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The BA Board 2014 New Year Plans and Resolutions Thread - What's yours?

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Old Dec 21, 13, 5:12 pm
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The BA Board 2014 New Year Plans and Resolutions Thread - What's yours?

Looking ahead with just over a week until 2014 and having just recently reached the dizzy heights of Silver here are my New Year Plans and Resolutions:

Whether they all happen of course is a different matter!

1) Take Jnr P on BA to Florida in late 2014 for a 7 day Theme Park holiday
2) Travel on the BA 787 (in any class)
3) Travel in BA NF on the 747 or/and the A380 F and onwards to a TP run
4) Visit an elderly relative in Vancouver and go CW
5) Travel in JAL F (New Suite)
6) Fly on the AA 77W in J
7) Maximise Avios opportunities (as always )
8) Stop smoking (I'm a 6-8 a day man) , lose a little weight and get fitter.
9) Plan for my potential 'retirement' and a change of career in 37 months time (not that I am counting!)
10) Read more books
11) Maybe get a Dog!
12) Buy a new camera
13) Get a new hairstyle (I may go from a No.3 to a No.2 ....)
14) Do a bit more for Charity
15) See friends more often

Pete
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Old Dec 21, 13, 5:24 pm
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Try and get on a BA A380 and use the Lcy JFK 318 service.
Sail up the Norwegian Coast.
That's enough for now!
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Old Dec 21, 13, 6:41 pm
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Christ PETER01 - that is a LOT of resolutions......! I normally stick to (at most) one so that I don't disappoint myself at the end of the year!
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Old Dec 21, 13, 6:51 pm
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Yes plenty there and realistically the ones which will def happen are.
1,4, 8, 12 and 14.
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Old Dec 21, 13, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
My answers

1) no Jnr
2) Travel on the BA 787 Done
3) After SFO777's TR no real desire to go F on the BA380
4) No elderly relative but go out to Vancouver more than I would like to admit
5) Travel in JAL F (New Suite) YES!
6) Fly on the AA 77W in J No. No desire to ever transit thought the U.S again in my lifetime.
7) Maximise Avios opportunities (as always )Yes
8) lose a little weight and get fitter. Yes
9) Should retire but can't let my business go
10) Read more books YES
11) Maybe get a Dog! I wish I could
12) Buy a new camera iPhone5s is good enough for me
13) Get a new hairstyle (I may go from a No.3 to a No.2 ....)Definitely should as right about now I look like a Serbian war criminal
14) Do a bit more for Charity Agreed
15) See friends more often Agreed

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Old Dec 21, 13, 6:57 pm
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I've never really had any problems in general going through transit or immigration other than a dire experience at the Canadian/US Border going into the States. A VERY rude agent but that's another story.

The drive from YVR to Whistler is very nice.
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Old Dec 21, 13, 6:59 pm
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My BA related resolutions are...

Grow up and get married finally - Jan 14th in BGI. F natch.
BA 787 - hopefully YYZ for the weekend - when it's warmer!
Somehow use my 241 to SYD
Try US Airways for a TP run while on my West Coast adventure next year.
Get GOLD! at least once.
Guest someone in a lounge - I got asked last time I flew, but wasn't logged in so didn't see it

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Old Dec 21, 13, 7:32 pm
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In no particular order...
  • Having obtained Bronze outbound - then Silver on the return leg this past year...looking forward to a year where Silver helps in some way or another - and hoping to retain Silver and if all goes my way...reach Gold.
  • Continue reading (lurking) & posting to either help someone or make someone smile (or both sometimes).
  • To figure out a way not to lose a companion voucher and not just take a useless trip to not lose it.
  • To try the BA A380.
  • To keep using BA UD whenever an option.
  • To figure out how many miles I need to build up to succeed with a 2-person Round the World trip that doesn't bust the wallet

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Old Dec 21, 13, 7:54 pm
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In no particular order...
  • To figure out how many miles I need to build up to succeed with a 2-person Round the World trip that doesn't bust the wallet
Quite possible the RTW for 2 would be cheaper if paying cash and using your Avios for all your other flights. The RTW would get you enough TP's to keep status. Something to consider if that is your Avios collecting goal for 2014.
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Old Dec 21, 13, 8:11 pm
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1) My resolution as always is to fly as little as possible and continue to give the impression on this forum that I know what I'm talking about.

