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The HfP chat thread – Friday 5th November

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Comments (478)

  • Reney says:

    Anyone else got an email from PAW re tesco in store offer in selected stores? Thoughts on how many times I can use it?

  • AD says:

    Hi, do ihg points get credited immediately after purchase please? I need to purchase points for immediate redemption. Many thanks

  • NSL says:

    IHG Ambassador Free Weekend Night – someone remind me, is it pay for night one and get night two free or is is 50% of the total stay cost that gets charged?

  • marcw says:

    US travel:
    Hopefully someone can help:
    do <18 y/o need a test on days 3-5 after arrival if they are not-vaccinated and travelling with adults (in this case vaccinated)? Where can I find the answer to this question?

    • BLT says:

      That would appear to be the situation at present as set out in the latest attestation form from the CDC. I gues we will find out next week how they will monitor/ record the 3-5 day test.

    • Rhys says:

      Someone didn’t read our article on it very closely 😉 Children are treated the same way as their parents, so if you’re double vaccinated then your child is treated as such too, even if they aren’t.

      • BLT says:

        Rhys – Not sure that is now up to date. The attestation form on the CDC website has been updated and under >2<18 will be treated same as adult but will need 3-5 day test. This is what you have to agree to on the attestation form. We will find out next week and then someone may have to update their article! 😉

  • Tazzy says:

    Has anyone travelled to St Lucia lately? Does it have to be a PCR at a covid fest centre or can we do an at home randox PCR? Thanks

  • Mikeact says:

    No more plastic…..just received my Digital FB card…bit of a shame after all these years, but understandable. Messes up my collection…was looking to frame in a couple of years time to hang up in the toilet .
    I guess BA and others will follow suit.

  • TicknBash says:

    BA CS mentioned a Sale is coming in January.
    Seems to be a sale every quarter now.

  • ianM says:

    I see people talking about a chat facility on – can anyone tell me where it’s located I can’t find it. TIA

    • Richie says:

      Go to on a mobile device, then go to help and contacts at bottom, click there and it should pop up.

      • ianM says:

        Thanks will try but i’m trying to get thru to them on phone right now LOL.

        How long should it take for a FTV to be confirmed? I spoke to BA on Tuesday and used a FTV with avios element for the same flight the voucher was from at end of month to ATL – she said it had to go to head office because it had been a part flown booking, she said it would be confirmed within 72 hours….it hasn’t now I need to go through the rigmarole all over again.

        • Graham C says:

          We were confirmed in a day. Expired two for one voucher within a FTV. Had to pay extra taxes.

          I did phone YouFirst though as it was a First redemption. Not sure if that helped the whole situation.

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