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The HfP chat thread – Sunday 8th November

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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 (186)

  • Vin says:

    Report from IC Athens. After staying 5 nights in Plaka we moved to the IC which is about a 30min walk away. Booked Superior Room with AMB weekend cert and upgraded to King Junior Suite (living and dining area with separate bedroom and 2 bathrooms). Had booked a third night Standard room on 20k points and was asked if we wished to stay on in the suite for 20 euros supplement. … yeah !
    Breakfast reduced from 25 Euros to a more digestible 16 euros and 15 euros credit as Ambassador. That’s the Ambassador fee more than recouped for the year.
    It’s set back from the main 8 lane highway leading to the port so no road noise – a problem which affects the Grand Hyatt and Marriott which are much further away (from the Acropolis).
    Few guests, very attentive and plentiful staff always ready to chat – all pleased that we’re here during difficult times.

  • Lady London says:

    @YH note that @meta speaks as one that was literally abandonedin another country by BA who cancelled his return flight and flatly refused to provide a replacement ticket on another airline leaving at close to the time on the same day @meta’s booked BA flight to get him home was cancelled on. BA had no more flights for 4 more days, which meant they were legally obliged if a routing on another airline was available, to provide @metaa ticket on that other airline instead. BA flatly refused.

  • Anuj says:

    I have the 10% offer on my Amex, as it’s only once, how much £ of gift cards do you think I can get away with in one transaction on the self checkout?

    • Harry T says:

      Assuming this is Morrison’s? Can usually do a few hundreds worth. There seems to be a cap on the JL ones though.

      • Anuj says:

        Whoops yes meant Morrison’s, I think I did £1000 last time. I’d be interested if anyone did any more.

      • David says:

        So the JL ones, can we clarify how much you can do at once? And whether self service checkout?

        • mark2 says:

          I was stopped at one off £50.
          So I bought Morrison’s gift cards with the offer (total £850 with Amazon) which I can use later for JL to do our shopping in Waitrose.
          Has anyone managed to put more than £15 on One4All?

          • Andrew says:

            The maximum you can deposit to a one4all is £120. It’s a money laundering thing.

          • mark2 says:

            Yes the maximum is £120 but I and some others have found that it is stuck at £15 at present.

    • Lee says:

      Bought £1000 Amazon GCs using self check out counter, no issue.

    • Dr C says:

      I brought £2k amazon at manned till once, surprisingly they didn’t say anything