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Another BAFT mini-do. Gibraltar, Saturday 23 March 2019

Another BAFT mini-do. Gibraltar, Saturday 23 March 2019

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Latest information on plans can be found in the following post:https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30702435-post460.html


Gibraltar Saturday 23 March 2019

GUEST LIST (77)

Altrurian, angeloedades, bhbloke, Calchas, CaroFos, cgtechuk, chris1979, cistavoda, Deanog1976, DeathSlam, dinoscool3 (+1), Duncs, dycc, florens (+1), FlyerP, flyuk, GadgetGal, Gingernut, Governator, gcuk, GrjApp, IFE Wizard, Innocent Abroad, JB7, jfallesen, KARFA, KeaneJohn, LavaJava, LPQ (+1), LSunbury (+1), LondonAndy, lost_in_translation, madfish, megaloman, mtikky, onobond, p78, Pumplekin (+1), Physci, polochick, Puqui99 (+1), Rapidex (+1), S1362083, S_W_S, Scallywag72 (+1), ScienceTeacher (+1), Shl (+1), SmallClanger, StanStorby, Swissbobby (+1), teledude, Temps (+1), The Specialist (+1), Thundercat, Tiffywren, tomparskate, TPRun, TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2), Wbeest.

FLIGHTS

Thursday 21st March
TNG-GIB
AT990 12:00 - Governator

LHR-GIB
BA492 8:25 - dinoscool3 (+2)

Friday 22nd March
LHR-GIB
BA490 12:35 - Calchas, chris1979, FlyerP, LPQ (+1), Pumplekin (+1), Snaxmuppet, The Specialist (+1), Thundercat,

GLA-LHR
BA1489 15:25 - cgtechuk, teledude

GVA-LHR
BA721 17:35 - Swissbobby (+1)

EDI-LHR
BA1459 18:55 -Tomparskate

ZRH-LHR
BA707 2105 - florens (+1)

Saturday 23rd March
GLA -LHR
BA1473 08:05 - travellingscotsman

MAN-LHR
BA1385 08:05 - DeathSlam, madfish, Scallywag72 (+1), S_W_S

LHR-GIB
BA492 10:30 - bhbloke, GadgetGal, GrjApp, JB7, KARFA, lost_in_translation, LSunbury (+1), megaloman, p78. polochick, puqui99 (+1), StanStorby, Swissbobby (+1), Tomparskate, Wbeest (18)
BA490 12:35 - angeloedades, CaroFos, cgtechuk, cistavoda, DeathSlam, Duncs, dycc, florens (+1), Flyuk, gcuk, Gingernut, IFE Wizard, Innocent Abroad, jfallesen, KeaneJohn, LavaJava, LondonAndy, madfish, mtikky, onobond, Physci, Rapidex (+1), S1362083, Scallywag72 (+1), ScienceTeacher (+1), shl (+1), Stevieed, SmallClanger, S_W_S, teledude, Temps (+1), Tiffywren, TPRun, TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2) (44),

Sunday 24th March
GIB-LHR
BA493 15:15 - angeloedades, Calchas, CaroFos, chris1979, cistavoda, dinoscool3 (+2), Duncs, dycc, FlyerP, GadgetGal, gcuk, Gingernut, IFE Wizard, Innocent Abroad, KARFA,, LondonAndy, madfish, megaloman, mtikky, onobond, puqui99 (+1), S1362083, Scallywag72 (+1), Snaxmuppet, StanStorby,Stevieed, S_W_S, teledude, Tiffywren, Tomparskate, TPRun.
BA491 17:30 - bhbloke, flyuk, JB7, jfallesen, KeaneJohn, lost_in_translation, p78, Physci, polochick, Pumplekin (+1), ScienceTeacher, shl (+1), SmallClanger, The Specialist (+1)

LHR-MAN
BA1376 21:00 - madfish, Scallywag72 (+1), S_W_S

LHR-EDI
BA1464 20:55 - Tomparskate

LHR-CDG
BA326 20:30 - S1362083

Monday 25th March
AGP-LIS
TP1139 06:40 - Governator (Driving GIB - AGP night before)

GIB-LHR
BA493 13:10 - cgtechuk, DeathSlam, florens (+1), GrjApp, LPQ (+1), LSunbury (+1), Swissbobby (+1), Temps (+1), Thundercat, TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2), Wbeest

LHR-GVA
BA736 17:20 - Swissbobby (+1)

LHR-GLA
BA1492 18:10 - cgtechuk, travellingscotsman (+2)

LHR-MAN
BA1402 18:25 - DealthSlam

LHR-ZRH
BA708 17:30 - florens (+1)

Tuesday 26th March
GIB-LHR
BA0493 13:05 - Rapidex (+1)

