Missing that nice Mr Hillier

Old Sep 24, 19, 11:13 am
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Missing that nice Mr Hillier

Back to normal. I got an email from Exec Club today welcoming me to another year of GGL. My current year finishes 8 Mar 2020!!
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Old Sep 24, 19, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by morges1 View Post
Back to normal. I got an email from Exec Club today welcoming me to another year of GGL. My current year finishes 8 Mar 2020!!
I noticed a Mr James Hillier’s picture of aircraft at T5 in the back of business life.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 11:26 am
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Yes - I wasn't overjoyed to be told that I'd "held on" to GGL this year, or to get a letter signed by "Your Executive Club Team".

As a GGLfL, I hope you got different wording...

At least my renewal arrived at the right time...
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Old Sep 24, 19, 11:41 am
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Originally Posted by My_head_is_spinning View Post
I noticed a Mr James Hillier’s picture of aircraft at T5 in the back of business life.
I noticed that too. Do we think it is the same person?
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Old Sep 24, 19, 2:38 pm
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I noticed that too. Do we think it is the same person?
Yes, I doubt it’s a coincidence.

I was minded to send high life a note as I object to them calling him a “customer” - not exactly full disclosure / what does that say about their editorial bias?

Anyway the inflight WiFi was accidentally working for free, so on learning of his departure I decided to park it. Was probably some sort of farewell treat.
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Old Sep 24, 19, 3:41 pm
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Yes, I doubt it’s a coincidence.

I was minded to send high life a note as I object to them calling him a “customer” - not exactly full disclosure / what does that say about their editorial bias?

Anyway the inflight WiFi was accidentally working for free, so on learning of his departure I decided to park it. Was probably some sort of farewell treat.
I don't think the editorial bias of Highlife magazine is in doubt or would even be denied by the publisher!
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Old Sep 24, 19, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by fruitcage View Post
I don't think the editorial bias of Highlife magazine is in doubt or would even be denied by the publisher!
I also saw the photo in Highlife mag and same thought came to mind. Then I thought, First Names and Surnames are not necessarily unique (Mine is by the way) 😊. John Smith could have posted the pic. 😆
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Old Sep 24, 19, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling View Post
Yes - I wasn't overjoyed to be told that I'd "held on" to GGL this year, or to get a letter signed by "Your Executive Club Team".
Funny, my thoughts exactly on opening my Gold renewal letter today! Plus... "the good news is you can continue to earn Tier Points when you fly with us..."
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Old Jan 12, 20, 10:12 am
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I got a marketing email this morning flogging add-ons for a future flight to Houston. The first item on it was a cash offer for me to buy access to a lounge in Gatwick.

The email also acknowledged me as a Gold, so whoever sent it failed twice - incorrect departure airport, and then trying to flog lounge access to people who already have it

Doh!
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Old Jan 12, 20, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by deboyzoned View Post
I also saw the photo in Highlife mag and same thought came to mind. Then I thought, First Names and Surnames are not necessarily unique (Mine is by the way) ��. John Smith could have posted the pic. ��
Grief, you actually look at the rubbish? I’d sling the lot out and load an extra crew member with the money saved.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by loosehead View Post
I got a marketing email this morning flogging add-ons for a future flight to Houston. The first item on it was a cash offer for me to buy access to a lounge in Gatwick.

The email also acknowledged me as a Gold, so whoever sent it failed twice - incorrect departure airport, and then trying to flog lounge access to people who already have it

Doh!
Paid lounge access? Since when had that been a thing on ba?
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Old Jan 12, 20, 10:57 am
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BA’s meerkat emails generally go straight into trash. However, I have a faint sensation that they’re not as frequent as in Mr. Hillier’s day.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 11:00 am
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Paid lounge access? Since when had that been a thing on ba?
I kid you not - here's that part of the email.

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Old Jan 12, 20, 11:04 am
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Pathetic (and typical) BA ineptitude.

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Old Jan 12, 20, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by loosehead View Post
I kid you not - here's that part of the email.
Ah right, that isn't BA's own lounge in Gatwick, that is No. 1 Club Rooms, which is just behind the partition on the corridor to the BA lounge. Some would say it's an upgrade compared to BA's lounge (I definitely don't think so) but yes, even as a Gold you can pays yer money and you can takes yer choice, as they apparently say in Chigwell. But not if trying to get to Houston, unless indirectly. That said, my flight to Houston was from Gatwick.
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