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)