Hire Car Excess coverage on Credit Cards

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  1. albatross710

    albatross710 Established Member

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    Is anyone aware if an Amex Platinum card issued in Australia would cover the Excess on a Hertz hire car. The car was hired and paid on the Plat card.
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    Which cards are actually good for covering the Excess?
     
  2. johnsmith

    johnsmith Member

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    When using credit card insurance to cover the excess you usually have to reduce the excess with the hire company to as low as possible, so if that means paying an extra $20 per day to reduce the excess from $1500 to $100, then you must do this otherwise they would not pay out.
     
  3. albatross710

    albatross710 Established Member

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    Thanks

    Thanks Johnsmith. It doesn't look like the Platinum cards do cover the excess in any case. During my search I did find that the ANZ Gold card did but then they said the the ANZ FF Gold didn't so if any forum readers rely on their ANZ Gold card, make sure you have the right ANZ Gold card.

    The exact wording is as follows:

     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Yearly frequent flyer insurance policys often cover this in the policy, if you do more than 20 rentals a year the saving pays for the insurance alone!
     
  5. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Either way, congratulations to everyone who has contributed to making this quite possibly one of the most useful, well structured (and civilised!) forums on the Internet!

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  6. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Sorry - acidentally posted in the wrong forum.
     
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