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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 2nd September

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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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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 at home, we want the HfP community to have a place to chat.

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Comments (182)

  • Rob says:

    Don’t think so, no. I put chunky amounts through mine.

  • Grimz says:

    Looks like i can take 100% bonus avios on my cancelled reward flight from Inverness to LAX. 125K + 125K bonus for the cost of BA keeping my £470 paid in taxes. That is worth it?

    • BJ says:

      Definitely if you are confident of using those avios in the future and you don’t need the cash now. You are buying avios at under 0.4p each. It would still be a good deal even if there were to be a 50% avios devaluation and that’s being ultra conservative.

    • Vit says:

      Defo. Agreed with BJ. Assuming massive devaluation. I think it is still worth it — considering the rate you are getting from 75% bonus last time BA selling avios was ~0.9p per avios.

  • J says:

    Does anyone use etoro? I really like the idea but their lack of customer service and even dishonesty makes me want to avoid. I thought I also saw a bit of a Curve opportunity – would suggest anyone thinking the same is very careful or avoids it! That was at my own risk I suppose though!

  • xcalx says:

    Rob, Matt thanks.