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The new HFP chat thread – Wednesday 15th 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/2020/04/15/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-wednesday-15th-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 (163)

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    Do you get any referral bonus for referring from BAPP to the American Express Rewards credit card ARCC?

    • Doogie says:

      Yes! (Just make sure it’s a partner or other referral, self referral not recommended)

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Do you know how many bonus MR you get Doogie?

        • BJ says:

          9000 (promptly posting in my very recent experience).

          • Secret Squirrel says:

            Cheers BJ😎

          • Doogie says:

            Just to clarify as you mentioned MR.

            The BAPP holder will get 9000 Avios for referring, and assuming they qualify under the new 2 year rules, the ARCC holder will get 6000 MR for £2k spend within 3 months.

          • BJ says:

            Yes, Doogie’s right. Sorry my brain is fried these days, got too much going on.

      • Dezbez says:

        Has anyone ever tried referring themselves? Would be interesting to see if it works….

        • Doogie says:

          It may well do, however after they did a large claw back cull in the US it is very much not recommended. Various threads on reddit and FT etc about it.

  • Stephen says:

    I was just offered an additional 1 MR for every £ spent when I was looking to cancel AMEX Gold Business for 6 months

    • Peter K says:

      Oooh, worth knowing. Did you call to cancel?

      • Stephen says:

        I called to discuss some fraudulent transactions, and asked the agent in the off chance they could help. They said the account showed a 3 month and 6 month points offer (but both were for an additional MR point)