Preferences for rental car companies in Australia.

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lotsamiles

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 06 May 2015

Total posts 44

Preferences for rental car companies in Australia.? Trying to weigh up advantages of which program to stick with. Have rented with Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and have Platinum tier Frequent Flyer with both Qantas and Virgin Australia. Approximately 40-50 rentals per year, which rental car provider gives the best benefits?

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wilsoni Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 302

I use Europcar, Hertz and Avis too. I have membership with them all. Europcar is often cheaper at airport locations and they have Mercedes C class which I like, and Pajero which I like when a 4wd is needed. Hertz is good and Avis seems to have slipped a bit. The key is to have the right status to avoid the line for pickup!  I also choose vehicles that are model guranteed, not "or similar". Avis doesn't seem to have many of those.

AnthonyvB

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Plantium

Member since 19 Jun 2013

Total posts 82

I use Europcar as do prefer their range of cars and price is always pretty good.  Also don't forget with your Velocity Platinum membership you get Europcar Privilege Elite membership

mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

My response is a little off-topic because I know you are asking about rewards schemes. But no matter what rewards were offered, I would never use Europcar. I was stung badly once with supposed damage. If you look at the product-review site, you will see similar stories. Perhaps they target people like me who only rent a car occasionally – and may treat regular customers better. I wouldn’t risk it, however. 

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