Delta Elites Now Get Elite Status With Hertz

When United inked a deal with Hertz, giving more bonus miles for Hertz rentals and Hertz status for United elites, Hertz (and its Dollar and Thrifty brands) became United’s exclusive car partner. In other words, the end of United miles for Avis rentals.

But United didn’t get the same level of exclusivity from Hertz, it seems.

Because Hertz has also inked a new deal with Delta.

Here are the benefits of the Delta Hertz status deal:

  • Delta’s Diamond and Platinum members get Hertz President’s Circle status
  • Delta’s Gold members get Hertz Five Star status

Presidents Club is the second-highest level in the Hertz program. It’s what United’s 1K and Platinum members get. United Golds get 5 star, and Delta’s similar elites get it too.

United Silvers also get 5 Star, while Delta silvers do not. And there’s no bonus earning built into the Delta-Hertz relationship.

Still, this is a real benefit for Delta elites. And adds to the hotel status that they get as well.

(HT: Loyalty Lobby)

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  1. Registration page never asks for Hertz number. Once I registered I went back to my Delta profile and it has a place to add rental car programs. I added my Hertz number. Probably would have been better to put it in before registration.

  2. At RTC said, if you go to your Delta profile and add your Hertz number to your profile, it then automatically prompted me to click a Delta/Hertz registration page for the upgrade to to Hertz Five Star/President’s circle. It said it may take up to 8 weeks.

    “Now, as part of our more rewarding partnership with Hertz®, you’ll enjoy even more benefits. Because as a Medallion member, you not only earn more miles when you rent with Hertz, but you’re also eligible to receive elite status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program which means exclusive lines, expedited service and eligibility for one-car class upgrades (subject to availability*).

    Diamond Medallions will receive President’s Circle® status
    Platinum Medallions will receive President’s Circle status
    Gold Medallions will receive Five Star® status
    With our more rewarding Medallion mileage-earning structure and elite status for Medallions like you, now is the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a great partnership.

    Register now to enjoy your complimentary status.

    Please allow up to eight weeks for your status to be reflected in your Hertz Gold Plus Rewards account.”

  3. Okay, AA, time to join the party. I prefer to rent from Hertz, so President for AA Platinum would be nice….

  4. Sweet, current 5* with Hertz and will get bumped up to PC. Allows me to rent away from Hertz (if rates are lower) as I won’t have to hit the rental thresholds.

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