Update: Deal is dead. Someone called Hyatt to ask about it, which alerted them so they pulled the offer. The rule is: If you see a great rate book it, never phone in to ask about it.
The Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile has a possibly-mistake rate which is bookable now for stays until next summer. This is an unbelievably low cost for this quality hotel near the center of the City of Lights.
I’ve made a personal reservation a few minutes ago for 3 nights in July 2017. They are showing as cancellable until 4 PM the day before. Some commenters believe this is just payment for an upgrade, not an actual room…I hope for clarification in the next few days as people begin arriving for their upcoming stays.
This post from The Points Guy tells how to request and receive compensation from airlines for issues related to air travel. Perhaps most importantly, it tells you right up front what sorts of issues do not merit compensation.
For example, if your flight is delayed due to weather or air-traffic-control, the airline doesn’t owe you anything. There is also an explanation of the European rules, which are more favorable to passengers than American rules.
If you find yourself at any of these airports with hours to kill, taking one of these tours is like a quick and easy vacation. Just be sure to leave enough time to return through security and passport control.