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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 10th August

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We are running this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Comments (412)

  • Keely says:

    If I already have BAPP , I can’t get the Marriott Amex can I? Fairly sure it’s no, just checking . Had no other Amex for 2 years …

  • Jaime says:

    Have anyone used the Collision site on Bath Road for an antigen test 4hrs before a T2 flight?
    Flying to Portugal next week at 11am and was going to book the test at 7am.
    Any feedback is appreciated

  • Robert says:

    Platinum Personal cancellation question: if I cancel this week, when do my hotel status’ that I got through the card expire? Hope does it differ for each scheme? Is it a set date (e.g 31 March, 31 Dec?), 365 days from gaining the status, or depending on when you joined the scheme (like BA status)?


    • David says:

      It varies by scheme, based upon their own rules and policies.

    • Tony1 says:

      At a guess, you should be “good” till end of this year. ( Most hotel loyalty programmes alter your status at the end of a calendar year )

  • Benilyn says:

    @Neil – who stayed in the Shard this weekend gone, did you need to pay for the room with the bath tub in the room? Thanks

    • Neil says:

      No, but you do need to request it in advance and it’s not guaranteed. Of course the bath views are better with each room category you go up.

  • Tony1 says:

    Think that there is an offer on the Amex Plat for NH hotels , this code may stack


  • Susiq22 says:

    How do you upload to TAC app? Does anyone know what to do for Germany?

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