United recently expanded its partnership with Hertz to offer enhanced benefits to members of MileagePlus, as Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty become United’s exclusive car rental partners. As part of the expanded partnership, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Hertz is offering Hertz President’s Circle status to United Platinum and higher elite members and United Club card and Presidential Plus cardholders. MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members will be offered Hertz Five Star status.
MileagePlus members booking with Hertz now earn miles as follows: MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members earn 1,250 miles per rental; MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members earn 1,000 miles per rental; primary cardholders of MileagePlus credit cards from Chase earn 750 miles per rental and MileagePlus general members earn 500 miles per rental. For more information, visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?11806
Bottom line: The new mileage earning benefits started Nov. 1, 2014 and elite status reciprocity benefits begin Jan 1, 2015. Top tier members can really rack up the miles at 1,250 per car rental. MileagePlus members renting with Dollar and Thrifty will continue to earn 50 miles per day for rentals of one to four days and 500 miles for rentals five days or longer.