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The new HFP chat thread – Friday 22nd 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/2020/05/22/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-friday-22nd-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!

Comments (228)

  • Simon Shchus says:

    I’m a UK Citizen who lives outside the UK… and I like to visit the UK for a few days at a time: 3 days, 2 days, 4 days. I’ve got a place I can quarantine easily – and that was actually my plan for my next trip. From airport, the my place of quarantine – stay in that place for 3 days – and then head back to the airport (I’ll have no need to leave the house, other than to go to/from the airport!). I’m not going to be in the exemptions list of critical workers. In those circumstance, I presume that I would be breaking the rules if I travelled back to the airport to head ‘home’ after Day 3… rather than after Day 14. If I got a call on Day 5, Day 8, Day 10… I’d be breaking my quarantine as I’d have left the UK!

    I’ll keep looking at the guidance when it is published in more detail – to see if there is anything pertaining this this type of circumstance, but I doubt it.

    • mr_jetlag says:

      Duh… you’d be breaking quarantine as obviously you’d be in an airport / plane / other public place before your 14 days were up.

  • Mike P says:

    I think the point is that an awful lot of people will either stick to the rules or, more likely, simply not travel because of these new measures. The general public is neither as interested in, or as knowledgable about, international travel as the average poster on HFP or Flyertalk.