National Car Rental offers AOPA members speed choice value

AOPA members know what it means to be in the “driver’s seat.” Crossing the country is second nature to them, and no one knows this better than National Car Rental, the industry leader in customer loyalty for frequent travelers.

As an AOPA strategic partner, National Car Rental provides a discount to members year-round. Each time a member books his or her rental through or 866/315-9155, a portion of the rental helps support general aviation.

AOPA members also can take advantage of complimentary enrollment in National’s award-winning Emerald Club. The Emerald Club expedites the rental process for members by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” an exclusive section of the lot where members can personally select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car. That means that members can choose the car that best fits their needs&emdash;including a full-size car or larger—and only pay the mid-size price. In addition, Emerald Club members can choose to receive EmeraldAlerts—email communications that include Arrival and Return Alerts, and Drop & GoSM service with convenient e-receipts.

“A frequent traveler has a lot of things on their mind, so we make this as easy as possible for them,” says National’s Assistant Vice President of Marketing Rob Connors. “It’s about speed and putting our customers in control of their trip.”

National also is partnered with Signature Flight Support locations. Upon arrival at one of Signature’s FBOs, AOPA members who are enrolled in the Emerald Club will find a vehicle parked on-site with a representative to greet them with keys. Everything related to the rental is located in the vehicle with no paperwork to complete.

Emerald Club enrollment is free and can be completed online. Enter Contract ID AOPA123 to your profile to save each time you rent, while supporting AOPA.

Already a frequent renter with Avis or Hertz? National offers a status match to AOPA members. Just visit National’s website to learn more.