Interesting and beneficial news from Hyatt this morning. They appear to be retroactively crediting award nights for members from 2017 and counting those towards elite status and other milestones.
I totally missed it, but this is a really interesting point (at least to me) about elite status and how the business traveler is affected by recent strategic decisions the Big 3 airlines make.
The roll-out of Hyatt’s new loyalty program earlier this year made top-tier elite status harder to achieve and more rewarding. It appears we’re seeing one of the first opportunities to get there a bit quicker.