Monthly Archives: July 2011

How to Earn Extra Airline Miles on Your Next Car Rental

It used to be that it was pretty easy to rack up a significant number of airline miles every time you rented a car. But just as it’s now harder to redeem those airline miles or points for a free flight, it’s a little harder to earn much from rental car companies. Most rental car companies now offer 50 airline miles per rental day, although there are exceptions. And those exceptions are exactly what you should look for to maximize your value. The first to thing to do is look for the cheapest rental car rates at RentACarNow.com. Then make a note of the top two or three companies with the best rates and check their websites to see if they are currently having any special bonuses or offers. If you find one that offers a substantial bonus, it might even be worth paying a little more for that rental. And remember, rentals booked at RentACarNow.com are eligible to earn airline miles. Just provide your frequent flier number when you pick up the car or drop it off.

If you have achieved elite status on an airline, you are sometimes eligible to earn bonus miles with some rental companies. These bonuses vary widely by airline and by rental company, so the best idea is to just do a quick check of the major rental car companies and see what kind of bonuses they offer for your preferred airline. You can also try calling the help line provided with your airline elite status membership and they can tell you some of the bonuses available.

In the end, you are still not going to earn a huge number of airline miles for a short rental period, but even a few hundred extra miles can make a big difference, especially if you are closing in on the threshold to earn that next free flight.

How to Earn Extra Airline Miles on Your Next Car Rental

It used to be that it was pretty easy to rack up a significant number of airline miles every time you rented a car. But just as it’s now harder to redeem those airline miles or points for a free flight, it’s a little harder to earn much from rental car companies. Most rental car companies now offer 50 airline miles per rental day, although there are exceptions. And those exceptions are exactly what you should look for to maximize your value. The first to thing to do is look for the cheapest rental car rates at RentACarNow.com. Then make a note of the top two or three companies with the best rates and check their websites to see if they are currently having any special bonuses or offers. If you find one that offers a substantial bonus, it might even be worth paying a little more for that rental. And remember, rentals booked at RentACarNow.com are eligible to earn airline miles. Just provide your frequent flier number when you pick up the car or drop it off.

If you have achieved elite status on an airline, you are sometimes eligible to earn bonus miles with some rental companies. These bonuses vary widely by airline and by rental company, so the best idea is to just do a quick check of the major rental car companies and see what kind of bonuses they offer for your preferred airline. You can also try calling the help line provided with your airline elite status membership and they can tell you some of the bonuses available.

In the end, you are still not going to earn a huge number of airline miles for a short rental period, but even a few hundred extra miles can make a big difference, especially if you are closing in on the threshold to earn that next free flight.

What to do if Your Plane is Going to be Delayed

Unless you have your own plane and pilot’s license, chances are that you are going to experience a delay at the airport. Sometimes it’s due to weather, other times there’s a mechanical issue with the plane, and still other times there will be delays that seemingly no one can explain. Most of the time these delays are fairly short and really no big deal, but if you are arriving at a late hour, it could impact your rental car reservations.

Of course if your destination is Chicago O’Hare, JFK or LAX, you don’t need to worry about the time because the rental car counters at those airports are open 24 hours a day. But if you are flying into Idaho Falls, then it’s a different story. The rental car counters at smaller airports are open based on the scheduled flight times at that location, so if the last flight of the day lands at 8 p.m. then the rental car counters might close at 9 p.m. While the rental car agents do monitor flights and will often stay late if the last flight of the day is delayed, that might not always be the case when a flight is seriously delayed. So if it looks like your flight is going to be more than two hours late, it can be a good idea to call the rental car company just to double check that someone will be there. You can try calling their toll-free number first, and then call the local rental car office as well. Sometimes a quick phone call can save you from a big headache after you land.

