DXB Delay

Old Jun 23, 11, 6:43 pm
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You may be sharing a flight with this chap.
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Old Jun 23, 11, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by andygeog View Post
One would have thought they'd make sure his flight was on time, even if it meant snatching a 747 from another route. That's assuming he's not flying EK!
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Old Jun 23, 11, 10:25 pm
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Just an update here: I am now in the lounge at DXB again. The flight to LHR has been further delayed to 8:50 with a scheduled arrival time for 13:05. Fingers crossed for no long holds over London. I do fear I shall miss my connecting flight to Tunis though, from LGW, which departs at 15:50. Thank God I can access Fasttrack (though that might not make a difference). I now must rush off the aircraft, collect my 2 bags (of which I regret bringing now), take the National Express to LGW and hopefully meet my conformance times(or does LGW even have one?). The worst part is that the two flights are not on the same booking code (as I had booked them separately). Else, I fear I might have to pop into my parentís flat in London (and get the key from my neighbour).

If I do miss my flight do you think BA would put me in a hotel, as I am connecting to another BA flight at Gatwick from a BA flight from Heathrow? I know they are not obliged to do this, but do they still put people up anyway?

The lounge is fully stocked with breakfast and the sausage has passed the HIDDY test. I think Iíve taken in a gallon of tea to attempt my staying awake.

However, I note you say you're saving miles to use for a trip to London during the Diamond Jubilee. Am I right in thinking that's next year? I know this has nothing to do with your flight delay, but please remember the Olympics are also in London next year and award space will be very limited as the flights will fill up with fare paying passengers. It's just a thought for getting online the minute the award space opens up.
I am planning to book as soon as possible for the Jubilee. I do have enough miles for an economy booking, but if I were to get a bit of a bonus of my miles, I could do a CW to London. Thanks for your concern though. Though, currently BA have not released the seats to London for May 30th to June 6th.

This will surely shed some light:
I can confirm that it was a combination of a tech fault and a weather issue.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 10:27 am
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slight delay last night on the 20:55 LHR-GLA flight, however the additional time in the lounge was made most pleasant when I discovered they had Woodford Reserve I didn't know they stocked this in Galleries (thought it would only be in First or CCR).
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