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The HfP chat thread – Tuesday 7th December

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Comments (550)

  • Andrew says:

    10% Rebate at IHG has popped up on MBNA. Max £30.

    Anyone had issues getting an IHG rebate from Barclaycard? I had a stay that wasn’t automatically picked up, put in a missing rebate request 3 weeks ago. Had the initial acknowledgement – but silence since. Can’t spot an alternative contact.

  • Yorkie Aid says:

    Datapoint. I had two Morrisons CB offers on a Virgin card recently, one at 10% and one at 7%. Just did the maths and both offers actually paid out at just 5%. Can’t complain but a little disappointing.

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Friday is not a weekend in UAE from next year. IHG ambassadors watch out for change of terms for the free night voucher.

  • Mjshort says:

    Can we have a first class London forum?

  • Moktar says:

    Halo Sofitel: did my day 2 test today at 11:46. Yet to receive the result. Anyway else faced longer than their 5 hours advertised wait?

  • Stephen says:

    I’m flying from London Heathrow to Maldives with Qatar Airways next week. On my way back, I’m flying from London Heathrow to Dublin with British Airways (separate ticket – with a 3 hour transit time). I’m then flying back from Dublin to East Midlands airport (6 days later)

    I’m trying to get my head around the testing requirements. I know I’ll need a PCR within 96 hours of departure time to enter into Maldives, and that when doing a “Landside transit” in the UK, you still need a COVID test (PCR/LF) prior to travelling back which I can use to enter Ireland (although they are asking for a “professional” to carry out the LF test)

    Do you think I’ll need to do a Day 2 PCR after returning from Ireland to EMA (as I’ll have been in Maldives in the 10 days before I arrive in England), or can I use a free PCR test in Ireland?

    Thanks

    • Lady London says:

      Ireland is CTA so guessing nothing needed to EMA. And your Maldives risk coming back to UK was theoretically tested when you did thr Day 0-2 PCR test on your transit in LHR to Dub. I am not the greatest expert though

    • Lady London says:

      Ireland is CTA so guessing nothing needed to EMA. And your Maldives risk coming back to UK was theoretically tested when you did thr Day 0-2 PCR test on your transit in LHR to Dub. I am not the greatest expert though

    • Lady London says:

      Ireland is CTA so guessing nothing needed to EMA. And your Maldives risk coming back to UK was theoretically tested when you did thr Day 0-2 PCR test on your transit in LHR to Dub. I am not the greatest expert though

      PS you’re pushing it on that transit time esp as sep ticket

  • Stephen says:

    Has anybody travelled to the Republic of Ireland recently?

    “The test result must be certified and not self-administered.”

    I had a test carried out at Cardiff Airport (Nuffield Health) previously, carried out by their own member of staff, but the certificate makes no mention of this?

  • Backpacker says:

    BT Sport – Monthly passes
    Anyone got any clever ways of getting a reduction on the current 25 a month?
    Cricket starts tonight!

    • Will says:

      Do you have ee mobile as there is a linkup if your contract qualifies

    • Patrick Cold says:

      Open an account with Bet365, deposit £5 and you can watch the whole series.

      • Backpacker says:

        Patrick – You are a legend! Thanks so much, looks as thugh it should work will give it a try…

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