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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 12th November

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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 (204)

  • Bob says:

    Just a data point, I commented here a while ago about obtaining a refund on an avios booking that also had a pro active upgrade purchased on it. Happy to advise that received back all monies paid today (less £35) about a month after requesting refund (today also happens to be scheduled departure date).

  • Lady London says:

    just had a popup on here – switching bonus to HSBC Advance Bank Account £125

  • Mrs Nick says:

    My husband just got a weird flyer FROM the NatWest advising him of all of the financial incentives available at coop, starling, metro and other banks if he closes his Natwest business account . Does anyone know what that is about? Is there a catch??

    • Charlieface says:

      No catch, the gov mandated RBS/Natwest break off a bunch of business customers into another bank (Williams & Glynn) as a condition of receiving a bailout back in 2008, that failed, so now they have to offer £4k to anyone who switches out from them.

  • Sina says:

    Just bought and returned an item in Sainsbury’s using double up vouchers, and got a gift card in return! It took 10 minutes of my time! Thanks to whoever mentioned I could do this!

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