Articles tagged “dollar thrifty”

Rental Cars

Avis and Hertz Face Big Setbacks as Airports Still Remain Desolate

With international travel still mostly off-limits, recovery will depend on how successfully these brands can shift towards off-airport rentals and compete with ridehailing firms like Uber and Lyft.

Avis and Hertz Face Big Setbacks as Airports Still Remain Desolate

Rental Cars

Hertz’ Spinoff of Advantage Rent A Car Was Doomed From the Start Says Insider

Car rental consolidation led to a wave of price hikes, with competition a clear victim. The FTC would be hard-pressed to undo the Hertz-Dollar Thrifty merger at this point. There are some sobering lessons here -- just as the courts are in the process of signing off on the US Airways and American Airlines merger.

Business Travel

Hertz Sale of Advantage Rent A Car Leads to Bankruptcy for Buyer

Hertz was able to shed a low-cost brand that wasn't performing well and replace it with one that was. Smart move for them.

Rental Cars

Hertz Makes Second Quarter Gains on Dollar Thrifty Acquisition

Hertz is putting a lot of resources into an off-airport car rental initiative, and it looks like things are paying off well for the company.

Rental Cars

FTC clears final hurdle for Hertz and Dollar Thrifty merger

This approval puts a punctuation mark on consolidation in the U.S. car rental industry. Expect more price hikes and constraints on available rental cars.

Rental Cars

Hertz CEO claims many people are trying to “screw up” Dollar Thrifty acquisition

It's good that the FTC is taking its time reviewing Hertz's acquisition of Dollar Thrifty. Consolidation has already harmed competition, and there are lots of moving pieces given the Advantage divestiture.