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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 27th August

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We have decided to run this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (168)

  • Andrew says:

    The tray of BA centenary gin just arrived – I’ll do the civilised thing and wait until after midday before sampling!

  • Grimz says:

    Dreading the call to BA to sort out my cancelled flights on a 241 INV-LHR-LA for November. What is my advised options before I call?

  • pin perl says:

    an airline cancelled my tickets booked for September through American express travel online,
    the airline only wants to give me a voucher or maybe refund once they resume flights: estimated in October and from then can take 12 weeks.
    How can I get amex to refund me immediately?
    Would appreciate any help.

    • Anna says:

      I would think you’re pretty much bound by Amex Travel’s Ts & Cs here. Chargeback wouldn’t be immediate and I’ve seen people on here say Amex in any case just refers you back to the Travel department. Depending on the airline/destination you may be covered by EU261.

      • pin perl says:

        Hi Anna,
        the ticket is from TLV to LHR,
        how do I claim with EU261?

        • AJA says:

          @ PIN PERL Which airline issued the ticket? You can only claim on EU261 if it is an EU airline. Any other airline flying into the EU/UK you will have to rely on that country’s consumer protections.

  • Akhil Gupta says:

    What would you say would be the best seats for 2 adults and a 2 year old in UC on an A330-300?

  • Also says:

    Anyone have experience with the metal card from Crypto?

    • Waddle says:

      I have it. I’m on ruby tier although the benefits really start coming from the next tier. does not charge a fee to top up the card but top ups are generally treated as cash advances so your issuer will charge interest and fees from the point of top up. Have tested with Virgin. Non-card features are pretty decent as well. I earn 12% interest on my flexible holding of CRO. Higher interest rates available with fixed terms and bonus rates for the higher card tiers.

  • Clive says:

    Virgin to fly to Pakistan

  • Henry says:

    Hi HfPers… We have flights booked with Virgin to Shanghai on the 27th of October but at the moment China and Shanghai are not letting any none residents in even with tests etc.
    Will Virgin automatically cancel the flight or will I have to call them and rearrange etc?

    Thank you

  • marcw says:

    Ok folks! Time to start spending fit Virgin miles! THREE new routes to Pakistan! 🍾

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