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Wheels Up Members Can Now Receive Hertz President’s Circle Status

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With gas prices averaging nearly $5 in the U.S.,¹ more people are considering electric vehicles.

One private jet company has partnered with Hertz to offer members access to electric cars and elite status.

Here’s what you need to know!

Hertz Elite Status and Access to Electric Vehicles for Wheels Up Members

Wheels Up is a membership-based company that provides on-demand private jet services.

The company announced today that it would partner with the car rental company Hertz to give its members access to electric vehicles.

According to Wheels Up, members now have access to high-end rentals from Hertz, including Tesla and Polestar vehicles. Electric vehicles can be rented from more than 100 private airports with plans to expand to more than 500 “in the coming months.”

Wheels Up members will also receive discounts for Hertz Prestige and Dream Car Collection and have access to a dedicated Hertz Private Aviation Specialist at the Wheels Up call center.

Additionally, Wheels Up members will also receive membership to Hertz Gold Plus Rewards‘ highest elite status, President’s Circle. This status is typically obtained by completing 15 rentals or $3,000 in spending.

President’s Circle members receive the following benefits:

  • Confirmed 1-car-class upgrades at participating locations
  • 50% bonus on Gold Plus Rewards points on all qualified rentals
  • Expedited vehicle pick-up at over 1,000 locations worldwide
  • No stopping at the counter at over 50 airports
  • The freedom to choose any vehicle in the President’s Circle lot at no extra charge
  • No additional driver fee for a spouse or domestic partner in the U.S.
  • Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points for free rental days around the world
  • Hertz Valet service at participating locations up to 4 times a year
  • Dedicated President’s Circle call center line

Hertz Tesla Model 3 Electric Vehicles charging
Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles charging at a Hertz location. Image Credit: Hertz

“We’re thrilled to offer Wheels Up members a premium level of service to elevate their travel experience with our Hertz Gold Plus Rewards elite President’s Circle status and a variety of luxury vehicles, including our newest EV models and other exclusive benefits,” said Laura Smith, Hertz executive vice president of sales said in a statement.

Hot Tip: Cardholders of The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, and FoundersCard are eligible for a discount on their Wheels Up membership.

Other Ways To Earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Status

Assuming you’re a Wheels Up member – the program has a $17,500 initiation fee and $8,500 yearly dues starting the second year – you’ll gain access to Hertz’s most elusive status tier. If that seems out of reach, there are other ways to get Hertz status.

If you’re a cardholder of the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card, a top-tier Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion or Diamond Medallion, or hold the invitation-only Centurion® Card from American Express, you will receive complimentary Hertz President’s Circle status.

Alternatively, you can match your status from another loyalty program to Hertz President’s Circle status, including:

  • Avis Preferred Plus above 25 rentals
  • Avis President’s Club
  • Enterprise Plus Platinum
  • Europcar Privilege Elite
  • Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite
  • National Executive Elite

Final Thoughts

If you happen to be a Wheels Up member and can afford the fee, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll now get a top-tier Hertz President’s Circle membership. It’s clear that Wheels Up is expanding its reach for members not just in the air with its private jet services but also the experience guests receive on the ground.


The information regarding the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
The information regarding the Centurion® Card from American Express was independently collected by Upgraded Points and was not provided nor reviewed by the issuer. 

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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