United Airlines and Hertz Now Exclusive Partners

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    An exclusive partnership between The Hertz Corporation and United Airlines — which includes Thrifty Car Rental and Dollar Rent A Car, both of which are owned by The Hertz Corporation — was launched as of yesterday, November 1, 2014. This means that if you are a member of the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program, you can only earn award miles with those three rental car partners. Advance notice of this exclusive partnership was given through this press release on October 21, 2014 — only eleven days before the exclusive partnership was to take effect. Meanwhile, notice from other car rental companies who are now former partners with the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program — such as from National Car Rental, which I received only two days ago — was sent via e-mail message in as little as hours in advance prior to the time the exclusive partnership became effective, catching some frequent travelers by surprise. The MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles you earn when renting vehicles from Hertz varies with the current elite level status which you have earned as follows... The post United Airlines and Hertz Now Exclusive Partners appeared first on The Gate.

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