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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 16th November

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Comments (330)

  • Tom H says:

    Anyone got a direct email for Emyr Thomas? I ve contacted via the form and not had a reply, which judging from what everyone has said about how quick he is, makes me think I m just not getting his replies.

  • BP says:

    Intern rate: Four Seasons Dubai IFC. 27th Dec to 3rd Jan. £122 a night for Executive Suite on

  • John says:

    Anyone else having issues with the Amex app this evening? I couldn’t authorise a payment in the app and had to resort to the text message instead. Also pending transactions aren’t showing.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Anyone know of the Dell / Amex offer of £100 back on £750 spend works with the Outlet store? TIA

    • BP says:

      Yes it does. I used a previous Amex offer on the outlet. I’ve now bought 2 XPS 15s from the outlet and both have basically been brand new except for single 0.5cm long scratches on the outside. Great saving and one of them is still going strong 4 years later!

      • Graham Walsh says:

        Perfect. Thanks for confirming. Going to get an XPS for new job. Have $2k budget and can get a good spec from Outlet store.

    • Aston100 says:

      Worked for me a year ago
      Don’t forget to ask the live chat person for a discount code.

    • elguiri says:

      and check your employer discount portals – I got 2 stackable discounts last time as well as Amex CB, saving £400 on £1000 spend

  • The Rooster says:

    I am trying to work out if we can enter India from the Maldives & also apply for a tourist Visa.
    Does anyone know if as UK citizens we are able to?

    • Anuj says:

      Tourist visas are now back up and running, when looking for the up to date details look for a document dated October onwards, many of the government and airport sites still link to the outdated guidance from February.

  • @mkcol says:

    Friend travelling to Paris on Eurostar on Thursday – they’ve been advised to be at St Pancras 2 hours before.
    Is that early really necessary currently?

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