News in brief:
No tube or Heathrow Express to the airport over Christmas
If you are flying over Christmas or New Year, or just heading to Heathrow to pick up a visiting relative, you need to be aware of a number of key rail closures.
There will be no London Underground services to Heathrow Airport between 24th-30th December and 2nd-3rd January.
In addition, there will be no Heathrow Express or TfL Rail (ex Heathrow Connect) services on 25th-26th December.
On 26th December you can use buses or a rail replacement bus service from Hammersmith. There are no bus services on 25th December, however.
You can find out more on National Rail Enquiries here.
Get a 30% discount buying World of Hyatt points
Hyatt is running another ‘buy points’ promotion, but this is better than most. To confuse people, this one offers a 30% DISCOUNT rather than a bonus.
A 30% discount is equivalent to a 43% bonus, to save you doing the maths. This makes it the best bonus we have seen for some time.
At the top end, you are paying $924 for 55,000 points, which works out at 1.2p per point. This is just a little over the value that we place on them. Our core article on what World of Hyatt points are worth is here.
It is clearly worth a look if you want to top up your account in advance of a redemption. It may also be worth buying all of the points you need if you are planning a Winter break. Park Hyatt Dubai, for example, is around £500 per night just before Christmas but only requires 20,000 points.
One great benefit of World of Hyatt is ‘last room availability’. If a standard room is available for cash it must be made available for points. This can greatly increase the value you get.
The ‘buy points’ page is here. The offer runs to 30th December.
World of Hyatt update – November 2022:
Get bonus points: You will receive double World of Hyatt points on all stays of 2+ nights between 15th September and 20th December. Registration is now closed, unfortunately. You can read our article on the promotion here.
New to World of Hyatt? Read our overview of World of Hyatt here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on what we think World of Hyatt points are worth is here.
Buy points: If you need additional World of Hyatt points, you can buy them here.
You will receive a 25% bonus when you buy World of Hyatt points before 28th November.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Hyatt and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.