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Old 04-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #211
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.....Also just realized that National will upgrade your Emerald status based on your standing with Hertz or Avis. I am a Hertz #1 Club Gold Presidents Circle member, so I will be upgraded to an Executive Elite at National which guarantees a minimum full size availability. Of course the family is already hoping for a convertible . Similar Hertz rental was going to be at least $200 more for me even with my status and significant company discount.
Where and how is this accomplished? Are there upgrades available for various Hertz club levels?
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #212
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Here is the link to status level matching at National to Hertz or Avis:

https://statusmatch.emeraldclub.com/
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:39 PM   #213
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Here is the link to status level matching at National to Hertz or Avis:

https://statusmatch.emeraldclub.com/
My Hertz card just says #1 Gold Club
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #214
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My Hertz card just says #1 Gold Club
I guess worse case you could just send it in via the website and see what they respond. I think that is similar to their intro level and they are only upgrading the higher volume users.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:08 PM   #215
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #216
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If you're a member of the Emerald Club and your reservation says Emerald Aisle or Emerald Reserve, you pick whatever car you want that's sitting in those respective aisles. I always manage to get an SUV, even when I don't want one, when I reserve a midsize in Orlando.
I am familiar with the program, I work there. I was wondering how the poster managed a mini van with a ER midsize, which would have required the poster to select from the midsize area.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #217
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How do you get Emerald Reserve?
I have a midsize SUV with the code from the first page in September, but a full size would be better
Emerald reserve is the program where you select the car class you want and make a reservation for it. IE: if you want a mini van you sign in via the Emerald Club site and select mini van. If you actually want a full size, I would recommend you make an Emerald Club reservation for a mid size, cause you will most probably get a full size, since we rarely put mid size cars on the EA.

The Emerald Club program is well described here: https://www.nationalcar.com/index.do...withnav-header
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Lots of thanks to the OP and the follow up posters on this code. Just booked an 8 day midsize over thanksgiving for $255. Thats less than $32/day all in, before any other coupons that may eventually come through for that time period.

Also just realized that National will upgrade your Emerald status based on your standing with Hertz or Avis. I am a Hertz #1 Club Gold Presidents Circle member, so I will be upgraded to an Executive Elite at National which guarantees a minimum full size availability. Of course the family is already hoping for a convertible . Similar Hertz rental was going to be at least $200 more for me even with my status and significant company discount.
Just a FYI, we rarely put converts on the Emerald aisle or Executive Aisle. They are usually booked solid. However, that would not preclude you asking the greeter if they are available as an upgrade.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #219
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I am familiar with the program, I work there. I was wondering how the poster managed a mini van with a ER midsize, which would have required the poster to select from the midsize area.
I must have missed the post where you said you worked there.

I assumed that poster was EA not ER.
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I must have missed the post where you said you worked there.

I assumed that poster was EA not ER.
I did not post that I worked there on this thread, but, have posted it on numerous other posts. The poster stated that it was an ER reservation, hence the reason I questioned it and also corrected the size of the mini van, (7 pax, not 8)
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I did not post that I worked there on this thread, but, have posted it on numerous other posts. The poster stated that it was an ER reservation, hence the reason I questioned it and also corrected the size of the mini van, (7 pax, not 8)
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I guess I haven't read the other threads where you identify yourself as a National employee.

So I have a question then. Why book Midsize ER when everything in the EA should be a Midsize at the very least. Isn't it the same thing?
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Emerald reserve is the program where you select the car class you want and make a reservation for it. IE: if you want a mini van you sign in via the Emerald Club site and select mini van. If you actually want a full size, I would recommend you make an Emerald Club reservation for a mid size, cause you will most probably get a full size, since we rarely put mid size cars on the EA.

The Emerald Club program is well described here: https://www.nationalcar.com/index.do...withnav-header
Thank you for the link, do you have to pay to be a memeber?
I just want to make renting the car drama free for my husband, if its a long process he will get crabby and that will not be a good start to our trip.
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I guess I haven't read the other threads where you identify yourself as a National employee.

So I have a question then. Why book Midsize ER when everything in the EA should be a Midsize at the very least. Isn't it the same thing?
I have no idea why people do a midsize ER over a EA. Seems silly to me.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:43 PM   #224
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I have a reservation using this code for June 9th-16th. I was able to call in and modify the reservation to add a $35 off coupon. I couldn't do it online. It looks like no one is having problems with this code. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I haven't been able to come close to this price for a mini-van anywhere else (Except Dollar which I refuse to rent from).
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #225
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Thank you for the link, do you have to pay to be a memeber?
I just want to make renting the car drama free for my husband, if its a long process he will get crabby and that will not be a good start to our trip.
And advice?
Nope, Emerald Club is free. Sign up before you leave and make your reservations via the log in for EC members. Totally trouble free.
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