The new HFP chat thread – Thursday 7th May

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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/2020/05/07/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-thursday-7th-may/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.  Let’s see how it goes.  Take care!

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Comments

  1. Berneslai says:

    What happens to companion vouchers after the cancellation of a Virgin credit card? I’m going to cancel before my annual fee becomes due.

  2. Alex says:

    My sex life has taken a major upturn since the lockdown. Plenty of guys on grindr all bored and nothing to do. I miss flying but at least my downtime hasn’t been wasted.

    • Alex says:

      Wouldn’t you like to know 😘🍆

      • Please let’s not make this like Flyertalk here.

        • Davios says:

          What do you mean? Make it a useful resource with proper forum software?

          • Forum decision is made, but you need to give us 3 months to get the new-look HFP up and running. Forum is only a small part.

        • Lady London says:

          I really hope I’m wrong and think our responses here should/will be deleted due to being replies to the original post, but I’ve come to realise there may be a problem of medication being missed here? Would explain a lot. Does anyone think this could be the case?

  3. Froggitt says:

    Now you can no longer do Opinion Polls for 5 pts a pop to keep your points active, you can spend 3 of those 5 pts on an ebook

    https://digitalrewards.ihg.com/ebooks/details/839279-how-not-to-worry

  4. Froggitt says:

    “Points expire 07/05/2021”

    Perfick

  5. Just for our very own @Secret Squirrel…
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-52575674

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Aww, how cute 😍

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Who’s my new copycat as above? If your going to want to use my username, please ask first and I will review your request.
        Otherwise, please use “Secret Squirrel is Best”, “Wot No Secret Squirrel Today”, “My Lord, Secret Squirrel”. 😉

      • Lady London says:

        So sweet

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      @BJ:
      You’ve never seen me in my latest starring role. Here is my debut below:
      https://youtu.be/wGMxyElj0So

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        That will be me after a few sherbets at the next HFP party! 😂

  6. rams1981 says:

    Tesco pet insurance. After numerous emails and formally raising a complaint my points have finally posted. Took out the policy on 20th Feb. They had offered me £10 compensation which i turned down. Be interesting to see if they offer more or not.

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      You got your points, but your turned down £10 as compo – what are you hoping for?

    • Baji Nahid says:

      Ugh tell me about it! they are now playing ball and refusing to pay out! it has been day 76 for me and now they are taking the mick!

  7. Peter Taysum says:

    Any news on BA status? I was set to re-gain Gold before the pandemic; at the moment they seem the only company not to be extending.

    Do they want me to fly Air France/KLM via PAR and AMS; as I’m NCL it makes no difference to which hub I use… If my status dies why stick with BA?

    • Yes. There’s enough people who’ll still fly BA, they won’t go above and beyond because they don’t need to.

  8. BA refund helper says:

    Just a notice to all Head for Points readers:
    ‘BA refund helper’ was set up to help FlyerTalk members get refunds if they are struggling through regular channels. It is only me processing these refunds in my spare time.
    * Please do not contact me unless you have been unable to source a refund through the usual channels for two weeks. There’s limits to the amount of time I have so this makes things fairer for all
    * I will be giving priority to existing established FlyerTalk members, unfortunately I’ve been getting loads of messages from people with no posting history often asking questions they’d already know the answer to if they participated in the forum

    • Rhys says:

      Hello. Can BA perhaps assign a couple of members of staff to do the same for people here? Might take some of the pressure off. If you’re doing it for FT there’s no reason you can’t do the same here (over email). Would save a lot of people time on the phones. You can give us an FAQ so that common questions are avoided.

    • Harry T says:

      Just wanted to say thank you for your help, BA Refund Helper – you’ve done a lot for the Flyertalk community. Sorry to hear that some people have been trying to request your assistance inappropriately.

    • Brasov says:

      Thank you for helping so much, and in your spare time as well!

    • Baji Nahid says:

      Hi there,

      I have not needed to use your services but wanted to say thank you so much for you taking your time out of your day to help people, I hope good things come your way!

      Many Thanks

  9. Rhys says:

    Which one o’ yous decided it was a good idea to start impersonating Branson Cruz and Cherie Blaire?! We’re running a reputable travel site here, not a loony bin!

  10. Michael C says:

    So the Virgin Media owners have just merged with Telefónica in the UK?! Looks like the name will survive in some areas, at least.

  11. Frances says:

    Has anyone recently cancelled their Virgin Atlantic Credit Card, if so, what was the easiest way to do it?

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