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The YOTEL San Francisco hotel will open on 1st March

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I did an article yesterday on the opening of the new Virgin Hotels San Francisco, which has special offers for Virgin Flying Club members.

At the cheaper end of the scale, YOTEL is opening in San Francisco on 1st March.  It will be in a refurbishment of a historic building on Market Street.  The YOTEL San Francisco website is here.

[email protected] is the loyalty scheme for the chain, although it doesn’t offer much in the way of benefits.  You can read more about [email protected] and sign up here.

You can also earn Virgin Flying Club miles when you stay with YOTEL:

You can find out more about earning miles with YOTEL on the Virgin Atlantic website here.

[email protected] is also a partner with Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM frequent flyer scheme.

(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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  1. OT

    Is amending the return leg of a return avios booking charged at 17.50 for the leg or 35 as it’s a whole booking

  2. MarkyT123 says:

    OT – BA to Istanbul in September there is no avios availability on the flight I want, though plenty still on the days roundabout.
    I’d prefer this particular flight though. Is it very common for availability to reappear between now and then? Just need one economy seat. Thanks!

    • Shoestring says:

      It’s very common for the standard 4+2 (Economy + Club) Avios flights to get snapped up early, then if the flight is not looking very full, BA will throw more Avios flights into the mix – unfortunately often quite late on, eg last 2-3-4 weeks before flight.

      So it’s a case of ‘are you feeling lucky, punk?’. September isn’t peak but with limited flights per day I’d have thought IST often runs close to full?

      And are you flexible enough to wait until a couple of weeks before your best date then make alternative arrangements if the reward flights don’t come up? When it could also be a lot more expensive. I can’t operate like that at the moment as I don’t want to waste a day of our fixed (school) hols. But I could easily change tack to save money once school hols are not in the equation.

      • Bonglim says:

        Could you book a reward flight on the best of the available days at the moment.
        Then pay the 35 pound fee and change if the correct flight appears.
        That is what I would do.

    • If you are BA Gold, you could force open availability, but it will cost you double Avios.

      Otherwise, agree with Shoestring that it’s a matter of chance and luck. There is a website ( where you can set an alert for when reward seats open up (think there is a nominal fee?).

  3. Interesting Amex are actually promoting Curve to be used in the future for ideas on increasing spend so they are taking them quite serious now!

  4. Re. buying IHG Rewards Club points – are the points reflected onto the account straight away?

  5. Re. buying IHG Rewards Club points – are the points reflected onto the account straight away?

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