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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 23rd September

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Comments (187)

  • Vicky says:


    I know this was asked few days back but we haven’t seen anyone posting their experience, so I’m looking for some advice. I have a Lloyds upgrade voucher booking which I would like to cancel and take FTV, my booking meets the BA FTV rule but BA treats Avios booking by as travel agent booking so they are asking me to contact Avios but I couldn’t get through Avios after long wait on calls. Is there any experience sharing or advice on this situation?

  • Clive says:

    Bit of advice please:

    Can you pay a Virgin with a bendy backed with a Honors card ?

  • BJ says:

    Now the budget has been scrapped!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      What could they possibly say or do

      Rishi stands up and says … “well we are pretty f*cked right. See you next year 🤞🏽“

  • Nigel W says:

    Quick question, has anyone else had issues with Curve regarding refunds, especially if they moved from holding a corporate credit card to personal credit card?

    I now have two quite large refunds outstanding on my old corporate credit card with both companies saying they were sent last month. One of whom I have received another refund completely fine on my HSBC credit card.

    • Lady London says:

      Ask Curve for the transaction reference.
      My bank told me the convention is that sender proves it was sent and provides details, reference, tracing and that the receiving bank doesn’t have the power to do that.

      so I would ask Curve to provide the transaction reference number and tracking information – I’ll bet they can’t prove it by providing the tracking info so ask them to send it again (which they won’t like but if they can’t prove it….!!!)

      • Lady London says:

        Actually read that again, it sounds like it is the company refunding which must provide the transaction reference of the refund sent to Curve and the tracking – they get it from their bank. This will prove to Curve that they received the money.

        In turn, demand from Curve the above info for their onward transmission of those refunds to you. I’ll bet Curve can possibly provide a reference, but won’t provide tracking. In which case could you threaten them with being reported to the FOS?

  • BSI1978 says:

    Hola chums.

    Sometime ago there was a discussion piece around the Faroe Islands. Can anyone point me in the direction of the day/thread as there were some interesting insights and we’re considering a Nov trip! Cheers

  • Vit says:

    Flash sale message from IHG:

    Take advantage of our ADVANCE SAVER FLASH SALE and make 2020 a year to remember for all the right reasons.

    Wherever you choose to go enjoy the vibrant changing colours that the season brings.

    • Save at least 30% off with ADVANCE SAVER at participating IHG hotels in Europe. Members save more
    • Book by 14 October 2020, stay by 30 April 2021
    • Full deposit on booking. Must be cancelled at least 14 days in advance
    • Book 3 or more days in advance

  • jessiefan says:

    Just seen an email offer for me for enhanced 10k avios with blue BA Amex and 30k with BAPP – no mention of not being eligible for sign up bonus if you’ve had or currently have an AMEX card – is this condition being relaxed for this promotion??

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