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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 6th March

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Comments (223)

  • Ron says:

    AA domestic First from LAX to HNL, is that 140 tier points or 210 tier points? Thanks.

    • E14 says:

      140 changed a few years back

      Note Hawaii has more strict Covid requirements

      See if you can get the 777 out of DFW way nicer if you can work that in ** not checked to see what AA is currently operating

  • John W says:

    I read somewhere today that Seychelles are opening up to UK travellers end of March . If lockdown restrictions are lifted end of month also , can we fly to Seyshelles ?
    I was thinking end April ?
    What will the restrictions be on return to UK ?
    Probably getting excited too early

    • A says:

      If it’s legal to travel then yes however we don’t yet know what quarantine restrictions there will be on return back to the UK. My own feeling is that the eventual rules will be such that unless you have both doses of the vaccine, you will face significant annoyance on travel to various countries or on return to the UK in terms of restrictions

    • TGLoyalty says:

      They might allow you to enter but it’s up to your nation to let you leave.

      Currently in England god abroad for leisure will be prohibited until May 17th at the earliest.

      • meta says:

        Seychelles is on the red list, so that means hotel quarantine. I think they will stay for a while on the list despite Seychelles having vaccinated nearly 70% of their small population.

    • Rob says:

      Under current law then, yes, you can fly because it will be legal to leave home. Some new legislation is expected to make it legal to leave home but not enter an airport, however.

  • Alan says:

    I am also getting a unrecognised card error when trying to buy Premium Bonds on Bendy business metal.

    Is this a known problem that is likely to resolve itself, or do I need to contact Curve.


    • Travel Strong says:

      Curve can’t fix the rejection, and it’s unlkely to resolve for commercial cards – but you can ask them for a personal card instead.

  • Crafty says:

    You can exchange NatWest Rewards for JL Vouchers with a 4% boost.

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