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Stop Press: Yahoo! Lounge Calendar Replacement

Old Sep 24, 2005, 4:35 pm
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Stop Press: Yahoo! Lounge Calendar Replacement

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Greetings, fellow BA board members

For some time I have been working on a replacement for the Yahoo! Lounge calendar which fbgdavidson, PhilH and schofs were manually maintaining for the benefit of the general populous, and which has recently met its demise. The general idea was to have a self-maintaining replacement not requiring intervention by administrators as the Yahoo! version did.

My effort at doing this can be found at http://www.ba97.com/calendar.asp

There is a brief user guide there to explain what each of the screens in the calendar does, and you don't have to join to check the calendar out, just follow the link from the homepage. The significant difference here is that you input the sectors you have coming up, and through a combination of your elite memberships and travel class it deduces which lounges you're eligible to use. You then indicate which lounge(s) you're going to visit and at what time. If lounges are missing, you can add new ones.

Please PM me with any feedback or problems, or email me on [email protected].

UPDATE: November 2005
Hello again everyone,

There have been a couple of changes to the tool (driven by user request - some software lifecycle ):
  • Calendar Filtering - Now you can filter the slots displayed on the calendar based on region(s) from which they originate. With so many sectors appearing on there this should make things more readable.
  • Flight Report Filtering - You can now narrow down the sectors shown on your flight report by year, with new distance statistics at the bottom calculated on this basis.

A lot going on now up to Christmas, so watch out for more improvements in the New Year.

UPDATE: January 2006
Hi folks,

I've added some suggestions from this thread:

BAW845_Matt: JER is listed as UK Domestic when I logged it as economy - can it be changed to ET?
PhilH: A filter to show only ex-LHR/LGW would be the best option as that's where people are most likely to be able to meet up on BA.
Kiwi Flyer: the calendar by origin declutters nicely. Is there a list somewhere we can see what countries/airports are included in which region?
GBOAC: 'Export as CSV' for our flight data perhaps

Also, you can now flip the display on your flight diary between airport codes and the city name.

Enjoy!

Last edited by BA97.com; Jan 2, 2006 at 4:16 pm
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 5:54 pm
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^ Bravo BA97.com and friends

Just registered and plugged in some upcoming flights. I don't know how on earth you managed to pull it all together but you've managed to create not only an enormously useful feature, but one thats very easy on the eye
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 6:00 pm
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Hey....this is fab!!!! Well done ^^^^. I vote for an inclusion in TalkMail!

Some comments:

1. Popup blockers have trouble with the "Main Calendar".
2. How about a feature to PM members for lounge discussion?
3. flyclub are you...ahem...really a PREM?

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Old Sep 24, 2005, 9:06 pm
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Wow...I mean this is really cool. You have obviously spent a good deal of time on this, and it is brilliantly put together. Many thanks
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 1:43 am
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Paul

Fantastic effort, as I've said before very well done! ^ :-:

What an amazing and useful site! One of the best add-ons to this board ever, I think! ^

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:07 am
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Great site, but how do you amend / delete flight details once already entered?
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by virtualtroy
Great site, but how do you amend / delete flight details once already entered?
Please consult the user guide, link at the top of the application.
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:27 am
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Excellent work BA97.COM, looks great! ^ ^ ^

And congratulations to Flyclub on reaching the Premier tier
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:29 am
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flyclub, I've heard about Premier and have done a few searches, but I can't find the information I'm looking for. I wonder if you could tell me what the "unspoken" benefits of this tier are please?
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:33 am
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Originally Posted by PhilH
flyclub, I've heard about Premier and have done a few searches, but I can't find the information I'm looking for. I wonder if you could tell me what the "unspoken" benefits of this tier are please?
I'm sure they're unspeakable.
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by timthorn
I'm sure they're unspeakable.
Don't be suprised by little response, flyclub's off to AMS with fbgdavidson according to this calendar thing I was looking at...
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 3:47 am
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Excellent work ^ I have registered any plan to use this once since it's automated so there's no manual overhead/inconvenience to people updating it (except ourselves!). Many thanks.

Can we get Dave_C to add this to the ULTIMATE Sticky?

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 4:54 am
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Thanks for all your work, ba97.com - this looks great ^

It will look even better once I have some entries to add
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 5:32 am
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Any chance of getting GB Airways/BMed/etc. added to the airlines list when adding flights? And JER is listed as UK Domestic when I logged it as economy - can it be changed to ET?

Aside for those two minor things - this is SUPERB.

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 6:20 am
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^ Looks Great!

I think I "played" too much and added a lounge by accident... sorry!!
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