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Chart: Those hidden fees when you collect airline miles for car rentals

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Chart: Those hidden fees when you collect airline miles for car rentals

When you rent a car and try to collect frequent flyer miles, they're not exactly free. Here's what the major car rental companies charge if you want to get the miles. Sometimes it's worth it, sometimes maybe not, depending on how many miles they're offering per rental.

 

  

DAILY CHARGE

MAXIMUM

EXCEPTIONS

ALAMO

$0.75

None

$1.50 per day for Rapid Rewards; approx $0.06 per day for AAdvantage and SkyMiles

AVIS

$0.75

None

$1.00 per day for Southwest Rapid Rewards, US Airways Dividend Miles;' approx $0.06 per day for AAdvantage and SkyMiles

BUDGET

$0.75

None

$1.00 per day for US Airways Dividend Miles; approx. $0.06 per day for AAdvantage and SkyMiles

DOLLAR

$0.95

None

$1.50 per day for Rapid Rewards with a maximum of $8.00 per rental; $0.06 per day for AAdvantage. No charge for Japan, ANA, Emirates, Gulf Air

ENTERPRISE

N/A

N/A

N/A

HERTZ

$1.00

$5.25 per rental

American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles and United Mileage Plus – charge is approx. $0.06 total per day

NATIONAL

$0.75

None

AAdvantage, approx $0.06 per day

THRIFTY

$0.95

None

$1.50 per day for Rapid Rewards with a maximum of $8.00 per rental; $0.06 per day for AAdvantage; no charge for Emirates, Gulf Air

 

 

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