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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 21st April

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Comments (363)

  • TGLoyalty says:

    A briefing document drawn up by officials at Public Health England shows that between 25 March and 7 April, 3,345 arrivals from India were registered in UK border travel data. Of those 161 – or 4.8% – tested positive for Covid-19 after a PCR test.

    Interesting stat.

  • Andrew says:

    10% off at Harrods this weekend (in-store and online) useful to stack with the Amex offer.

  • Adil says:

    Originally booked Dubai in Oct 2020 within the 50% avios sale for outbound in Feb which was cancelled, moved back to March (also cancelled) and then to May (cancelled yesterday). Seems like UAE/Qatar will remain on the red list until at least 01/07 so not interesting in re-routing via Doha but don’t fancy flying in July/August/Sept either. Anyone know if the 12 month limit from booking for cancelled reward flights can be extended or is it time to get a refund?

    • SHARON says:

      I was able to reschedule from 22/4/21 to April 2022 for New York – booking had been made October 2020 in 50% sale with 2 for 1.

      • Harry T says:

        How did you manage that, Sharon?

      • Adil says:

        Thanks for the reply, did you have to do/say anything special to make this amendment? I’ve been told by BA that i have to complete outbound and return within 12 months of the original booking.

        • meta says:

          Try doing it online via MMB. It might allow you. I suspect Sharon rescheduled her New York flight just as I did my Maldives flight earlier in the year also booked in sale. At first nothing was showing as available in MMB, but then after a day, I had most dates till the end of schedule available.

          • Harry T says:

            Doesn’t work for my Japan flights that have been cancelled.

          • meta says:

            @Harry T yes, it doesn’t work for everyone judging by comments here.

  • Eric says:

    Does IHG not work with Bendy for HL?

    • Ashish says:

      Try HSBC, Capital or revolut or if u got the hilton one i don’t

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