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The HfP chat thread – Monday 26th April

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Comments (308)

  • M says:

    Is it possible to use the Virgin Atlantic upgrade voucher in the following scenario:
    – a one way flight for two people
    – originating outside UK (for example NYC)
    – upgrading from premium to upper class
    – assuming I am a Red tier member?

    • Connor says:

      – Yes, you can upgrade 1 way for 2 people
      – I’d imagine it would be fine if you’re booking it as a return and not as a one way, but I’m not sure
      – Yes
      – Yes, I upgraded from Premium to Upper last week and I’m only Red tier.

      • M says:

        Thanks, I guess I meant “all of these in a single booking” but this is helpful – anyone knows if it is possible to upgrade a one way flight originating outside UK?

  • Patrick Cold says:

    How near to departure can I wait until cancelling a BA flight? Thanks.

  • C F Frost says:

    Amex referral bonuses. With the 90k ceiling seemingly unelevated, are people receiving a curtailment or not – ie, given the elevation for Plat to 24k and it no longer being a factor of 90 (so not a nice round five referrals to reach 90k) is anyone getting their final 24k paid in full, so a 96k total?

  • C F Frost says:

    Or even better than 96k, something like an 18, 18, a 24 and another 24 to take to 84k, before getting a full further 24k to take home 108k?

  • rams1981 says:

    My Hilton points have posted

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