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The HfP chat thread – Thursday 25th November

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

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Comments (512)

  • BlueHorizonUk says:

    Red List is back – Travellers arriving from several southern African countries will have to quarantine amid warnings over a new Covid variant.

    Health Secretary Sajid Javid said from 12:00 GMT on Friday six countries would be added to the red list, with flights being temporarily banned.

    • Andrew says:

      Red List never went away – there just weren’t any counties on it for a few weeks.

    • Amy C says:

      I’m the kiss of death! Where have I been booking up a 4×4 and various lodges for the past two weeks for next May? Namibia and Botswana and using my 2-4-1 voucher to get there via S. Africa! 😩🤦‍♀️

  • Sam says:

    Hi all, I have 245 Heathrow points which will expire in a couple of months..I can’t transfer them as I need a minimum of 250 – any suggestions as to what to do so I don’t lose them?

  • Graham Walsh says:

    With the Amex 10k bonus for spending £5K, reading the T&Cs it says payments via 3rd party aggregators do not count towards it. Does that include PayPal? It’s how I can pay some school fees.

  • Dave says:

    Hi Folks. Do you get Hilton benefits (points specifically) on an Amex FHR booking?

    Also, I presume if you pay up front (to take advantage of £100 off £400 spend) that it just gets refunded in the event of cancellation? I.e you don’t forfeit your right to free cancellation just by paying up front?

    Thanks in advance

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