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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 7th October

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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 (228)

  • Luca says:

    Wondering if anyone knows – do Hyatt status perks apply when you book via a third party website?

    • Rob says:

      No (except for Amex FHR and Virtuoso)

      • Harry T says:

        And Hyatt Prive bookings through a preferred partner like Emyr (who also doe Virtuoso, of course). Prive should be a better than Virtuoso.

  • Tw33ty says:

    Anyone had any experience of the amex ihg offer for indigo / cp offer of £60 back when spending £250?

    What I’m curious about is will it only trigger on a transaction of £250+ or will it trigger over two or three cumulative stays totalling over £250?

    Any help or experience would be greatly appreciated.

    • Sukes says:

      Wording on the offer is ‘on eligible spend’ (as opposed to ‘on an eligible transaction’) so it should work on cumulative spend.

  • Harry T says:

    Finally got my 136,000 Avios back from BA two months after they cancelled my 241 booking – they don’t seem to like my other half because they arrived 24 hours after I called about the booking (she called four or five times, bless her).

    Also, whilst I was on the phone, two F seats appeared on BOS to LHR next August. UUA in a flash. £682 and 40,000 Avios per person for a F return to the US.

  • RedCurtains says:

    anyone know exactly when the amex gold charge – renewal 10k bonus posts? I am 12 months + 1 statement (30 days). Really keen/been waiting for the bonus to post so that I can then upgrade to Platinum