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The HfP chat thread – Friday 12th February

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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.

Please only comment under the main articles on the site if your comment is directly related to the topic of the article.  This has long-term benefits as it keeps the commentary relevant for people who read those articles in the future.

Old chat threads are hidden from the HfP home page.  If you want to look for something in an old thread, click here.  This brings up all the articles in our ‘General’ category which includes the chat threads.

Comments (320)

  • Alan says:

    Yesterday someone asked if curve could be used to fund etoro, I have just tried with a £200 test transaction and the payment was declined.

  • ee says:

    Did something happen to yesterday’s chat thread? I read them one day behind but 11th Feb seems to have disappeared from the ‘general’ listing!

    • Aston100 says:

      Scroll up a dozen lines and you’ll see this:
      “Old chat threads are hidden from the HfP home page. If you want to look for something in an old thread, click here. This brings up all the articles in our ‘General’ category which includes the chat threads.”

      • ee says:

        Hi Aston – yeah, that’s how I usually get to the previous days thread but the one from yesterday is not there. I wonder if there was some juicy discussion which meant it had to be pulled?!

      • Allan says:

        Yesterday’s is not there for some reason.
        I left some comments about BMW finance around 11pm – just highlighting the fact they don’t take card payments at the moment due to Covid and working from home.

    • Rob says:

      Sorry folks. My fault. When we hid it from the home page I ticked the wrong box which also hid it from a category search.

    • cinereus says:

      Fwiw you can always just manually go to the URL even if it’s hidden from WordPress category listings.

  • John says:

    anyone who got virgin status match manage to get them to push it back to later in the year?

    • Doug M says:

      If you mean the status valid from then a couple of posters said they got a no go from Virgin.

    • mr_jetlag says:

      Also, do Virgin holiday bookings (with deposit only) count for the future flight requirement?

  • mart says:

    anyone know how to book klm flights with virgin miles i am seeing availability but says availability changed after entering card details ?

  • The cyclist says:

    Did anyone catch the Home secretary’s interview with Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning, I did whilst making a totally unnecessary and gratuitous journey by car to my local garden centre. It was “Quite Frankly” a masterclass.

    • Chris K says:

      No, but if I had I would have chosen to comment on the content rather than on how she speaks.

      • dezbez says:

        That’s the point Chris, there generally is little content, other than meaningless phrases like that. Or the odd sound-bite and nonsense like “counter-terrorism offenders”. 😳

  • The cyclist says:

    The manner of speaking is amusing but I will admit largely irrelevant , the content is what should alarm the public, I applaud Nick Ferrari for setting the elephant trap which Patel blundered into. It was good but not as good as making Diane Abbott look a prize prat a couple of years ago.

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