Old May 3, 2019, 11:43 am
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Poor @KARFA and @LondonAndy have a few gatecrashers

@LondonAndy's quiet weekend in Sofia (SOF).

LHR - SOF
Friday 28 February 2020
BA0890 12:45 - 17:50: Garimi (+3), Tomparskate
Saturday 29 February 2020
BA0890 08:10 - 13:15: alex67500, CaroFos, dycc, estrangeiro8, FlyerP, GadgetGal, jfallesen, LondonAndy, megaloman, mtikky, n4ynx, onobond, ScienceTeacher, streetmagix (+1), teledude, Tiffywren, Wbeest,
BA0892 13:40 - 18:50: Cancelled, so assuming everyone has opted for the BA0890 (please correct if wrong)
EW9912 12:55-16:30 Cymro

Optional walking tour - needs advance reservation: It is possible to have a private tour through 365association.com (https://freesofiatour.com/). They will meet us at the Hilton at c. 15.00 (to allow for slight delays) on Saturday and will give a 2.5hr tour for an all-in cost of 130/BGN260. I'd suggest that if there are 10 or more committed to splitting the cost then I'll book. Please put your name below if you are interested:
alex67500, CaroFos, FlyerP, LondonAndy, megaloman, mtikky, OxtailSoup+1, Tiffywren, TurningLeft, Tomparskate

SOF - LHR
Sunday 1 March 2020
BA0891
14:05 - 15:40: alex67500, atcer28, CaroFos, dycc, estrangeiro8, FlyerP, GadgetGal, Garimi (+3), jfallesen, LondonAndy, megaloman, mtikky, onobond, OxtailSoup+1, ScienceTeacher, teledude, Tiffywren, Wbeest, Tomparskate,
EW2499/EW2464 11:15-17:55 Cymro

SOF - LHR
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
BA0891
14:05 - 15:40: streetmagix (+1)


Hotels
Hilton Sofia - alex67500, atcer28, CaroFos, Cymro, dycc, estrangeiro8, FlyerP, GadgetGal, Garimi (+3), jfallesen, megaloman, mtikky, onobond, p78 (can share roo), ScienceTeacher, teledude, Tiffywren, Wbeest, Tomparskate (Saturday Night)
InterContinental Sofia - streetmagix (+1), Tomparskate (Friday night)


@Karfa's quiet weekend in Tirana (TIA)

LGW-AMS
Saturday 21 March 2020
BA2758 07:40 - 10:05 KARFA

AMS - LGW
Saturday 21 March 2020
BA2759 10:55 - 11:10 KARFA

LHR - LGW
Saturday 21 March 2020
Garimi-express 13:30 - 14:30: Garimi

LGW - TIA
Friday 20 March 2020
BA2648 11:10 - 15:00: Calchas, chris1979, JB7+1

VIE-TIA
Friday 20March 2020
OS847 12:45 - 14:20: ToMMM


Saturday 21 March 2020



BA2648 16:20 - 20:20:
alex67500, bisonrav, cgtechuk, Duncs, dycc, estrangeiro8, jfallesen, GadgetGal, Garimi, Karfa, Last20, onobond, p78, peter h, ScienceTeacher (+1), teledude, The Geek (+1), Tiffywren, bhbloke

TIA Minibus #1: bisonrav, estrangeiro8, jfallesen, peter h, ScienceTeacher (+1), The Geek (+1)

TIA Minibus #2 21/22 March TIR Airport<->HGI: , Onobond, Last20 (only from airport), bisonrav (only return), peter h (only return), jfallesen (only return)


TIA - LGW
Sunday 22 March 2020
BA2649 11:05 - 13:05: Calchas, chris1979, Duncs, dycc, GadgetGal, Garimi, JB7+1, jfallesen, Karfa, onobond, p78, peter h, ScienceTeacher (+1), Tiffywren, bhbloke



BA2651 18:30 - 20:40: (cancelled, I moved the remaining people on 2649 above)
TIA-BEG
Sunday 22 March 2020JU213 teledude

TIA - LGW
Monday 23 March 2020
BA2649
12:55 - 15:05: cgtechuk, The Geek (+1),
BEG-DOH
Monday 23 March 2020
QR232 teledude

