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Hyatt: 10,000 Honors points per stay

Old May 4, 10, 8:00 am
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Hyatt: 10,000 Honors points per stay

I'm probably not telling many of you anything you don't already know, but one of the best ways to earn HHonors points right now is to log five or six stays at a Hyatt.

Hyatt just started a promotion where you can earn 3,000 American Airlines miles for each stay. After your fifth stay you get an additional 10,000 miles. These miles can be transferred into the HHonors program at 2-1, yielding 50,000 HHonors points.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...-7-5-10-a.html

Also, Hyatt currently has the most generous free-night offer, although you have to use the free nights by Aug. 31. You get one free night for every two paid nights.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...k-2-stays.html

Also, Hyatt is offering instant and fast-track platinum and diamond status

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt...2-31-10-a.html

Finally, you can buy two $50 Hyatt certificates at many Costco stores for $80. So a typical night at a Hyatt Place with some food and bar charges which would normally cost $150 only costs $120.

So, six nights with certificates at $120 per night makes for a total cost of $720. In return you get three Hyatt nights plus 25,000 AA miles which convert to 50,000 HHonors miles, plus status through Feb. 2012. Seems to me to be a great deal.

The only downside is that I barely requalified for HHonors Gold last year and am off to a slow start this year. There simply aren't enough Hyatts out there for it to be a rational long-term choice for me. Moving six nights over to Hyatt might make it difficult to get my 16 Hilton stays, but I don't see how I can take a pass on this one.
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Old May 4, 10, 8:21 am
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nice way to experience another hotel chain and if it is not your cup of tea, being able to credit back to Hilton.

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Old May 4, 10, 8:29 am
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What vehicle would you recommend for the transfer? Points.com?
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Old May 4, 10, 9:18 am
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What vehicle would you recommend for the transfer? Points.com?
You are allowed to transfer directly into the HHonors program, 1 AA mile equals 2 HHonors points. There is a link on the HHonors page that will tell you how. AA is the only airline you can do this with. Although I rarely fly AA (can't, really), I use them as my HHonors partner and for rental car points just so at some point I will be able to make a big transfer.
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Old May 4, 10, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Rebelyell View Post
You are allowed to transfer directly into the HHonors program, 1 AA mile equals 2 HHonors points. There is a link on the HHonors page that will tell you how. AA is the only airline you can do this with. Although I rarely fly AA (can't, really), I use them as my HHonors partner and for rental car points just so at some point I will be able to make a big transfer.
Since I don't fly AA, I didn't know about this program. Thanks. One question, I see there is a $30 charge to make an exchange. This isn't a dealbreaker, but is there a way around this? (possessing a certain CC, etc...)
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Old May 4, 10, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by DragonMartini View Post
One question, I see there is a $30 charge to make an exchange. This isn't a dealbreaker, but is there a way around this? (possessing a certain CC, etc...)
Unfortunately no. No fee exemptions even for AA top-tier elites - I did a transfer ast year and had to pay the fee.
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Old May 4, 10, 3:51 pm
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this was pretty good thinking to come up with this idea on someones part ^
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Old May 4, 10, 4:04 pm
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You can do this cheaper

Hyatt Pace Phoenix North is $55.10 a weekend nite in June.

Get cert = $45 a nite
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Old May 4, 10, 4:13 pm
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Cool! Thanks!
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Old May 4, 10, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Rebelyell View Post
You are allowed to transfer directly into the HHonors program, 1 AA mile equals 2 HHonors points. There is a link on the HHonors page that will tell you how. AA is the only airline you can do this with. Although I rarely fly AA (can't, really), I use them as my HHonors partner and for rental car points just so at some point I will be able to make a big transfer.
For future reference Hawaiian is a partner in the same manner:

http://www.hawaiianair.com/HawaiianM...ghtAwards.aspx
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Old May 5, 10, 12:04 am
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Don't get burned on Hawaiian, though: only flown miles can be transferred to HHonors. E.g., if you have transferred Amex points into HA, they cannot be again transferred to HHonors.
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Old May 5, 10, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by cblaisd View Post
Don't get burned on Hawaiian, though: only flown miles can be transferred to HHonors. E.g., if you have transferred Amex points into HA, they cannot be again transferred to HHonors.
"Flown" or "earned"?

I have had no problem transferring miles to/from other family members as long as they've been "earned" and not transfered from another source.

Haven't tried the HH xfer yet, so just wondering if partner "earnings" are okay to xfer or does HA only allow flight miles to go to HH?
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Old May 5, 10, 2:35 am
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Talk about having your cake and eating it!

Earn precious Hilton points without having to deal with pitiful Hilton product!

Can't be beat....
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Old May 5, 10, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by travelexpert View Post

Earn precious Hilton points without having to deal with pitiful Hilton product!
HHonors points are far from being considered "precious," especially after the devaluation.
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Old May 5, 10, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by travelexpert View Post
Earn precious Hilton points without having to deal with pitiful Hilton product!
The only value in having the points is for redeeming them on the product, right? If the product is that pitiful then how would the points have value worth earning?
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