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The HfP chat thread – Monday 31st May

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Comments (222)

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    My bet for tomorrow is a nice avios earning current account or mortgage from JP Morgan Chase

  • Crafty says:

    Those who’ve been able to bring forward their second vaccines, are you doing this via NHS.uk? I have logged in tonight, having had Pfizer 1 today, and it says:

    “You are not currently eligible to book through this service. If you’ve already had your first dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at a GP surgery or hospital, contact them to book the second dose of the vaccine.”

    I’ve already had my first dose, but not at a GP surgery nor hospital; and I already have my 2nd booked, but at a different location from the first.

    Bit odd / annoying; anyone had the same?

    • Louise K says:

      Did you book both via the nhs website?

    • Steve says:

      The advice from our local surge vaccination popups is to wait 24 hours before logging on to the NHS site to book your second dose, so I’m guessing you’ll be able to book when the system’s been updated to show you’ve had your first dose.

    • ChasP says:

      thought you had to cancel your second appointment and then rebook

      The system just wont let you book another if you have one scheduled

  • Yorkshirerich says:

    Talking of offers, I stupidly misplaced my BA free card this weekend so froze it on the app and I doubt I’ll find it so I’ve replaced it on the app. I was looking at the offers just now and realised that around 20 relevant offers I had have all disappeared. Will someone reassure me they will re-appear once my new card arrives?

    • Harry T says:

      They normally reappear, in my experience. May take a few days though.

  • meta says:

    It looks like Amex introduced pay now option for FHR bookings and it shows as Amex Travel, so triggers the £50 offer.

    • Harry T says:

      Assume this is only for Amex Plat, then? I know in the US they have issues with earnings loyalty points on prepaid Amex FHR bookings vs pay at checkout.

      • meta says:

        Yes, only for Amex Plat, but maybe also for Gold via Hotel Collection? Good point about loyalty points. A friend of mine triggered it, not me. It could work well for independent ones though.

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