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Hyatt announces an interesting partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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The Hyatt hotel group has taken a few knocks recently.  After Marriott acquired Starwood, it was the clear baby of the big international hotel groups.  A bodged shake-up of its loyalty scheme, creating World of Hyatt, alienated many loyalists.  The most recent attempt to gain scale by mounting a last-minute bid for NH Hotels went nowhere.

There is now some positive news.  Sketchy details have been announced of a partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a marketing group representing 500 boutique high-end properties.

HYatt Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership

It isn’t clear what this will entail.  Some SLH properties will become bookable on the Hyatt website and you will be able to earn and redeem World of Hyatt points and enjoy status benefits when you book.

It remains to be seen how many SLH members will take advantage, but we could soon see UK hotels such as Luton Hoo, 11 Cadogan Gardens, Danesfield House, Langshott Manor and Stoke Park available for points.


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  • John says:

    “Many people have not yet been able to experience” a 787???

    • Callum says:

      I guess those who don’t fly long haul or rarely fly at all may have never been on a 787.

      • Michael Jennings says:

        I’ve flown on 787s a few times, but I am yet to fly on an A380. My long haul travel these days is an endless series of A330s and 777s, with 787s starting to intrude a little.

        I go to Australia to see my family every year or two. I like to combine the trip with a week somewhere in Asia I haven’t been before, which has meant I have been choosing more minor airlines in recent times, and probably therefore smaller aircraft.

        • Alex Smotrov says:

          I’ve been on a few A380 and B787s but weirdly enough still can’t get on a 787 on LHR-DME route. I had a flight booked once but they changed the aircraft!!!

          The next target is A350 but London is so underserved by these great aircraft for some weird reason

        • Michael Jennings says:

          There’s only 180 of them in service, at the moment, compared with 700+ 787s. They are selling so fast that I suspect we will be flying on them all the time within a few years.

    • TripRep says:

      Factual comment, many people haven’t.

      Rob didn’t say the percentage of HFP readers that haven’t flown a 787. (But that would be more interesting)

      I flew in one for the first time earlier this year, got to sit on the flight deck chatting with pilots as they did preflight planning.

      Here’s a list of 787 routes…
      http://www.airportspotting.com/boeing-787-routes-2/

      • Genghis says:

        Equally many people haven’t flown at all, apparently
        https://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-mandyck/fewer-than-18-of-people-h_b_12443062.html

        • RussellH says:

          I did not set foot on a plane between 1978 and sometime in the mid to late 1990s – so around 20 years. Until the very late 1990s all the flights I had taken were either transatlantic or within north + central America.

          The first flights I did within Europe in the late 1990s were either Tour Operator educational flights, or our very first Air Miles (as was) flights, paid for in paper vouchers. I cannot remember actually paying cash for a European flight until early this century.

    • chris1922 says:

      I’ve flown many, many aircraft types, including all the main producers, Boeing, Airbus, Fokker and Embraer, but haven’t yet set foot on a 787.
      I agree it is a factual comment.

      • Rob says:

        It depends who you usually fly with doesn’t it? Emirates doesn’t have any, Virgin has broken most of theirs, Norwegian has loads of ’em …..! BA has quite a few and the older ones are not affected by the engine problem.

        My own flying patterns are not normal because I actively seek out new aircraft for editorial reasons.

        • Lumma says:

          I’ve flown on every other Airbus and Boeing that are currently in active service but I’ve yet to fly on a 787. A Qatar flight I was on was meant to be on was going to be one but it got swapped to an A350.

          I can’t say that it’s something I’m actively looking to achieve either, or that I’d choose a particular flight because it’s operated by one. I can’t imagine getting on one would have the same thrill as the first time getting on a 747 or an A380

        • Stu N says:

          I think it’s fair comment.

          Most of my flying has been BA/ OneWorld. I’ve done more A380, 777 and 747 flights than I can remember. Only flown 787 twice I think, one BA 787-8 to Newark (and I think that was a last minute kit swap) plus the LATAM FRA-MAD flight. I’ve been on 767s loads of times as they use them on EDI-LHR peak flights, plus the Finnair A350 to HEL and Iberia A340 to MAD.

          The only current wide-body I’ve never set foot on is an A330 and that’s basically a A340 with two massive engines instead of 4 wee ones.

        • Lady London says:

          +1
          I’ve flown all the ones mentioned by posters. But I still get excited when I step into a 380. Even though I’m usually in Y on those, am still excited. Flew J on 380 on 2-3 airlines. Wasn’t impressed by J physical environment particularly on 380. Did not feel it was that much of a step up as the Y experience is on a 380.

          Flown 350 a few times. Every airline seems to be picking the small foot-cubby option in J. I’m not even particularly tall and it drives me nuts it feels so restrictive when sleeping. For day flights in J I like the A350 environment best though.

        • Alan says:

          Agreed – I’ve only been on 787 once and A350 twice. Majority of longhaul has been 747 or A380, with a little bit of 777.

