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