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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 27th November

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Comments (322)

  • Roberto says:

    Spain banning all UK unvaccinated from December the 1st.

    • Roger says:

      Lockdown galore…at this rate….

    • Char Char says:

      Clearly they have ran out of option then

    • Paul Pogba says:

      I’m due to fly to MAD next Sat and BLQ on 17 – I doubt either will happen. National governments are panicking, time will tell whether it’s justified.

    • Anna says:

      Not just Brits being cracked down on – Portugal also to start patrolling its land borders to ensure travellers are complying with entry regulations.

  • Travel Strong says:

    Sainsburys M/C: 10000 bonus paid out using Sains gift cards / xmas saver cards to make up the 400 spend. This was always within the T+C’s (only egiftcards excluded) and confirms giftcards count, even when not 3rd party.

  • LEE MOSS says:

    Flights to Hong Kong suspended by Ba

    • ChrisC says:

      There may be other reasons for that such as excessive quarentine periods for crew which then causes other crew not to want to do those flights.

      • Lee says:

        Yes was a crew member who tested positive and put in quarantine centre .

        • Lady London says:

          Sounds like they need to overman flights flying in to HKG to try to lessen the risk of not having a crew to fly out if someone tests positive?

  • The Rooster says:

    Does anyone know any travel insurance which will cover points? IHG Points etc?

    • Andrew says:

      That’s the standard one that’s always been around. The special BA status match earlier in the year was significantly easier to match Gold particularly.

  • CreationAreDreadful says:

    Travel Strong, Can you elaborate on this ?

    “Sainsburys M/C: 10000 bonus paid out using Sains gift cards / xmas saver cards to make up the 400 spend. This was always within the T+C’s (only egiftcards excluded) and confirms giftcards count, even when not 3rd party.”

    • Travel Strong says:

      Sainsburys bank offer a Nectar mastercard with a signup bonus when you spend £400 in Sainsbury’s/Argos/Etc in the first 2 months (was 10k, currently 8k). Just confirming that you can make up this spend in gift card purchases, inc. Sainsburys own gift cards.

  • BlueHorizonUK says:

    Looks like Isreal closing borders for next two weeks to non-Israelis

  • Gavin says:

    Is it time to start asking Rob what he’s doing with his Virgin points again?

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