HOTEL

Holiday Inn Express, Gibraltar (56)
angeloedades, bhbloke, Calchas, cgtechuk, CaroFos, Duncs, florens +1, FlyerP, flyuk (can share), GadgetGal, gcuk, Gingernut, Governator, GrjApp, IFE Wizard, JB7, jfallesen, KARFA, KeaneJohn, LavaJava, lost_in_translation, LPQ (+1), LSunbury (+1), madfish, onobond, Physci, polochick, Pumplekin (+1), Rapidex (+1), S1362083, Scallywag72 (+1), shl (+1), SmallClanger, Snaxmuppet, StanStorby, Swissbobby (+1), S_W_S, Temps (+1), Thundercat, Tiffywren, TPRun (& p78), TravellerFrequently (+1), travellingscotsman (+2)

The Elliot, Gibraltar (4)
The Specialist (+1)
Wbeest
DeathSlam

ACTIVITIES


Pre-Do Friday 22nd March @ Hilton Garden Inn, Hatton Cross, LHR
florens
Swissbobby (+1)



Pre-Do Friday 22nd March @ GIB 1830 (6:30pm) ( http://vinopolisgastrobar.gi/)
Calchas, chris1979, dinoscool3 (+2), FlyerP, Governator, LPQ (+1), Snaxmuppet

Climbing The Rock Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd March
Potential Participants: Calchas (Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, depending on weather and volume consumed on the Friday flight.), chris1979, Snaxmuppet (don't arrive until Friday 16:30), dinoscool3, Governator, thundercat



Saturday Night food & drink
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30702438-post461.html
https://doodle.com/poll/ksxf3mp9mr3xddda


Dolphin Cruise Private Charter Sunday 24th March
For more details please see post 188
Potential Participants: florens+1, LPQ (+1), madfish, onobond, polochick, shl (+1), Snaxmuppet


Post-Do Sunday 24th March @ GIB (location to be announced)



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The MICRO-DO: Gibraltar, 2/3 March 2019

Convenes in CX First around 8am on Saturday 2nd for Breakfast. Then onwards as the mood takes us.

Friday 1st March

LHR-GIB
BA490 12:35 - Fontana+1

Saturday 2nd March

LHR-GIB
BA490 12:35 - bisonrav, gcuk (+1), puqui99 (+3), TravellerFrequently (+1) , WickedStepMother (+1)

Sunday 3rd March

GIB-LHR
BA493 15:15 - bisonrav

GIB-LHR
BA491 17:30 - Fontana+1
, gcuk (+1), puqui99 (+3), TravellerFrequently (+1)

Tuesday 5th March

GIB-LHR
BA491 17:20 - WickedStepMother (+1)
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Old Jan 18, 19, 9:55 am
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Iím thinking of going to the micro do at the beginning of March. Just waiting a couple of days for an appointment to possibly appear. (If you donít mind BA staff coming!) Am I correct in thinking that if I book in CE, but Iím only a Blue exec club member, that I would need guesting into the CX First lounge? Many thanks.
Happy to do the honours.
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Originally Posted by flygirl68 View Post
Iím thinking of going to the micro do at the beginning of March. Just waiting a couple of days for an appointment to possibly appear. (If you donít mind BA staff coming!) Am I correct in thinking that if I book in CE, but Iím only a Blue exec club member, that I would need guesting into the CX First lounge? Many thanks.
CE on a hotline should be quite reasonable and a comfortable way to get there
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Happy to do the honours.

Thank you! I shall keep you posted 👍
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CE on a hotline should be quite reasonable and a comfortable way to get there

I shall check that out
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Old Jan 18, 19, 10:42 pm
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Iím thinking of going to the micro do at the beginning of March. Just waiting a couple of days for an appointment to possibly appear. (If you donít mind BA staff coming!) Am I correct in thinking that if I book in CE, but Iím only a Blue exec club member, that I would need guesting into the CX First lounge? Many thanks.
BA staff would be welcome at any do. We have BA pensioners at some
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I can’t make it to the main Do, but I’ve just added myself to the wiki for the Micro Do at the beginning of March. Looking forward to seeing a few familiar faces and to putting faces to some familiar FT names.
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MICRODO: Just booked myself into the Bath Road Premier Inn (a snip at £30.50) for the night of the 1st so as to have plenty of lounge time on the Saturday.
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Look what just arrived It is all the stuff for the name badges!

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Happy to do the honours.
Thank you for your kind offer, but my plans have now changed so I wonít be coming on the micro do. Enjoy!
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Hello

Firstly, apologies for the delay in providing more detail about some plans/suggestions for the do. As we approach the 8 week mark, a small group of us have been trying to hatch some plans and suggestions as to how best to prepare for the do. However, it seems that our Gibraltar cousins have taken a leaf out of the Spanish neighbours and manana is in full swing. Trying to get a response to emails is proving nigh-on impossible, which has somewhat stunted our progress, and made planning very difficult.

