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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 22nd October

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Comments (155)

  • ChrisC says:

    I asked the other day about Ambassador upgrades if you book with points.

    Went into my booking today for my IC Berlin trip next week (to cancel it following the German covid changes) and I had been allocated a ‘King Delux with Sofa’ rather than the ‘Superior’ room my points had put me in.

    Looks lovely in the pictures. Shame I won’t get to see it.


    • Hugo says:

      I am still getting to Berlin luckily because I arrive Friday night before the changes but will be the last trip for a while

    • Harry T says:

      What are the changes?

    • meta says:

      @ChrisC yes, I always get upgraded on points as Ambassador. Since having status at IC’s it’s always a suite even on points.

  • Nick_G says:

    Virgin declined my status match request from BA Bronze to VS Silver! 🙁
    Has anybody had any success in matching VS Silver from BA Bronze?

    • Rob says:

      VS will usually only status match if you show proof of booked or previous travel on routes they fly, along with a future Virgin booking on that route.

  • Jay H says:

    Anyone else got the increased referral bonus of 14,000 Avios on the BA Premium?

  • RH says:

    Not long until the travel corridor. Fingers crossed some of us can still get away this half term!

  • Jonny says:

    Wide open Avios availability to Tenerife (now on the travel corridor list) this Saturday, and returning a week later. Will go quickly for sure…

    • Jonny says:

      V quickly it appears!
      Wouldn’t be surprised if BA puts on some extra flights though. They did that with Crete last week

    • Anna says:

      Watch cash fares go through the roof – I’ve just checked Manchester – Gibraltar on Easyjet which is £435 pp for half term week, without luggage!

  • RH says:

    Glad Cyprus is still ok, can check in now!!

  • RH says:

    I can’t check in online with BA in the usual way for Cyprus. It says I need to checkin at airport – I am guessing this is because they need to review the Covid test and flight pass. Has anyone else travelled to Cyprus recently and found the same please?

  • BJ says:

    Looks like my Ambassador gamble has not worked out, at least not yet. The promotion sign up date has been extended until the end of the year but the qualification dates to earn and redeem the free night remain the same.

    • Anna says:

      So you can join/renew up till Dec 31st but still have to earn the certificate by that date?

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