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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1340 on: January 16, 2020, 12:50:42 AM »
Depends when, i've been to lga recently a few times most of the times they've had luxury cars in the isle with no upgrade fees, they had volvo s60, audi q3, infiniti q60 and q80, merc gla, land rover discovery
True story?? Been there a LOT, never seen that.

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1341 on: January 16, 2020, 01:13:50 AM »
I got a Jaguar F-Pace suv in MIA as EE. This was last week.

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1342 on: January 16, 2020, 01:14:02 AM »
I am over 25 so that shouldnt be a problem. I was checking out some walkthru's of the Executive areas in some airports, and I dont see any really nice cars, only in the premium upgrade section
It depends when you go.
In some locations after weekends the lots are jammed and you'll find anything you can think of.
What happens in JFK if you just hop into one of the cars in the upgrade section and try to drive out? Are the keys even in the car?
Yes, they sometimes call the check out agent and tell them to charge you the upgrade fee .
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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1343 on: January 16, 2020, 01:15:25 AM »
That's correct! If you speak up to the agent and ask for something that not in the aisle and say you are EE it might work.
YMMV
+1. Worked for me in MIA to get Jaguar SUV!

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1344 on: January 16, 2020, 01:34:16 AM »
True story?? Been there a LOT, never seen that.
This week and last week

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1345 on: January 16, 2020, 01:36:48 AM »
Anything above mid-size gets Emerald Aisle. Says so clearly in their terms. So sometimes you can save money this way. Their website has been buggy for years.
Is a pickup truck considered a higher clas than a midsize? A lot of times it's the cheapest option

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1346 on: January 16, 2020, 06:24:46 AM »
I have a reservation for a luxury car. It was actually the cheapest option. Anyway, I want one of the large luxury suv's i.e. qx80 or escalade. So my question is, assuming they wont have that in the aisle, can I get that anyway because i reserved luxury? Or will they tell me those are a different class?

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1347 on: January 16, 2020, 07:40:41 AM »
I have a reservation for a luxury car. It was actually the cheapest option. Anyway, I want one of the large luxury suv's i.e. qx80 or escalade. So my question is, assuming they wont have that in the aisle, can I get that anyway because i reserved luxury? Or will they tell me those are a different class?
Thats a different glass, those are full size SUV and higher.

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1348 on: January 16, 2020, 07:42:41 AM »
Thats a different glass, those are full size SUV and higher.
Well i wanted to know if they would give it to me anyway. I am also EE if that makes a difference

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1349 on: January 16, 2020, 11:57:34 AM »
I have a reservation for a luxury car. It was actually the cheapest option. Anyway, I want one of the large luxury suv's i.e. qx80 or escalade. So my question is, assuming they wont have that in the aisle, can I get that anyway because i reserved luxury? Or will they tell me those are a different class?
They might give you a qx80 but not an escalade, and if they are willing to give you the caddy they will want a copy of your personal car insurance where it says that you're covered for rental cars also and only then will they allow you to rent it. The same goes for all the real expensive luxury cars, they told me the only way they will rent it to you without the copy of your insurance is if the car is in the isle.

If anyone has any other work arounds for the insurance requirment please share it.

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1350 on: January 16, 2020, 12:30:26 PM »
They might give you a qx80 but not an escalade, and if they are willing to give you the caddy they will want a copy of your personal car insurance where it says that you're covered for rental cars also and only then will they allow you to rent it. The same goes for all the real expensive luxury cars, they told me the only way they will rent it to you without the copy of your insurance is if the car is in the isle.

If anyone has any other work arounds for the insurance requirment please share it.
I've gotten Cadillac (XT5) BMW etc. not from aisle and i've never had this issue. 

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1351 on: January 16, 2020, 01:15:52 PM »
Well i wanted to know if they would give it to me anyway. I am also EE if that makes a difference
In Cleveland airport I didn't see anything I liked from the emerald aisle (they basically only had standard cars and pickups. I spoke to the agent who looked up my EE status and he basically put some note on the tag that is hanging in the luxury cars and said to show to the gate agent to get it for free.

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1352 on: January 16, 2020, 01:38:56 PM »
I've gotten Cadillac (XT5) BMW etc. not from aisle and i've never had this issue.
The XT5 isnt really a luxury car

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1353 on: January 16, 2020, 01:42:03 PM »
They might give you a qx80 but not an escalade, and if they are willing to give you the caddy they will want a copy of your personal car insurance where it says that you're covered for rental cars also and only then will they allow you to rent it. The same goes for all the real expensive luxury cars, they told me the only way they will rent it to you without the copy of your insurance is if the car is in the isle.

If anyone has any other work arounds for the insurance requirment please share it.
I am renting with a Chase Freedom card. Is that good enough?
Also, i wanted liability, so I am being added onto an existing policy of a family member which includes rentals. Is that ok?

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1354 on: January 16, 2020, 01:42:24 PM »
I've gotten Cadillac (XT5) BMW etc. not from aisle and i've never had this issue.
The luxury cars that have this requirment are the ones that require a $1000 hold on the card. The xt5 doesn't require and bmw 5 series and up require it

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1355 on: January 16, 2020, 01:44:56 PM »
I am renting with a Chase Freedom card. Is that good enough?
Also, i wanted liability, so I am being added onto an existing policy of a family member which includes rentals. Is that ok?
No because it doesnt give you primary insurance

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1356 on: January 16, 2020, 01:46:33 PM »
No because it doesnt give you primary insurance
What about being added onto an existing insurance policy of a family member for their car(that they own). Its supposed to cover rentals as well

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1357 on: January 16, 2020, 03:06:44 PM »
What about being added onto an existing insurance policy of a family member for their car(that they own). Its supposed to cover rentals as well
Talk to their insurance agent

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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1358 on: January 16, 2020, 05:18:42 PM »
U can get cars that are not in the EA like bmw, Maserati etc.. its up to the manager whether ull get it for free, i have many many times
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Re: National Emerald Club
« Reply #1359 on: January 16, 2020, 06:36:55 PM »
They might give you a qx80 but not an escalade, and if they are willing to give you the caddy they will want a copy of your personal car insurance where it says that you're covered for rental cars also and only then will they allow you to rent it. The same goes for all the real expensive luxury cars, they told me the only way they will rent it to you without the copy of your insurance is if the car is in the isle.

If anyone has any other work arounds for the insurance requirment please share it.
So how does anyone ever rent escalades from national or hertz without buying insurance? Most people use CC insurance, and they usually dont cover luxury vehicles