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Old Jun 18, 16, 5:56 am
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Nowhere near the top tier, but...

3 weeks:
2010-01-31 BHX AMS KL1424 274
2010-01-31 AMS KIX KL867 5740
2010-02-05 KIX AMS KL868 5740
2010-02-05 AMS BHX KL1435 274
2010-02-06 LHR YUL BA95 3240
2010-02-09 YUL LHR BA94 3240
2010-02-15 BHX DXB EK038 3480
2010-02-16 DXB DEL EK516 1360
2010-02-19 DEL DXB EK511 1360
2010-02-19 DXB BHX EK037 3480
Total of 28,188 miles (in Y) but only 2 sectors on BA

36-hours
2014-04-15 CHC SYD QF138 1340
2014-04-15 SYD SIN BA16 3916
2014-04-15 SIN LHR BA12 6743
2014-04-16 LHR IAD BA295 3670
Total of 15,669 miles (CHC-LHR in Y)

~ 1 month
2015-04-12 BWI LHR BA228 3620
2015-04-12 LHR VIE BA702 791
2015-04-16 VIE LHR BA697 791
2015-04-19 LHR BWI BA229 3620
2015-04-25 BWI MIA JJ2065 948
2015-04-25 MIA GRU JJ8403 4080
2015-04-26 GRU JPA JJ3356 1360
2015-04-29 JPA GRU JJ3357 1360
2015-04-30 GRU MIA JJ8034 4080
2015-05-01 MIA BWI JJ2398 948
2015-05-06 IAD LHR BA216 3670
2015-05-08 LHR IAD BA293 3670
2015-05-10 BWI AUS AA937 1340*
2015-05-10 AUS DFW AA937 184*
2015-05-10 DFW NRT AA61 6428*
2015-05-12 NRT ICN 763*
2015-05-15 ICN DFW AA280 6826
2015-05-14 DFW BWI AA1630 1218
Total of 45,697 miles (in Y). (*booked BWI-DFW-ICN)
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Old Aug 3, 18, 2:09 am
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Not as crazy as some but I had 5 days of intense travel a few weeks back which nearly killed me (must be getting old!)

Thursday evening - LHR to HKG, VS J
Saturday evening - HKG to BKK, RJ J
Sunday morning - BKK to SIN, CX J
Sunday evening - SIN to LHR, BA J
Monday morning - LHR to AMS, BA J
Monday morning - AMS to LHR, BA Y
Monday afternoon - LHR to LAX, VS J
Monday evening - LAX to SJC, DL Y
Tuesday midday - SJC to LAS, DL F
Tuesday afternoon - LAS to LGW, VS PE
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Old Sep 14, 18, 4:09 am
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Been a while since Ive posted on this thread and/or flown BA! They must know that I know C-W-S so have seat blocked the CE seat next to me!
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Old Sep 14, 18, 4:53 am
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Upgraded on a QR A380 DOH-MEL from J to F to find you're the only person in F. 8 seats and 2 tripple sized bathrooms, and just me for 14 hours. My bed made up to the left and seat to the right.

If only they'd provided a black mug....

P.s. To add to the strangeness, this was on a cheap-as-chips ex-ARN ticket....
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Old Sep 14, 18, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jon Baker View Post


Upgraded on a QR A380 DOH-MEL from J to F to find you're the only person in F. 8 seats and 2 tripple sized bathrooms, and just me for 14 hours. My bed made up to the left and seat to the right.

If only they'd provided a black mug....

P.s. To add to the strangeness, this was on a cheap-as-chips ex-ARN ticket....

Wow (and more wow). A QR F cabin, all to yourself. Pure hedonism.

(what manner of good things did you do in a former life to deserve this ?)
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Old Sep 14, 18, 6:16 am
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Mornington Crescent.

You are, of course, welcome to the real MC thread over in Jet Blast .
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Old Sep 14, 18, 4:56 pm
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Wow (and more wow). A QR F cabin, all to yourself. Pure hedonism.

(what manner of good things did you do in a former life to deserve this ?)
No idea - the upgrade gods rarely shine on me! When I got the beep at the gate I genuinely thought I was going to get downgraded or offloaded.

Perhaps a computer error in my favour upgraded the wrong [AA] Baker?
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Old Sep 15, 18, 9:49 am
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Clearly no where near cws's level, but sept/Oct/Nov sees me doing 8 TATLs, 2 TPACs, 12 internal (EU & US) all in Y. A few trips 'home' (<24 hours) to wash clothes, cut the grass and pay the bills... (and see Mrs CKBA).
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Old Sep 15, 18, 10:27 am
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A few trips 'home' (<24 hours) to wash clothes, cut the grass and pay the bills... (and see Mrs CKBA).
In that order!
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Old Sep 15, 18, 10:50 am
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Wow (and more wow). A QR F cabin, all to yourself. Pure hedonism.

(what manner of good things did you do in a former life to deserve this ?)
I'd much prefer a night in a Travelodge....which is why I'm no c-w-s.
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Old Sep 15, 18, 11:23 am
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No idea - the upgrade gods rarely shine on me! When I got the beep at the gate I genuinely thought I was going to get downgraded or offloaded.

Perhaps a computer error in my favour upgraded the wrong [AA] Baker?
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Old Sep 15, 18, 1:25 pm
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I'd much prefer a night in a Travelodge....which is why I'm no c-w-s.
That's hideous....the breakfast buffet at the Thistle is the sweet spot for us cheap charlies.
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Old Oct 21, 18, 2:00 pm
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This Wednesday I started my day in court in Greensboro, North Carolina. I then drove to courthouses in Hillsborough, Durham and then Raleigh. In each one I handled at least one case. After the Raleigh case I drove to RDU and flew RDU-CLT-ATL arriving at 9:40 PM. I drove to my hotel, slept seven hours then drove to the Atlanta Immigration Court. I had an 8 AM hearing which ended at 8:45 AM. I rushed back to ATL and managed to make the 9:48 AM Delta flight to RDU. I arrived at 11 AM and was back at the courthouse in Raleigh for a hearing at 11:30 AM and then a trial at 2 PM.

It was a really hard 36 hours.
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Old Oct 27, 18, 4:42 am
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Old Oct 27, 18, 4:19 pm
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It's not much really, but having had my work trip in the US extended, and thus not able to get home to Tanzania before my flight to Singapore for holiday was supposed to be...

I now find myself flying DAR-AMS-JFK (KLM economy) // JFK-NRT-SIN (JAL premium economy) // SIN-AMS-NBO-DAR (KL/KQ economy).

Not in the front enough to be really c-w-s, but still the most "long way round" I think I've done.
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