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Old May 10, 18, 5:13 am
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every time I arrive in the Concorde Room I hope, against all sense, for the return of my much missed Conde Nast Traveller. While my hope proved as unreasonable today as ever, FTers will be pleased to know that a newcomer has made its way that I had not noticed before: Cereals.

yep. Cereals.

I think someone is hoping our very own cws will take the hint and diversify! there is also a Time Out Grenada but I assume someone left it.
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Dare I even bother to Google what it's about?
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Sounds like it would be more likely to be found on Have I Got News For You...

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I just know that if I invite my mother to a lounge copies of the Watchtower will appear on the magazine stands. No doubt she will count the hours as well.

I suspect the number of Chinese magazines indicates that it is possible to buy your magazines into the lounge.
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It is a sad state of affairs that even in the CCR BA / Menzies will place whatever pays them most, regardless of whether anyone wants to read it.

Bizarrely, the free magazine stand in our office (many City buildings now have a rack in reception where companies dump magazines to be read by the well-paid London professional population) only carries really good stuff - Esquire, Mr Porter, Harpers, WSJ Magazine, Brummel etc plus the odd New European etc newspaper.

No 'What Spa and Hot Tub?' here - although you should note that 'What Spa and Hot Tub?' is available in the Singapore Airlines lounge in Heathrow so this is not a BA-centric issue.
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I find What Spa and Hot Tub? to be a great light read .

Haven't visited the new LBA lounge complex yet, but the old Yorkshire Premier Lounge used to stock possibly the single most pretentious publication I've ever come across, The European (https://www.the-european.eu/); Monocle doesn't even come close!
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I hope, against all sense, for the return of my much missed Conde Nast Traveller.
For what it's worth, I believe I saw copies of CN T in the MUC Galleries this past weekend.
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There are probably more down to earth people flying in F these days than you think.

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For what it's worth, I believe I saw copies of CN T in the MUC Galleries this past weekend.
I was about to state that flying to Germany just so you can get a free copy of a magazine is not going to appeal to any sane person, then I remembered this is the FT forum....
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I was about to state that flying to Germany just so you can get a free copy of a magazine is not going to appeal to any sane person, then I remembered this is the FT forum....
start in London, pick up a copy of cereals so you know what you see outside your plane windows, and one of hot spas and something so that by the time you arrive in Germany and visit your hotelís nude sauna you know all about the technical specs of the heat system, then lounge, pick copy of CNT before flying back to London and on to Inverness to pick up your ex-EU-in Scotland to Hawaii via Heathrow, London city, jfk, Mia and lax Visiting the flagship Mia and lax qf f lounges on the way and voila...
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Are we talking about an actual cereals magazine, or https://www.readcereal.com/ which doesnít seem too inappropriate. Or does nobody even know (jumping to 1WP?).
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every time I arrive in the Concorde Room I hope, against all sense, for the return of my much missed Conde Nast Traveller.
You could always call into W.H. Smith on your way to the CCR and buy one for £3.99.

In this era of cost-cutting and frill-trimming, I don't think there's any reason why BA should go to the expense of stocking expensive and specialist magazines that would undoubtedly find their way into someone's hand luggage on the very first day.
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Eh? BA donít pay. The issue is that they expect to be paid.

CNT even gave me 150 x CNT for the goody bags at the HFP Christmas party.
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What Spa & Hot Tub? is a staple at my dental practice... in the very tip of the North East of Scotland where spas and hot tubs are sadly not rife

Personally, for pretension I don't think anything will beat the mag I once found in the Concierge Lounge of a cruise I was on- named Affluent Traveller. I had won the cruise in a free prize draw and was certainly anything but!
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In this era of cost-cutting and frill-trimming, I don't think there's any reason why BA should go to the expense of stocking expensive and specialist magazines that would undoubtedly find their way into someone's hand luggage on the very first day.
The only real cost for airlines is transporting news papers and magazines. It's why Lufthansa stopped their, IMO rather generous selection of magazines and newspapers. Flying several kilos of paper to the other side of the world will cost quite a bit of money over a year.
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