News in brief:
Get a 25% bonus buying World of Hyatt points
This is obviously worth a look if you need to top up your account. It may also be worthwhile if you are considering a post-corona stay in a top tier Park Hyatt such as Paris, where buying the points may be cheaper than paying cash.
Note that this is a 25% discount, not a 25% bonus. This means it is equivalent to 33% bonus.
We recently saw the loss of the Park Hyatt Mallorca resort, which removes potentially the best Hyatt holiday redemption in Europe.
There are no shortage of good European properties left, of course. The Hôtel Du Palais Biarritz (photo below) re-opens in January as a Hyatt property, and there are also good hotels in Nice and Cannes. And that’s just France outside Paris …..
Qatar Airways launches a premium sale
Qatar Airways has launched a premium cabin sale for anyone looking to travel next year.
Fares are, generally, discounted by up to 20% for bookings 120+ days before departure and up to 10% for bookings 90 – 120 days before departure.
Typical fares from London in Qsuite business class include:
- £1,849 to Nairobi
- £1,959 to Bangkok
- £2,029 to Sri Lanka
- £2,039 to Phuket
- £2,079 to Seychelles
- £2,149 to Cape Town
Qatar Airways will let you move your travel up to two years from your original ticketing date if required. You can also refund your ticket for a travel voucher, and get an additional 10% bonus on top.
Most interestingly, you can change your origin to another city within the same country or any other destination within 5,000 miles of your original destination. 5,000 miles gives you a laughably huge level of flexibility.
You can find out more on this special page of the Qatar Airways UK site.
Wizz Air adds additional services from Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Last month we covered the launch of Wizz Air’s new base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, albeit with just one aircraft.
Due to either strong forward bookings, or the added restrictions on flying to and from its native Hungary, Wizz Air has decided to add a second aircraft from late October.
The following routes are now bookable from 22nd October:
- Doncaster Sheffield – Lanzarote, 3 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Tenerife, 3 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Fuerteventura, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Gran Canaria, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Lisbon, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Eindhoven, 2 weekly
The original set of routes, also launching from 22nd October, is:
- Doncaster Sheffield – Alicante, 3 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Faro, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Kosice, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Larnaca, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Lublin, 3 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Malaga, 2 weekly
- Doncaster Sheffield – Suceava, 2 weekly
It’s impressive what sort of network you can create with just two aircraft when you work them hard.