Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Reload this Page >

New deal provides elite status, increased earning with Hertz {Enrollment link active}

Old Oct 21, 14, 10:19 am
FlyerTalk Forums Expert How-Tos and Guides
Last edit by: SwisherTown
Enrollment link: http://united.com/hertzstatus
Overview

Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/pro...ertz-faqs.aspx

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the airline is expanding its partnership with Hertz to offer elevated travel benefits to members of the airline's MileagePlus loyalty program, at Hertz and its Dollar and Thrifty brands become United's exclusive car rental partners beginning Nov. 1. Special perks are also in store for MileagePlus Club and Presidential Plus Card members.

MileagePlus members who book with Hertz may earn the following per rental:
1,250 miles MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members;
1,000 miles MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members;
750 miles Primary cardmembers of MileagePlus credit cards from Chase; or
500 miles MileagePlus general members.
MileagePlus members will continue to receive discounts when they book Hertz car rentals via United.com.
Members renting with Dollar and Thrifty will still earn 50 miles per day for rentals of one to four days and 500 miles for rentals five days or longer.

Travelers who reserve car rentals before Nov. 1 will accrue the higher level of benefits available if they pick up their vehicle on or after Nov. 1.

Elite Benefits

Additionally, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members and primary MileagePlus Club and Presidential Plus Card members may sign up for complimentary Hertz President's Circle status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program, with benefits that include:
Confirmed availability of standard-equipment economy through full-size, four-door vehicles in the United States and Canada, with a minimum 48-hour advance reservation; and
Confirmed one-car-class upgrade availability at all participating locations in the United States and Canada and select European locations.
Questions/discussion of Hertz's Gold Plus Rewards program or specific rental locations should be directed to that forum: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hertz-gold-plus-rewards-423/
Print Wikipost

New deal provides elite status, increased earning with Hertz {Enrollment link active}

Old Jan 18, 15, 12:58 pm
  #271  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LAS
Programs: UA 1K, Hyatt Globalist, IHG Spire, Hertz President's Circle, Uber Platinum
Posts: 116
Originally Posted by mkr
Yes. One can do this. However, those 675 Hertz points do not go far. It takes 1100 Hertz points for a two day weekend rental with a midsize, and these are not always available at all locations, nor on the specific weekend you may need a car.
It isn't a lot, but it is "something." It has value to me because I rent about 50 weeks a year plus some weekends. 95% of these rentals are business; I get reimbursed for those. If I can get a free week or a couple of free weekend rentals on personal trips, that saves me money. The Hertz benefit is better than what Avis gives, which is nothing meaningful other than airline miles. So my decision is made: I'll get more UA miles from Hertz than AA miles from Avis, and I'll get a slightly valuable car rental reward benefit from Hertz. I'll go with Hertz. The only thing I'm giving up is upgrades; Hertz President's Circle is a one class upgrade whereas Avis President's Club is a two class upgrade. From my point of view rewards are more important than upgrades.

I'm in the airport now headed to my final destination with a Hertz reservation. Now that I'm President's Circle it will be interesting to see if there's a change.
RobH is offline  
Old Jan 18, 15, 1:04 pm
  #272  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posts: 10,775
Wish I could take advantage of this but my company requires us to use National/Enterprise.
Baze is offline  
Old Jan 18, 15, 1:31 pm
  #273  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MRY - CNX - TXL
Programs: UA 1K / *G / Marriott PE / Expedia Gold+ / Hertz PC
Posts: 7,059
Originally Posted by Baze
Wish I could take advantage of this but my company requires us to use National/Enterprise.
Could you still get the PC status and see if the others will do a status match for you? I thought upthread someone mentioned doing that.
JVPhoto is offline  
Old Jan 18, 15, 1:41 pm
  #274  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: DEN
Programs: UA, AA,Marriott
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by JVPhoto
Could you still get the PC status and see if the others will do a status match for you? I thought upthread someone mentioned doing that.
According to an upthread post Avis President's Club gives a 2 car upgrade. Does anyone know Avis's policy for status match?
DreamlinerFlyer is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 2:39 pm
  #275  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 376
How long do the United miles take to post? I rented first weekend of the year and have yet to see them hit my Mileage Plus account. Hertz points usually post next day.
oldgoldflyer is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 3:30 pm
  #276  
mkr
Suspended
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Just outside Big D, or many other places in big metal tubes
Programs: WN Rpd.Rwrds, AA, was longtime CO very top Elite tier, Overentitled UA Lifetime 1K (since 2012)
Posts: 1,333
Originally Posted by oldgoldflyer
How long do the United miles take to post? I rented first weekend of the year and have yet to see them hit my Mileage Plus account. Hertz points usually post next day.
FAQs in the Wiki state to allow 6-8 weeks. They also state bonus mileage should post 5-10 business days after one's base 500 Hertz miles. In other words, wait, but hold on to your records just in case!
mkr is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 3:42 pm
  #277  
BTA
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MKE
Programs: Fly: AA EXP UA Gold MM Stay: Hyatt Globalist, Marriott LT Plat Drive: Avis PC, Hertz PC
Posts: 777
My first rental as a PC at LAX, I was assigned a Toyota Corolla. Clearly no upgrade and I'm surprised that's considered midsize. Plus the car was far from the bus drop off.

