Hertz to become the first non-airline member of the SkyTeam alliance

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This is, I think, a world exclusive! I was with Caroline Simmerman, the Hertz Europe partnerships director, at a reception in Amsterdam last night and she told our group that Hertz has just agreed a deal to become the first ‘non-airline member’ of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

Hertz joins SkyTeam alliance

It isn’t quite clear how this will work.  All 20 SkyTeam airlines will, presumably, now offer miles via Hertz although this is unlikely to be exclusive given existing deals.  There was no indication of whether you could match SkyTeam status to Hertz status although I would imagine it is likely.

A full announcement is coming soon where we will find out the full details.

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  1. OT but looking to fly out of LHR T3 in December. Planning to leave the car for a few days and wonder what the best option is for hotel and parking?

  2. OT – my wife has the Amex gold credit card. Can I refer her for the platinum charge and get the referral bonus even though she won’t qualify for the spend bonus?

    • You still get the referral points even if the applicant doesn’t qualify for a sign up bonus, however I don’t know if it’s currently possible to hold Gold and Platinum – someone else might be able to enlighten us!

  3. Memesweeper says:

    Good piece — bit US centric but thanks for posting!

  4. Nathan Dimmock says:

    I managed to win 1000 points on the Marriott game the first time I played, am feeling quite chuffed now if most people only get 50. I was going to play again today but shall not bother if there are no further prizes on offer.

  5. AlexW

    I agree it’s lousy value. But if they get takers then who are we to judge?

    Also might be worthwhile if you can use the 2-4-1 deal that comes with the Chase BA card

    I mostly use Avios on American or JAL flights – very low fees.

  6. Are Marriott reward points bookings refundable ? In points I presume ?

  7. Marriott 29 Ways Tao Stay game… just gained my second 50points prize…

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