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new lounge rules for gold? [End of Open Doors for Golds]

Old May 28, 11, 11:35 am
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No such thing, however I do have to ask why those who say they don;t care are spending so much time on this thread, claiming that few care, despite the fact that this is one of the most viewed and posted on threads ever on the BA forum on FT and is only a week old.
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Old May 28, 11, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by hfly View Post
No such thing, however I do have to ask why those who say they don;t care are spending so much time on this thread, claiming that few care, despite the fact that this is one of the most viewed and posted on threads ever on the BA forum on FT and is only a week old.
  1. I suggest you reread the thread. I can't find any evidence for your position.
  2. I suggest you reorganize the thread page by clicking on replies and see what other threads are popular. That is enlightening in itself. This thread is on page 2 just behind 'OT - Let the banter begin - The World Cup thread' and closely followed by the masterpiece 'Grrrr Moscow'
  3. I think that there is hardly any 'uprising by the masses' instead it is maybe 10 people debating the subject and creating the posts/views.
  4. I still believe you make this too personal.
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Old May 28, 11, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Even more frightening is the fact that there are a few train spotters on this forum as well.
HIDDY, you should really get your terminology modernised. The correct term now is actually "Railway enthusiasts".

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Old May 28, 11, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Even more frightening is the fact that there are a few train spotters on this forum as well.
:wave: though I called myself a basher.
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Old May 28, 11, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
@hfly

Your arguments don't make much sense to me (probably my fault) but you do seem to imply that if one does not agree with you (i.e. sees the evil that is BA) one is either an idiot, a charlatan or an impostor. That seems like a rather peculiar way of trying to prove the merit of your position.
It's not just you; I've got the same issue. I tried to formulate another response, but didn't know where to start and gave up. I'm reminded of the old "Be careful who you argue with" proverb.

My thoughts, in summary:

- BA removed this benefit to save money
- A small percentage of people use this benefit a small number of times
- An even smaller percentage use it a disproportionate number of times, and BA feel they are abusing the spirit of the benfit
- An even smaller percentage are bothered by its impending removal to bother doing something about it
- If I was Gold, I'd be upset that something is being taken away, but I doubt I'd do anything about it

And the football has just kicked off soon, so I'll stop there and add any more later
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Old May 28, 11, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
It's not just you; I've got the same issue. I tried to formulate another response, but didn't know where to start and gave up. I'm reminded of the old "Be careful who you argue with" proverb.

My thoughts, in summary:

- BA removed this benefit to save money
- A small percentage of people use this benefit a small number of times
- An even smaller percentage use it a disproportionate number of times, and BA feel they are abusing the spirit of the benfit
- An even smaller percentage are bothered by its impending removal to bother doing something about it
- If I was Gold, I'd be upset that something is being taken away, but I doubt I'd do anything about it

And the football has just kicked off soon, so I'll stop there and add any more later
Pretty much agree with all of that. ^

And the second half is just starting, one all and a cracking game so far!
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Old May 28, 11, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
- BA removed this benefit to save money
- A small percentage of people use this benefit a small number of times
- An even smaller percentage use it a disproportionate number of times, and BA feel they are abusing the spirit of the benfit
- An even smaller percentage are bothered by its impending removal to bother doing something about it
- If I was Gold, I'd be upset that something is being taken away, but I doubt I'd do anything about it
All pretty much true

The thing that hacked me off was the communications chap (or chapess) who failed to get a job as a spin doctor with Nu Labour and managed to get some kind of role with BA is now sending me carp emails that offend me.

He was writing for the wrong audience. Someone with time on their hands could work out what the minimum cost is to make gold - it will come out to be a decent sum of cash.

People who spend that sort of money on flying will not be Sun readers so don't expect me to swallow "we have made it better for you"
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Old May 28, 11, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Even more frightening is the fact that there are a few train spotters on this forum as well.
I love trains, though wouldn't go so far as to say I'm a spotter.

As a young girl I always wanted a train set rather than a doll!
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Old May 28, 11, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by bren586 View Post
All pretty much true

The thing that hacked me off was the communications chap (or chapess) who failed to get a job as a spin doctor with Nu Labour and managed to get some kind of role with BA is now sending me carp emails that offend me.

He was writing for the wrong audience. Someone with time on their hands could work out what the minimum cost is to make gold - it will come out to be a decent sum of cash.

