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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 27th October

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We have decided to run this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  With the news flow being lighter, we are running fewer ‘Bits’ articles.

The comments under this article are where you should post questions about travel and, indeed, anything else on your mind.  At this tricky time, and given that many of you are at home, we want the HfP community to have a place to chat.


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Comments (301)

  • A270 says:

    Turned on my Tesco to Virgin autoconvert today. Am I too late to get the 1k bonus?

  • Sukes says:

    Re: Amex Plat personal travel insurance & FCO advice. I emailed AXA today with Q: “please advise whether in the situation that I purchase transport and/or accommodation in full on my card to a destination to which UK FCDO advice of “against all but essential travel“ is in place on the date of booking but not on the start date of my journey whether I will be eligible for my insurance benefits.” Answer by email “If at the time of booking the advice is all but essential then you are not covered for cancellation prior to going or have any travel insurance during your trip if the advice does not change.. If that advice then changes before your departure & your destination is now deemed safe to travel to then yes you will have the travel insurance as per terms and conditions.” Hopefully helpful as I have read contradicting advice on this thread which I didn’t think held up when you read the insurance terms. If you want to get it yourself in writing then email AXA (address is on their Covid disruption doc on the amex plat ins website) & include your full card number in your email (as it is your insurance policy number).

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