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The new HFP chat thread – Monday 23rd March

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We have decided to run this new daily chat thread on Head for Points.

Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the defacto repository for random comments and questions.  It is unlikely that the news flow will be so big over the next few weeks that we will need many ‘Bits’ articles, however.

The comments under this article are where you should post questions about travel and, indeed, anything else on your mind.  At this tricky time, and given that many of you are stuck at home self-isolating, we want the HFP community to have a place to chat.

Please only comment under the main articles on the site if your comment is directly related to the topic of the article.  This has long-term benefits as its keeps the commentary relevant for people who read those articles in the future.

We will review how this works after a few days:

we could potentially split it into a daily travel and non-travel chat thread

we may install some basic forum software

we may start suggesting potential topics for daily discussion

Let’s see how it goes.

We will do a separate article in a day or so about how we plan to run the site over the next few weeks.  Take care!

Comments (183)

  • Tom Robinson says:

    I had LHR-LAS booked for this Fri 27 and rtn on Mon 30. Club World Companion voucher redemption.
    Trip and flight has been cancelled so called BA to refund. Got the Voucher, avios and taxes/charges returned less £35 pp change fee.
    …When I called BA I completely forgot that I had also paid upwards of £400 for seat reservatiosn on the top deck…..Does anyone have any advice to maximise the chances of getting a refund for the seat reservations?

  • Go says:

    Apologies if this has already been asked but is anyone else having problems transferring Amex points out. I’ve been getting the following message since Saturday and have tried multiple times

    “The American Express Online Services system has not properly responded to your request. If you were attempting to view Billing Details, the system may be unable to return all of your charges at one time. Please use your browser’s back button, and press the “Additional Cards” button to view your charges one card at a time.If the problem persists, please call American Express Customer Service at 0 1273 576111, 24 hours, 7 days a week.We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.”

  • Jeff says:

    “ Are you feeling lockdown, punk? ”

    Not really. It’s no different to what I’ve been doing over the last few days.

    • Shoestring says:

      is that ‘shoot Shoestring please all you police marksmen as he nabbed 9 bags of rice?’

      but yeah, I am hunkering down as well

      had to go to the village shop at 7am as no beer in the house (or bread) but kept my social distance

      • mvcvz says:

        Please feel at liberty to keep as great a distance from me as you can, you imbecilic, selfish and offensive twat.

        • marcw says:

          It’s survival of the fittest one. That’s eveolution.

        • Polly says:

          Seriously you lot, cool,it, please. Show some restraint with the comments…it’s getting silly on here.

        • Richard Sole says:

          “Please feel at liberty to keep as great a distance from me as you can, you imbecilic, selfish and offensive twat.”

          Well said. The arrogance of some people to think that the rules put in place to protect everyone somehow don’t apply to them.

      • Chuck says:

        Sounds like you will be back for more beer in the morning you old lush …

        • Shoestring says:

          nope, I bought a trolley load yesterday so good to go for now 🙂

      • P Nesshed says:

        Interesting, yesterday Toerag said he had all his shopping lined up for home delivery for the next two weeks.

        • ChrisBCN says:

          Shoestring is just full of yet more nonsense, totally clueless.

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