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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:19 am
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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/
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New deal provides elite status, increased earning with Hertz {Enrollment link active}

Old Oct 21, 2014, 9:30 am
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New deal provides elite status, increased earning with Hertz {Enrollment link active}

http://ir.unitedcontinentalholdings....cle&ID=1979877
http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/prod...ertzoffer.aspx

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.

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.

MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members may sign up for complimentary Hertz Five Star status.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 9:33 am
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Upgraded Partnership with Hertz

Hi everyone,

I wanted you to be among the first to know, today we announced an upgraded partnership with Hertz as our exclusive car rental partner beginning Nov 1.

For more information you may read our press release.

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Old Oct 21, 2014, 9:33 am
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Didn't see this coming...seems like all upside though so that's ^

As a Hertz PC for this year (20+ stays) just know that it's very, very underwhelming.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 9:46 am
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A bit of back to the future...when Hertz and UA were owned by the same travel conglomerate. Westin was another division. Synergies never worked out and the units were spun off.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 9:54 am
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Nice, given I was a rental short of President's Circle for next year (though I was going to just rent a car locally for the shortfall). Of course, that means President's Circle will be even more worthless now than it already is..
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 9:55 am
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Do we have to use a specific CDP on our Hertz rentals to receive the MP miles? That has always been a deal breaker in the past for Hertz promos, since I (and many others, I imagine) am required to use a corporate CDP.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:03 am
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New deal provides elite status, increased earning with Hertz

If I get the ua miles, does that mean no hertz points?
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:04 am
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This is definitely a change that I will like. As a MP Club card holder and a soon to be Platinum elite, I'll definitely qualify for the President's Circle. I usually go with whoever is cheaper between Avis and Hertz, but this may make Hertz my standard option from now on.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by Boo_Radley
Do we have to use a specific CDP on our Hertz rentals to receive the MP miles? That has always been a deal breaker in the past for Hertz promos, since I (and many others, I imagine) am required to use a corporate CDP.
My apologies in advance for being slow, but what is a CDP?
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by mdobbins
My apologies in advance for being slow, but what is a CDP?
CDP is a rate code or a discount code. For example, Costco has a CDP w Hertz that gives discounted rates.

This is indeed good news. Will want me go back to Hertz.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:08 am
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Currently Presidents Club with Avis

Given that almost all my rentals are for one day, this "could" be a change I'll like
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:08 am
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I wonder how Chase feels about this considering they partner with Avis with the UA branded credit cards. Thought it seems like a positive. I've bounced between Avis First and President's club and I am not sure how President's circle compares to those.

Edit: Just saw that Chase is a part of the announcement. I have to think that this might signal the end of the UA Chase/Avis partnership including President's club membership for the Presidential Plus card holders.

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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:11 am
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Hmm. To get the benefits, you have to book through UA.com, which I find to often have higher prices than direct book. The tie-up doesn't extend to Thrifty, which has far better prices (even w/ rates rising recently w/ Hertz's purchase of same). Another UA tie-up that I won't use. This is definitely a deal for people who rent on OPM.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:13 am
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Reading about status benefits at other car rental places when you're used to National is like what I imagine it's like when people with a large private jet read about elite status levels on the airlines.

But I am pretty happy about this for those rare times when National isn't really an option.
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
Hmm. To get the benefits, you have to book through UA.com,
Where do you see that?

Getting the status match is trivial and at best the language about earning the higher point levels is conflicting or vague.
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