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  • roams84 10 posts

    Rob mentioned in an article that this would be a possibility “at some point in 2023”. I have 2 of these vouchers and as I would only be likely to use them short haul they are pretty useless, so would be interested in the Avios swap.

    Is it worth calling Barclays or waiting for something official to pop up?

    JDB 4,888 posts

    Rob mentioned in an article that this would be a possibility “at some point in 2023”. I have 2 of these vouchers and as I would only be likely to use them short haul they are pretty useless, so would be interested in the Avios swap.

    Is it worth calling Barclays or waiting for something official to pop up?

    I’m not sure there was ever a suggestion that existing ones might be swapped, but rather that the option of Avios or a voucher for new ones might be offered per the original terms. The number of Avios that has been mooted isn’t necessarily going to make this a particularly attractive option.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,374 posts

    Exactly. I’d be very surprised to see this option backdated. I suspect the number will align with whatever Barclays pays when a voucher is used.

    Aston100 1,502 posts

    Pity, was half hoping to get something for this useless voucher.

    NorthernLass 8,542 posts

    Come on, @Aston100, that’s not the HFP spirit! You generally seem to need to travel at peak times so there must be an expensive cash route you could use it on? AGP at October half term in CE was nudging towards £600 pp when I looked and it can’t be the only pricy option. LH gives you even better value if you have plenty of avios and use the RFS option.

    Aston100 1,502 posts

    Come on, @Aston100, that’s not the HFP spirit! You generally seem to need to travel at peak times so there must be an expensive cash route you could use it on? AGP at October half term in CE was nudging towards £600 pp when I looked and it can’t be the only pricy option. LH gives you even better value if you have plenty of avios and use the RFS option.

    You’re probably right. Alas I think I risk being arrested if I return to Malaga, and presumably the rest of Spain too.

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