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The HfP chat thread – Sunday 16th May

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (251)

  • Aston100 says:

    Has the IHG flash sale started early?
    Literally every IHG booking I made between end of this month through to end of August has dropped in price.
    Bookings at HIX, HI, CP, Indigo and Voco – all a fair bit lower now.
    I think the points prices have also dropped, but can’t confirm for sure.

    • Sandra says:

      Thanks Aston 100 – I have just checked, cancelled & rebooked a July stay saving £30 on my original 3 night booking. I’ve been checking prices weekly since I booked about a month ago and they’d gone up quite a bit so it has to be the flash sale pricing

    • ChrisC says:

      One of my bookings dropped on Saturday but I think that was too early for it to be a sale drop

      None of the others have changed yet. Will look again in the morning.

  • Pete says:

    Anyone else having issues with lack of Customer service from Hotels.com? Absolutely abysmal!

    • Aston100 says:

      It might be better if we started a list of companies that are giving consistently good customer service.
      The comments here and elsewhere suggest everyone is bad at present.

    • Kyle says:

      I suggest to reach out via Twitter. After going back and forth in the emails for a week, Twitter team sorted an issue in a day.

    • Amy carpenter says:

      Yes, totally crap.

  • Morris says:

    Do non-USD purchases on an ICC dollar card accrue points? Looking at my points this month vs. purchases, points seem to be missing for a small ~$10 charge in non-USD (yes, yes aware of the 3% FX fee…).

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