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Chat thread – Tuesday 14th December

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  • Rob
    HfP Staff

    Please do not post here until Tuesday 🙂

    This is today’s chat thread. We have moved the daily discussion from the main HfP news feed into the new forum. We hope you get used to it.

    If you have specific questions about Avios, hotels or credit cards, please ask them in the appropriate forum and not here. This thread is a good place to post interesting deals you have spotted or your general thoughts on travel and all things miles and points. Thank you for contributing.

    Tarmohamed

    Good morning from Karachi! – it’s Tuesday here.🤐

    GaryE

    Does anyone know if BA have decided to stop flying to Gran Canaria for the summer season 2022. No direct flights after end of March although the BA timetable suggest that there should be a twice weekly flight from LGW. Could it be that they have not decided whether the flights currently from LHR will stay at LHR or move to LGW – but you cannot book summer holidays currently with a direct flight.

    TimM

    Morning from Antalya – returning to Manchester today 🙁

    AndrewF

    No idea but interested in the answer as we have flights booked for our family holiday in the summer holidays. Shortly after we booked, the flights were pulled from sale. We were hoping it was to enable a shift to LHR. This was at about the time of BA’s deal with BALPA falling through and their announcement of closing their LGW operation. Obviously things have moved on since then and LGW remains, but still no news on LPA as far as I am aware.

    scottishwolf

    Morning from Dubai.

    Breezed through the airport this morning and now checked into Al Maha for 5 nights.

    Long live Head for Points and the community, without which I wouldn’t be here. Instead I’d be miserable in a cold Scotland wondering what new restrictions there would be today and whether I’d be allowed to open my office or not…

    LizJ

    I know this has been asked many times, but I can’t track down a previous thread.

    If I’m looking to cancel a 241 avios redemption (sad times as was also 50% off) am I better of taking FTV or paying the cancellation fee? This is for an old style 241 so wanting flexibility to use those avios with the premium plus voucher instead. If I take FTV, can I later get this converted to avios (and tax refund)?

    Thanks very much!

    Yuff

    Morning from Dubai.

    Breezed through the airport this morning and now checked into Al Maha for 5 nights.

    Long live Head for Points and the community, without which I wouldn’t be here. Instead I’d be miserable in a cold Scotland wondering what new restrictions there would be today and whether I’d be allowed to open my office or not…

    Dubai seem to have got it pretty right at the moment, especially for tourists.
    Abu Dhabi on the other hand 🤔

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    PaulC

    Really hope we can get to Dubai 13th Jan. It has been 3 years since we last visited as we changed our annual January visit back in 2019 to Hong Kong and booked for Oct that year instead which obviously got cancelled.

    Dominic

    Not sure if things changed, but Abu Dhabi was very smooth when I went in September. Test on arrival, go straight to hotel, result in 5 hours. No further issues

    NorthernLass

    BA have moved our return flight in July to the following day. We’ll need an extra day’s hotel and car hire – can I claim these back under duty of care? We’re currently booked into the Kimpton Seafire (on points!) which is over £700 pn, I assume they would expect us to move somewhere cheaper for the last night?! The cheapest option would be about £400 pn.

    Thegasman

    Yes, you can liquidate FTV into Avios & cash at a future date for usual £35pp fee.

    (This was meant to be a reply to Liz).

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    Andrew J

    What a mess this new chat page is – you can’t seem to reply to a comment without it pasting the whole comment again or just replying after it so it doesn’t continue the string. What a shame that things had to change – daily chat worked just fine.

    JimBurgessHill

    I’m a happy chap this morning! Got BA flights to San Diego in June. Just checked seat map to find that aircraft is now A350-1000 with Club Suite as opposed to 777 non-suite!

    Any tips on how to avoid paying a staggering £380 (two of us) for pre-assigned seats!

    Andrew J

    Of course 6 months is plenty of time for another aircraft swap, so don’t be too excited. No way to not pay seat assignment fee unless you have BA or One World status – but if it does stay as Club Suite it matters little as all seats are pretty equal.

    Paul

    imBurgessHill “Any tips on how to avoid paying a staggering £380 (two of us) for pre-assigned seats!”

    Yes, just keep your credit card in your pocket

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