TIA - LGW
Tuesday 24th March 2020
BA2649- 14:20: estrangeiro8, Last20
DOH-LHR
Tuesday 24th March 2020
QR9 teledude

TIA-FRA
Sunday 22nd March 2020
LH1425 TomMM


Hotels
HGI: Calchas, cgtechuk, chris1979, Duncs, dycc, estrangeiro8, Garimi, JB7, jfallesen, KARFA, megaloman, onobond, p78(can share room), peter h, ScienceTeacher (+1), teledude, The Geek (+1) Tiffywren, TomMM, bhbloke



Rescheduled September Tirana-do

LHRTIA
Sat 26/09 BA2648: Calchas, chris1979, jfallesen, peter h

TIALHR
Monday 28/09 BA2649: Calchas, chris1979, jfallesen, peter h

Hotels
HGI: Calchas, chris1979, jfallesen, peter h (tbc)
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A couple of new "mini" DOs.....

Old May 3, 2019, 7:11 am
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A couple of new "mini" DOs.....

Poor @KARFA and @LondonAndy have a few gatecrashers

First one is SOF....

BA892 on 29 Feb 2020
BA891 on 1 March 2020

Then TIA....

BA2648 on 21 March 2020
BA2651 on 22 March 2020

I might make a wiki and add more detail if there is enough interest

Pricing was good for both in CE and 160TP
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Old May 3, 2019, 7:22 am
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Move along please - nothing to see here....

TIA 242 and SOF 240 - used the GIB voucher from the last do so they were effectively free, with some balance left over....
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Old May 3, 2019, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by teledude
First one is SOF....

BA892 on 29 Feb 2020
BA891 on 1 March 2020

Pricing was good for both in CE and 160TP

Are you booking a hotel or grabbing 40 winks at the airport?
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Old May 3, 2019, 8:44 am
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SOF looks doable from BHD. Might join?

Originally Posted by teledude
Poor @KARFA and @LondonAndy have a few gatecrashers

First one is SOF....

BA892 on 29 Feb 2020
BA891 on 1 March 2020

Then TIA....

BA2648 on 21 March 2020
BA2651 on 22 March 2020

I might make a wiki and add more detail if there is enough interest

Pricing was good for both in CE and 160TP
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Old May 3, 2019, 8:48 am
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Oxtailsoup +1 for the Sofia flights above on the 29th Feb, 1st March.
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Old May 3, 2019, 8:56 am
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Thank goodness you didn't choose T3 flights, not sure the elite CX pax could have handled another FT invasion without busting a blood vessel.

PS I do quite fancy a quick trip back to Tirana, to visit the Pyramids
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Old May 3, 2019, 9:03 am
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Booked!Price dropped by another 30 during booking lol
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Old May 3, 2019, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by teledude
TIA....
BA2648 on 21 March 2020
BA2651 on 22 March 2020
I was really hoping there would be a do going to TIA, but my TP year finishes on March 8 and I might be pushing for gold this year (somehow it has become a possibility!) so it is just a few weeks too late!

Aha: two week grace period!!
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Old May 3, 2019, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by Fatdickie
Are you booking a hotel or grabbing 40 winks at the airport?
Hilton
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Old May 3, 2019, 10:16 am
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I'm in for TIA.
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Old May 3, 2019, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn


I was really hoping there would be a do going to TIA, but my TP year finishes on March 8 and I might be pushing for gold this year (somehow it has become a possibility!) so it is just a few weeks too late!

Aha: two week grace period!!
you don't get a grace period on earning status unfortunately, only retention.
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Old May 3, 2019, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav
you don't get a grace period on earning status unfortunately, only retention.
Plan foiled!
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Old May 3, 2019, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn
I was really hoping there would be a do going to TIA, but my TP year finishes on March 8 and I might be pushing for gold this year (somehow it has become a possibility!) so it is just a few weeks too late!

Aha: two week grace period!!
The fare is available on other weekends, just not the witty company of all of us :-)
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Old May 3, 2019, 11:10 am
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I'm booked for TIA
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