Hyatt Will Devalue Its Award Chart “Very Soon”

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  1. Obviously you know very little about Queens. The path picked was the easiest to construct utilizing the LIRR station at Willets Point to help connect Long Island. Ideally it would go through Astoria, but it would be much more challenging and costly to build and the local neighborhood rejected that idea.

    As an outer borough resident, for once a decision was made that didn’t revolve around Manhattan, and I’m sad to see this development stalled.

  2. Subtext: If you were thinking of applying for the new Hyatt card because of the bonus, its less of a good deal than it seems. See also Citi AA Cards. The deals can only “improve” as the mileage currencies are debased – wait.

  3. @Pete

    The problem is that if you’re going to spend $2 billion on a few miles of rail (up from the original lie of $500 million) it should at least aim to help the most people. Sending the AirTrain away from Manhattan, making a very difficult connection with poor headways to the already-overcrowded 7 train, is a big waste of money, and much inferior to expanding currently existing express bus service, or working towards an N/W train extension.

    There’s a huge opportunity cost to proceeding on Cuomo’s pet plan- there are much better ways to spend $2 billion on improving transit.

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