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Instant Sixt Rental Car Platinum (Mercedes upgrades) for airline and hotel elite status

by on Thu November 10, 2016 • 6 Comments
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Sixt is a German car rental company that has big ambitions in the U.S., and that means great value to be had thanks to a great fleet and generous status matching.

Its top tier Platinum level offers double upgrades on rentals within the U.S., with no specific cap on the type of car class you can upgrade, other than excluding ‘special’ vehicles.

From time to time it’s offered specific status match promotions, but those aren’t active right now.

Instead, you can now request an upgrade to Platinum while you register for Sixt’s Express loyalty program.

The match is instant for Delta SkyMiles Gold and higher members, for example. All you have to do is enter your SkyMiles number during registration, and upload a photo of your statement or credentials, and you’ll be instantly granted Sixt Platinum status.

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Among U.S. programs, you can expect the following to typically match to Platinum:

  • Avis Preferred First Plus
  • Avis President’s Club
  • Best Western Rewards Diamond
  • Delta SkyMiles Gold and higher
  • Hertz Platinum Club
  • Hertz President’s Circle
  • Hilton HHonors Diamond
  • Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond
  • Virgin America Elevate Gold

The real leverage here is in the Sixt fleet, with incredibly competitive rates for luxury German cars.

Here, at LAX in the Spring for a 2 day rental, you can get a Mercedes Benz for a handful of dollars more than a Chevy Impala.

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With an Impala rate you could be driving away in a C-Class Mercedes or 5-series BMW thanks to the double upgrade benefit.

Sixt isn’t at quite as many airports as Hertz or Avis, but if you’re on vacation you’ll find them at many major airports ready to give you a sweet ride for a bland price.

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6 thoughts on Instant Sixt Rental Car Platinum (Mercedes upgrades) for airline and hotel elite status

  1. Miles

    I’m already a Sixt member, and when I log in there is no obvious way to request a status match. Other than creating another (new) Sixt account, is there a way to the offer?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Miles – Looks like the instant online is for new accounts, but may want to call to see if there’s something for existing accounts.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @James – It’s listed when you get to the page but not clear if it’s to the entry level elite tier or Platinum. No cost to try but guessing it’s not full Platinum.

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  2. BC

    Sixt is decently priced but I’ve had a lot of issues with car availability when renting from them. I had to wait over an hour at MIA for a convertible that I rented. They initially tried to “upgrade” me but I (understandably) wanted the convertible. YMMV on this.

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