Category: Cars

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2020 Travel Halted: COVID-19

On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 Coronavirus as a global pandemic. This has brought global travel to a halt. The entire industry is frozen and we’ve seen flights been reduced by at least 80%. Here are some of the latest developments:   Emirates is now testing all...

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Lufthansa Porsche First Class Excitement @ FRA

Lufthansa offers their First Class guests in Frankfurt and Munich, the opportunity to rent a Porsche during their layover. The Lufthansa Porsche First Class Excitement program is a must do if you have or purposely create a long layover. For €99, you get a 3 hour rental in a Porsche 911...

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Tesloop: LAX to SAN in a Tesla X

Tesloop is a southern California startup, offering city-to-city shared-car transportation in Tesla’s. They currently offer routes between Los Angeles <-> Orange County, Los Angeles <-> San Diego, Los Angeles <-> Palm Springs, Orange County <-> San Diego, Orange County <-> Palm Springs. Typically when I’m trying to get down to San Diego from Los Angeles I’ll rent a...

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AwardHacker & ReachNow

AwardHacker is a website similar to AwardAce which I mentioned here last year, but I find it easier to use. It’s a website which will show you the best mileage program to use for an award ticket based on the route you are trying to fly. It doesn’t show award...

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Hertz 24/7 Australia: Audi Q5

Hertz 24/7 Australia is a separate entity than your traditional Hertz rental car location. Your Hertz login won’t work. They operate just like Zipcar here in the US. I was excited to try it out and drive in Australia for the first time. The cars are parked in designated car sharing spaces throughout...

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Silvercar: Audi A4 Premium Plus (quattro + S line)

Silvercar is a rental car startup company which started in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, TX. They’ve raised $60M to date with the latest round of financing led by Audi. I was excited to try out the new company as they only offer 1 model which is an Audi A4 Premium...

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Sixt Rent a Car: BMW i8

Last month, I rented the BMW i8 from the Sixt Rent a Car in Munich (München Stachus – Karlsplatz 3 location). There are just 2 locations in Munich in which premium cars can be booked which are the airport and Stachus (near the main train station/Karlsplatz stop on U-bahn). I booked it at...

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Speculative Bookings for Holiday Travel

Everyone would rather pay a cheaper price for a trip if possible but sometimes you can’t plan too far in advance due to other limiting factors. Most people know if they will need to travel somewhere during the holidays and somewhat know their vacation days at work. Unfortunately, almost 99% of...

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National Premier Selection: Maserati Ghibli S Q4

National Car Rental announced in November 2014 that they will be carrying the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 at 10 locations in the US. They are Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Seattle. While I was in San Diego last month I decided to give...

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National Car Rental: Emerald Club Executive Status

When renting a car, most companies are always trying to upsell you on all their add-ons (fuel, insurance, etc.). Over the years and with my Dad’s recommendation, I’ve found it very easy to use National’s Emerald Aisle service. You book an intermediate car and you have a choice of any...