One Travel Mistake You Should Always Hide At The Start Of A New Relationship [Roundup]

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  1. You probably meant it tongue in cheek, but the odds you’ll go to jail as a Hertz renter have been much higher than if you’re not.

    But in the settlement Hertz agreed to pay 364 people a total of $168 million, or an average of $461,538.46 each. Come to think of it, I’d probably be OK with a night in jail in exchange for $461,538.46. Maybe it’s time to rent from Hertz again?

  2. The only Hertz Jail stat I’m interested in is the number of jailings, compared to the total number of rentals. 384 people sounds shocking! shocking! But is it? And what’s the equivalent stat for their competitors? Will one journo/blogger, just once, actually quantify the odds of trouble please? Otherwise the entire Hertz Jail story is a nothingburger to me.

  3. You need to compare statistics to see the relativeness of the issue.
    384 people were sent to jail and also over how many years?
    Each year about 40,000 die in a car crash in the US, so you are far more likely to be killed driving your hertz rental than be sent to jail.

    I have my lifetime PC status linked to my lifetime airline status, so I’ll still gladly choose my car in the PC aisle with peace of mind.

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