People who spend that sort of money on flying will not be Sun readers so don't expect me to swallow "we have made it better for you"
That isn't actually true. A large percentage of Gold EC Card Holders are actually a result of company travel, not funded by themselves. Some will not be aware of the financial sides of things and the fares will have been agreed in advance etc.

I agree this situation may not have been dealt with in a satisfactory fashion, but let's not start getting personal about BA's Gold Card Holders.
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Old May 28, 11, 2:56 pm
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Henky, here is an exact cut and paste that I get when I order by replies, which puts this in 7th place when ignoring the sticky. When I look at it in VIEWS it is now NUMBER 1 besides the sticky. Now you are not th eonly person to have said that my count is/was off, so now I ask you, if there are others out there (and I do not see Grrrr Moscow for example and I DO remember that being a big thread, how do I see the others?

In any case, the next "newest" topic I see was started Feb 10/10, and the earliest I see is from 2006, the one we are on is 8 days old, so that would mean that it has attracted replies and views at a rate exponentially greater than the others..???


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Old May 28, 11, 3:34 pm
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Just back from Denver. Missed Volcano this time! Have only used open access twice in 8 years. Almost did this time as flying on LH was invited to United lounge in terminal B (seems Lufty no longer has a lounge in A?) while my flight was from terminal A i.e the location of the BA lounge. I think with all the rearranging going on in alliances and their lounges open doors is indeed a perk some of us would probably have used more in the future and reminded us of BA Gold value. Not happy it's gone.

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Old May 28, 11, 3:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
It's not just you; I've got the same issue. I tried to formulate another response, but didn't know where to start and gave up. I'm reminded of the old "Be careful who you argue with" proverb.

My thoughts, in summary:

- BA removed this benefit to save money
- A small percentage of people use this benefit a small number of times
- An even smaller percentage use it a disproportionate number of times, and BA feel they are abusing the spirit of the benfit
- An even smaller percentage are bothered by its impending removal to bother doing something about it
- If I was Gold, I'd be upset that something is being taken away, but I doubt I'd do anything about it

And the football has just kicked off soon, so I'll stop there and add any more later
Well at least the best team won

I think you are missing a category of person, one which I feel some affinity with. I am a current GCH (9 years +) and no longer feel it is worth holding BA Gold anymore, thus any attempt to contact BA to add my 2p to the discourse is entirely pointless. This may be a relatively small group of people, but I don't see the point in retaining UK Gold anymore, and increasingly think even the Euro route isn't that worthwhile.

Is the end of OD the final straw to break the camels back? Honestly it isn't but it does make me feel better about a decision I have already reached. As such I just don't care enough about BA or BAEC to waste my breath trying to explain the error they have made. It has never worked terribly well in the past and I am just weary of the whole thing.
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Old May 28, 11, 4:06 pm
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
I love trains,
The British have a great affinity with trains....maybe not as much now as in years gone by right enough. Having being brought up when steam was still around I myself like the history which surrounds the railways.....although I wasn't a spotter like someone on here.

The British helped build the railways here you know. Evidence of which can still be seen in a lot of the railway station architecture. Don't think they've been improved since they were built.
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Old May 28, 11, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by hfly View Post
Henky, here is an exact cut and paste that I get when I order by replies, which puts this in 7th place when ignoring the sticky. When I look at it in VIEWS it is now NUMBER 1 besides the sticky. Now you are not th eonly person to have said that my count is/was off, so now I ask you, if there are others out there (and I do not see Grrrr Moscow for example and I DO remember that being a big thread, how do I see the others?
Can I ask something? Once you do work out where in your table this thread lies, what are you going to do with the information?

Are you going to give the information to BA and hope it'll convince them to change their mind?

This thread shows for me as number 7 on Views (with Celebs on BA being number 1) and doesn't appear in the first page for Replies. I do note that the ratio of Replies to Views is significantly below the other threads with similar view counts, which lends credence to the idea that people are visiting the thread not to add to the condemnation of BA's action, but to read the latest pearls of wisdom of those posting here.

You should probably have a look back over the past few pages - there's only a handful of active posters on the thread now, with the odd newcomer. Others have been driven off by our endless witterings

I'm only still posting as HIDDY said early on in this thread that this change would be forgotten about in a few weeks and I'm trying to keep it alive as I'm fed up with him being right
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Old May 28, 11, 4:21 pm
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Others have been driven off by our endless witterings
Good to see my plan worked.

I shall go away now.
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