Hertz has expanded the availability of its rental cars at and near airports by serving more FBO locations, launching a new exclusive relationship with Signature Flight Support and offering its new "Local Edition" service.
Hertz, a longtime partner in AOPA's Rental Car Discount Program for pilots and aircraft owners, is expanding its presence at general aviation facilities throughout the country.
The company is now the exclusive rental car provider at all 44 Signature Flight Support locations in the United States, plus Signature facilities in Paris and Zurich. A new three-year agreement provides dedicated rental cars at all Signature locations plus Web site reservation access. Most Signature locations will have on-site reservation equipment.
Hertz offers rental cars at nearly 90 other FBO locations from Addison, Texas (Addison Express), to Wilmington, Delaware (Atlantic Aviation). Hertz serves three FBOs at Teterboro, six at Atlanta-area airports, and four each around Chicago and Dallas.
Including the Signature locations, Hertz cars are now at some 130 FBOs nationwide. In Florida alone, Hertz has recently opened new FBO locations in Boca Raton, Fort Myers, Jacksonville (Craig), Stuart, Venice, and West Palm Beach.
Where Hertz cars are not at the FBO, pilots should investigate renting from the growing network of Hertz suburban locations, many of which offer free pick-up. Originated to compete in local use/insurance replacement rentals, Hertz' suburban service is available at more than 580 locations in 33 states including approximately 200 locations in the West.
To locate a Hertz suburban location, call Hertz toll-free at 800/704-4473.
For general information or rentals, call 800/654-3131 or see the Web site, which has a Hertz facility locator. Location details will note if free airport pick-up is offered.
AOPA members get up to 20 percent off Hertz rentals, even more if using "dollars off" and upgrade coupons.
AOPA members can call Hertz toll-free at 800/654-2200 and mention code CDP #10232 for the AOPA-member discount.
The AOPA Rental Car Discount Program is an AOPA Certified service that returns a royalty to AOPA, which helps support programs to defend and enhance general aviation. In addition to Hertz, car rental discounts are currently offered to AOPA members by Avis and Alamo.
June 26, 2000