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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 27th May

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Comments (344)

  • Kevin D says:

    Hi guys. The wife has had her Amex Platinum for 3 months now and sucked all the MR points she can out of it. Whats the best and easiest way to cancel and get pro-rata annual fee refund?
    Cheers

  • roberto says:

    Can any one recommend any cheap spots to park in London this weekend? Or an app or website etc?
    Thank you

    • kitten says:

      what area

    • Memesweeper says:

      JustPark

      • TGLoyalty says:

        This.

      • PMG says:

        Have heard about this before, need to try it next time I am in London.

        Mostly I just end up going to Westfield (White City) – probably not the cheapest but closer to where I need to be when I am in London…

        • TGLoyalty says:

          It’s likely even this might be cheaper.

          There can be some great spots depending on where you need to be and when

          • Bill says:

            I used just park in Liverpool for a week. Everything was fine and alot cheaper than other options

    • John says:

      If it’s just overnight most of the side streets are free and you won’t be the nicest car

  • r* says:

    If I upgrade one leg of a cash booking using avios and then later had to turn it into an FTV, what happens to the avios part of the booking? Do they get refunded and just the cash booking goes to voucher or are the avios tied up in the voucher too?

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