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John and I [have planned]/[are planning]/[plan] to go

All are fine. In other contexts the have planned would convey that their planning had been completed, as in We have planned it all out, so all that remains is to execute the plan successfully. But ...
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Nuances of Present Perfect "Been": States That Continue to the Present

No. For example "I have been to Wales" does not mean that my trip to Wales continues until the present time. It does mean that your memories of Wales are relevant to the present. Roughly ...
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Have deserved (Present Perfect)

Neither are correct: we would say "You deserve it." Being deserving of the award is a present state. To move it into the tense in question, you could say, for example, "you've earned it&...
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Team A played/has played well

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY? Do you want to specify OR not? Here the game is definitely over. Team A played well, but they lost because we have better players and better tactics. Here, the past is ...
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Nuances of Present Perfect "Been": States That Continue to the Present

To have been to or at/in a place is a special case, different from to have been [something]. Have you ever been to France? = Have you ever visited that country? I've just been to the supermarket = I'...
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I had/have saved up for months to afford it

People might say it as in your second version, but it’s not standard grammar. The saving up that is relevant is that which created the conditions (of sufficiency of resources) that were already ...
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