Earn Hyatt Diamond status fast + Etihad’s new services taking over Sydney and Brisbane – this week’s Link List

I haven’t done a linked list in a while as most of the deals are now going into the Deals section of the Point Hacks Community. Here’s a general round up of what’s new and interesting in the last week or two.

Airline News

Etihad starts operating their brand-new A380 and 787 services to Sydney and Brisbane and are offer →

Etihad’s new service means that Brisbane travellers no longer stopover in Singapore, and capacity and in-flight product are markedly increased and improved on their Sydney – Abu Dhabi service.

There’s also up to triple bonus miles on offer for those who book with Etihad on the new services up to 2nd July.

AusBT has a nice comparison of A380 First Class options here.

Looking for multiple Business Class seats to get across from the US to Europe this summer? Look at BA out of Austin, Texas →

View from the Wing has the details on a hidden haul of award seats from British Airways increased capacity service out of Austin, with up to 10 Business Class seats available on some flights.

Hotel News

Hyatt’s Diamond status challenge allows you to earn top tier Hyatt status after 12 nights →

If you have the opportunity to stay 12 nights in Hyatt hotels over 60 days and credit them to your Hyatt Gold Passport account, this is a quick route for top tier status with Hyatt.

Starwood launching new Sheraton Grand brand →

Interesting play by Sheraton to try and take the existing Sheraton brand and add some luxury and differentiation to customers for some of it’s high end hotels.

Anything I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments!

Earn Hyatt Diamond status fast + Etihad’s new services taking over Sydney and Brisbane – this week’s Link List was last modified: December 21st, 2017 by Keith