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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 Mar 24, 19, 12:23 pm
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Great, which bar?
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Old Mar 24, 19, 1:17 pm
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A shot of the FT royalty on the lounge terrace today, as the new early flight left as the assembled terrace crew were awaiting the new late flight.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 7:04 pm
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Anyone at T3 currently?
Tom and Myself were just behind you at security and over to the left of CX F when I think you were dining but we didnít see this or known you were at T3 until Gadgetgirl said.

Hope Bilbao was good.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 1:50 am
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Rude FT people

I was in the CX lounge flying longhaul with them in their F lounge. You may have been going on some group excursion but many of you forget your manners and showed no appreciation that there were other people in that lounge that had spent thousands for the tickets to be greeted by riff raff that had spent a £100 on a ticket. When we entered the lounge we were accosted by a large guy asking people if they were from Flyetalk which was unbelievably crass. Every single seat had been bagged and left empty as the occupants had gone into the restaurant. How selfish can you be. Nearly all the bottles of wine etc were empty and food gone. Talking loudly like it was a bus station. I sure you would not like such behaviours if you were not part of this group. I have written to the CEO of CX and the Lounge Manager agrees that the F section should be reserved for longhaul passengers and groups like this should be directed to their airline lounge to ensure the sanctity of the lounge is maintained. Next time think of others not just yourselves.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 2:33 am
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Point of information: the tickets were £52 I think, not £100

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Old Mar 25, 19, 2:34 am
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@herethere I read with interest your comments. I do not know the large person to which you prefer. Perhaps he was just being friendly? Clearly you weren’t in the mood for somebody being cheerful. However comments referring to rift raft are unacceptable. Many of the group were in CE and certainly had not paid £100 for their tickets. Furthermore many are gold and GGL and have earned their status through spending many thousands of pounds across the OW network including on CX.

They have as much right to enter the lounge as anybody else based on the rules. Likewise there were many other lounges available that you could also have gone to had you chosen.

Were people being loud? I don’t think so. Were people reserving seats while going into the restaurant? Maybe? But there is limited room in the restaurant area for bags.

I will leave it at that, and ask others not to respond as would not want to drag this thread (which as been full of people having a good time) being lowered by the time that you have set.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 2:47 am
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@herethere I read with interest your comments. I do not know the large person to which you prefer. Perhaps he was just being friendly? Clearly you werenít in the mood for somebody being cheerful. However comments referring to rift raft are unacceptable. Many of the group were in CE and certainly had not paid £100 for their tickets. Furthermore many are gold and GGL and have earned their status through spending many thousands of pounds across the OW network including on CX.

They have as much right to enter the lounge as anybody else based on the rules. Likewise there were many other lounges available that you could also have gone to had you chosen.

Were people being loud? I donít think so. Were people reserving seats while going into the restaurant? Maybe? But there is limited room in the restaurant area for bags.

I will leave it at that, and ask others not to respond as would not want to drag this thread (which as been full of people having a good time) being lowered by the time that you have set.
Clearly being frequent travellers you should have appreciated the disruption you were causing and how you were collectively ruining the enjoyment of others. Several CX passengers were annoyed. You could have kept your bags to one side and not hogged all the seats. Knowing the F lounge was small you could have gone to other lounges. Well the £100 point came from a group member shouting it across the lounge. As i said it was all quite indignifying to observe. Perhaps none of you realise it. A lounge is not a party bus. Perhaps you should have saved that for the main terminal area or restaurant. Letís see how CX deal with it.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 3:02 am
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Old Mar 25, 19, 3:17 am
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It's impossible to comment as I wasn't there, but I don't think occupying seats while eating at the restaurant is unavoidable. You can store your luggage at the lounge reception.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 3:32 am
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herethere consider yourself lucky! This started as a quiet weekend away for me to GIB and then 80 odd other people turned up. I had to spend the whole weekend with them

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I was in the CX lounge flying longhaul with them in their F lounge. You may have been going on some group excursion but many of you forget your manners and showed no appreciation that there were other people in that lounge that had spent thousands for the tickets to be greeted by riff raff that had spent a £100 on a ticket. When we entered the lounge we were accosted by a large guy asking people if they were from Flyetalk which was unbelievably crass. Every single seat had been bagged and left empty as the occupants had gone into the restaurant. How selfish can you be. Nearly all the bottles of wine etc were empty and food gone. Talking loudly like it was a bus station. I sure you would not like such behaviours if you were not part of this group. I have written to the CEO of CX and the Lounge Manager agrees that the F section should be reserved for longhaul passengers and groups like this should be directed to their airline lounge to ensure the sanctity of the lounge is maintained. Next time think of others not just yourselves.
Last time I checked there were plenty of other lounges you could have gone in?

CX won't care by the way so don't waste your time
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Old Mar 25, 19, 5:47 am
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I was in the CX lounge flying longhaul with them in their F lounge. You may have been going on some group excursion but many of you forget your manners and showed no appreciation that there were other people in that lounge that had spent thousands for the tickets to be greeted by riff raff that had spent a £100 on a ticket. When we entered the lounge we were accosted by a large guy asking people if they were from Flyetalk which was unbelievably crass. Every single seat had been bagged and left empty as the occupants had gone into the restaurant. How selfish can you be. Nearly all the bottles of wine etc were empty and food gone. Talking loudly like it was a bus station. I sure you would not like such behaviours if you were not part of this group. I have written to the CEO of CX and the Lounge Manager agrees that the F section should be reserved for longhaul passengers and groups like this should be directed to their airline lounge to ensure the sanctity of the lounge is maintained. Next time think of others not just yourselves.
That would be a breach of Oneworld lounge access rules. You are in no position to lecture on manners, referring to other passengers who have as much right as you to be there as riff raff.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 5:51 am
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(late) departure of BA493 on Sunday

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herethere conider yourself lucky! This started as a quiet weekend away for me to GIB and then 80 odd other people turned up. I had to spend the whole weekend with them
I think herethere has some issues when it comes to etiquette on BA flights... See previous posts for detail.
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The stragglers were all leaving today, hopefully their flights will be operating without the hiccups experienced by some.

Those that came out of the later flight on Saturday and left on the earlier scheduled flight on Sunday really did get the full Gib experience.
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