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  • Ali M says:

    Etihad emailed – 1500 miles for registering email address. easy 1500 miles.

  • Scott says:

    Anyone had any experience of cancelling a Sainsbury car insurance policy?
    Bought a new car a few days ago and insured it with them. Already got another car insured with them on a separate policy, but sold that today, so want to cancel the old policy.
    Absolutely zero way of doing so online, and every phone number seems to take me through to a claims line regardless of what their website and my documents say.

    • Chrism20 says:

      It’s a bit of a chore IIRC. I had to do something similar last year when we replaced our runaround. Looking at the old paperwork we still have the customer services number is 0345 2661604

  • HBommie says:

    I’m looking to cancel an NHS PCR test, is this possible or just not turn up? I don’t need it as I’ve completed it via another company.

  • VerdantBacon says:

    Is it possible to book Mr&Mrs Smith hotels anywhere with added benefits? Have tried Emyr and FHR and they don’t have them

    • BJ says:

      Try contacting the hotels directly, sometimes it does pay off.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      MAMS is a travel advisor so they are the extra benefits

      Alternatively go directly to the hotel itself. They usually have better rates.

    • Rob says:

      I imagine that some are in Small Luxury Hotels or similar, but it will be property by property – remember, it is only a marketing group and not a chain per se.

  • BJ says:

    Looks like BA have cancelled the BA1434 at 07:55 to Edinburgh in their winter schedule. Normally I’d be extremely unhappy but at this time a positive result. Having given us a free switch from exINV to exEDI to BKK and indirectly 17k Bonvoy points the other week they have now just handed us a free switch to whenever 🙂 Would probably happen anyway as I now doubt we will get to Thailand in December but let’s see. Reaccommodation is on the BA1442 at 09:05 for info of any others affected.

  • John says:

    For the new Preferred Hotels 400/100 offer on Amex : the T&Cs say valid on hotel checkout for stays only, but how could they distinguish that from an in-person gift voucher sale at hotel reception?

    • KBuffett says:

      Gift Vouchers at hotels are usually sold through a separate merchant.
      The way to do it is to open a folio in your name and pay on account. That way they are holding you money against your booking effectively making it prepaid. However, if your booking is fully cancellable etc, then you can still change your booking and move the credit to when you do actually stay.

  • Kevin C says:

    Got more details about the Wentworth hospitality today (people kept asking about this). It’s at the Championship Pavilion. I don’t know if it’s the same space as the official hospitality or if it’s segmented in some way. Looking forward to it.

    • JohnT says:

      +1. Tickets being emailed by the weekend! Going Thurs from Hilton Cobham. Any taxi app suggestions for that area – Eg Gett?

  • Js says:

    Anyone knows? I am traveling UK to Frankfurt with BA double vaccinated, Do I need a covid test to board?

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