For years (here I am writing about it in 2009), Sixt Rent a Car has offered elite status to customers who have status of some kind with a variety of airline or hotel programs.
And rental car status is one of the most important things you can have to make your experience better.
Sixt will give their Platinum status to (among others):
- United Premier Executive 50k and higher
- Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Elite and higher
- US Airways Dividend Miles Platinum and higher
- Starwood Platinum, Hilton Diamond, Hyatt Diamond
- Delta Skymiles Gold and higher
- Club Carlson Gold
- Best Western Diamond
Their list is way out of date, since they offer to comp Kingfisher elites and Continental Platinums. And their list shows a misunderstanding of the programs they’ll comp, since they make the offer to Marriott Diamonds.
Platinum benefits include:
- Up to 15%* discount on Sixt rent a car and Sixt rent a truck.
- Free upgrade to the next higher car group and a double upgrade in U.S. locations**.
- No Rental Formalities: Your personal data is stored behind the card, no waiting time at the arrival location and easy payment due to your stored credit card information.
- Preferred Mobility: Forgot to reserve? No problem. Call up to 24 hours before the rental, and we will provide a car.
Lower tier elites — like most airline and hotel silver (first-tier status) — can get free Sixt Gold status.
This is such a gimme that comped Hilton Silvers who have signed up for the free version of the Hilton Citibank credit card can do this. American Express Platinum cardholders who have taken the free Starwood Gold status can do this.
This is most useful in Europe, but Sixt also has several airports in the U.S. and has other locations as well. I’m not the biggest fan of Sixt’s Miami airport location, although commenters share a variety of experiences both good and bad. Sixt does have some nice cars.
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