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The HfP chat thread – Sunday 23rd 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 (230)

  • Phil W says:

    Could somebody confirm which BA contact centre I’m best calling at 01.00 to book flights tonight and which number i should dial. Thanks in advance.

  • BrotherBear says:

    Just double checking. Think the answer is yes…

    We’re flying to mainland Portugal on 5th June. Wife has had both her jabs for a couple of months now. Does she still need to have a negative pcr test to enter Portugal despite having the NHS vaccine passport?

    Know there are plans for the vaccine passports to negate the need for the negative test but am I right in thinking that isn’t yet approved and won’t be for a little while?

    Thanks in advance

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Currently yes you are correct

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yup Portugal requires a test regardless of vaccine status. Spain requires no test from Monday, vaccine status is also irrelevant.

      The plans for an EU Covid certificate would come in force July 1st but currently excludes 3rd countries like U.K etc

    • BrotherBear says:

      Thanks both

  • Olly says:

    I posed a question a couple of days ago relating to my Curve Black card of 5 years being replaced with the blue version this week asking if anyone was in the same situation. For those who wanted to hear the reply from Curve- @Craig, @Youllnever, Curve responded to my query today with this:
    “Although your original card was Black in colour, it was on our free Curve Blue programme. For a brief period of time the design was changed so that we were issuing Black cards for the free programme, this has since changed so that Blue is free and Black is charged for.”
    I thought I had the Black account but they say no and I’ve no idea of how to verify.
    🤔

    • Craig says:

      Hi Olly, did you pay the £50 I think it was for the ‘lifetime’ black? I think it came with a Tumi wallet?

      • Olly says:

        Thanks Craig et al. I’m in the unfortunate position of having the memory of a goldfish and have no way of checking what I signed up for.
        All I remember is shouting for it on the back of a HfP article when it first came out and as there’s no paper anything am stuck. I definitely do not remember getting a TUMI (????) wallet though. I did have in my mind paying a £35 one of fee but even that isn’t definite. 😏

    • AndyGWP says:

      Did you pay a one off fee for your card when you first had it, and get a little free TUMI wallet for it (tho not sure how long they did that for)… ?

      • AndyGWP says:

        Doh! Craig beat me to it by some margin! 🤣

        • Craig says:

          That’s only because I’m checking HFP at 10pm rather than being on holiday! The wind and the rain is reminding me why we go on holiday in the first place.

    • Lady London says:

      This is correct. Was reported by commenters on here their early cards were black even though they had the basic account

      I don’t even think Curve Black has existed as a separate product for 5 years anyway.

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  • trader363 says:

    What card do you see it on? I can’t see it on BA, BAPP or Platinum

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