SkyTeam Adds Hertz Car Rental to Alliance


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Hertz Car Rental announced this week that they’re now part of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance, which which founded by Delta, Korean Air, Air France, and Aeromexico as the third major airline alliance.

As part of the new partnership, SkyTeam passengers will enjoy car rental benefits and earn frequent flyer miles when renting with Hertz, however exact details of the new partnership have yet to be announced.

SkyTeam has a two-tiered elite status program that correlates to the elite status level of the individual airline. Sky Team Elite members receive benefits like priority check-in, standby, seating, boarding, and increased luggage allowance, so I’d expect Elite and Elite Plus members to receive some additional perks as part of the new partnership.

Per Hertz,

Hertz announced that The Hertz Corporation has partnered with SkyTeam, one of the world’s leading airline alliances, as its first non-air affiliate. Effective October 16, 2018, Frequent Flyers of all of SkyTeam’s 20 member airlines can enjoy a variety of car rental benefits while notching up miles towards air travel* when they rent a vehicle from Hertz.

SkyTeam is the first airline alliance to offer its Frequent Flyers access to car hire benefits plus the opportunity to earn miles when renting a vehicle.  Passengers participating in the Frequent Flyer programs of SkyTeam member airlines will receive a special code for their Hertz car rental bookings. Hertz covers SkyTeam’s global network of 1,072 destinations with more than 10,000 rental locations around the world.  Car hire reservations can be made online, by phone or through the Hertz app.  

We at Hertz are honored to offer car rental benefits to the 730 million customers travelling annually with the members of SkyTeam, a world leading airline alliance. Hertz already works with more than half of the SkyTeam partner member airlines, so it was a progressive move for us to extend our relationship to the full alliance. As a proud partner of SkyTeam, we look forward to providing a seamless fly-drive experience for our mutual customers.

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