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The new HFP chat thread – Monday 1st June

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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/2020/06/01/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-monday-1st-june/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 (245)

  • Aston100 says:

    If I want to go to Sri Lanka next summer, and try to get use out of a companion voucher, what would be the recommended route?
    I presume use the companion voucher for a return flight to somewhere in India, and then a Shorthaul return to CMB?
    Thanks

    • Rhys says:

      You may be better of flying to somewhere like Kuala Lumpur and then taking Malaysia Airlines to Sri Lanka. Oneworld. Hong Kong (Cathay) is a little further. In both cases you’re backtracking. Up to you really

      • BJ says:

        KUL is more avios than HKG. BKK has the best connection choices to CMB (Sri Lankan, Thai, Air Asia, Bangkok Airways) but in normal times award seats are harder to find.

      • Dominic Barrington says:

        MH’s way of dealing with the pandemic has – to my mind – been particularly poor. I’d not trust them booking this far out at all.

    • BJ says:

      Easy from Maldives, India, ME or seAsia. An excellent opportunity to do a two-centre vacation if you the time.

  • Jack says:

    Question on the Amex £100 – do you need to spend the whole 100 before it credits??

    Spent £40 on Friday and no sign of a credit yet

      • Andrew says:

        You don’t need to. As per the email from Amex they will credit you each time up to a total of £100 over all. If you spend £10 now you will get £10 back now, if you spend £50 next week, you will get £50 back then and so on. And each refund shows as that retailer rather than a lump sum. Of course for once it’s in Amex’s interest if you don’t actually spend the full £100 so they won’t be pushing you to.

  • Marcel says:

    Hi all,
    Just been downgraded today to Bronze, anyone know how many tier points I would need to get back to Silver?does it have to be the full 600 TP? Thanks

  • Tony says:

    If I make a chargeback on an amex card for a cancelled flight not refunded by airline and then cancel that card, what will happen?

    • Crafty says:

      Should carry on as before. Both my chargebacks for Ryanair have been on a card long ago cancelled. However I would explicitly speak about this with customer service when cancelling.

  • Paul Ashmore says:

    Seat spy is showing no seats available for Orlando now till the 27th July. Also if you try to book a flight to Orlando before the 27th July, no BA flights.

    But my flight to Orlando via Gatwick is still on time Olin my timeline.

  • Aston100 says:

    Just seen some really good prices to HKG for Easter 21 (Virgin, but also Swiss/Lufty).
    Does anyone think it would be unwise to travel there next year?
    I was thinking more about the demonstrations rather than the virus, but had assumed both would have been defeated by then.

    Thanks.

    • MD says:

      Defeat the demonstrations for democracy. Sure thing. 🙄

    • John says:

      If the demonstrations have been “defeated”, you would be better off going to Beijing, as there will no longer be anything special about Hong Kong (which will be renamed Xianggang).

      • mr_jetlag says:

        This fight for self determination is really screwing up my travel plans. Really inconsiderate.

        /s