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If you’re planning on renting a vehicle in the next couple weeks, you may want to take advantage of an offer to earn some bonus miles with American Airlines. Depending on the rental, you can earn either 2,500 or 5,000 miles, which is a substantial bonus for a single rental. I’ve previously rented with Hertz through United to earn some serious miles, and although I love Hertz points, you really can’t beat earning 5,000 miles from a single rental.

Offer terms and details

Rentals of 3 or more days with either Avis or Budget that begin prior to October 15, 2018 will earn 2,500 or 5,000 depending on the type of car you reserve. You must add your AAdvantage number to the reservation and use the following codes:

  • Avis – K817127
  • Budget – U072437

The offer will show at the American Airlines car rental site.

If you rent a “standard” car, which is defined as subcompact through full size car, plus pickups and small to medium SUVs, you’ll earn 2,500 miles for your rental. You’ll earn 5,000 miles if you rent any of the following vehicles: Luxury (car group H), Convertible (car group K), Premium SUV (car group L), Standard Elite SUV (car group S), Minivan (car group V) , and Full Size SUV (car group Z).

My understanding is that the bonus miles are in addition to the normal miles you earn for the rental.


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