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Earn triple airline miles after your 2nd eligible stay at Hyatt from May 1 through August 31. I remember getting some good value from a similar promotion a couple of summers ago (though it was a bit more lucrative). This promo especially good for inexpensive and short Hyatt stays. You have your choice of various airline partners to earn with, but using United as an example, after the first eligible stay you earn the normal 500 United miles. Then on stays two through fifteen you earn 1,500 United miles per stay. This will be instead of earning Hyatt points for your hotel expenses, so for more expensive or longer stays you will not come out ahead.
Using a $100 one night stay as an example, you would normally earn 500 Hyatt points as a non-elite, 575 as a Platinum elite, or 650 as a Diamond guest. I think that most everyone will agree that 1,500 United miles are worth more than 500 – 650 Hyatt points. I would think the breaking point for most of us would be a Hyatt stay that cost a bit over $200. Certainly anything under $200 and on stays 2-15 you are likely coming out better with airline miles than Hyatt points in terms of value.
When they did something similar a few years ago, I still got my Diamond amenity points/closed lounge bonuses for stays even though I opted to earn United miles instead of Hyatt points, though there was some difficulty with getting the bonus to post correctly. M life stays are not eligible for this promotion.
Here are the participating airlines and relevant registration pages.
- Air France KLM Flying Blue
- American AAdvantage
- ANA Mileage Club
- British Airway Executive Club
- Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Miles & More
- United MileagePlus
In addition to registering for this promo, you need to give your frequent flyer number and tell the hotel at check-in you want to earn miles instead of points. As always, I have this and other spring/summer hotel promotions listed together on my Hotel Promos page. Will you be opting to earn airline miles or Hyatt points this summer?
Thanks to View From the Wing for sharing this info.