We’ve seen many most hotel chains and airlines announce elite status extensions for next year as a result of the impact CVOID-19 is having on the travel industry. National Car Rental appears to be the first car rental company to announce their own plans on extending elite status.
National Car Rental will be extending current elite status through through February 28, 2022. The car rental company will also be rolling over qualifying rentals and rental days for next year.
Per National Car Rental,
We’re continuing to closely monitor the impact of travel restrictions on our members during this global health emergency. As a result, the following changes are being made so you can enjoy the status and benefits you’ve earned, now and in the future:
Elite status will be extended. Current Executive and Executive Elite members with tier set to expire on February 28, 2021 will receive a one-year extension and keep their status through February 28, 2022.
Qualifying rentals and rental days will roll over. If you achieve elite status in 2020, any paid rentals or paid rental days you have beyond your tier qualification will roll over to 2021 to give you a head start on earning toward elite status for 2022. Only the method in which you achieved elite status — either paid rentals or paid rental days — will roll over.
For example: If you have 15 paid rentals this calendar year, and 12 paid rentals qualify you for Executive status, the remaining 3 rentals will roll over to 2021 and count toward elite qualification for the 2022 calendar year. If you don’t achieve elite status in 2020, all your paid rentals and paid rental days will roll over to 2021 and count toward elite qualification in 2022.
See related Coronavirus status extensions:
- American Airlines Extending Elite Status, Reducing Requirements
- Marriott Bonvoy 2020 Status Extension for All Members
- United Extending Premier Status, Reducing Requirements
- Delta Extending Medallion Status, Sky Club Memberships and More
- World of Hyatt 2020 Status Extension for All Members
- Hilton Honors 2020 Status Extension for All Members
It’s great to see National follow in footsteps of most airline and hotel companies by extending elite status for next year, as well as the ability to rollover qualifying rentals and rental days.
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