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Another Launch Party for a MegaDo, This Time for Star Alliance

While I previously attended the oneworld MegaDo launch party, I was able to secure a space to the Star Alliance MegaDo 4 Launch Party as well.  Even with technical difficulties in forming the initial RSVP thread, when Gary announced the launch party, it filled within 40 minutes, while the ...

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A Recap of the 2012 Freddie Awards

I had a wonderful time at the Freddie Awards in New York City last night, mingling with a number of bloggers, journalists, industry folk, and even some of my readers! A big thanks to Gary Leff for the invite and Randy Petersen for his involvement in this project after a three year hiatus. MC ...

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Trip Report: The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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I've been to Indianapolis fairly frequently for business trips, and stayed in various hotels.  My trip in late 2011 was my first stay at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.  Like many Hyatts located in a city center, the building is somewhat dated, but this property was nearly completed ...

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Chase Hyatt Visa adding chip for US cardholders

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Today I received an email from Chase about my Hyatt Visa with some interesting news:

 

TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH SMART CHIP TECHNOLOGY

 

You are one of the first Cardmembers who will ...

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Tokyo and Seoul: Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA 167 JFK-NRT 777 Purportedly First Class; Narita Express Part 3 – Visiting Tokyo in 1970: Hotel Okura Part 4 – NH 1161 HND-GMP 777 Economy: Wow!  So this is what they have back here? Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul Part 6 – KE 85 ...

Upgrd 92: Adiós SpanAir

Join our frequent flyers as we discuss the closure of SpanAir, the bankruptcy proceedings of American Airlines, and recent hotel and airline promotions including:

Delta may make run at US Airways US Airways evaluates merger with AA The end of SpanAir American Airlines ...

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt's loyalty program, Gold Passport, allows point earning and redemption at Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Place, and more.

Our bloggers have reviewed several Hyatt hotels and written trip reports on other stays. Their trip reports can be found below:

Hyatt Hotels ...

Park King Suite at the Park Hyatt and touring Melbourne

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After our journey with Air New Zealand from Christchurch to Melbourne, we headed to the Park Hyatt for the last stay of the trip.  We arrived in the morning, well before the scheduled check in time, and unfortunately, I got a got a somewhat curt response from the front desk since ...

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Hyatt Regency London “The Churchill”

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I have been a Hyatt fan for a long time and I have always heard good things about the Hyatt Regency in London. My trips to London have been for business and the rates at the Hyatt were always out of what I could spend so I would pick the Hilton London Tower Bridge or Hilton Paddington; both very ...

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Around the World with the Star Alliance

map Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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Year End Review: Who I've flown and Where I've Been Summary

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Overall, this year has been a very light year for me because of some things going on in my personal life.  However, I have been able to gain some new destinations and routes along the way in my travel this year.  So without further adieu, the new cities I have been to or through this ...

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A review of my 2011 travel and status qualification

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We are nearing the end of 2011, so I wanted to summarize my travel year primarily with regard to miles and points. I'm still working on sections of my trip report from Australia and New Zealand, but I wanted to get this out first since new years is coming ...

Next Month of Travel: Toronto, to Mileage Runs, to Megado

I know, you are still waiting on my report from my status challenge trip to London, and that will start rolling later on this week.  However, I did want to give a preview for all the travel I will be doing in the next month, with new lines, new airlines on some lines, and a wide variety of ...

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College Student By Day, World Traveler by Weekend

I am not the typical college student. While many of my friends spend their weekends at parties, or sleeping in, I spend my time traveling throughout the world. Past weekend trips have included London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Sydney. I’ve also fallen in love with Hawaii, taking more than ...

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Is Priority Club Platinum Status a Joke? I think so.

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I got status matched to Priority Club Platinum from my Hilton Diamond Status a few weeks back. Tonight is my first stay in an IHG hotel, a Crowne Plaza in the UK.

All I can say is how can people be loyal to this program? What the hell do you get from being a Platinum? I’m ...

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Review: Grand Hyatt Santiago

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Can a dishonest cab driver ruin a hotel stay? No—but it did detract greatly from what was otherwise a very comfortable stay at Santiago’s plushest resort property. Grand Hyatt hotels are, true to their name, done on a grand scale and the opulent ...

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Hyatt Releases iPhone App!

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I had heard some rumors that an app for the iPhone was under development, but I did not expect to see it until the end of the year. However, this thread on FlyerTalk mentioned that the app had been quietly released to the App Store. Looking back, it appears that Hyatt released the app on October ...

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Seattle

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I have to admit that the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle is one of my favorite hotels in one of my favorite cities. Of course, a big part of that is how frequent Goldpassport Diamonds are upgraded to suites. Evertime I’ve stayed here, save one, I’ve received a complimentary diamond ...

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OneWorld MegaDO, Status Challenges Abound

Well, you have seen my recap of the Launch Party for the oneworld MegaDO, and if you are interested in oneworld, here is your chance to see what they offer.  While the details are pretty straightforward, I am going to talk about the challenges that the primary sponsors are offering for ...

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