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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 25, 19, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by CaroFos View Post
Can we PLEASE book the next one? I'm voting LUX but happy with wherever!
Next one will be HNL..... Hopefully
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Old Mar 25, 19, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by teledude View Post
Next one will be HNL..... Hopefully
No, not HNL - OGG

We'll be there!
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Old Mar 25, 19, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by CaroFos View Post
Can we PLEASE book the next one? I'm voting LUX but happy with wherever!
I read that as LAX first time
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Old Mar 25, 19, 4:31 pm
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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.
Disruption did not happen. You seem intent in painting this story of "ruined enjoyment". All you have to do is ask to join the party and the friendly FlyerTalkers will welcome you. I can confirm there were no hogging of seats, for my duration in the CX F lounge, people who had a seat were also not occupying dining room seats; in-fact some of us self-consolidated in the dining room so that big tables were not wasted on a single individual. A lounge is definitely not a party bus I agree 100% but a lounge is a lounge with access conferred by our OneWorld status. Perhaps you should have saved your sour attitude for the main terminal area or restaurant. I have emailed CX and let us see how they deal with it.

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Having spent 2+ hours in CX F lounge, late Saturday morning, I can second every detail @flyuk has stated. There were seats available in all parts of the F lounge, although there seemed to some short waiting for seats in the restaurant at times. Empty bottles were soon replaced by the attentive staff, who actually were expressing their happiness over being able to serve more guests than usual.
I spoke to the lounge dragon on exit and she was interested in why there were so many in CX J and F and I explained the details to her and she was interested and amused at the same time. She also asked whether we all worked a normal job which made me smile. She and her fellow dragon did their job in making sure other pax in the lounge were happy (they proactively roamed the lounges in the morning).

Thank you to everyone who was there for an enjoyable FT Do! It was certainly an interesting one.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 12:55 pm
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LUX is ok with me

I notice what BA have service to KBP Kiev if I can make other sugestion
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:05 pm
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LUX is ok with me

I notice what BA have service to KBP Kiev if I can make other sugestion
The potential difficulty I can see with LUX is the limited number of flights - one early morning and one around teatime.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:06 pm
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The potential difficulty I can see with LUX is the limited number of flights - one early morning and one around teatime.
And no cheap drinks
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:11 pm
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Somewhere with more than one flight a day and a record of little turbulence would be great.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:17 pm
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Somewhere with more than one flight a day and a record of little turbulence would be great.
FNC it is then
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:27 pm
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KBP have 1 flight with BA and 2 with flyuia but from LGW which you can buy one way 30GBP if booked 10+ months in advance and definitely very cheap booze

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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:31 pm
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KBP have 1 flight with BA and 2 with flyuia but from LGW which you can buy one way 30GBP if booked 10+ months with advance and definitely very cheap booze

​​​​Day trip to Chernobyl!!!
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:40 pm
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No, not HNL - OGG

We'll be there!
That sounds like a good use of time. There's some good TP run fares that appear to be as valid for Kahului as they are for Honolulu. OTP-PHX with a HEL shuffle still sounds a little brutal to me. 1-2 days beach/pool in Hawaii would do much to ease the decision.
Thx to all for your friendliness over the GIB weekend (mainly in lounges and planes for me rather than bars and restaurants). I had a great time. My legs are sore. Hope to meet many of you again in future.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:53 pm
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Dare I suggest Malaga? Ticks all the boxes and probably little chance of having to land in Gibraltar instead!? :-D the Adventurous amongst us can route via MAD for more Tierpoints and the possibility of FLUB for two hours..... some GREAT places to eat and drink in the city.... and you can always find very cheap sherry!
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Old Mar 26, 19, 1:59 pm
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But half of You allready been in malaga this Year
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Old Mar 26, 19, 2:18 pm
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Malaga is a great destination, dirt cheap if you time it right. I'm going again in late November.

But Kiev would be a great do. Reason? There's a fantastic aviation museum for the avgeeks, very hands on, full of old Russian airliners and cold war jets. And you don't need a visa for the Ukraine.

Also I believe there is decent food and booze.
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