Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., File No. 101-0137
The merger between Hertz and DTG. Not only will be a monopoly but price fixing will start as it has already occurred in the SEA location. I realize Hertz owns the DTG stock ,but they also still own and operate Advantage as this time. This is not good for the consumer if Hertz cannot abide by the FTC rules for the short time it takes to finalize the FTC rules. How can any consumer trust them. Thanksgiving the Thrifty location in SEA was closed as they were sold out. They were reopened after being instructed to take the reservation that were being booked over to Hertz. The rates were opened to match the rates Hertz was opened at. This was a 45% rate increase from the rate Advantage was booking. You could verify this with the managers with Hertz and I am sure Thrifty. So on this day Hertz was in charge of rates for Hertz, Advantage, and Thrifty. Dollar is a franchise in SEA. Commissioner Rosch was right to have so much concern about this merger. Besides the thousands of jobs that will be lost in an already failing economy.