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Dec 20, 18, 10:44 am
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Posted By Sixth Freedom

Completely agree. But sadly I doubt that it will...

Completely agree. But sadly I doubt that it will ever be possible without disposing of the entire distribution, reservations and ticketing infrastructure, rebuilding from the ground up. SABRE,...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 11, 18, 10:42 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,470
Posted By Sixth Freedom

1. It is normal to take First Class on the train...

1. It is normal to take First Class on the train - and it will make your life much easier
2. I would recommend Dolphin Square (https://www.dolphinsquare.co.uk) for an apartment - it has gardens, a...
Dec 8, 18, 4:48 am
Replies: 164
Views: 11,460
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Sadly I am afraid that I have to go to Hamburg...

Sadly I am afraid that I have to go to Hamburg instead. Have a nice time! :)
Dec 7, 18, 1:22 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 20,154
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I like that - it sounds quite plausible. There...

I like that - it sounds quite plausible. There may be advantages in day-to-day flight management doing it that way rather than with A in the regular first class cabin (although I am not quite sure...
Dec 6, 18, 9:42 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,699
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I don't see it at T5 but the thing that really...

I don't see it at T5 but the thing that really bugs me at Fast Track security at many airports is when flight crew/airport staff/wheelchair passengers all go straight to the front of the Fast Track...
Dec 2, 18, 3:12 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 9,961
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Rumour: T5 ticket desks to close

Chatting to a BA member of staff at Terminal 5 recently I was came to understand that BA have told ticketing staff that all of the public access ticket desks in the terminal will close.

If true,...
Dec 2, 18, 12:09 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I am not sure about this. If I were BA I would...

I am not sure about this. If I were BA I would want to stick around at Terminal 3 so that I was seen as a terminal user who could be consulted about proposed changes. If BA only operated from...
Dec 2, 18, 12:04 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Please help me avoid throwing away a First Class ticket :)

I had a ticket...

30-Nov BCN-LHR J
01-Dec LHR-DXB A
05-Dec DXB-LHR A
05-Dec LHR-BCN J

...issued under a fare with basis IBCRES21 and a GUF1 voucher via Propeller Travel on 31-Oct.

Fare =...
Nov 26, 18, 12:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Sixth Freedom

My guess would be staff travel. :)

My guess would be staff travel. :)
Nov 25, 18, 5:15 am
Replies: 99
Views: 12,945
Posted By Sixth Freedom

My gut feel is that BA are testing the waters...

My gut feel is that BA are testing the waters with the current lobster thermidor product and have not spent too much on it yet.

I am guessing that they want to see whether or not lots of people...
Nov 23, 18, 6:46 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 12,945
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Am I the only one who thinks that the lobster...

Am I the only one who thinks that the lobster could be improved one million per cent just by adding the claw? :)

(I do not like lobster by the way :))
Nov 12, 18, 5:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I look forward to hearing about it on Ancient...

I look forward to hearing about it on Ancient Aliens (guilty pleasure, yes I know it's rubbish...) next year.

"Shannon, England, November 9th, two thousand eighteen, a British Virgin Airlines...
Nov 11, 18, 5:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Forgive me for being sceptical as it is a worthy...

Forgive me for being sceptical as it is a worthy cause (as no doubt are so many others) but I would be more impressed if they just gave the twenty million Pounds to Comic Relief (drop in the ocean...
Nov 11, 18, 5:41 pm
Replies: 591
Views: 58,661
Posted By Sixth Freedom

There are some simple rules of thumb though. An...

There are some simple rules of thumb though. An upgrade from Club World to First is 10,000 points one-way and 20,000 points return. I think that this pricing applies on every route, so an upgrade on...
Nov 11, 18, 5:38 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,365
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I think I remember (and I only think, I am not...

I think I remember (and I only think, I am not certain) that when I joined the Executive Club in 2006 you had to take a flexible World/Euro Traveller flight or travel in First, Club World/Europe or...
Nov 11, 18, 7:01 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,631
Posted By Sixth Freedom

12. Don't order a million Dollars worth of foie...

12. Don't order a million Dollars worth of foie gras only to throw it away because passengers don't like it.

(This also really happened!) :D:D:D
Nov 9, 18, 3:46 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,365
Posted By Sixth Freedom

If you were mad and sent a cheque for 100,000...

If you were mad and sent a cheque for 100,000 Pounds to Alex Cruz saying that you would like a Gold card for one year in exchange I am not 100% sure that they would turn it down?! Or a million Pounds...
Nov 9, 18, 3:43 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,631
Posted By Sixth Freedom

11. Do you load your 335-seat 777-300ER with a...

11. Do you load your 335-seat 777-300ER with a full tank of water when it is taking 50 passengers on a short 150 mile sector between longer rotations? Try loading less water to save a million Dollars...
Nov 9, 18, 1:22 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,631
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I had a riveting conversation with a seat belt...

I had a riveting conversation with a seat belt supplier at Aircraft Interiors Expo a few years ago. Who knew it would be so interesting... Not that I remember what he said, just that it was...
Nov 9, 18, 1:19 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 6,368
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Just for those who don't know, the Poisson...

Just for those who don't know, the Poisson process is particularly helpful for airline revenue management as it allows you to model a so-called "arrivals process". The idea is that passengers make...
Nov 9, 18, 9:31 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,368
Posted By Sixth Freedom

corporate-wage-slave explained it all in this...

corporate-wage-slave explained it all in this thread (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travelbuzz/1939264-methodology-seat-avalibility.html)...



... or maybe not! :D;):)
Nov 8, 18, 10:51 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,114
Posted By Sixth Freedom

I have a dilemma here. I am on the 10th November...

I have a dilemma here. I am on the 10th November flight to Miami and was in 4K on the A380, now moved to 4K on the 747. I like to sit at the back of the cabin so am tempted to move to 5K, which is...
Nov 8, 18, 1:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,612
Posted By Sixth Freedom

Already being discussed in this thread...

Already being discussed in this thread (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1938412-ba-feature-lorshugger-show.html). :)

I haven't seen it yet - looking forward to...
Nov 4, 18, 11:03 am
Replies: 133
Views: 16,363
Posted By Sixth Freedom

The truth is that most airlines and indeed most...

The truth is that most airlines and indeed most big companies and certainly most public bodies are badly run, surviving mainly on inertia, and I am sure that BA is no exception! :D

One day BA will...
Nov 4, 18, 11:00 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,124
Posted By Sixth Freedom

One of the most interesting things happening in...

One of the most interesting things happening in the industry at the moment is the development of data sharing platforms for aircraft operations like Skywise...
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