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The HfP chat thread – Friday 4th 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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Comments (174)

  • BrightonReader says:

    Query about BA Holidays booking please

    I can book INV-SFO-LHR trip (actual sequence INV-LHR-JFK-SFO-JFK-LHR with some flights on AA) with a one night hotel (though the total trip is 5/6 nights I just want a throw away hotel to be able to just pay a deposit now) on line but want to use a e voucher hence the need to phone.

    Will a BA phone rep be able to book this for me without it raising any questions on either the routing or the need for only 1 nights hotel?

    • AJA says:

      I think its possible – there’s no reason why they would expect you to book more than 1 night. You could be using reward points directly with the hotels and be short of the required points to do all the nights hence needing one night elsewhere. Phone BA Holidays and ask. They can only say no (I doubt they will).

  • Don says:

    Any issues logging into Barclaycard? Mine is just spinning once I am logged in and not showing any info.

  • mark2 says:

    Has anyone got any hints for connecting Amex Gold to Nectar please?

    • FFoxSake says:

      Had this before – turned out the Nectar was still linked to a previous closed Gold card and wouldn’t switch without manual intervention. Only took a couple of minutes but had to phone them.

  • HM says:

    Does anyone know if HSBC UK have any offers for switching to Premier at the moment? £175 CASS offer is suspended due to COVID (?!) and I can’t find any references to a UK referral programme. Cheers, HM.

  • A270 says:

    Has anyone else been having issues using Curve to pay Amex. Doing small amount per day like £150/200, it asked to be authenticated and gets okayed from Curve’s side but on Amex website it says there was a problem.

  • A270 says:

    HSBC Premier

  • IndiaCharlie says:

    72hr flash sale aireuropa code FLASH20. Eg. Lon-MDE for £1100 J

  • Rum says:

    Anyone know if HSBC WE MasterCard gives the bonus on £12K spend EVERY year going forward? I.e. past year 2?

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