My preferred car rental company is National. As an Executive member, I get to choose from a special aisle where more often than not I’m able to find a minivan, SUV, or some other monstrous vehicle for our family. And as I’ve said before, the key to traveling as a family — be it on the plane, in the hotel, or in the rental car — is space.
But there’s currently a very attractive promotion running between Hertz and United that is causing me to at least momentarily rethink my loyalty. The promotion has been running for several months now, but I don’t think we’ve covered it here on the blog, and I was only able to take advantage recently.
Through July 31, 2016, you can earn 1500 bonus United miles for booking a Hertz rental car via the United website.
These are bonus miles, meaning you get them in addition to whatever miles you would have earned anyway. The standard number of miles you earn are based on your United status: