Many readers have complained to us about the limited mileage-earning potential of car rentals. And they’ve got a point — the industry standard of 250 miles per rental is hardly the most generous offer out there, particularly since most car rental companies now charge a 50 cent per day fee to earn miles.
In an offer that bucks the trend, America West and Thrifty Car Rental have some news. FlightFund members can earn 1,000 miles per rental transaction, instead of the usual 250 miles for qualifying rentals. What’s more, this isn’t some flash in the pan — the offer is good through the end of the year. Advance reservations must be booked at thrifty.com using PC code AWI3.