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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.

Club@YOTEL is the loyalty scheme for the chain, although it doesn’t offer much in the way of benefits.  You can read more about Club@YOTEL 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.

Club@YOTEL is also a partner with Flying Blue, the Air France / KLM frequent flyer scheme.  This HfP article tells you how Club@YOTEL, the YOTEL membership scheme, works and what the benefits are.

Hotel offers update – February 2023:

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

Want to buy hotel points?

  • Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 7th March. Click here to buy.

Comments (115)

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  • Zain says:

    Hey guys – quick question re: the BAPP 2 for 1 voucher. If I book tics and later cancel, would I have to pay a cancellation & Avios redeposit fee (£50?) and also lose the taxes paid?

  • Kai says:

    BA has signed a deal with China Southern. Soon-ish we should be able to redeem China Southern flights with avios.

  • Ammar says:

    OT Re Lloyds Avios Voucher – wanting a one way for 2 adults to KUL/HKG – no business availability for the dates I am looking but can see WTP, wondering if I book it now and decide to cancel do I get the voucher back? And what are the charges – £35pp?
    Also would many think doing Premium Economy on BA to KUL with a 1 year old is ok? or try and find Business seats

    • BJ says:

      Do not cancel or you will lose the voucher. If you call to make a change you do not lose the voucher but the £35 fee is charged. Although not certain, I believe that change needs to be in the same zone so that the number of avios is not different. If this is true then I imagine that changes from WTP to CW will probably be refused as avios involved is different. Personally I would hold out for availability to HKG because both CW and F are not so difficult to find. More difficult to KUL. Remember HKG is zone 7, KUL is zone 8.

  • Roger says:

    OT- If the fees and taxes for a miles redemption ticket on any airline is the same, is it better to book two OW as opposed to a RT? Pros and Cons?

    • Rob says:

      They usually are not the same. Downside is 2 x £35 cancellation fees as opposed to one. Upside is more flexibility – you cannot entirely cancel a return when outbound flown.

      • Roger says:

        Thanks, Rob.
        Due to UK APD plus LHR UB, it is same fees pretty much for taxes+fees+surcharges in two OW equals one return for cash component of a miles redemption ticket.

  • Roger says:

    OT- Does anyone know how to select seats on EY without fees?
    The method in above link doesnot seem to work any more.

    • meta says:

      I managed to do it via Etihad app last year in July. If you booked via AAdvatange, then you will need Etihad PNR as they’re different.

      • Roger says:

        Yes, I did mine last year too.
        I have another booking later this year and the same method does not work.

        More importantly even on my last booking even though I selected seat for us (4 people), etihad changed them to middle four in their A380, which we wanted to avoid as with kids we rather have 3 + 1 (i..e ABC + D seat, so one of kid can have a window seat)

        • meta says:

          Just checked, I have two bookings and I can still change seats via the app on my Iphone.

        • Roger says:

          Ok, I am trying on my Android.
          will try later on wife’s iPhone

  • Shoestring says:

    tbh there are 2 good clues in the first post
    catch it if you can!
    be quick as these offers have a habit of disappearing after a few days 🙂

  • berneslai says:

    OT: Any discounts for official Gatwick parking at the moment? Prices for two weeks at Easter are crazy.

  • Mark2 says:

    Has anyone travelled from Vancouver airport into the city using the Skytrain please?
    I see that you can touch in and out like on the tube; does this includeUK cards?

    • Alex J says:

      Yeah, UK cards work just fine on the Skytrain. Keep in mind it’s Visa/MC only, it doesn’t accept Amex, unlike the tube. If you’re going to be using the Skytrain a lot, I’d recommend you get a Compass card, still, it’s slightly cheaper and tapping in is a bit quicker.

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