  • AspirationalFlyer says:

    I’ve travelled on the LATAM 787 a couple of times (both on this route and the Lima to Santiago service that originates in LA) and it was a good experience. In Frankfurt I recall being able to use both the Lufthansa and Air Canada lounges. The meal is pretty light as you’d expect. I think it was a substantive smoked salmon salad but the drinks (including ore departure champagne) flowed throughout. Make sure you try the Pisco Sours!!

    • Stu N says:

      I did FRA-MAD, timing is perfect for an after work flight. Was given an invitation to the Air Canada lounge at check in, no mention of LH options. AC lounge was very good and not overcrowded, on flight service great and as AspirationalFlyer says, plenty of drinkies. Piano Sours and lots of fine Chilean chard. I think I paid £130, vs 100ish for economy on LH or IB. Only downside is that you arrive into T4S at MAD as a non-Schengen arrival so have a shuttle and immigration to clear but at that time of night it was very quick. Then into Madrid when the party is just about starting.

  • Leo says:

    We got all our Avis/Virgin points ok (two lots Pain and US). But found much cheaper deals elsewhere. Not gone this route this time.

  • TripRep says:

    That VS/Avis deal could work well repeated multiple times with this tip…
    https://headforpoints.com/2018/07/09/how-to-earn-avios-airline-miles-from-car-rentals/#comment-269047

    If you are renting for a longer period, you also need to weigh up the fact that 7 days rental with Avis is very often the same as 5 days.

  • Matt says:

    O/T Iberia Avios booking (asking again to double check). Before the news that the 90k promo Iberia Avios could be transferred to BAEC, I booked a BA reward flight via Iberia. I wanted F return but due to availability I booked F outbound and J return. F availability has now opened up so called Iberia Call Centre to upgrade but they say this change isn’t allowed – only date changes are allowed on avios bookings. Is this true?

    • KevMc says:

      When I’ve don’t this in the past, I have booked two singles so that the J is easy to cancel and then re-book.

      Not sure if you’re perhaps able to cancel the return leg and then re-book in F?

      • Matt says:

        Issue is then I’m hit with high taxes as the journey is to the US (taxes for US return journeys starting in UK are around £250 cheaper than booking 2 one ways!!). Now that you can transfer these promo avios to BAEC I’ll probably cancel the booking once I have a 2-4-1 voucher subject to flight availability. Anyone think I’ll run into issues cancelling the booking after 1st December i.e. will I get the full avios refunded even though they were meant to be redeemed by 1st Dec?

        • Lady London says:

          Cancel it all if the seats are still there (check first) it will cost you nothing-25euros. Then book the whole thing with BA.

          I’ve sent Iberia a legal notice that I am not accepting worse terms that they tried to propose (the email they sent us after we booked trying to say conditions were worse ones than we had all made our bookings on the basis of i.e. nothing had been said at time of booking about the 90000 being able to be treated different than “regular” avios except they had to be used by 1st December. I;ve notified them in particular I expect to be able to change my flights that I’ve booked, if necessary after 1st December. I wouldn’t expect a refund (though I didn;t tell them that) but I did say there was nothing to say I couldnt change the flights once booked if I paid the fees according to standard avios conditions at the time of booking.

          Personally though I’d suggest you don’t chance it and just do a complete new booking if what you want is still available. Then cancel with Iberia well before 1st December and get your points out of there. Your decision if you are prepared to leave a deficit on your Iberia account. Personally after the scabby way Iberia have tried to impose new restrictions after bookings were made (not legal and definitely not ethical) I would not care.

        • the real harry1 says:

          Whoever it was in IB that decided to change the promotion T&Cs after the event – needs sacking – a very poor company representative who has brought IB into severe disrepute = sacking without compensation.

          I don’t care how senior they are. Sack the beggar. They ruined IB’s reputation. No integrity. Sack them – they shouldn’t even be in management with that kind of zero credibility & lack of empathy with consumers. Sack them.

  • David says:

    LATAM also fly Sao Paulo – LHR (which was one of the best flights sleep-wise I’ve ever done on their 777)

  • Jerry says:

    OT LATAM – has any HFP reader used the One World Visit South America pass? Any feedback? How did you manage to buy it?

    • Matt says:

      I looked at a oneworld South America pass of some sort, but it turned out to be far more expensive than just buying the flights separately.

      • jerry says:

        Matt – Did you end up flying with LATAM or SKY? Was SKY ok? Jerry

        • Matt says:

          This is for a trip in November this year, so I don’t know! I’ve got 4 flights on Latam and one on Sky. As far as I can tell Sky seem OK, but as the prices were pretty similar I stuck with Latam for a few tier points except where the timings didn’t work.

        • Vivian says:

          I flew Sky a couple of times in Chile (SCL to PUQ and SCL to CJC) earlier this year. The prices I got for these flights were a lot cheaper on Sky than on LATAM. They were perfectly fine as a budget airline. Neither flight was delayed and checked luggage came out with no issues.

    • Lady London says:

      Apparently finding a way to buy “locally” for internal flights in South American can make them a lot cheaper. I’ll leave it to your imagination what ways you might do that.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    I tried pricing up the Avis deal last night but didn’t work due to AWD code error. Maybe because I nee the car 27/4 > 02/05 next year.

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