Whilst this is a little niche, there is no harm in signing up if you have a stay – it is more free miles.
Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, the two ‘limited service’ brands in the Hyatt portfolio, are offering 1,000 American Airlines miles for every stay between 15th October and 31st January.
If you usually take World of Hyatt points from your stays, you will receive 1,000 American Airlines as well. You don’t give up your points.
If you usually take 500 airline miles from your stays, you get the 1,000 American Airlines miles on top.
The only thing you can’t do is claim base miles from another airline, such as British Airways, and receive 1,000 AA miles too.
Registration closes on 30th November which is a guaranteed way of annoying anyone who books into a Hyatt Place or Hyatt House in December or January and who forgot to sign up.
I stayed at a Hyatt Place in Dubai earlier this year and was very impressed – see my review of Hyatt Place Dubai Al Rigga here. There are also two Hyatt Places properties near Heathrow now. Diverting a stay to Hyatt Place or Hyatt House is also a way of ticking off another brand for Hyatt’s ‘stay at five brands and get a free night’ long-term offer. We covered Hyatt Brand Explorer here.
How to earn American Airlines miles from UK credit cards (July 2021)
American Airlines no longer has its own UK credit card.
There is, however, still a way to earn American Airlines miles from a UK credit card.
The route is via Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty points convert to American Airlines miles at the rate of 3:1. You receive an additional 5,000 miles bonus if you convert 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points at once.
The best way to earn Marriott Bonvoy points is via the official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. It usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up and 2 points for every £1 you spend.
Until 31st August 2021, however, the sign-up bonus is increased to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
At 2 Bonvoy points per £1, you are earning (at 3:1) 0.66 American Airlines miles per £1 spent on the card. This will increase to 0.83 AA miles per £1 if you convert Bonvoy points in chunks of 60,000 points.
You can apply here.