National Car Rental to offer airport lounge access

National Car Rental to offer airport lounge access

National Car Rental will offer complimentary Emerald Club Lounges at select US airports.

Travellers who visit an Emerald Club lounge can enjoy free Wi-Fi, charging stations and access to tablets and TVs to check flight status and get the latest sports, weather and news updates.

Open to all travellers, the pop-up facilities launch next week in Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, St. Louis and Washington Dulles and will remain until April 2017.

Then they will travel to new airport locations in summer 2017.

All airport locations were selected based on the percentage of passengers who travel for business.

National named the lounges after its award-winning Emerald Club loyalty program – which expedites the rental process by offering counter bypass as well as access to National’s Emerald Aisle, an exclusive section of the lot where members can select any vehicle as long as they reserve a mid-sized car.

“We understand that travel – particularly business travel – can be tiring.

“So National developed the Emerald Club Lounge to provide a convenient place at the airport where travellers can relax and recharge while interacting with the brand in a unique way,” said Rob Connors, vice president of brand marketing at National Car Rental.

“This is our second year offering the in-terminal lounges, and we’ve received great feedback from travellers who have had the chance to enjoy them before they board their flights or during layovers.”

Each lounge is featured post security in one terminal per airport and is open 24/7 with a National staff member on duty from 07:00-19:00, Monday through Friday.