Avis Budget Group Forms Exclusive Partnership with JetBlue
Avis Budget Group, Inc. has just announced that it is now the official and exclusive car rental partner of JetBlue and the airline’s TrueBlue loyalty rewards program.
The news from Avis Budget Group’s official website reveals details of the partnership, including the Avis Car Rental, Budget Car Rental and Payless Car Rental brands being promoted directly to JetBlue customers and TrueBlue members.
As for TrueBlue members, they will be able to earn 100 points per day when renting a vehicle from Avis Budget Group for five days or less. Members with Mosaic status can earn 200 TrueBlue points per day on rentals of up to five days.
To celebrate the new partnership, TrueBlue members will be eligible to receive additional benefits — including the chance to save up to 35 percent and earn up to 600 bonus points — when they rent a vehicle from Avis or Budget through February 29.
Stephen Wright, Avis Budget Group senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in a statement about the partnership with JetBlue:
“Our car rental brands appeal to the wide range of customers that JetBlue serves. Those looking for world-class premium service receive that and more at Avis; those who appreciate great value rent from Budget; and those seeking a no-frills car rental will be well-served by Payless. We're thrilled to be the exclusive car rental provider for JetBlue and enhance their customers' travel experience.”
Not only can the Avis, Budget and Payless car rental brands be found on the JetBlue's online booking channel, but the companies are also now featured in the airline’s other channels. According to Avis Budget Group’s official website, they include:
JetBlue Getaways: Avis and Budget are listed on the JetBlue Getaways website so that leisure travelers can conveniently book flights and rental vehicles as part of bundled vacation packages.
Blue Inc.: Avis and Budget are being exclusively promoted on JetBlue's online booking tool and rewards program, designed for small and mid-sized businesses.
Call transfer program: Car rental is included as a convenient call transfer option for JetBlue customers booking by phone, so they can easily make a car rental reservation directly with Avis or Budget.
Corporate travel program: JetBlue employees will have access to quality, well-maintained rental vehicles around the globe, including premium service with Avis and the great value of Budget. Crewmembers pay a contracted rate on business rentals and will receive discounts on leisure rentals.
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