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The new HFP chat thread – Monday 20th 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: 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 (178)

  • Alan says:

    Is anyone familiar with how you can make a payment to the HSBC World Elite card via another debit card, i.e. in the same way you can with largely any other credit card? The option doesn’t seem to be readily available online or via the app?

    • Genghis says:

      You can’t. Bank transfer.

    • The Urbanite says:

      The only (roundabout) way is to make a bank transfer from an account that can be topped up like Monese, Monzo or Revolut.

  • kilburnflyer says:

    Niche question.

    I have 2 companion vouchers that overlap and want to redeem them for 4 people travelling together but ONLY for the outbound, is this possible?

    eg. LHR-GIG 4 pax on same flight in Club
    EZE-LHR 2 pax on same flight in club

    With 2 passengers only travelling on outbound (one way) and making their own way back on Iberia on a separate redemption at full price (not using their voucher for their journey home)

    I know I can book the outbound for my wife and I plus 2 friends. However, I would then want to split the PNR so that my wife and I travel back on our 2 for 1 voucher but the friends do not use the inbound for theirs, so the 2 for 1 voucher they are using is only used for outbound?

    • Anna says:

      I think you would need 2 separate bookings; the outbound leg for 4 of you (I assume this has to be one booking as you have to be named on it), then book the inbound for you and your wife separately. You could then see if BA would refund one lot of Avios but they might refuse as the original passengers are not travelling together. No issue with just using the 2 vouchers for the outbound leg though, depends if you think it’s worth it.

  • Michael says:

    Anyone here has a good number to call BA to ask for a refund for an Avios booking? I have no luck with the formal contract numbers.

  • Mark Coyle says:

    Is the Safari java script work around to obtain a refund instead of a future travel voucher still functioning? I just tried this for a Comair flight but only the voucher option was presented? Thanks

    • Rob says:

      No, BA closed it down.

      • Mark says:

        Thanks Rob. Our booking also includes using a 241 voucher for LHR-JNB return. The 241 voucher had an original expiry date of July’19. With a future travel voucher how long, if at all, would the 241 voucher be extended for. In addition to this we have Avios return flights from JNB to WDH and LIV during the same trip. For these does the voucher include Avios and all cash paid ie no cancellation fees applied? Many thanks.

        • David says:

          As I understand it with a travel voucher does not return your 241 to your account – the travel voucher will effectively have your Avios, Tax and 241 as a total value held on it, for you to redeem within a year of the original date of travel.

          I believe the voucher is for the total value paid of cash and Avios yes.

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