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Frequent Traveler Recovery Fee- National Car Rental

Frequent Traveler Recovery Fee- National Car Rental

  1. Quinton

    Hi there,

    TLDR- National charges an additional fee if you credit your rentals to certain airline or hotel programs instead of their own Emerald Club program. The fee is $0.75 to $1.00 depending on the program.

    I was going to switch my earnings from free rental days to airline points since I already have more free days than I need for vacations. On the site where you enter your airline frequent traveler number, there is a disclaimer that a fee may apply. The details are here:


    AA is my airline of choice of the ones that partner with National. Although an extra $0.75/day isn’t a bank breaker for me, I don’t think the mileage earnings are worth it. Does anyone have recommendations/suggestions of other programs which partner with National? Or perhaps the earnings with Hertz or other rental companies are good enough to warrant a switch?

  2. MidSouthSkier

    I don’t think they’re the only program that does that. I seem to recall years ago crediting an Alamo (?) rental to Delta and getting charged $1.50 for it for my short rental period.

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