Ways around a One Way Rental Fee

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  1. `X'
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    So im looking at a hire from Seattle to San Fran (prefer downtown locations) for 3 days in july (not over a weekend sadly).

    Im a #1 club member but even with those codes I cant seem to find any decent rate that does not include a one way fee (Drop fee). National will offer me a fairly decent rate without the one way fee but was hoping to stick with Hertz to use the #1 club membership for once.

    Any tips? Do Hertz pricematch at all?
     
  2. sobore
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    I would check on others experience in Seattle to see if the benefits / treatment of a #1 club member warrant using Hertz over National. This is the very reason I use three rental car companies. It's hard to stay loyal when the rates say otherwise. ;)
     
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    Not to mention that Emerald Club runs circles around #1 Club Gold. ;)

    #1 Club Gold really doesn't do anything special except maybe speed up the rental pick-up process by a couple of minutes. That won't do much at a downtown location and certainly won't do enough for you to make it worth a premium on a long, one-way rental like that. As a basic #1 Club Gold member, you won't get any upgrade or anything.

    Hertz will try to give you the crappiest car on the lot for a one-way. National's "choose your own car" concept ensures that won't happen. With Emerald Club, if you book a midsize, you can pick any car on the Emerald Aisle--netting possibly a fullsize or even maybe a small SUV or something. You can pick the car you'll prefer to drive on that long trip, even looking for one with satellite radio (which Hertz charges extra for).
     
  4. `X'
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    Problem with Emerald Club is as far as the website allows only applications by US & Canadian Residents. Im from Australia and we dont have National out here... so im kinda stuck :(
     
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    Or...book Avis with a certain AWD code from certain state with a panhandle. Free one-ways.
     
  6. `X'
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    yeah i cant really use that code. Will look kinda suss when i hand over an Australian Drivers License and the rate code is for "State Employee of Florida"
     
  7. Suliman
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    This is one of the few really good uses of #1 points. Use them if you've got them. This is really the only reason why I stock up on points every once in a while (instead of FF miles).
     
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    Not if you're preferred and never have to see a person ;-0
     
  9. `X'
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    im not, so i will have to see someone.
     
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    Are there any airline programs that allow the use of miles for one-way car rentals?
     

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