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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.

Get 1,000 American Airlines miles at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House

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.

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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.

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Comments (143)

  • Mr(s) Entitled says:

    Is Man to Ibiza going from 5 to 1 per week? If so surely that cant just be down to the withdrawal of a loaned plan from London City on a weekend.

    • Anna says:

      It was 3 flights to Ibiza, I think? I am wondering if they were also struggling with delay, I used the (delayed) service to Nice earlier this year and one of the cabin crew said that they were struggling to do all the routes with one plane.

  • Brighton Belle says:


    Got my IHG Rewards Creation statement today.

    All Starling Bank account top-ups passed through Curve to Creation last month have been charged as cash advances triggered by the new Curve Merchant Category Code 6012. Previously they went through as purchases and didn’t get interest.

    The interest was the last line on my statement I so had no idea what was happening at the daily transaction level until month end.

    If it looks like a cash advance to Creation you will get charged the cash advance interest fee. There is no way to identify on your Creation statement how they treat one type of Curve transaction as a cash advance. Their statements don’t append the MCC code to a transaction. Looking at my Virgin Rewards card they identify the same type of transaction as MCC 6012

    That’s cost a few pints discovering that. Shame it took a whole month to find out.

    • Frenzie says:

      Does this mean Virgin identifies it the same way? As cash advance?

      • Brighton Belle says:

        Seems to but whether they charge a fee is yet to be seen by my next Virgin statement. Which is why I set up a test.

    • Rts says:

      Virgin didn’t charge me.

    • Steve says:

      Has anyone tested their MBNA Horizon card with Curve recently to see if it goes through without being hit with a cash advance charge at month end? I have a corporation tax payment to make before the 31st so no time to test it myself.

    • New Card says:

      Did the transactions still earn points? Presumably you could mitigate interest by overpaying the card…

    • h2d says:

      This is interesting as mine have not been charged a cash advance fee for exactly the same starling top-ups so YMMV..

  • Bob says:

    That’s right BA knock off Manchester flights forget about the northerners they don’t go anywhere even though those flights I have been on were full.

    • Shoestring says:

      There’s no compelling logic to your gripe, you seem to be suggesting several things such as: BA making this change to spite northerners; that they should somehow be made to run provincial services even if they wouldn’t otherwise choose to do so for commercial reasons; that BA don’t realise these Manchester flights are profitable after all; that the one or two times you flew, the plane was full so the plane must always be full (though you probably flew in the school hols!); that you have a deep understanding of BA’s fare pricing algorithms so a full plane = highly profitable etc.

      All of your assumptions could easily be completely wrong. But you’re entitled to have a rant if you feel like it 🙂

      • Mikeact says:

        There are numerous European options out of Manchester…..and Leeds…..and Liverpool, spoilt for choice.

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      Man is well served by other carriers flying direct to many more short haul destinations. It’s hardly a loss. And before I get accused of Southern bias, I live 20 mins from Man. I’d swap these flights for ManLgw flights in a heartbeat.

  • Shelly says:

    Most days all i get is entry to the sweepstake not even 50 points!

  • Anna says:

    I don’t really understand why BA didn’t put on services from MAN at February half term and Easter. There is huge demand for holiday routes (especially the Canaries) at this time of year and currently only about 4 carriers which serve them directly.

    • Genghis says:

      A plane / crew need to come from somewhere

      • Shoestring says:

        Yep I think several airlines have been struggling in particular with pilots.

        Did you see what the going rate for a Ryanair pilot is?!!! BA is hardly going to pay markedly worse than that.

      • Anna says:

        But presumably the same planes and crew are available at these times as in the summer?

        • Nick says:

          How is a piddling little embraer going to get from Manchester to the Canaries without stopping for petrol?

  • Peter K says:

    Do BA charge extra for a data breach with the holiday fares or are they included in the price? ????

    • Shoestring says:

      There is a badatabreach class action suit set up & running, I reckon BA will be forced to concede *something* here so might be worth signing up, haven’t checked it out properly myself as I wasn’t involved until this latest revelation. If it doesn’t cost you much for participation, you might as well sign up.

    • Lady London says:

      :-). The data breach comes like a toy in packet of cornflakes 🙂

  • Lyn says:

    Thanks to the person who mentioned playing with both SPG and Marriott accounts a couple of days ago.

    My husband’s accounts aren’t merged yet and he only won the usual 50 points using his SPG number this morning but 1,000 with his Marriott number.


  • Nigel T says:

    I don’t see how BA can’t make one fight a week from Birmingham to Ibiza work given the Monarch flights (plural) on that route were always heaving. Last year BA pulled this service long before it even started and to pull it for 2019 seven or eight months ahead of the start date seems strange. Are they really able to gauge load factors on what are essentially holiday flights that far out?

    • Nick says:

      Why do so many people here not realise that ‘full’ flights don’t equal profitable flights?! Any fool can fill a plane, the challenge is to do it AND make money. It could just be that they realised skinflint northerners wouldn’t pay the fares required to make a profit, so have stopped trying.
      One thing I know is that if there were money to be made with their business model in a regional operation, BA would have one. Harsh maybe, but the reality of the airline business today.

      • Stu N says:

        A single flight a week isn’t a great option if you want to go for a few days or a ten day break. BA probably struggle against competition with more frequent flights.

      • Mr(s) Entitled says:

        Play the ball, not the man. It doesn’t reflect well.

      • Capt Hammond says:

        “Skinflint Northerners”? 1. Nigel was talking about flights from Birmingham – doubt that people from the Midlands would class themselves as Northerners. 2. You’re clearly a buffoon.

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