News: HFP on Radio 4, earn Hyatt points with home rentals

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News in brief:

The Radio 4 documentary

In the end it turned out that there was a fair bit of me in the Radio 4 documentary, Inside the World of the Frequent Flyer, broadcast yesterday.

If you have 28 minutes to spare, you can listen to it here.

Everyone seems to have found the content good.  It is fair to say that feedback on the narration style was ‘mixed’ – it depends on whether you see it as dumbing down or a fun way of presenting the topic to a generalist audience.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a listen.

Earn bonus World of Hyatt points with Oasis home rentals

Last August, Hyatt bought a minority stake in home rental group Oasis.  Oasis is a collection of:

….. over 2,000 personally vetted homes in prime neighborhoods worldwide like Rome, Barcelona and Punta del Este (Uruguay). Enjoy the authentic feel of a residence with the hotel-like amenities you are accustomed to like in person check-in and checkout, fresh linens, luxury toiletries, internet and a personal concierge. Whether you’re traveling with your family, have a longer stay in mind or need a little more space, consider Oasis home rentals to meet your travel occasion needs.

Oasis has now been integrated into the World of Hyatt loyalty programme.  Until 30th June, you will receive 1,000 bonus World of Hyatt points – which I would value at £10 – per night at an Oasis property.  No registration is required.

Here are the other World of Hyatt benefits at Oasis:

  • Earn 5 Base Points per eligible dollar spent on qualifying stays at Oasis
  • Elite members earn Bonus Points on eligible spend at Oasis
  • Elite members enjoy a welcome amenity at check-in
  • Enjoy late checkout—2 p.m. for Discoverists and Explorists; 4 p.m. for Globalists—upon request (subject to availability at some locations)
  • Enjoy a $200 stay credit toward an Oasis stay for every 15,000 points you redeem

Oasis nights also count towards achieving World of Hyatt status which could be a valuable extra benefit for anyone seeking Hyatt status but struggling with the lack of European properties.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Catch me on Radio 4 at 11am in "Inside the World of the Frequent Flyer"

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  1. I have just listened via player and the narration became really irritating after about 5 minutes. Almost as bad as the current BA safety video which is horrific.

    I did laugh when Honolulu was mentioned as I did that tier point run – as a pure tier point run ( well I had 2 nights in HNL) but also as a family vacation starting in Dublin. I also did a run last year to LAS for 6 hours on the strip.

    In both cases the fares were very low and the tier points were obtained at less than £1 but I did rack up miles as well.

    I won’t do tier points runs now for the sake of it, but I will stretch a family holiday. This year I bagged a CAI – Hawaii with stopovers in London, Amsterdam, Philadelphia and Washington for less than £1200 each.

    I can’t see the point at all of chasing status with BA in particular. I have been gold silver and nothing at all with BA and it makes little difference to the sub standard experience.

  2. Johnny Tabasco says:

    Listened to the show tonight, correct if I’m wrong but did that guy really say that when he lost his Gold Tier status he compared the loss to a bereavement ? that’s a sure fire sign it’s all gone too far. Get a girlfriend mate.

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