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The new HFP chat thread – Tuesday 26th 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:  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 (178)

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    IHG Ambassador status – do most people get an upgrade when staying at any ihg property booked on points?

    • Andrew says:

      Ambassador will only get you upgrades at Intercontinental, not other IHG.

      • Anon says:

        But Ambassador automatically gives you IHG Platinum doesn’t it?

        • Rob says:


        • Lady London says:

          if you have Plat then in Europe apparently Crowne Plaza may get upgradee according to reports.

          Generally IHG uogrades are unicorns. Ambassador has better chance if an IC. Generally though the only hotel group worse for uogrades is Accor other than possibly Sofitel (unsure about Fairmont).

          • Secret Squirrel says:

            Strange you say that, on TA comments about lots of people getting upgrade at Sofitel T5.

        • Secret Squirrel says:

          That doesn’t give you much.

      • Secret Squirrel says:

        Cheers A, my upgrade plan would be based at an IC.

  • Chris Heyes says:

    [email protected] Wow i can tell I’m “OLD” racist remarks or any other remarks whatsoever
    My Grand Daughter complained she was being bullied online i told her you cannot be bullied online its not possible you have a delete button (a waste bin) she said it keeps happening i said how do you know, she said i keep getting the messages do you read them she said yes Hmmm never read it’s easy delete button no bulling can’t be bullied if you not reading
    (mind my daughter says it’s not like when i was younger)
    But it is i used to get called all-sorts, i just laughed at them (honest that’s the truth)
    I’VE never been hit by a voice & don’t swear my view is anybody that does is an idiot & them being a idiot isn’t hurting them (no cuts)
    Now there I’VE just called probably 70% of readers on here idiots but not one got a cut from me
    Now back to Shoestring lol i read all the comments on here mostly for a laugh for my amusement
    I even occasionally post or add a comment again mostly for a laugh to draw further comments
    i also read the serious stuff when i can find some. my thought is what somebody writes take with a pinch of salt (or pepper lol)
    Remember you unleashed this beast lol

    • Anna says:

      Ah, the voice of Lancastrian common sense 😂

      • Chris Heyes says:

        [email protected] Happy Birthday for Friday (in case i forget lol 72)
        If you ever holiday in Italy Sorrento Check out Surriento Suites that’s “not” a mis-spelling
        Only 3 Rooms (our fav in Sorrento) Pamala owns n runs it not your usual place but you’ll be spoilt
        her mother makes home made cakes n deserts (couple flights stairs but i’m 72 was never a problem
        We always have the suite, but seen the other two just as nice just not as big
        Overlooking Harbor, but well out of way, there’s a lift short walk away up to town 1 euro
        You get two Breakfasts lol big buffet of all sorts food for you to do yourselves or picnicking
        PLUS a free breakfast at a restaurant she does a deal with just outside on sea
        Or if you like a more expensive experience Volcano Views Hotel Santorini Greece stands out
        But we go back to Pamala’s place again & again (i think have it but we email or ring her direct (ask for a discount pay on departure as well, a lot of Americans honeymoon couples book it,) don’t think there is any bad reviews, last year we was there,

        • Chris Heyes says:

          [email protected] Amendum Right next door to surriento suites is Grand Hotel Excelsior so if you don’t want to walk to the public lift (we didn’t mind the 2 min exercise lol)
          If you buss them bottom beach and tell them your coming for drinks they will buss you in, use their lift to the top (as long as you do buy drinks though)

    • N says:

      U k m8?

    • Gormlesstraveller says:

      if you google you will see that cyberbullying is real

  • FlyingChris says:

    Apologies if old news, but Tesco Pet Insurance seems to be back via MSE with an increased bonus of 3,000 Clubcard points for new sign ups.

    • Rob says:

      Yes, saw this – will drop it in either tomorrow or Thu.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Lovely timing for my new quarantine Moggy

      • Chrish says:

        [email protected] Wow yours is called Moggy as well mine was called Moggy passed away on a driving trip to a castle my eyesight wasn’t good run it over, awaiting points not sure what next ones called I’M “NOT” good with Cats they only seem to last until points arrive

    • Connor says:

      Time to sign up the rest of the family!

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