by csb001 View Post
Any experiences at Innsbruck airport?

My new BMW came with a SIXT diamond card.

I made a booking for my skiing holidays in two weeks.

Booked a BMW X1 or equivalent (SDMR)

I wonder if this diamond card will have any effect ☺️
Diamond isnít quite what it used to be (I used to book ECAR in Germany but get the Jaguar F-Type) - but itís still a spectacular status. Enjoy it. Germany is a little bit more by the book than other countries since there are a lot more Diamonds in Germany/Europe, but certainly ask at the counter if they can do something a bit more than the app did for you - the app will usually just give you the standard 2 class upgrade, but the counter can often do far more if prodded.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 2:42 pm
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Booked: XDAR - BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S Class, Audi A8 or equivalent.
Assigned: XDAR - BMW 630GT
Received: XDAR - BMW 745E M Sport

An unusually empty lot at Sixt TLS. Was assigned a 6er the day before my rental and phoned up to query. Apparently Sixt now also class the 6er as XDAR which seems wrong to me. Over the phone I was told I could have an Audi Q7 instead but I said I’d sort it on arrival.

On arrival was offered the 6er, an Audi TT or a BMW X4 M40 (for 100 EUR per day extra!!!). No Q7. Asked again for 7 series but told none available. I accepted the 6er begrudgingly.

When I got to the lot there was a 745e M Sport - I spoke to the guy there and he immediately reassigned me to it. A lovely low mileage fully loaded car. The rest of the lot was almost empty which is unusual.

I hope this was a one-off “bad day at the office” for Sixt TLS.

No way should a 6er be XDAR - really strange.

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