Secondly, given the sheer size of the group, finding something that we would all be happy with, and the logistical nightmare of collecting deposits etc., we have decided to try to keep things as simple and as informal as possible. However, we want to be as inclusive as possible, so please don’t be a shrinking violet. Whether this is your first do, or your twentieth, please do speak up and don’t be afraid to just join in.


To ensure that nobody is left out, we will be setting up a WhatsApp group for the do. We will be sharing the group link to those going, so please do join to keep up to date with information as we go. To ensure we don’t get any un-invited solicitations the group will remain private and we won’t be posting the link on here, but are happy to share via PM.
Please see below for further details.

Friday 22 March
There are a number of intrepid explorers setting off early. We wish them the best of luck in their endeavours, and being the adventurous types, we are sure they will be able to make their own plans among themselves.
In addition, there will be a pre-do gathering at the Hilton Garden Inn near Hatton Cross on the evening. All welcome to join. Please add your name to the Wiki if you are planning to stay.

Saturday 23 March
Terminal 3 at LHR

There are some 60 of us traveling through Terminal 3 this morning. As much as we might all appreciate the CX First lounge, the reality is that it is a relatively small space. Therefore, we have planned to gather in the CX Business lounge. Of course we are all free to wander and go in whichever lounge we see fit. No doubt some will find themselves perched at the gin bar in the Qantas lounge!
Many of us are already proud card carrying members of BAEC. However, if lounge guesting is required, please just say and this should not be too much of a problem to arrange among ourselves. If you are silver and have a desperate desire to see inside the hallowed halls and the inner sanctum of the CX F lounge, just holler and we will see what can be arranged.
Please be aware, 60 BA passengers turning up on a Saturday morning to the CX lounge may cause something of a stir. If needs must, then we will have to split up and find refreshments in one of the other fine establishments in T3: QF, BA or AA. See the following for more detail on T3 lounges https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28258293-post2.html

Gibraltar – Morning and Afternoon
For those already there, please make your own arrangements amongst yourselves, whilst keeping an eye out to see what fun you are missing at the airport.For those joining on the early flight, we have made the Holiday Inn Express aware of your arrival. A suggestion for this afternoon is for a walk/cable car up the Rock from where you will hopefully see the afternoon flight arrive.

Drinks Reception 17.00
Ok, this is probably too grand a title. We are proposing, whilst also mitigating a scrum at check in for the HIX, that we convey for a drinks reception in the bar at the hotel. This will be the start of the main do in Gibraltar. We have communicated this to the hotel so are hopeful that they are aware of our presence. The menu is somewhat limited, but drinks and snacks should be available.

Dinner 19.00
With so many people, so many tastes, and so many different budgets, trying to find a suitable venue would not be feasible. Add to this the need to collect deposits, etc. it was felt that this would be very difficult to organise one place and ensure it went smoothly for everyone. We have, therefore, prepared a list of some of the finest (and perhaps not so finest) eating establishments in Gibraltar that should cover a plethora of tastes and budgets, for you to consider. There are plenty others so dine where you want!

Please feel free to indicate your preference in the Wiki, so those interested in the same restaurant can contact each other to join up. You may want to consider contacting the restaurant well in advance to make a booking, especially if there is a large group interested in the same place. (We are currently looking to set up a doodle so that we can also share ideas on that. Watch this space.)

See the following post for some suggestions for dining in Gibraltar.
Of course, there are also plenty of bars for those who are keen to continue the liquid diet.

Evening Drinks 21.00
As with restaurants, finding a suitable bar to host such a large and diverse group has been beyond our abilities, despite considerable effort. If anybody knows somebody, who knows somebody whose sister’s cat goes to the same vet as the owner of a cat who has a suitable venue, please do let us know!!

Consequently, and as a 'backstop...' in case we are unable to arrange a single venue, we propose that we mingle among the bars on Casemates Square. Most bars tend to be small in Gibraltar, but they come with the benefit of heated outdoor terraces. The WhatsApp group will be a valuable source of information as we may travel from bar to bar, so it will be a good way of meeting up and mingling as the night progresses.


Late night refreshments 00.00
The bar at the Holiday Inn Express is available 24 hours. Where better to end than where it all began?!

Sunday 24 March
We imagine that for some the prospect of a run up the rock as the sun begins to rise will certainly be foremost in their thoughts. For others, a few extra hours in bed will be the order of the day. As for the more hard core, they may only get into bed as others are getting up to head to the airport, as was the case in PHX.Please feel free to make your own plans, but a nice spot of brunch may be the order of the day. If anybody has any ideas or suggestions, please do say, and we will see what can be sorted.

