In February Air France KLM’s Flying Blue changed their earn rate
for Hertz car rentals. No longer is it a flat rate of miles per rental
but it has moved to a revenue based format. That is you’ll earn 5 Flying
Blue Miles per Euro spent on each Hertz rental (or converted currency
This is not good news for those short one day rentals that may not
cost very much but it could prove to be very lucrative if you rent for
long periods of time or rent expensive vehicles like SUV’s and premium cars.
example if you have a week long rental that costs about 600EUR you’ll
earn 3,000 base Flying Blue Miles. Under the old earn rate you would
have only earned 800 miles. Compare this to many other programs that
only offer 250/500 miles per rental or 50 miles per day of rental and
you can quickly see why you may want to credit Hertz rentals to Flying
Blue. Remember though, to keep Flying Blue miles current you must fly
Air France, KLM or SkyTeam once every 2 years. Find out more about Flying Blue Hertz rentals here.