philM The cutoff last year was 50 points IIRC, so the people that missed out then (who will make up the majority of the 1500) will have around 2-300 points max by now.
Stranded At worse I would expect to pay the same but certainly no more. After all you are, in essence, getting less for your money.
Huntley & Palmer Looks like the TO has got the banding spot on. Fair play to them