Musings on miles, points, and travel from members of the Saverocity network

Episode 26 – Hyatt and Diamond Status w/ FQF

Episode Description

Wherein Freequent Flyer joins us (3rd time!) to discuss the Diamond status freely given by Hyatt, thoughts on how that’s affected loyal Diamonds, whether chasing status causes people to put Hyatt blinders on, and requalification ideas. Plus, a Last Word you’ll definitely forget! Recorded 17 Mar, 2016.

Episode Notes

Trevor is going to be globetrotting soon, which means you get two episodes in a week!

As most people know, Hyatt gave half the free world Diamond status a few months ago. Gideon, the Freequent Flyer, along with myself, received this mighty gift, so we thought it’d be fun to discuss Hyatt with Trevor, a long time Diamond.

We kick the episode off recounting memorable Hyatt stays (3:19) before launching into our thoughts on the status match from the perspective of new Diamonds and old ones (11:27). After a few minutes comparing Hyatt with other hotel chains (21:47), we discuss planned stays for the year and whether having status causes us to favor Hyatt over other hotel chains and whether this is to our detriment (28:05).

We end with some ideas for requalification (42:08) before ending with a Last Word featuring hotel stuff and St. Patrick’s Day (57:34).

We also treat the listener to a haphazard miles and points math lesson that we’ll let you double check on your own time. MATH!

Music: “She” by Still Pluto



  1. Jamie Jamie
    March 21, 2016    

    So… The Hyatt Key West has a dispenser of sunscreen by the pool. Sort of like those hand sanitizers that everyone and their brother has these days. Might be nice to cover the prevention and the treatment, rather than just the aloe as Trevor reports on.
    Grand Hyatt Tokyo put out slippers for the adults and kids when we stayed there and …. Kids toothbrush packs!!! They were “Mr Friendly” branded, and so cute. This was the only time we’ve ever had slippers and bathrobes and toothbrushes specifically for each of us. It was really top notch. The room was what I would consider luxurious, though it was small. Also, we got a twin room, because that was the size that allowed us to have the kids stay for free (or maybe was the only one big enough to accommodate us), and the twin beds were actually bigger than normal twins. So, FYI, if you’re staying there as a family of four, you’ll be more comfortable than you expect when sharing a single bed with a child.

  2. HG HG
    March 22, 2016    

    Please leave the “full time job” commentary off the air.

  3. Jamie Jamie
    March 24, 2016    

    Yeah, I think we should decide what an acceptable full time job is, and then ignore or ridicule anyone who doesn’t have one of the approved occupations.

    • Jamie Jamie
      March 25, 2016    

      Just to clarify, this is my sarcastic way of saying that FQF has as much right to be a full time MSer as any other job. Unless we start calling out people who manage banks, work at the cash register at Victoria’s Secret or teach History of Video Gaming at your local liberal arts college (or Harvard, frankly), we should leave the full time bloggers and MSers alone. What really is a worth occupation anyway? (Except maybe teaching high school science … Or is it math?)

  4. JX JX
    March 31, 2016    

    wardolf chicago got kids slipper and bathrope

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