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Name: Biancas

Address: 6/7 Admiral’s Walk, Marina Bay

Website / contact details: http://biancas.gi/

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: British, Wine Bar, Mediterranean

Price: ££ - £££



Name: The Bridge Bar & Grill

Address: Leisure Island, Ocean Village

Website / contact details: [email protected] / Facebook

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly

Price: ££ - £££



Name: Pizza Express

Address: Unit 17 Ocean Village Promenade, Ocean Village

Website / contact details: https://pizzaexpressgib.com/

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly

Price: ££ - £££



Name: The Ivy Sports Bar and Grill

Address: 13 A The Promenade, Ocean Village

Website / contact details: T: +350 200 68222 / [email protected]

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 3.5

Food type: American, Bar, British

Price: ££ - £££



Name: Grand Shanghai Gardens

Address: Unit 11, Ocean Village Promenade

Website / contact details: T: +350 200 67777 / /www.facebook.com/GrandShanghaiGibraltar

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 3.5

Food type: Chinese, Asian, Fusion

Price: ££ - £££





Name: Las Iguanas

Address: Unit 21b, Ocean Village Promenade, Ocean Village,

Website / contact details: www.iguanas.gi

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Latin, Mexican, Brazilian

Price: ££ - £££



Name: Barbary Restaurant

Address: 35 Ocean Village Promenade, Sunborn Yacht Hotel

Website / contact details: www.barbarygibraltar.com

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean

Price: ££££



Name: Little Bay Bar & Indian Restaurant

Address: Sail 2.2, Ocean Village Promenade

Website / contact details: www.littlebay.gi

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4.5

Food type: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options

Price: ££ - £££



Name: Piccadilly Garden Bar

Address: 3B Rosia Rd

Website / contact details: Tel: +350 200 75758

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 3

Food type: Tapas

Price: ££ - £££



Name: Wagamama

Address: 19 ocean village promenade, Ocean Village

Website / contact details: www.wagamama.gi

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly

Price: ££ - £££



Name: La Sala - Sunborn Yacht

Address: 35 Ocean Village Promenade, Sunborn Yacht Hotel

Website / contact details: www.lasalagibraltar.com

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly

Price: ££ - £££



Name: Gauchos Steak House

Address: 1 Fish Market Road

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 59700 or send message via Facebook

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4.5

Food type: Steakhouse, Barbecue, European

Price: ££ - £££





Name: DBellota

Address: 2 Main Street, G8 International Shopping Center, By the taxi rank at Casemates Plaza

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 42875 or send message via Facebook

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 5Food type: Spanish, Mediterranean, European

Price: ££ - £££





Name: El Faro

Address: Marina Bay

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 79241

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Seafood, Mediterranean, European

Price: ££ - £££





Name: Grille53

Address: 2b The Tower, Marina Bay

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 61999 or send message via Facebook

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean

Price: ££ - £££





Name: Embers

Address: 17 Public Market, Fish Market Road

Website / contact details: www.embersgibraltar.com

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4.5

Food type: International, Mediterranean, European

Price: ££££



Name: Roy's Cod Place

Address: Casemates Square

Website / contact details: See Facebook

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Seafood, British

Price: £



Name: Pizzeria Plaza

Address: 5A Water Port Market Place, Entrance of Main Street bus stop

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 44040 or send message via Facebook

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4.5

Food type: Italian Pizza Fast food European Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options

Price: £



Name: The Ship

Address: Marina Bay

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 60160

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4

Food type: Bar, International, British

Price: £



Name: Cafe Rojo

Address: Irish Town

Website / contact details: Tel: 350 200 51378

Trip Advisor rating (out of 5) 4.5

Food type: Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly

Price: ££ - £££
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Thanks so much madfish and the others working hard to get some plan going!

I see there's going to about 14 of us in GIB Friday night. I'd be happy to help arrange a pre-DO dinner in GIB Friday, if that's already been started or there are others that are interested.
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Thanks so much madfish and the others working hard to get some plan going!

I see there's going to about 14 of us in GIB Friday night. I'd be happy to help arrange a pre-DO dinner in GIB Friday, if that's already been started or there are others that are interested.
Sounds like a good idea. Hopefully those who are there with you will think the same.
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Thanks so much madfish and the others working hard to get some plan going!

I see there's going to about 14 of us in GIB Friday night. I'd be happy to help arrange a pre-DO dinner in GIB Friday, if that's already been started or there are others that are interested.
I'm up for this as well.
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I'd like to add my thanks to madfish and others for their work behind the scenes on this. It was always going to be extremely difficult once the numbers starting clocking up beyond 70. Cheers!

p.s. re the jokey comment about running up the Rock on Sunday. Yes, I for one always have my running kit in the bag!
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