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The HfP chat thread – Monday 17th May

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Comments (459)

  • idontfly says:

    With Spire Elite I got the Hertz Gold Plus 5 Star membership for an upcoming car hire. It used to say on Hertz site that you get a free additional driver with this status but I can no longer find it – has anyone else noticed it has disappeared? Thanks

  • Zoe P says:

    Another question from me… if CW seat formation is 2 3 2 is that going to be new Club Suite?? Flying Heathrow to Tokyo.

    • Tom1 says:

      No – 1-2-1 club suite.
      I think 2-3-2 is the old club world seats on a 787. BA Source website is good to check. Think there are seating guides on here too.
      Others will also point out that changes in planes is highly likely/possible at the moment and for the foreseeable as airlines work out exactly what equipment they need for each route.

      • Andrew says:

        Yes 2-3-2 is the old CW with the middle seat of the 3 being the isolation booth.

  • Lee says:

    Deliveroo on gold card, can confirm that Deliveroo plus does qualify for £5 cash back. Not just the £3.49 fee it’s full £5
    12 May DELIVEROO -£5.00
    12 May DELIVEROO PLUS – UK LONDON £3.49

    • TheInsiderFly says:

      So you’re being paid to subscribe?

      • Rob says:

        Deliveroo+ shows at £11.49 for me!

        • 747_Brat says:

          @Rob: There are 2 versions of Deliveroo Plus. The one you mentioned has a min. order value of £10 for free delivery. The one @Lee mentioned has a min. order value of £25 for free delivery.

          You can choose a plan that suits your needs here:
          https://deliveroo.co.uk/plus

          • Rob says:

            Ah …. interesting. It slides! If I swipe right on the £11.49 box in the app it pulls in a £3.49 box. I don’t see it otherwise.

            7 day free trial so if I sign up now it will still take £3.49 in May when I don’t expect to use any other credits ….

      • Tom1 says:

        Unless this was the second monthly fee, and it’s accumulative? Not sure when it started, or whether anything under £5 would roll over anyway.

      • Lee says:

        Yes, quite surprised

  • 747_Brat says:

    I was on an annual Curve Metal subscription, which is coming to an end soon. Just wondering if the Curve Metal subscription is renewed automatically, or do I need to purchase it again?

  • Helen says:

    I have a reservation at the Crowne Plaza London City for 17 – 19 July but now all dates in July/August are showing as not available. Should I be concerned?

    • Rob says:

      Yes. It is apparently shut until 1st September. Decision has only been taken in the last couple of days, as the rumour goes.

      • Helen says:

        What will happen with my reservation (points)? Will they transfer my booking or is it i’ll need to rebook somewhere else at a higher rate?

        • Kai says:

          You’ll be moved to the Kimpton as someone suggested in the thread.

  • Helen says:

    Sorry, i’ve searched but I couldn’t find anything, could someone post a link please

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