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The new HFP chat thread – Friday 10th 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/2020/04/10/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-friday-10th-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.  Take care!

Comments (161)

  • Doug M says:

    The reality is the e-store is hit and miss. It’s much more about who you were buying from than the store itself. Never make a purchase based on the Avios, I use it entirely on the basis if I get them great, if I don’t so what.
    Who did you buy from?

  • meta says:

    Yes, Avios bookings with partner airlines (apart from BA) are non-cancellable. You can book open jaw as two one-ways. You also might be able to book it over the phone as one return ticket, but they are probably too busy at the moment. Plus there would be phone booking charge unless you can persuade the agent to waive it as it can’t be done online.

  • memesweeper says:

    You are right — Iberia redemptions to S E Asia can be great value. I’m not sure about cancellations.

    Within Vietnam internal flights with the likes of JetStar are so cheap redemptions aren’t worth worrying about. The N-S train is also great, especially if you break in Da Nang/Hoi An.

    You’ll have a blast. Enjoy!