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The HfP chat thread – Monday 12th 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 (195)

  • Harry T says:

    Any recent stays at W Leicester Square? Considering it this weekend, as it has a decent gym (gf and I want to work out). I’m a Platinum elite member.

    • BJ says:

      Thanks for sharing.

      • Harry T says:

        Ha I just wondered if that affected how the hotel treats you! Some places have a better upgrade policy than others and offer extra perks 😋

        • BJ says:

          Apparently Spire doesn’t help at CP Kyoto. That will not be much surprise to anybody, but for your Japan trip you may (or not) be interested to learn it is down to 22,500 on many nights around your trip. Just been checking my options right now if you wondered where this comment came out of nowhere

    • Genghis says:

      No gyms open in the Toon?

      • Harry T says:

        Yes, but I have to be in London this weekend/early next week.

        • Harry T says:

          Looks like gyms will be closed here by the end of the month, though… hope you’re keeping well in your neck of the woods.

        • BJ says:

          ISTR you mentioned exams coming so best of luck if it’s them.

          • Harry T says:

            Thanks, BJ. It’s actually for a funeral. My exams are mercifully next summer. You sentiments are greatly appreciated nonetheless.

    • Sukes says:

      The gym currently has a 5 person max limit with mandatory signin at reception – you might want to check first whether you can book a time slot.

  • Baji Nahid says:

    I called up Amex to upgrade from the free BA card to the BAPP, however I have not heard anything from them and its been 24 hours. Do you guys happen to know when you’ll hear back normally regarding this?

    I appreciate the help!

    Thanks!