SOF B2B Meet Up Thread

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Zdrasti (which apparently means hello in Sofia... suppose I should learn something, given my travel plans below!)
Please feel free to add your travel plans if you wish, or reach out to a fellow traveller via PM.

Oct 2022
Thu 27 Oct LHR-SOF BA890 - onobond
Thu 27 Oct SOF-LHR BA891 - onobond
Sat 29 Oct LHR-SOF BA890 - LeeT,
Sat 29 Oct SOF-LHR BA891- LeeT,


Nov 2022
Sat 5 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - stephenjc+1, LeeT, 86BA7, Gastrocnemius, palcsaky, FlyingBrit,
Sat 5 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - LeeT, palcsaky, FlyingBrit
Sun 6 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - palcsaky,

Sun 6 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - stephenjc+1, 86BA7, Gastrocnemius, palcsaky* Plane went Tech in Sofia, Pax overnighting, returning on Mon 7 Nov @ 12.30pm
Tues 8 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - IJG2,
Tues 8 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - IJG2,
Thu 10 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun, FlyingBrit, Vahan Hovhannisyan, smiles in the aisles,
Thu 10 Nov SOF-LHR BA891- TPRun, Vahan Hovhannisyan, Lucanesque,
Sat 12 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - jfallesen, 81romeo,
Sat 12 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - 81romeo FlyingBrit,
Sun 13 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - Lucanesque,
Sun 13 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - jfallesen,

Tues 15 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun, rosswill,
Tues 15 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun, rosswill, smiles in the aisles,
Thu 17 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun, Percy Pig+1, 81romeo,
Thu 17 Nov SOF-LHR BA891- TPRun, Percy Pig+1, 81romeo, Lucanesque,
Sat 19 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - Vahan Hovhannisyan, ms101, 1A or No Way,
Sat 19 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - Vahan Hovhannisyan,
Sun 20 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun,
Sun 20 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun, ms101, 1A or No Way,

Tues 22 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun,
Tues 22 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun,

Wed 23 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin, Waggy, travellingwigbury, rosswill, Jetstreamer, MrCheapSeats,
Wed 23 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin, Waggy, rosswill, Jetstreamer,
Thu 24 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun+1,
Thu 24 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - EGLK FLYER, travellingwigbury,
Sun 27 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 -
Sun 27 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - TPRun+1,
Tues 29 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - EGLK FLYER, josh100+1,
Tues 29 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 -

Wed 30 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin, Jetstreamer, gustavmahler, AtoB,, IJN Harekaze
Wed 30 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin, EGLK FLYER, Jetstreamer, josh100+1, gustavmahler, IJN Harekaze


Dec 2022
Thu 1 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - TPRun,
Thu 1 Dec SOF-LHR BA891- TPRun,

Sun 4 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin,
Sun 4 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin,
Wed 7 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - DarkHarlequin, EGLK FLYER, gustavmahler,
Wed 7 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 - DarkHarlequin, gustavmahler, AtoB,
Thu 8 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 -
Thu 8 Dec SOF-LHR BA891- EGLK FLYER,
Tue 13 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 - Lucanesque,
Tues 13 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 -
Thurs 15 Dec LHR-SOF BA890 -
Thu 15 Dec SOF-LHR BA891 - Lucanesque,
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Old Oct 25, 22, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by EGLK FLYER View Post
My SOF trips

23/11 - 24/11
29/11- 30/11
7/12 - 8/12
I've gone on the assumption that that is outbound - inbound & put it in the wiki, pls correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old Oct 25, 22, 3:20 pm
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I'm moderately embarrassed that I haven't even passed the 90 post mark in order to edit the wiki - oh the shame!

My dates are 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 4 Dec and 7 Dec.
Ill see you on 23rd November then!
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Old Oct 25, 22, 4:05 pm
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I've gone on the assumption that that is outbound - inbound & put it in the wiki, pls correct me if I'm wrong.
Correct ! Thx
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Old Oct 25, 22, 4:07 pm
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Is the opportunity to leverage this still open? Id assume it would also be useful for decent AA LP earning. What kind of price point should I be looking for if its still feasible?
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Old Oct 25, 22, 6:51 pm
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I'm going 23/11 - 24/11 ... might see a few of you in the lounge?
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Old Oct 26, 22, 4:35 am
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Sat 5 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 (2C) 14 rows!

Sun 6 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 (3F)

Apologies, I dont have enough posts to add to the wiki ☺️
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Old Oct 26, 22, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by stephenjc View Post
Spending the night in Sofia was the only way, she didn't fancy a B2B, which I'm glad I'm not doing as I reckon a day/night in Sofia should be a lovely way to spend a weekend!
Quite right too. No woman in her right mind would. I read through thinking that if I were Bulgarian, Id be a mite miffed that people would come multiple times without ever seeing the City. It is easily visited in a day, and what more I find the Bulgarian people vey accommodating and pleasant. If ever they move the BA flights to bus gates then B2Bs would go pear shaped.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 5:27 am
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Originally Posted by 86BA7 View Post
Sat 5 Nov LHR-SOF BA890 (2C) 14 rows!

Sun 6 Nov SOF-LHR BA891 (3F)

Apologies, I dont have enough posts to add to the wiki ☺️
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
Quite right too. No woman in her right mind would. I read through thinking that if I were Bulgarian, Id be a mite miffed that people would come multiple times without ever seeing the City. It is easily visited in a day, and what more I find the Bulgarian people vey accommodating and pleasant. If ever they move the BA flights to bus gates then B2Bs would go pear shaped.
I turned 1 trip into a long weekend, but I'm sure most cities would think we're crazy hopping in & out without seeing the area!
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Old Oct 26, 22, 5:29 am
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For anyone who is interested, the refurbished rooms at the Hilton are stunning - much more than a lick of paint. It should also be said that the food in Sofia is excellent, and excellent value.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 5:58 am
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I'm not. 1) Not smart enough to plan that much ahead 2) I offset some of the bookings by spending avios to part-pay for each trip, so it kept the price considerably low.
Don't you get less that the 0.8p Nectar value though when using Avios?
Then again I guess you can factor in the Gold value and Avios earned back.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 8:26 am
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I'll be doing a B2B on Tues 8th Nov. Looking at the seat plans, I don't think I'm the only one.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 8:43 am
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My year end is the start of December.

Having seen the bulk of the dates, seems the deals here are more November centric?

Spent many a wonderful trip in Sofia, lovely city!

I can also recommend the Hyatt Regency for a place to stay.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by IJG2 View Post
I'll be doing a B2B on Tues 8th Nov. Looking at the seat plans, I don't think I'm the only one.
out of interest, how did you book the same date out and in?

Originally Posted by GuyWMD View Post
My year end is the start of December.

Having seen the bulk of the dates, seems the deals here are more November centric?
Spent many a wonderful trip in Sofia, lovely city!
I can also recommend the Hyatt Regency for a place to stay.
Simply because I was more free in Nov We're planning on staying at the IC on the 1 trip i'm staying in SOF for.

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Old Oct 26, 22, 9:12 am
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Simply because I was more free in Nov We're planning on staying at the IC.
Nice! If it's not too late, I'll be jumping on this.
Details in the TP run thread(s)?
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Old Oct 26, 22, 9:15 am
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Originally Posted by GuyWMD View Post
Nice! If it's not too late, I'll be jumping on this.
Details in the TP run thread(s)?
Not sure there is much in there other than finding cheapest dates and nesting bookings as many couldn't book same-day return.
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