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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.

World of Hyatt update – December 2023:

Get bonus points: World of Hyatt is not currently running a global promotion

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.

Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.

World of Hyatt is offering a 20% bonus when you buy points by 4th December. Click here to buy.

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

Comments (110)

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  • Anna says:

    OT – I’ve got cash bookings from IAD to GCM via MIA in August on AA, how do I work out how many avios we will get for these?

    • David S says:

      Look up the BA avios calculator. Put the airline you are flying (AA in this case) and you BA status if you have one and need to put each leg separately (IAD-MIA and MIA-GCM) and it tells you all the available tickets codes and what avios you will earn. Remember the calculation is for one way.

    • Genghis says:

      BA TP and avios calculator

  • JamesB says:

    OT: Anybody else having problems with BA site this morning? When I go to it I’m getting a captur security request instead of the home page.

  • Paul says:

    OT: Have just upgraded the Amex Gold to Platinum and now showing as Plat online. Do I need to wait for the new plat card to arrive or will spend on my existing gold card now count towards the £1k spend to receive the 20000 MR bonus offer? Thanks

    • Grimz says:

      just use Gold and it goes towards plat spend

    • Tilly says:

      Just use your gold until the plat arrives. I used my gold and hit the £1k spend before my new card came. 20k MR posted no problem.

      • Paul says:

        Great. Thanks both

        • Yuff says:

          My 20k points posted today, I didn’t have any spend accumulator showing so was a bit concerned I might not get the bonus but pleased it’s arrived today 🙂

  • Lee says:

    OT-Platinum card on AMEX travel
    Spent £600 on AMEX travel on last day of £200 offer, showing pending since 28th. It’s unusual for such long pending period. Today the transaction just disappeared from pending and not showing on processed as well. Hope that’s just a glitch and I will still get the offer

    • Grimz says:

      mine also stayed in pending for a while but I did receive the credit even after the expiry date

    • Sussex Bantam says:

      Exactly the same has happened to me…

      • Sussex Bantam says:

        I mean the same as Lee – 28th transaction in pending and now disappeared entirely !

    • John says:

      Hmm I have a weird error, my charge moved from pending today but the amount is wrong! (The statement credit hasn’t come yet)

    • Lee says:

      Glad I’m not the only one who experiences this glitch. The trip I booked is in two weeks hoping everything will be fine by then.

    • Rob says:

      Aren’t you better off not being charged the £600, than getting the £200 statement credit, in the event that the transaction never posts?

  • Alex W says:

    I thought he narration was good, in keeping with the radio 4 style. I might get my mum to listen to it so she can understand what I’m spending her Clubcard points on ????

    • Tom Cook says:

      How did you persuade her to let you have them?! When I started doing this 15months ago my folks announced out of the blue that they have 250k avios and haven’t ever spent a single one on a flight – apparently they might fancy a big trip one day! I did suggest they could donate them to me! In 15months we now 130k in or HHA and have spent 100k in the past year!

      • Liz says:

        I buy my mother-in-laws Tesco points from her – albeit not a big spender (age 85) and she converts my cash into a bottle of rum! Everyone’s a winner!

      • Alex W says:

        I think she was telling me what a great deal she got on some F&F socks or something. When I said I could get double the value by converting them to Virgin miles with a 20% bonus she let me use her points ever since! I offered to pay too but she declined!

  • Peter K says:

    Initially I thought the narration was annoying, them I tuned down my thinking to the level of those who have never flown business and it made sense. It was basically to make the masses who fly economy feel better about their lot or superior to those who have status.

    Basically, it was feeding them all the lines they expect with regard to the “elite” service that “the other half” get like champagne, amuse bouche etc.

    Then it was then basically saying how lucky us “ordinary” people are that we aren’t obsessed with flying pointlessly to achieve status or have to fly 300+ days a year to achieve it.

    I felt the narration was in line with that theme to say that though those in business/first feel they are getting good service, but that it is basically just a bit sycophantic and fake. Also to make the “ordinary” person feel like those who fly business/first look down on economy fliers.

  • Martin says:

    I listened to the radio 4 programme, quite good and found style a bit of fun. I’m tempted to do a bit of their point chasing and need to get to Kona Hawaii soon. Does anyone have any info on cheap business class from Dublin with max Avios and Teir Points as mentioned on the radio.

    • Rob says:

      Offers come and go. BA has some excellent fares from London to Hawaii over December and January in Club World at the moment, but I don’t know if you can abuse the routing.

      You need to break it into chunks of over 2000 miles, since 2000 miles is the ‘long haul’ cut off to earn full tier points. This means something like London New York Los Angeles Hawaii which (if all are over 2000 miles) gets you 840 tier points return.

      The sweet spot used to be from Helsinki and back in the days when the London City BA flight gave F tier points and AA 2-class flights booked into F. This meant you got for Helsinki to Hawaii (AND THIS IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE):

      Helsinki to London – 80
      London City to New York JFK – 210
      New York – West Coast on an AA 2-class plane – 210
      West Coast to Hawaii on an AA 2-class plane – 210
      and repeated

      …. which was 1420 tier points return, and without actually going out of your way.

      • Lady London says:

        A pity that’s gone. This would have taken you so close to Gold!

      • Doug M says:

        The Dec/Jan Hawaii fare doesn’t allow east coast stops it seems, it’s lhr lax, so fewer TP than is possible at other times on the good fares.

  • Michael C says:

    I don’t suppose anyone listened to Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel, also on Radio 4?
    The narrator and style reminded me of it!

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