The new HFP chat thread – Tuesday 28th 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 de facto 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.

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  1. Peter North says:

    Another example of this governments muddled thinking and general incompetence, breaking their own Privacy and GDPR rules.

  2. ChrisC says:

    Looks like BA are cancelling more LGW flights up until the end of October and into early November so things really not looking good for SH ex LGW for some time,

    I saw a commenty on flyer talk and the poster said their flights had been zeroed out and I did a dummy booking to check if my flights are running (out 29th Oct and back 2nd Nov) and AMS certainly withdrawn as it says ‘sorry, we don’t fly from Gatwick to Amsterdam’

    Not had the email yet but no doubt they will start appearing soon and the phone lines will be busy

    • marcw says:

      The winter season is going to be a big disaster for the airline industry. No one will be flying.

      • mr_jetlag says:

        I hope the ME3 keep their flights up. Could do with an Asian escape if things stay the same through winter sans vaccine and sunlight!

    • planeconcorde says:

      Thanks for mentioning. The LGW to JER route had been cancelled up to about 8th September, with reduced service LHR to JER instead. Looking up to 8th November there is nothing LGW to JER. Replacement shedule out of Heathrow is not listed. Existing booking in October does not show cancelled yet. But can’t book a new ticket for the same flight. So looks like they have started the next round of changes but have not completed them yet.

    • @mkcol says:

      Well 12th November LGW-TFS still there thankfully, so I’ll hang onto my Avios booking.
      For now.

  3. Hi,

    Do you know if you get the 2000 promotion points for a dayuse rate at Hilton? Also the 1000 Diamond bonus?

    • Out of novelty value I just checked Hilton day use rates. Weirdly, in London they are now HIGHER for day use than overnight use!

    • In my experience yes you do, but my last day room was Oct 2019, so I don’t have any anecdotal evidence from this year.

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