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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 7th October

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

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Comments (504)

  • The Original Nick. says:

    Amex MR to Marriott question. How long does it take for the points to transfer over please?

  • The Original Nick. says:

    I’m looking at changing my Melia hotel reservation for The Palacio Santa Clara, Autograph Collection in Valencia for next week. I have a very good deal using points for the Melia but I fancy getting into the Palacio now instead as the points redemption looks better. The rooftop bar is very appealling too.

  • @mkcol says:

    I see Daily Getaways is back

  • IanM says:

    I know that this has been mentioned but I can’t find it, nor is google helping, but what exactly does the day 2 reference look like? Is it 5 letters and 7 numbers??

    A friend is coming in from USA and has booked a test with London Doctors Clinic but they haven’t sent her a code, other than a XXXX-XXXX-XXXX reference all letters which doesn’t fit in the PLF ??

    Any thoughts?

  • Liam says:

    How long to points generally take to transfer from Amex to Marriott?

  • Paul says:

    If I book a return with avios can I cancel the return leg if I need to and get avios back? Going on half term hols to Mexico or somewhere but need to be in States early Nov so may stay out so I can get into States.

  • Tracey says:

    8 articles today, is that a record?

  • Gormlesstraveller says:

    Che’s little competitor is “enhancing” its basic package; no FX-free transactions. Have I missed a thread about this? Or have you all already been banned cause of Amex top-ups?

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