BA Exec Club Members can save 10 per cent on their duty-free shopping at select Duty Free Americas in several Stateside airports. Spend $100 at New York JFK, Miami, Atlanta or Washington Dulles airports, or $75 at Baltimore, Phoenix or San Diego airports.
Link - print off and take coupon with you
Terms and Conditions
This promotion is only open to Eligible Participants. An Eligible Participant is a person aged 18 or over and is a British Airways Executive Club (“BAEC”) Member (membership terms and conditions apply).
By taking part in this promotion, Eligible Participants confirm that they accept these Terms and Conditions.
This promotion is only valid from 27 November 2013 to 4 January 2014 (promotional period) and is only valid at participating Duty Free Americas stores.
This promotion is for a 10% discount off your total purchase at participating Duty Free Americas stores when spending a minimum of 75USD or 100USD depending on the participating stores detailed below.
To qualify for the 10% discount, Executive Club Members must present the correct voucher at the time of purchase when spending a minimum of 75USD at the following participating Duty Free Americas stores.
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - Concourse E Gate E1
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – Terminal 4 N Concourse B23-B28
- San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) – Terminal 2 East Gates 21-22
To qualify for the 10% discount, Executive Club Members must present the correct voucher at the time of purchase when spending a minimum of 100USD at the following participating Duty Free Americas stores.
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Terminal F
- Washington Dulles International Airport – Between Gates B32 and B36
- Miami International Airport – Concourse E
- John F. Kennedy International Airport – Terminal 7
The promoters reserve the right to withdraw the promotion or amend these terms and conditions without prior notice at any time, for whatever reason, and without any liability to customers for doing so.
A delightful piece of news for those, like me, who like cheap BA Tier Runs on American Airlines to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This is now a Hyatt in Puerto Rico again.
Several years ago there were two Hyatt properties which converted to Condo’s, but on Friday saw the opening of the
hyatt place bayamón
1560 Ave. Comerio
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, USA, 00961,
It’s about a 20 minute drive away from the airport
Apparently there is a serious problem with UK Air Traffic Control computers. The BBC are reporting the problem here.
Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Luton and London City airports have also reported delays.
Current delays at Heathrow appear to be about 2 hours:
Luton appears to be as bad:
And London City seems to have cancelled a lot of flights:
Check with your airline if you are travelling or be ready to do Christmas Shopping the terminal.
Reports abounded yesterday about BA offering a flash sale to a number of destinations for the next couple of days.
There doesn’t seem to be many ways to get extra Tier Points or value through BA.com. I tried Americanairlines.co.uk and found this offering:
This adds an extra 80 Tier Points to the 240 earned for the transatlantic flights.
The fares appear to be available via Iberia.com with the being some similar offerings to/from Mexico.
Playing around with YVR, GRU or GIG got nothing better than the BA direct services.
Arriving in the dark at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco I had a little fun when I knew better than my driver where the hotel was located. A quick trip around the block and were back at the front of the hotel. Facing a complex set of works requiring me to navigate carefully to the entrance. The next morning I saw the huge fence as well as a good range of local shops.
The atrium of the hotel is spectacular with both a huge wall of lights and the enormous ball of twine (!) drawing your eyes up to the floors of bedrooms
Check-in was quick and the agent advised that he had a nice room for me. It was on the top floor and as very much a person won over by a great view I was hoping for something interesting.
to room 1740:
Opening the door I was met with a huge sitting room….
Two sofas and two easy chairs and a dining table:
There was a kitchen and a beautifully appointed bedroom:
Complete with a PC and printer:
The bathroom had a huge tub, seperate shower and wash stand
The bedroom doors opened on to a private balcony which overlooked Market Street and had views of the Bay Bridge. Night time views were a little limited, but I could see the Cable Cars below:
Along Market Street:
I went up in the lift to the Regency Club which occupies what used to be a revolving restaurant. I had not stayed at the property for many years and so was pleased to see the new, enhanced offering. There was a reasonable amount of seating with excellent views. The usual cold offering was laid out to help yourself:
The area featured a couple of super comfy chairs:
Good views of the Ferry Building
The service was friendly and attentive and I wish I had more time to linger, or had arrived the night before a little earlier.
However, it was a super upgrade and has won my heart away from the Grand Hyatt San Francisco.
The BART was soon wisking me back to the airport from the station which is just a few steps away from the entrance.
This property has rapidly become one of my firm favourites. Primarily because they do seem to give me some lovely upgrades.
On this occasion there was a big event on and I made a last minute booking having missed my connection back to London. Having picked up my bag from United I emerged to a lovely day in San Francisco. At the main terminals at SFO, the airport shuttles pick-up at the Upper Level so you need to go up one flight to the bag check area and out to the central island to get the bus. The Hyatt shares its buses with the Marriott and stops there first. About 15 minutes later I was at the hotel. A quick check-in, from a Manager who remembered me, and I was off to my room on the top floor.
As many bloggers have said before the best rooms at this property are the outside facing rooms, if possible with a bay view. I got excited when I opened the door and saw another large suite:
Not quite as big as the last one, it was great for an unexpected 24 hour stay. I got a lie-in the next day before my flight home.
The bedroom was fairly standard with a large comfortable bed:
The bathrooms in the suites at this property are huge with a massive shower and a bath in which you could fit a rugby team:
There was a small kitchen:
and a desk with a PC and views outside:
The views of the runway were super from the room and there were expansive views down the bay towards the planes landing at SFO.
I already have bookings here for 2014.