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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #345 on: January 23, 2018, 08:34:21 PM »
Last night, I submitted a United Airlines mileage credit request to Hertz for a 7/1/2017 rental. It was an online request here: https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/partner/index.jsp?targetPage=ftRetroFormView.jsp . As you can see, the online form asks for the frequent flyer account number, date of car rental and the rental agreement number. This morning, I received an email from Hertz saying that my request has been processed and I should wait 4-6 weeks for the credit to appear on my Mileage Plus account.

Couple of questions:

1. Does Hertz use the date of the car rental as the date for mileage credit?

2. How long does it realistically take for the mileage credit to actually appear on the Mileage Plus account? Is the 4-6 weeks estimate accurate?

3. I put in the name of the car renter in this request, and that is different from the name on the Mileage Plus account. Is that okay?

Thanks for the help.

Answering my own questions:

1. Hertz used the date of the car rental to credit the miles. No issues.

2. It barely took 1 business day for Hertz to process the request. It barely took 1-2 business days after that for the miles to be credited to United Airlines. My expired miles were reinstated at the same time.

3. Difference in names between the car rental booking and the Mileage Plus account caused absolutely no issues.

Thanks to Dan for saving me over 200 K of expired miles!

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #346 on: January 25, 2018, 08:59:13 AM »
I have a June 2017 rental available.

I need a rental from Feb, March or April of 2017 if someone can please assist.

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #347 on: January 30, 2018, 04:31:47 PM »
Selling Hertz rentals from all dates. $25 each. PM for details.
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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #348 on: February 02, 2018, 09:09:51 AM »
Shout out to Sam Finkelstein. I paid $25 to help re-instate AA miles. Transaction was seamless, and miles were re-activated 1 week later. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #349 on: February 04, 2018, 10:53:32 PM »
Selling budget rental returned Jan 28

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #351 on: February 06, 2018, 11:16:15 AM »
Selling Hertz rentals from all dates. $25 each. PM for details.
Thanks again @Sam Finkelstein for another smooth, quick, painless transaction

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #352 on: February 08, 2018, 02:05:56 AM »
Is an enterprise rental anything worth?

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #353 on: February 11, 2018, 04:40:21 PM »
Has anyone had this work recently with Southwest?  Seems like a lot of folks were still waiting after 6-8 weeks in mid-2017 and I haven't found any recent datapoints.

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #354 on: February 13, 2018, 08:02:27 PM »
I have 63k of United that expired December 2017- if anyone can walk me thru reinstating them and give me a car rental receipt I will pay $25 and be most appreciative.

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #355 on: February 14, 2018, 04:16:48 PM »
Does this work for IHG points?

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Re: Buy/Sell Past Car Rentals To Reactivate Expired Miles
« Reply #356 on: February 16, 2018, 01:52:10 PM »
Thanks Sam Finkelstien!