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The HfP chat thread – Monday 12th July

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Comments (291)

  • Gb says:

    Do any uk cards offer insurance for accidental damage for an iPhone? Preferably one that offers replacement headsets rather than sending them off for repair.

    • Rob says:

      Curve offers this on premium plans, doesn’t it?

      • Save East Coast Rewards says:

        It actually have experience of this. I still have my UK issued Curve metal card. Damaged screen of phone and I took it to the Apple Store for repair or replacement (book an appointment at the so-called genius bar) – they have a fixed price for replacement of the phone (they swap it for your old one). Curve paid for the replacement minus the £50 excess.

        Took a little longer than usual because the damage documentation from the Apple Store was in Italian but I imagine it’s a bit quicker if you take in a UK Apple store.

    • Ls says:

      The nationwide flex plus account offers this. You have to send it off, but it’s always back within a week. New handset (rather than repair) given.

      • Ls says:

        (For apple – they said on the news phone they can’t touch the handsets as Apple won’t let them, and they just replace)

    • mark2 says:

      Carefully check the excess on the policy.

    • Tarmohamed says:

      Barclays Tech Pack always replaced the wife’s iPhone. They arranged collection of the old phone at the same time they delivered the new phone via DPD

  • Mark says:

    No lounge access for Hilton diamond members in the new Hilton Signia branded hotels.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Will they even have a lounge? Didn’t seem to be part of the blurb that they would when they launched the brand.

      All about technology and meeting space isn’t it?

  • Super Secret Stuff says:

    Just got an email from Nectat promoting the Avios offer. Appears the top prize is 100,000 avios

    • Lady London says:

      So…does this mean BA is seeing more avios transferred to Nectar than they would like, so are trying to reverse the trend?

  • Lux says:

    Seems JetBlue is running a familiarisation flight tonight JFK to LHR – B69400, can be followed on FlightRadar24

  • MD says:

    So far mine have all been within the 24-72 hour range.

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