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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 28th September

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Comments (516)

  • Graham says:

    So 8 have a 241 voucher expiring in Marc 2022 but want to use it to book AVIOS flights in Aug 2022. How to I extend the voucher ?

  • Jonathan says:

    As long as you don’t apply for numerous different loans with a few days, like one immediately after the next you should be ok, but it’s always very dodgy making credit applications if sufficient time hasn’t passed. If you make what can be defined as too many (from a lenders point of view) it could make you look like you’re desperate for cash, and run up debts that you can’t pay off in manageable amounts. That’s how lenders look at things

  • mart says:

    Any ideas when BA flights to Crete will be released for 2022?

  • AL says:

    On VS, I know that I need G availability in order to upgrade with FC miles from a Premium ticket in S. What is the equivalent I need to look out for in BA if I want to book, say, Premium and upgrade to Business using Avios? The formula for total Avios required appears to be Avios required in cabin to upgrade to minus Avios required for existing ticket. Is that right?

    • Jonathan says:

      With BA upgrades, you need to pay the difference between the two cabins. So for short haul for instance, you need to pay an extra 17500 Avios (I think that’s the amount) for an upgrade when you’ve originally booked using Avios

      • AL says:

        Thanks – so, a PE ticket is going for 26000 Avios and a CW is 50000. I assume the one-way upgrade is, then, 24000 Avios? Can any fare class be upgraded? They’re selling PE cash in T which appears to be a restrictive PE class.

        • Jonathan says:

          The only tickets that can’t be upgraded with Avios is deep discount Economy class, the tickets that get the lowest amount of Avios per flight

  • BJ says:

    Awesome day … managed to get a call through to BA and a nice competent CSA 🙂

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