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  • yonasl

    Putting this here is many BA/Avios player May use Avis.

    Seeing less and less the point of Avis Preferred seeing that their prices are usually 2-3 times that of other providers and now …

    Effective 25/05/2023 Free Weekend Vouchers will no longer be applicable for use in Denmark, Norway and Sweden until further notice.

    Blackout restrictions will apply from July 1 to October 31 2023 (inclusive) in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Iceland.

    Blackout restrictions will apply from July 1 to August 31 2023 (inclusive) in respect of all other countries. As you will be aware from our “Avis Preferred Terms and Conditions”, in some limited circumstances, certain rewards made available to customers under the “Avis Preferred” programme may be subject to availability and blackout restrictions.

    This means that Free Weekend Vouchers cannot be redeemed for any rentals taking place during these dates.


    I was just wondering where to post about this! 🙂


    The drafting is reasonably hilarious – it’s a regrettable step, but necessary to help meet summer demand. Er, apart obviously from those customers with vouchers. So it nothing to do with demand, and everything to do with revenue.


    How often are you meant to get free weekend vouchers via Avis Preferred?


    Also just received the same email so As they are obviously struggling with demand I’ve just cancelled a booking and moved it to enterprise to help them out…

    If they want to offer vouchers but then make them too hard to use people will just go elsewhere

    Luca M

    Received this email but I have actually never got a voucher…

    However I do not agree with the OP about cost: of the main providers (Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, National, Six) all of which I have status via Paltinum /MasterCard World Élite and status matches, Avis has been consistently the cheapest (via the Amex Platinum/MasterCard WE discount code)(Italy, Iceland and USA) and I have consistently been upgraded in class. So if price is ok, I will still book with them to get the free upgrade and discount.

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