Bonus Delta Skymiles with Hertz

Delta Skymiles is one of the worst frequent flyer programmes as it can be close to impossible to find award availability at their lowest level. I’ve also previously advised readers to avoid Skyteam wherever possible.


But, if you have some orphaned Delta Skymiles (as I do), you might find this promotion useful as a way to earn some bonus miles to get closer to a redemption and at least get some kind of value of out them.


Delta Skymiles members earn 100 miles per day with Hertz car rentals. But until 28 February, 2014, Delta Skymiles members will also earn the following bonuses:

  • 500 miles for rentals of 1-2 days
  • 900 miles for rentals of 3-4 days
  • 2,000 miles for rentals of 5+ days

A 5-day rental, therefore, would earn you 2,500 miles.

I normally would credit my car rentals to Iberia Plus, where a 5-day rental would earn me 1,500 miles. But given all of my recent troubles with Iberia Plus, I’m willing to try new things, and those extra Delta miles are something to consider since I’m currently stuck between 20 and 25k Delta miles…

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