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British Airways and American Airlines Chelsea Lounge - JFK Terminal 8

Old Jan 23, 2023, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
exactly. Or indeed any bottle of any liquid under at least 40% alcohol. Try it at home and enjoy picking up the broken glass!…
I've found its pretty safe for about an hour for a quick freeze, then into the fridge, but best have a timer set to make sure you remember.
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Smid
I've found its pretty safe for about an hour for a quick freeze, then into the fridge, but best have a timer set to make sure you remember.
I am going to guess that you have not worked as a Sommelier! The rapid chilling plays havoc with the bubbles as well as the flavour and aroma.

(There is a reason I have expensive temperature controlled refrigerators)
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius
I am going to guess that you have not worked as a Sommelier! The rapid chilling plays havoc with the bubbles as well as the flavour and aroma.

(There is a reason I have expensive temperature controlled refrigerators)
Ah yes, I was assuming that was also the reason (and it was cheap cava, and I don't do it often). I assume the freezer sleeves have the same effect. Wouldn't be stuck in a bucket of ice have the same effect too? (this is definitely getting Off Topic)
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by HFHFFlyer
I would certainly complain to BA. There is a very real understanding now (all the way to the top) at just how badly the ball has been dropped with this waiting room. I’m told there may well be a rather dramatic solution to it being announced shortly but I would not assume that BA will go through with this unless they continue to get the frequency and ferocity of complaints that they’ve had in the last few months.
Swapping Chelsea and Greenwich?
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by darthlemsip
Swapping Chelsea and Greenwich?
Kicking AA out of OneWorld?
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Smid
Ah yes, I was assuming that was also the reason (and it was cheap cava, and I don't do it often). I assume the freezer sleeves have the same effect. Wouldn't be stuck in a bucket of ice have the same effect too? (this is definitely getting Off Topic)
So off topic, but .... Less temperature difference , its a bucket of ice+water, so cooling but not freezing, much better for the bubbles and flavour
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Old Jan 23, 2023, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by HFHFFlyer
I would certainly complain to BA. There is a very real understanding now (all the way to the top) at just how badly the ball has been dropped with this waiting room. I’m told there may well be a rather dramatic solution to it being announced shortly but I would not assume that BA will go through with this unless they continue to get the frequency and ferocity of complaints that they’ve had in the last few months.
At least there might be some hope. The only time that I've had access thus far, I gave feedback regarding how it was a deterioration from the FL to Greenwich.
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 6:57 am
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I'm in the air talking to the crew.
1. They have noticed greater demand for food after takeoff.
2. Pilots have moaned about Chelsea.
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by LHRJFK
2. Pilots have moaned about Chelsea.
Why?
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad
Why?
Perhaps they are Elvis Costello fans?
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad
Why?
The hostess said they go in there. Maybe it's pre flignt or it's more likely them using off-duty perks. I've never seen (or would want to see - for booze reasons) pilots in CCR!

Just relaying our chat.

Originally Posted by Gastrocnemius
Perhaps they are Elvis Costello fans?
A little new age for my taste. Phil Collins has a consumate...
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 7:26 am
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I think someone is mistaken. They wouldn’t be in Chelsea if traveling for work or on staff travel - unless they happen to be a GGL.
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
I think someone is mistaken. They wouldn’t be in Chelsea if traveling for work or on staff travel - unless they happen to be a GGL.
Exactly.
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by LHRJFK
I'm in the air talking to the crew.
1. They have noticed greater demand for food after takeoff.
2. Pilots have moaned about Chelsea.
Originally Posted by golfmad
Why?
I suspect 1. might mean there are fewer First meals available for the pilots to eat and they blame 2.?
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
I suspect 1. might mean there are fewer First meals available for the pilots to eat and they blame 2.?
Brilliant! I love it
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