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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 6th May

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Comments (302)

  • David says:

    Anyone else clocked this – Andaz London – stay for £50 a night – stack the healthcare works rate with the Plat amex offer – and spend £50 on food.

    • Grant H says:

      When and how do you get it to £50/night?

      • YC says:

        I think OP means – some nights go for £100. x2 + £50 food = £250. Net £50/night+£50 food.

  • JJ says:

    Looks like BA have a copy of the green list to be announced tomorrow.

    Portugal looks good to go. BA adding extra services to Faro this evening including new weekend flights from MAN and EDI. Should be good Avios availability when released hopefully about 1am if anyone is looking for flights!

    • Pete M says:

      That’d be excellent news!

    • Paul465 says:

      Do you know when they are looking to operate from?

      • Alex says:

        London to Faro is sold out for the 17th, unsurprisingly!

      • JJ says:

        First flights from EDI & MAN look the be loaded from 29th May (Sat & Sundays) only available through the end of June at the moment.

  • Keith says:

    If you book a flight using the £1 taxes fees and charges and lots of avios, do you get charged the whole £35 for cancelling? And if so is it £35 to cancel the booking or £140 to cancel an outgoing and return for a pair? Thanks

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