Today is the final day of United Airlines’ relationship with Hertz, marking the end of a multi-year relationship. However United teases that a new car partnership is coming soon.

Hertz And United Airlines Terminate Partnership

October 31, 2021 marks the final day of the Hertz – United partnership, though Premier members who have status matched will retain that status through 2022. A reason for the termination was not provided by either side, nor is it clear what side initiated the termination or if it was mutual.

United hints that a new partnership will be announced soon:

“We continue to evaluate and update cardmember benefits and remain committed to providing rewards that add value to the travel experience – while our Hertz status benefit is ending, we’re working on adding a new, comparable car rental benefit soon.”

For now, Hertz will continue to partner with Delta Air Lines.

Last Day To Status Match

If you are a United MileagePlus elite member or co-branded credit card holder, today is the last day you can status match to receive complimentary Hertz status through December 31, 2022. The status match link is here.

Status matches are awarded on the following basis:

Hertz President’s Circle Status

  • Primary Cardmembers of the United Club Card and United Presidential Plus Card

  • MileagePlus members with Premier Platinum status or higher

Hertz Five Star Status

  • MileagePlus Premier Silver and Premier Gold members

  • Hertz Ultimate Choice available at over 50 airport locations in the US and Canada.

    • Members decide what to drive as long as a midsize class vehicle or larger is booked, providing access to exclusive vehicles in the President’s Circle lot.

  • Confirmed one-car-class upgrade, available at all participating locations in the U.S., Canada and select European locations. Maximum upgrade to a full-size vehicle, with a minimum reservation of a compact vehicle

  • A 50% bonus on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points when you elect to earn points

  • Expedited rental service

  • One-car-class upgrades (subject to availability)

  • Bonus points (for members who opt to receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points rather than MileagePlus award miles)

    • 25% bonus on Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Points

  • Expedited rental service


The partnership between United Airlines and Hertz ends today. If you are are MileagePlus Premier and have not taken advantage of the ability to earn Five Star or President’s Circles status, today is your final day to request it.

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