Avis Offers Special Rental Car Discounts for Travel to Hawaii

Although prices have come down quite a bit in recent years, it’s still not cheap to take a vacation in Hawaii. Because of the island paradise’s relative isolation, it simply costs more for many things in Hawaii, especially when it comes to staples like food and gas. So if you are looking to save a little money on your next Hawaiian vacation, Avis is offering some special discounts to go along with their low rates. All you need to do is show your Avis car keys or rental agreement, and you can enjoy savings at a variety of businesses on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. You’ll find discounts on a variety of restaurants and attractions, plus coupons for free items like T-shirts and mugs (which will save you money on buying souvenirs for friends and family).

There is no purchase necessary for many of the special deals, so head over to the Avis website to check out all the coupons and print them out before your trip.

These discounts are valid with any Avis rental booked through RentACarNow.com, so if you want the lowest rates on rental cars in Hawaii, we are ready to help. We have great rates on rental cars in HonoluluMaui or anywhere else in Hawaii.

Avis Offers Special Rental Car Discounts for Travel to Hawaii

Although prices have come down quite a bit in recent years, it’s still not cheap to take a vacation in Hawaii. Because of the island paradise’s relative isolation, it simply costs more for many things in Hawaii, especially when it comes to staples like food and gas. So if you are looking to save a little money on your next Hawaiian vacation, Avis is offering some special discounts to go along with their low rates. All you need to do is show your Avis car keys or rental agreement, and you can enjoy savings at a variety of businesses on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. You’ll find discounts on a variety of restaurants and attractions, plus coupons for free items like T-shirts and mugs (which will save you money on buying souvenirs for friends and family).

There is no purchase necessary for many of the special deals, so head over to the Avis website to check out all the coupons and print them out before your trip.

These discounts are valid with any Avis rental booked through RentACarNow.com, so if you want the lowest rates on rental cars in Hawaii, we are ready to help. We have great rates on rental cars in Honolulu, Maui or anywhere else in Hawaii.

Rent Compact Cars at Orlando International (MCO) For $12.95

It’s a great time to travel! And when you’re on your way to Orlando why not rent a car!

Orlando is an integral city in the center of Florida. It is located in Orange County and boasts Disney World and Universal Studios as two of its major tourist attractions. The Orlando area has the 27th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is also one of the biggest tourist locations worldwide.

If you’re looking for the best deal on Compact Car’s we’ve perused the internet to find you the deals we know you’d love!

Here is the deal of the day!: Hotwire

Rent Compact Cars at Orlando International (MCO) For $12.95

It’s a great time to travel! And when you’re on your way to Orlando why not rent a car!

Orlando is an integral city in the center of Florida. It is located in Orange County and boasts Disney World and Universal Studios as two of its major tourist attractions. The Orlando area has the 27th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is also one of the biggest tourist locations worldwide.

If you’re looking for the best deal on Compact Car’s we’ve perused the internet to find you the deals we know you’d love!

Here is the deal of the day!: Hotwire

Car Rental Deals with National and Alamo!

This week RentACarNow has great deals from National and Alamo. These vendors don’t have as many locations as Hertz and Enterprise, but can often offer cheaper rates because they only focus on a few locations. With these limited-time specials, you’re guaranteed the lowest possible price.

National

Save $20 off Your Next Weekend Rental! ID:ND3156ZDW

$25 Off Your Next Weekly Rental of At Least 5 Days! ID: ND3166ZDQ

Alamo

$25 Off Weekly Rates Through August ID: AD2723SAM

Check the new Single Upgrade Special! ID: AU2729MJW

Car Rental Deals with National and Alamo!

This week RentACarNow has great deals from National and Alamo. These vendors don’t have as many locations as Hertz and Enterprise, but can often offer cheaper rates because they only focus on a few locations. With these limited-time specials, you’re guaranteed the lowest possible price.

National

Save $20 off Your Next Weekend Rental!
ID:ND3156ZDW

$25 Off Your Next Weekly Rental of At Least 5 Days!
ID: ND3166ZDQ

Alamo

$25 Off Weekly Rates Through August
ID: AD2723SAM

Check the new Single Upgrade Special!
ID: AU2729MJW