SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

The Hertz Corporation

February 08, 2011 09:26 ET

Hertz Rent2Buy Takes Flight With AirTran Airways

Customers Eligible for a Free* Round Trip Flight on AirTran With the Purchase of a Rent2Buy Vehicle

PARK RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Hertz Rent2Buy, The Hertz Corporation's (NYSE: HTZ) online car sales program, announced today a new partnership with AirTran Airways that provides 16 AirTran Airways A+ Rewards credits, equal to a round trip coach ticket valid at any AirTran Airways destination, to A+ Reward members purchasing a vehicle through Hertz Rent2Buy.

"As long-time partners, Hertz is excited to add an additional level of benefits to its AirTran A+ Rewards partnership," commented Bob Stuart, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Hertz. "A+ Rewards members who purchase a vehicle through Hertz' online car sales program, Rent2Buy, will be able to travel on the ground in a quality, used car, while traveling the skies for free* with A+ Rewards credits from Hertz."

AirTran Airways' frequent flier program, A+ Rewards, allows travelers to earn free* flights faster than other airlines' loyalty programs -- and now A+ Rewards members who purchase a vehicle through Hertz Rent2Buy receive 16 credits in their A+ Rewards account. Sign-up for the A+ Rewards program is free, and travelers must be A+ Rewards member prior to the time of vehicle purchase to earn the 16 A+ Rewards credits. Sign up for A+ Rewards can be done online at

Hertz Rent2Buy is an online car sales program that allows customers to reserve a rental car they may want to buy for a three-day test drive. Used car shoppers visit and select the car of their choice at a convenient Hertz location. Customers have full use of the vehicle for up to three days. A customer who chooses to purchase the vehicle simply keeps the car and pays the listed price without any haggling and the rental fee, other than any fee for optional products purchased, is waived. For customers who choose to purchase the car, competitive finance options are available to simplify the payment process.

If the customer decides not to purchase the car, the vehicle is returned to the rental location and the transaction is treated as a standard rental.

"AirTran Airways is proud to build on our long-standing partnership with The Hertz Corporation with this program that allows our A+ Rewards members to get a great deal on a car while earning A+ Rewards credits for a free* flight," said Tad Hutcheson, AirTran Airways' Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "We see this as a win-win for our most loyal customers."

About AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways is a Fortune 1000 company and has been ranked the number one low cost carrier in the Airline Quality Rating study for the past three years. AirTran Airways is the only major airline with Gogo Inflight Internet on every flight and offers coast-to-coast service on North America's newest all-Boeing fleet. Our low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary XM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit

About The Hertz Corporation
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., is the world's largest general use car rental brand operating from approximately 8,300 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 81 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the global car sharing club, Connect by Hertz, in New York City, Berlin, London, Madrid and Paris. And, the Company sells used, quality cars directly to consumers through Additionally, Hertz operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France and Spain.

To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at

* A+ Rewards seats are subject to availability and blackout dates. Taxes and fees are extra -- the September 11th security fee of up to $2.50 per segment is not included. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Passengers traveling to/from Puerto Rico are subject to additional government taxes of up to $32.60. Fares to/from Mexico and the Caribbean do not include additional government taxes of up to $100.