2) To get my FT post count below 10....another tornado like the one we had a couple of weeks ago might help me achieve this more easily (no power for 2 days).

3) Would like to go to the Falklands (great Avios redemption) but the accommodation there is a wee bit pricey and due to the Lan schedules would mean having to stay at least a week. Not sure if it's worth it plus the purchasing restrictions of foreign currency in place here are dreadful.....I can't see the locals there taking pesos.
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Old Dec 21, 13, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
Looking ahead with just over a week until 2014 and having just recently reached the dizzy heights of Silver here are my New Year Plans and Resolutions:

Whether they all happen of course is a different matter!

1) Take Jnr P on BA to Florida in late 2014 for a 7 day Theme Park holiday Done
2) Travel on the BA 787 (in any class) Me too, but avoiding the unwashed
3) Travel in BA NF on the 747 or/and the A380 F and onwards to a TP run Done both
4) Visit an elderly relative in Vancouver and go CW HIDDY lives in BA, so if visiting his town in CW counts, thats another tick in the box for me
5) Travel in JAL F (New Suite) only managed J and slept the whole way with the mother of all hangovers, (and a friends mother but thats another story)
6) Fly on the AA 77W in J Done
7) Maximise Avios opportunities (as always )
8) Stop smoking (I'm a 6-8 a day man) , lose a little weight and get fitter. Need to do same!
9) Plan for my potential 'retirement' and a change of career in 37 months time (not that I am counting!) Good luck with that, send me an invite to the FT retirement "do"
10) Read more books Agree - hopefully Santa will bring me a couple
11) Maybe get a Dog! Enough problems with the "trouble and strife", kids, neighbours, extended family etc without another hanger on
12) Buy a new camera only possess the one on my iphone
13) Get a new hairstyle (I may go from a No.3 to a No.2 ....:roll eyes Didnt you know, the No.2 is all in vogue - you could always go for a comb over to give us all a laugh
14) Do a bit more for Charity I also plan on volunteering my time this coming year
15) See friends more often I probably don't have any now after the above!

Pete
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Old Dec 21, 13, 9:49 pm
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1.) stop chasing 787 CW award seats
2.) start chasing A380 CW award seats
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Old Dec 21, 13, 9:55 pm
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1) Take Jnr P on BA to Florida in late 2014 for a 7 day Theme Park holiday Don't have a junior and Mrs S wouldn't let me go this year
2) Travel on the BA 787 (in any class) Not until they stop them catching on fire
3) Travel in BA NF on the 747 or/and the A380 F and onwards to a TP run not fussed about this
4) Visit an elderly relative in Vancouver and go CW Canada would be nice
5) Travel in JAL F (New Suite) Not fussed
6) Fly on the AA 77W in J Not fussed
7) Maximise Avios opportunities (as always ) My aim this year is use some for upgrades!!
8) Stop smoking (I'm a 6-8 a day man) , lose a little weight and get fitter. Me too
9) Plan for my potential 'retirement' and a change of career in 37 months time (not that I am counting!) Congrats! But you'll probably come back, they always do
10) Read more books Nah
11) Maybe get a Dog! On my list of things, when I move to a bigger house with a bigger garden
12) Buy a new camera Did this in the summer
13) Get a new hairstyle (I may go from a No.3 to a No.2 ....) Might start coming mine too
14) Do a bit more for Charity Yeah, good idea
15) See friends more often I'm going to get rid of some dead wood

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Old Dec 21, 13, 11:51 pm
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1. A380 F (either to LAX or HKG)
2. B787 CW (EWR during the summer)
3. Get the CX F seats to HKG
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Old Dec 22, 13, 12:06 am
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Renew Gold.
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