Hyatt has had a busy week of announcements – all of which seem to be good for those of us that have this as their favourite hotel brand. NEW BRAND Hyatt Centric – appears to be a plan to rebrand some of their current properties that have received more modern makeovers during renovations. 15 properties… Read full article

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In the past few days you should have received an email from Hyatt showing your current statement. Mercifully Hyatt doesn’t bombard you with emails but the ones that show your activity are important. They contain a nugget of information which isn’t shown anywhere on your online statement – the Lifetime Base Point balance. This number… Read full article

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BA has announced a number of changes to BA Executive Club from 28 April. Noticeable, and most disappointing, they are slashing the Tier Points earned on their service from London City. Long popular with Tier Point runners as they awarded 210 Tier Points (the First Class amount) rather than 140. This changes to the 140… Read full article

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For those that have not read the news, Randy is retiring and closing InsideFlyer’s print arm. It is hard to explain what the collection of Miles and Points used to be like. When I first started flying from the UK, we were the poor relation of most schemes. BA didn’t even have a way to… Read full article

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The significant pending snow storm destined for the East Coast of the US is leading BA to proactively cancel flights today. You can rebook as follows: If you have a ticket for Monday 26 January or Tuesday 27 January and are travelling to or from Boston, New York JFK, Newark, Baltimore, Washington or Philadelphia and… Read full article

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There are now two newspaper reports that the third bid by the combined BA/Iberia group to acquire Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus seems likely to succeed. The two previous offers have been rejected by the Aer Lingus Board of Directors. The bid of EUR2.50 per share is the third in a month. Ownership of the… Read full article

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I recently had a one night stay at a property I used to use a great deal, the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. Well located on Union Square for shopping and China Town, it is only a 10 minute walk to the BART station with direct service to San Francisco Airport. I have written before about… Read full article

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Amex has launched new offers in the UK where you can earn a statement credit with a number of retailers when you spend at the UK’s airport. To secure the credits you must link your Amex account with Foursquare. Do the link here. They all expire on 31 January. The current offers require lower spends… Read full article

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I recently cashed in some American AAdvantage miles for a Business Class transatlantic award trip with Air Berlin. Having called AB to get my booking reference at 10p per minute, I logged in to their web site to select my seat. Having chosen my preferred seat I was offered the chance for pay £0 for… Read full article

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American Airlines if offering free enrolment in Global Entry to its crews according to a press release it issued last week. “American is proud to be the first airline to offer Global Entry membership free of charge to all of our eligible pilots and flight attendants,” said Tim Campbell, American Airlines senior vice president of… Read full article

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Eurostar are indicating that they expect to operate a full service today, although delays are expected. Le Shuttle operated services overnight and will do so again today. They are asking people without reservations not to travel to the station.

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