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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 31st July

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Comments (317)

  • YC says:

    Is there a way of finding out the amex csc number if u dont physically have the card on you? Trying to take advantage of sup offer

  • Nicky says:

    I have flights to Florida on 11th September (out in Club, return on 20th in First). As Biden is still showing no sign of opening the borders how near to the departure date will BA leave it to cancel?

    • stevenhp1987 says:

      I have flights to Vegas on Sep 11th…going to leave it until check in to cancel…

      Rather BA cancel then me!

    • MattyS says:

      They cancelled our flights to MCO for mid August 4 weeks before the outbound flight.

      • Nicky says:

        Thanks, so I would be looking at around 11ish August. Good to know

    • Andrew says:

      Florida is still the 2nd worst state for Covid deaths. They are currently averaging at 52 a day.

      The US opening up is going to be down to the red states.

  • Harry T says:

    Any recent data points on how long an application for the Platinum ICC euro card takes? Thinking of getting one for the bonus as I’ve got a lot of European trips coming up. I meet the criteria for the card, so just wondering how long it would take me to be approved and receive the card. Thanks.

    • BJ says:

      What’s the current bonus and can we cancel it for a pro rata refund? I was never clear whether that was possible or not.

      • Harry T says:

        30,000 points – unsure about the rebate!

        • Babyg says:

          i applied 5 days ago…. have the email to say i applied but nothing much else at this stage.. ill let you know..

  • Olver says:

    Hello wise people, What happens to you 2-4-1 voucher after cancelling a BA card? I presume you can still use it right as long as your book with an Amex card?

    • The Streets says:

      Correct

    • BJ says:

      Just to add, if you are cancelling it just after triggering the voucher don’t do so until you see it safely inside your BA account.

      • Olver says:

        So we actually haven’t activated the voucher yet, does this matter? It is safely sitting in my BA account, just haven’t activated it yet.

  • Track says:

    AMEX Regents St offer 20 off 125.

    Did you get ‘offer redeemed’ emails after spending at the shops? Made spending, no immediate emails.

    • SteveJ says:

      Check your online account? I never get offer redeemed emails, but shows in my offers section as redeemed

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