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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 9th December

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Comments (280)

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  • Alex says:

    Looking for some insight, I have the spend £100 for 1500 on my BAPP. Since I activated it I have easily spent over £100 cumulatively but it has not triggered. I’ve seen a number of people say it doesn’t need to be a single £100+ transaction. Anyone had similar issue? Any suggestions?

    • Anna says:

      I had the email a few days ago but the 1500 avios still haven’t appeared. Cumulative spend.

    • Paul says:

      Have spent, cumulatively, around £400, with no news, and then £112 today and bingo, email confirmation of spend £100 for 1500Avios, so I’m presuming it’s not cumulative….

      • Alex says:

        Hmmm interesting, won’t struggle to go over the £100 spend, it just goes against others comments. IT must be having a funny one

        • AJA says:

          I got it on cumulative spend but was surprised that it wasn’t based on £100 in one go.

  • Jill ( Kinkell) says:

    She’s certainly doing something….like putting Highland in Tier 1, then saying we can’t have folk in the house.! Er….So it’s Tier 1.5! and Liz…. I can’t get Curve either, on my iPhone 5s! Time to upgrade ( then I might also get the Scottish Test and Protect app as well)

  • BuildTheWall says:

    Essex and Surrey could be in tier 3 by 16th.

    • Polly says:

      And our daughter’s wedding the week after, which may or may not happen …

  • George K says:

    This may put a dent on some European holidays next year…

    “Most Britons will be barred from visiting EU countries from January 1 when pandemic safety rules that allow free travel within the bloc stop applying to the UK.

    The end of the Brexit transition period means that the UK will be subject to a system that only allows non-essential travel from a handful of non-EU countries with low coronavirus infection rates, the European Commission said.”

    • Mike says:

      Excellent news. Spanish hotels will be nice and peaceful. I am sure that won’t change in the foreseeable future. If I know the Spanish, they will be very happy with this.

      • Gormlesstraveller says:

        apart from the ones that work in Benidorm hotels and restaurants!

  • Kevin Devlin says:

    I wonder what will the rules be for travel from UK but on an EU (Irish) passport?

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