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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 10th February

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Comments (281)

  • Chris Heyes says:

    747_Brat Not sure if you can find anyone that will accept a credit card payment
    But I’m sure it’s possible.
    Simply because my son paid all he’s legal fees through his solicitor by Amex
    But the catch is his solicitor is my cousin. so no problem for him
    But what it shows it can be done i asked my cousin
    he said it’s not the norm, but a few might if pushed, more of a chance if you come clean with reason, most will think it’s because you haven’t the funds

    • 747_Brat says:

      Thank you Chris for sharing your experience. You have given me a hope. 🙂
      Cheers.

      • Tony says:

        Can you pay the builders supplier direct ?

        • Magic Mike says:

          Cmon guys, this is the chat thread, surely we should be recommending bendy beardie bondies for your house deposit??!

        • 747_Brat says:

          Unfortunately that is not an option @Tony 🙁

        • Lady London says:

          And lose the builder his 10% or whatever %,? things will not go well

      • Polly says:

        Very same sit here, was wondering how we could maximise points earning. No solicitors will take Amex, but have hsbc premier so will use that as much as l can. Will get my OH to open an ac too and get a card, so we can double up on payments.
        Would love a virgin card to transfer points to Hilton, so may apply for that.
        Very frustrating tho, so few accepting Amex though.

  • Ted says:

    Good evening,
    Does anyone have experience of being allowed to rebook a cancelled cash BA flight, further out than 365 days from the original booking date?
    Many thanks
    Ted

    • Dr Lee says:

      They refused me on this point and I’m mulling whether to take them to arbitration and then court.

  • KP says:

    @Mahic Mike…. tell me more re bendy and beardy!

  • Max says:

    Now that Clubcard points are no longer transferable to avios, what’s the best use of Clubcard points?

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