National Car Rental to Offer New Emerald Club Lounges This November

car rental
Photo by edwardolive/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

National Car Rental will offer complimentary Emerald Club Lounges at select U.S. airports beginning in early November. Travelers who visit the lounges will receive free Wi-Fi, charging stations and access to tablets and televisions to check flight statuses and get the latest sports, weather and news updates.

The pop-up facilities, which will be open to all travelers, will launch in Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Sacramento (SMF), St. Louis (STL) and Washington Dulles (IAD), remaining open until April 2017. Upon closure, the lounges will open at different airport locations for the summer 2017 season. The locations of the lounges were selected based on their percentage of passengers who travel for business.

Each lounge is featured post security in one terminal per airport. Lounges are open 24/7 with a National staff member on duty from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays. Also available to travelers in the lounge include information on the National app, National’s new TV commercials with Patrick Warburton and the opportunity to enroll in the Emerald Club.


Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

The lounges are named after National’s award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program. The Emerald Club expedites the rental process by offering counter bypass opportunities as well as access to National’s “Emerald Aisle,” the company’s exclusive lot section where club members can select any vehicle, as long as they reserve a mid-sized car.


Suggested Articles:

The special safety and hygiene mark aims to provide consistency and reassurance for consumers to speed up the travel and tourism recovery.

The TSA has made changes to the security process to reduce the potential for cross-contamination in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Starting July 1, TAP Air Portugal will resume several international flights to such destinations as Newark, Boston, Miami and Toronto. Read more here.