It’s Going To Take How Long For My Hyatt Free Night To Show Up In My Account?

One of the credit cards I have for the ongoing benefits is the World of Hyatt Visa card from Chase. While it has regularly offered a sign-up bonus worth enough points for several nights at all but the highest tier hotels, that’s no reason to keep the card. I’m not going to keep it because of the low-tier Discoverist status that it gives me either. All that’s worth is premium internet and a bottle of water daily.

The perk that keeps me paying the $95 annual fee every year is the free night certificate good at any category 1-4 Hyatt hotel that you get after your account anniversary date. While a category 1-4 hotel with Hilton or Marriott won’t get you much more than a roadside hotel, with Hyatt you can still stay at some nice places with that certificate.

Chase does have a restriction in place which helps them keep people from gaming the system.

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The Case Of The Missing 140,000 Points, Marriott’s Delusions About Bonvoy, Are Cashback Cards A Good Thing?, + More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Stuck At Orlando Airport, Why Not Get A Room?

If you’ve traveled through Orlando International Airport, you’ve no doubt seen scenes like this. Travelers sleeping on the chairs lining the pathway between the two sides of the airport. While not usually seen as an airport with a deal of connecting traffic warranting long layovers, there are any number of reasons people can get stuck at the airport.

Anything from a long layover waiting for your international connecting flight, getting to the airport extra early to make sure you get through security on time, weather delays, flight cancellations and any other reason people end up stranded at the airport.

Now. the guy sleeping in the picture above is actually an art exhibit called “The Traveler” which has been around Orlando Airport since the 80s.

For those who don’t fancy trying to sleep on the floor or on a chair in the middle of a bustling airport, there’s now another, more comfortable, option.

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How To Avoid Extra Credit Card Fees During International Travel

Going on an international trip is very exciting but it can also be very expensive. Using a credit card to pay for purchases when traveling internationally is often the best way to get a good exchange rate and the rate your bank gets will be better than the one you’ll get on your own if you exchange cash. Using a card also means that you don’t have to carry around a bunch of cash with you. However, many cards will add on a “foreign transaction fee” to any transactions made with anything except your home currency. Here’s an easy way to keep from paying that extra 2-3 percent on all of your purchases while away.

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