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The HfP chat thread – Friday 5th March

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Comments (278)

  • Toby says:

    Quick question! We’re due to fly to Crete on 17th May which BA have already rescheduled. It seems unlikely we’ll want to go anyway as a toddler and potential quarantine feels….not relaxing. I’ve just noticed BA no longer sell flights on the date we fly, and see, to have pulled all flights to HER from sale until the 18th May. So, can I safely assume at some point soon they’re going to cancel our flights altogether?

    • Rob says:

      Yes. They won’t cancel until very late, however, to encourage you to take the voucher and not a cash refund.

    • Gin and Tonic Please says:

      Looks like 23 May now. Also Chania looks like it’s cancelled until 29 May.

      • Toby says:

        Oh thanks! Maybe I noticed this as they were withdrawing flights from sale!

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    Another step closer to Norwegian Air court proceedings

  • The real John says:

    To reset your BA password you need to go to forgotten password, and use your email address in the Login ID field.

    You then get an email, click the link and type a new password. In some cases this will suffice.

    If not, try to log in again with your email address, and if that fails, repeat this from the top.

    In some cases, you will then have a 2FA request where you can get a code by email or SMS.

    So the process could involve up to 3 emails from BA.

    If this still doesn’t work wait until next week and try again.

    • Martyn Ford says:

      Thank you very much for this which worked well.

    • Ross says:

      Thanks for this – and what a long winded process as it basically involved resetting my password twice. But this BA after all, so I wouldn’t expect them to make it easy.

      I got an email from Singapore Airlines this morning about the same data breach, but they didn’t require a password reset.

      • meta says:

        Thanks. It worked for me. However, signing in with membership number no longer works for me and I can only sign in with my email and new password.

  • Sloth says:

    Lots of earlier comments re curve not working with Ernie but has anyone had issues with spending on curve normally today? Tried to use it to buy some cards on moonpig…;) but kept getting declined

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