As usual, I went with Gold Choice and got a Chrysler 200 with 1550 miles on it.
BTA is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 4:22 pm
  #278  
Moderator, Omni, Omni/PR, Omni/Games, FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Between DCA and IAD
Programs: UA 1K MM; Hilton Diamond
Posts: 65,018
Originally Posted by BTA
My first rental as a PC at LAX, I was assigned a Toyota Corolla. Clearly no upgrade and I'm surprised that's considered midsize. Plus the car was far from the bus drop off.

As usual, I went with Gold Choice and got a Chrysler 200 with 1550 miles on it.
Welcome to PC! My experiences exactly...
exerda is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 4:28 pm
  #279  
mkr
Suspended
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Just outside Big D, or many other places in big metal tubes
Programs: WN Rpd.Rwrds, AA, was longtime CO very top Elite tier, Overentitled UA Lifetime 1K (since 2012)
Posts: 1,333
Originally Posted by exerda
Welcome to PC! My experiences exactly...
Did you dispute with the Gold Desk at the airport, or were you too much in a hurry? You could have at least gotten something documented in the records to dispute later

When I was PC about three years ago, I never had a problem. And, in those days I would reserve a FullSize and ALWAYS be upgraded to a Premium. I mean always! But my reservations were usually made a week in advance, so perhaps that helped.
mkr is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 4:35 pm
  #280  
Moderator, Omni, Omni/PR, Omni/Games, FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Between DCA and IAD
Programs: UA 1K MM; Hilton Diamond
Posts: 65,018
Originally Posted by mkr
Did you dispute with the Gold Desk at the airport, or were you too much in a hurry? You could have at least gotten something documented in the records to dispute later

When I was PC about three years ago, I never had a problem. And, in those days I would reserve a FullSize and ALWAYS be upgraded to a Premium. I mean always! But my reservations were usually made a week in advance, so perhaps that helped.
Hertz's current stratification of rental car classes make it simple for them to give you an "upgrade" which is worthless. Years ago, sure, mid to full size, for example, was great, or economy to mid- or intermediate. Now, it's from one type of mid- to another "better" one (I forget the rental class letters, FWIW). And IIRC, you can no longer get Premium from Full, though I typically avoid renting Full.

As for being parked far away, what is complaining going to do? I'm going to walk all the way back to the gold desk when they've parked me at the opposite corner of the lot? Not likely. (And FWIW, in my past several years of being PC, it has been a rare rental indeed that was located near the terminal or bus stop, or for that matter in the spaces marked for PC and Prestige, etc.)
exerda is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 5:50 pm
  #281  
BTA
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MKE
Programs: Fly: AA EXP UA Gold MM Stay: Hyatt Globalist, Marriott LT Plat Drive: Avis PC, Hertz PC
Posts: 777
Originally Posted by mkr
Did you dispute with the Gold Desk at the airport, or were you too much in a hurry? You could have at least gotten something documented in the records to dispute later

When I was PC about three years ago, I never had a problem. And, in those days I would reserve a FullSize and ALWAYS be upgraded to a Premium. I mean always! But my reservations were usually made a week in advance, so perhaps that helped.
I booked a midsize. I didn't bother to dispute it since the car I got (considered fullsize) was steps away from the bus. It was just easier.

This reservation was made a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure my PC would have been reflected, but when I checked out, the agent thanked me for being PC.
BTA is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 6:00 pm
  #282  
RNE
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: JZRO
Posts: 9,110
E-mail just received from United...

Congratulations! You have been awarded Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Presidents Circle elite status, we hope you enjoy the following benefits soon:
Confirmed vehicle availability in the U.S. and Canada (with a minimum 48-hour advance reservation)
One-car-class upgrade on each rental
Bonus points (for members who opt to receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points rather than MileagePlus miles)
25% bonus on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points
675 Rewards Points after every 15 qualifying rentals

For further details about this program, we invite you to visit http://www.united.com/hertz.
RNE is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 6:14 pm
  #283  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: DEN
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott Plat, Hertz PC, Global Entry, CLEAR
Posts: 285
Originally Posted by RNE
E-mail just received from United...
Just received this e-mail as well. 4 days after my account reflected the change in status.
GlobalServiced is offline  
Old Jan 19, 15, 6:18 pm
  #284  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MRY - CNX - TXL
Programs: UA 1K / *G / Marriott PE / Expedia Gold+ / Hertz PC
Posts: 7,059
Got the same email from UA half an hour ago.
JVPhoto is offline  
Old Jan 20, 15, 10:42 am
  #285  
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: gggrrrovvveee (ORD)
Programs: UA silver, Marriott Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 6,047
Looks like yesterday was the day. I got mine at 7:34pm ET. Too bad Hertz isn't one of our corporate preferred rental agencies.
gobluetwo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread