Thrifty Car Rental Joins ATA Airlines Travel Awards Program

Thrifty Car Rental, a subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., is joining forces with ATA Airlines' Travel Awards program. Effective immediately, Thrifty will award ATA Travel Awards members with 75 points per car rental when renting with Thrifty.

To kick off the program, Thrifty will offer triple points (225 points per rental) to Travel Awards members who rent a premium, luxury, minivan, convertible or standard-size SUV for two days or longer during the promotional period. The triple-points promotion will take place from Sept. 6, 2006 through Nov. 15, 2006 at all participating Thrifty Car Rental locations worldwide. The offer is available only on qualifying rentals booked using

To make a reservation, visit the "Partner Specials" page of and the appropriate promotion code will be pre-populated when making your reservation.

"ATA Airlines and Thrifty Car Rental are a perfect match," said Brian Carpenter, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Advertising for Thrifty. "ATA's philosophy of providing convenient travel at affordable rates is compatible with Thrifty's value proposition. Consumers will benefit greatly from this relationship."

With ATA's Travel Awards Program, members earn free* travel faster and easier than with any other airline program. Travel Awards Members are awarded points based upon travel frequency and not how far they fly.

Members who book at earn double points and can earn enough points towards a free* coach roundtrip companion ticket quickly with three qualifying roundtrip tickets. A free* continental U.S. coach roundtrip ticket can be earned easily after six roundtrips.

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