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The new HFP chat thread – Tuesday 21st July

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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/2020/07/21/the-new-hfp-chat-thread-tuesday-21st-july/comment-page-1.  The page will refresh with this article but the comments will now show the first page and not the last page.

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Comments (115)

  • Derek Scott says:

    Anyone else struggling to get through to BA to BOOK a holiday?
    Been trying since Saturday to get through to BAH to book Canada for next June

    • Anna says:

      Can’t you do it online?

      • Derek Scott says:

        No, obviously if I could that would have been done. Mixed cabin can’t be booked online as a Holiday

        • Stanley says:

          Yes it can. book the flights, then at the end, “add hotel to booking”…. did this last week to dubai, prem out, econ back.

          • Derek Scott says:

            Not if you want it to be a Deposit option holiday
            Trust me, I’ve looked at every permutation possible to avoid calling.
            I finally got through at 7:58pm and agent ran into problems 5 minutes after lines closed….
            So agreed I would book Club Return basis online and call back today to request the relevant upgrade. Was told that if done with 24hrs, there wouldn’t be any change fees other that upgrade cost difference.

  • Jerrry Butler says:

    What are the chances of BA extending the 2 for 1 vouchers again?

    • marcw says:

      Per se, unlikely. You can travel already – although it might not be the best use of the voucher.

  • Kevin says:

    This is regarding Marriott elite status published HFP few days ago.
    Currently my account (gold) shown to have 23 nights. Am I right that if apply Marriott Amex by end of the year will give a total 38 nights + pushing 12 nights stay = 50 nights. This will allow me to get a platinum elite status from Jan 2021 till Dec 2021 or till Dec 2022?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      You’ll get platinum as soon as you hit 50 nights this year (have to do it before Dec 31st) and it will last until Feb 2022

    • Rob says:

      Probably 2021.

      Note that it may 60 days to get the 15 nights added so don’t apply too late.