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The new HFP chat thread – Wednesday 1st April

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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.

By default, HFP shows the last page of comments under the article.  If you want to see the first page of comments and read them all from beginning to end in order, click here: https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/04/01/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-wednesday-1st-april/comment-page-1 The page will refresh with this article but the comments will now show the first page and not the last page.

We will continue to monitor how this is working:

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 (191)

  • Lisa de leeuw says:

    After this there is likely to be devaluations across the broad.

    • Rob says:

      No, it is likely to be the best opportunity of your life to get the seats you wanted on the days you wanted.

    • Pangolin says:

      I doubt that we’ll see gratuitous Marriott-style category creep or QR-style wholesale devaluations for at least 5 years. Ever since the index patient turned up in a Wuhan hospital, people have consistently underestimated the magnitude of this crisis and the consequences that stem from it.

      Most points/miles sites and travel bloggers will go the way of all flesh (I hope that HFP makes it through). I expect business travel to permanently realign in some different form*. It will never quite go back to what it was – and that’s a good thing in some ways.

      * Nothing is really permanent but as JM Keynes said: “We’re all dead in the long run.”

  • Stephen says:

    Has anyone successfully made a S75 for consequential loss for airline insolvency / cancelled flights, in terms of getting a new flight booked (if not already abroad)?

    If so, what credit card provider? Was it a reward booking or cash?

    Thanks