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Upgrade to New Club World for knights in shining armor

Old Sep 14, 03, 9:39 pm
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Upgrade to New Club World for knights in shining armor

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Old Sep 14, 03, 9:45 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CharlesMD:
For example, if Bill Clinton or Linus Pauling was booked in Y, would BA automatically upgrade them because of who they were and what they've achieved?</font>
Yes.
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Old Sep 14, 03, 11:59 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CharlesMD:
For example, if Bill Clinton or Linus Pauling was booked in Y, would BA automatically upgrade them because of who they were and what they've achieved?</font>
I don't think that even a kilo of vitamin C would get Linus Pauling in shape for an upgrade.
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Old Sep 15, 03, 3:19 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CharlesMD:
For example, if Bill Clinton or Linus Pauling was booked in Y, would BA automatically upgrade them because of who they were and what they've achieved?</font>
If I were a check-in agent at T4 and Linus Pauling showed up I'd put him in Y, as I wouldn't know who he was
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Old Sep 15, 03, 6:00 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CharlesMD:
"You don't think we'd let one of HM knights fly coach??"
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I think this was probably just a line from the check-in agent.

I agree though, they will u/g if there's a reason - whether related to fame or infamy. Remember Louise Woodward getting an upgrade to Club?
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Old Sep 15, 03, 6:31 pm
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I note that among the prefixes which BAEC allows you to have on file are "Sir" "Lord" and other honors. While your former boss might be understated, I wouldn't doubt at all that his EC file shows that he is "Sir John Doe." How else could the agent possibly have known that he was a knight?

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Old Sep 15, 03, 9:54 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
If I were a check-in agent at T4 and Linus Pauling showed up I'd put him in Y, as I wouldn't know who he was </font>
You could tell by the smell ... he's been dead for 9 years
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Old Sep 15, 03, 10:12 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Djlawman:
I note that among the prefixes which BAEC allows you to have on file are "Sir" "Lord" and other honors. While your former boss might be understated, I wouldn't doubt at all that his EC file shows that he is "Sir John Doe." How else could the agent possibly have known that he was a knight?

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If I am not mistaken the EC "titles" are purely marketing related, a "real" title in your PNR is done by hand or is in a different part of your EC profile. Maws???
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Old Sep 15, 03, 10:35 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ScottC:
If I am not mistaken the EC "titles" are purely marketing related, a "real" title in your PNR is done by hand or is in a different part of your EC profile. Maws???</font>
The name that appears on the ticket is done manually but if it says "Lord" or "Lady" in the o-wave profile, you would just copy it from there. Just like when it says Dr. Billy-Bob, you give them the title of Dr. on their ticket.


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Old Sep 16, 03, 7:57 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by whmere:
Remember Louise Woodward getting an upgrade to Club?</font>
whmere, don't you watch Airport on the BBC?

She went in First, at the end of the show it showed a copy of the front cover of the Daily Mail and it said she flew back in 'a 2800 BA First Class seat'.

Oh actually you're right, the Daily Mail, how could I make that mistake, she probably flew WT

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I don't doubt that this happened, but I find the wording a bit odd. I can't imagine an English check-in agent using the words:

HM knights

and

coach

Perhaps this was not the exchange verbatim, but these just don't sound right.
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Old Sep 16, 03, 10:48 am
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Aren't they supposed to be all rich? (HM Knights). So why he didn't pay for CW in the first place?
Being able to afford CW, buying Y and hoping for an upgrade seems a little risky to me.
This whole thing sounds "odd".
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Old Sep 16, 03, 11:01 am
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Just being rich/famous doesn't mean that people fly business/first class... some people just don't think it is a good use of money... (even if they have loads - being "careful" with their money may have helped them get rich in the first place...)

Have to agree that "coach" and "HM Knight" are not British ways of saying things, but is it possible that this gentleman was checkin in at a US airport and being checked-in by US ground crew?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Boo Boo Too:
......but is it possible that this gentleman was checkin in at a US airport and being checked-in by US ground crew?

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I guess as he was in DC for lunch and flew BA that he must have come from the UK

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Old Sep 16, 03, 11:39 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CharlesMD:

For example, if Bill Clinton or Linus Pauling was booked in Y, would BA automatically upgrade them because of who they were and what they've achieved?
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Assuming the MD in your nick has something to do with medicine, and doesn't mean Managing Director, I have to say I'm rather shocked that you might expect Linus Pauling to be checking in for a BA flight anytime soon.
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