Alamo charges a Frequent Traveler Service Charge of up to $.75 per day (except related to Southwest where the charge is up to $1.50 per day) for qualifying rentals in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This Service Charge is collected by Alamo in order to offset a portion of the administrative and program costs arising from our participation in these frequent traveler partner programs and/or the Excise Tax charged by the Federal Government related to such programs.
When a renter chooses to receive miles in the American Airlines AAdvantage program or the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles program, the Frequent Traveler Service Charge will be calculated based only on the Federal Excise Tax (7.5%) expense incurred by Alamo when it purchases miles from those airlines. Under the tax relief act of 1997, all companies that purchase frequent flyer miles from airlines must pay a 7.5 percent excise tax on the cost of those miles (approximately 6 cents per rental day). The 7.5% FTP tax applies to all US states except Arizona, California, Missouri, Oregon and Wyoming.
Frequent Traveler / Loyalty Programs
Alamo participates in the following Frequent Traveler Loyalty Programs that may be subject to service charges: