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1st October 2022 at 16:13 in reply to: RTW with oneworldMikeact
Northern or Southern hemisphere ?27th September 2022 at 22:44 in reply to: Virgin Atlantic Joins SkyeamMikeact
Great news, I for one will look forward to using the highly regarded Virgin lounges.
And redeeming more on Virgin like we did a couple of months back. It remains to be seen how many miles per award, and if they will be aligned…some have been outrageous . I expect that using AF Premier awards but not regular US routes by other SkyTeam members. AF/KL monthly Promo Awards can be worth checking out.15th September 2022 at 13:50 in reply to: Chat thread – Thursday 15th SeptemberMikeact
USA Today are reporting that US Airlines (including flights to or from the US) will be penalised and will have to offer compensation if your aircraft is replaced with an aircraft downgrade. eg Wide body flight with lie flat seating to a narrow body aircraft with no such ‘luxury ‘.12th September 2022 at 08:40 in reply to: Dynamic Avios pricing options …. have these changed recently?Mikeact
As a follow-up in a similar vein, I noticed this,8th September 2022 at 18:04 in reply to: Chat thread – Thursday 8th SeptemberMikeact
If somebody has an AllClear travel policy, would you somehow be happy to refer me…..I get 20% off a reasonably expensive Global Annual policy and you get £10 ? I guess it would have to be through HfP somehow.7th September 2022 at 19:04 in reply to: I should have made a note, but didn’t ….Mikeact
More than happy to wait until I get tipped off (50k)…problem is/was, never used their three cards for years…just stuck in a drawer going back years when I was going to go for the UK Guinness record for most credit cards !5th September 2022 at 13:58 in reply to: Chat thread – Monday 5th SeptemberMikeact
Hi there, I’d appreciate some help with a KLM/AF mileage run I am contemplating, to keep alive about 120,000 miles that will expire at the end of the year. I’ve looked at Google Flights, the best option for me seems to be a day return BHX-AMS on KLM at £109 but I’ve heard bad things about AMS airport so I’m not sure if this is wise. Or, I could do BHX-CDG on AF for £119.
Any advice from the collective wisdom here on HfP? Many thanks![/quot
Either. I’ve been through both recently, and nothing like the problems earlier. I prefer the lounge in AMS.1st September 2022 at 18:16 in reply to: Sainsbury’s Credit CardMikeact
You mean, do the same with the Amex/Nectar card ?1st September 2022 at 18:07 in reply to: Chat thread – Thursday 1st SeptemberMikeact
Travelling to the US next month. If anyone could please recommend the cheapest website to use for a car rental would be much appreciated! Thanks
In my opinion I would NOT go through a third party at present. Any problems you have requiring a change could well be met with a big ‘No,cancel and re-book.’
At least going direct with a rental company, you stand a better chance.
And again, in my opinion, think twice/three times before trying Hertz..Google for issues.
And on the subject of Insurance, be careful that in the unlikely event of a ‘No fault’ accident, you can still be hit with ‘Diminished value’ which some insurance company’s do not cover…dependant on the State you’re in this can be a valid legal claim…some States have outlawed it. I guess they could sue you for it, if you dispute it, but then get them to prove their loss…(with help !)1st September 2022 at 17:37 in reply to: Chat thread – Thursday 1st SeptemberMikeact
Think EJ won’t want the actual hassle of the rebook. They may well be quite happy for you to do this, pay upfront and claim it back. Know BA were relieved when l said l would do this with EJ in July (tho still waiting for my refund!) the FR alternative sounds very reasonable to me, and l think MCOL would agree! After all, you are the one inconvenienced.
Also realised that the Ryanair flight is to Treviso so a much longer transfer. Would EJ be on the hook for that?
I’m not at all impressed – the cancellation email offered me a refund, a voucher or a change of date/destination (but only within Italy)! No mention of re-routing. Can’t believe airlines are still pulling this stunt.
Pulling a stunt? Like what?1st September 2022 at 17:35 in reply to: Chat thread – Thursday 1st SeptemberMikeact
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Was this a cash ticket or Reward. If Reward, how many miles + payment?1st September 2022 at 09:34 in reply to: Chat thread – Thursday 1st SeptemberMikeact
Emirates have changed my UK departing flight itinerary by more than 4 hours – what are my rights? IIRC you are entitled to move it for free or get a full refund?
Not sure about the rights but when mine were moved Oct half term I called up and they moved me to a Heathrow flight with no issues as the timing was closer to the one I had initially. Worth a check and calling if you can. The Heathrow flight was substantially more expensive as well but didn’t cost any extra.
Slightly OT, but Emirates related.
Check out their humongous “taxes/charges”
eg Business. Australia to the US, nearly AUS$ 5000, and this for Reward tickets.27th August 2022 at 10:26 in reply to: Why moderation?Mikeact
There was similar discussion: https://www.headforpoints.com/forums/topic/vanishing-posts/
It’s indeed unfortunate. I had a few posts like this. I post less often now because of that. Especially frustrating when it happens in the daily chat and the post gets approved when it’s the next day or doesn’t even get released because it’s no longer relevant.
+125th August 2022 at 15:01 in reply to: Newcomer to UKMikeact
The Avios University series on here is an excellent starting point.14th August 2022 at 22:46 in reply to: Status match Flying BlueMikeact
@MaukSW9.You will be waiting forever ,particularly out of the UK. If fact as someone who knows most of the Premium UK members, I have yet to hear of anyone who was status matched with BA, apart from a UK business with strong Netherlands connections.14th August 2022 at 22:32 in reply to: Vanishing postsMikeact
All of the spam posts contained one of two particular words. Posts containing those words are being held for moderation.
One word is rare but annoyingly one is very common on this forum.
Once the spammer have given up – everything they have posted for the last 5 days or so has been blocked – and moved on, we will change the filter. What is frustrating is that the entire team was away last week which made moderation trickier.
So, share with us what this word/s are. It seemed to me that every post is moderated somehow prior to publication12th August 2022 at 17:31 in reply to: Using multi carrier Avios chart for Vietnam & Australia tripMikeact
Congratulations. I’ve done it twice now and my only advice to others is Patience…if the first agent doesn’t know what you’re talking about, hang up and try again. Have a back up plan to hand when the agent says…Sorry, last two seats have gone. Have your PC, laptop, phone all open ready to agree or contradict. Make sure you use all of your mileage allowance….we managed to tag on a weekend away in AMS. Record your phone call which can be useful, very, if a problem arises down the road. Make a note of all carrier out of hours contact numbers.
All I would say it is not for the feint hearted or those of a nervous disposition, as you WILL become frustrated and you don’t want to end up with a stroke or heart attack!
There was a very good thread on here some 4/5 years back, but good luck trying to find it.31st July 2022 at 09:28 in reply to: The British Airways Prepaid Mastercard threadMikeact
I would have been happy to add to an existing thread but gave up searching.
How on earth do you get hold of your Pin ?
I’ve had nothing despite hitting the App for an SMS message, many times.
25th July 2022 at 23:24 in reply to: KLM redemptions using Virgin PointsMikeact
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Go on their website, KL or AF. Any problems, come back here and I’ll check.24th July 2022 at 21:47 in reply to: Household AccountMikeact
Appreciate that…F&F is the way to go then. We would just like to give them a break after some difficult issues.24th July 2022 at 20:25 in reply to: Household AccountMikeact
Thanks Chris. Do you think it better to set up a Friends and Family list instead ?23rd July 2022 at 09:54 in reply to: Amex / PayPal cashback offerMikeact
Back on topic….my £20 back is now showing in my Amex account…worth it for purchasing the Sainsburys gift card through PayPal.20th July 2022 at 23:00 in reply to: Amex / PayPal cashback offerMikeact
As a follow up , managed to get my Sainsbury gift card tonight, but what a hassle with their website. Some expert needs to have a word with them…and PayPal.20th July 2022 at 12:32 in reply to: Amex / PayPal cashback offerMikeact
Another one here who bought a YouChoose ‘All Access’ giftcard from the Paypal website.
Got the confirmation email from Amex straight away, and the cashback credited a few days later.
Activated the giftcard with no problems and used it to purchase a Sainsburys E-giftcard, which I have since redeemed online.
I’ll have to try later, processing just going round and round..on phone , tablet and PC.
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