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The HfP chat thread – Monday 30th 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 (236)

  • Mouse says:

    Has anyone heard/read any info about which providers will be on the government’s approved list for Test to Release? Or when such info might become available? just says “a list of private test providers will be published on GOV.UK soon”.

    • The Original Nick says:

      Just search for a close friend or a family member of Hancock’s who’s involved with testing or anything to do with C19 and I’m sure you’ll find something.

  • Nigel W says:

    If upgrading to Curve Metal, does anyone know if you can keep on using your existing card after the upgrade?

    My current Curve card is on so many websites, it would be a pain trying to change them all.

    • Sina says:

      You can use the card until you receive the new metal card and activate it.

    • Peter K says:

      When I recently (within past 2 months) upgraded to metal, my old curve card immediately stopped working.

  • BS says:

    Anyone know the current Virgin Atlantic waiting times? I’ve been waiting quite a while

    • Rob says:

      Took me 90 mins ringing at 9pm a couple of weeks ago (they stay open beyond 10pm if you are on the line).

      • BS says:

        I’m now at 1h45. Not sure if I should continue…

        • Alan says:

          1h52m here so you’re just ahead of me! Some availability has vanished since I joined the hold so they’re definitely still working although Sod’s Law what I need will be gone when I finally get there. Mind you at this rate we’ll be past the sale cut-off of midnight!

          • Alan says:

            Finally got through to someone after 2h20m on hold! In fairness they did stay open after 22:00

      • Alan says:

        45m so far (3rd attempt of the day, gave up after 90 min prev two times). If they’d just let upgrade vouchers be bookable online I wouldn’t have to call them!

    • Holam says:

      took me nearly 2hrs on sunday

  • Sina says:

    Anyone else got an email from Harrods, thanking for sticking with their amex? I was asked to give them an address, so they can send me a gift!

  • Genghis says:

    HH Barclaycard Nov points just posted for me.

  • 747_Brat says:

    Has anyone received the Qatar spend £500, get £100 back offer on supplementary Amex card?

  • FloriGuy says:

    Can Churchill be fed with bendy?

  • 747_Brat says:

    I am struggling to book a Qatar ticket with a free stopover in Doha. The ticket fails to price-up after selecting the flights.

    Is there a trick I am missing, with the free stopover? 🙄

    • Baji Nahid says:

      arent the borders still closed? therefore you wont be able to book a free stop over in doha