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The HfP chat thread – Sunday 12th December

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Comments (311)

  • Gavin says:

    750 nectar points for an advance single with GWR. Had a play but struggling to find a cheap journey (child ticket) which qualifies for an advance single ticket. Not found a way to filter for that ticket category. Any ideas?

  • Dr Tom says:

    Yes, works well and a sound investment. You also get 10% interest (in CRO) on the stake (£3.000 in the UK). The risk, of course, is in CRO devaluing, but even if you lose £1000 (unlikely), you still have a very good deal for five years of lounge access (which also comes with a lot of restaurant accesses which are blocked on the Amex Priority Pass).

    This is not trying to peddle this. If anyone reads this and doesn’t believe this is a good financial choice for them, I would quite understand it. But there is massive financial backing for these banking alternatives. They make money themselves when CRO goes up, through transaction fees and through other services. Early adopters (this is still very early) are getting rewarded well as they grow the user base (no difference to how companies like Uber established a massive market share).

  • Benilyn says:

    Any recent data points of BA 2-4-1 Companion Voucher posting? I’ve been waiting 10 days…

    • Dave says:

      I triggered one on 2nd November and have been chasing for last two weeks to get it applied. Amex say they process every couple of days so probably worth chasing

    • MingTheMerciless says:

      It took me 2 months of chasing. Opened 2 bapp cards, and in both instances the exec club number was recorded incorrectly.

      Well worth a phone call as it was 7 days to post once they had the correct number.

    • Pablo says:

      Triggered on the 9th Dec, shown in BAEC on the 11th

  • can says:

    How long does it take for BA to post 60k sup for Acc Biz card after your statement date? Any recent experience?

  • Ben says:

    Evening All

    Could do with a little bit of help please. I’m flying to Dubai on 27th December at 20.40. I need a PCR within 72 hours of that time, which is Christmas Eve. Everywhere that I can find, closes at 8PM, so it’s too early for the 72 hours. Then it’s Christmas Day, so not ideal with children to entertain. I can travel to Randox at Heathrow on Boxing Day, which has early appointments and an option of same day results- well by 23.59. I’m not sure I can take a chance with the next day results!

    Am I missing anything here, or is Boxing Day at Heathrow the way to go?

    I don’t think Dubai allow the 3 hour same day test either.

    Thanks

    Ben

    • Blair says:

      Pay for the 3hr PCR test on the 26th. All other options are too risky. This is why I’m flying on 25th. Waiting till 26 or 27th was going to be a headache testing-wise.

  • John says:

    Do or can you earn ihg points at the time of booking? Or ability after you have stayed?

  • will says:

    CRO is a ponzi scheme, if you’re new to crypto look at bitconnect and see how that ended and what it’s supposed marketcap was.

    People will make money until insufficient new money comes in, no one knows when that will be.

    Ask yourself this, why do they need your “stake”, why does it need to be locked in for a period of time and where do you think such high rewards and interest are being generated from?

    Any reasonable company will be able to answer those questions with evidence.

    If they can’t assume it’s a ponzi scheme.

  • yorkieflyer says:

    Nooo no more chat?

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