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Nov 24, 19, 11:11 am
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;)

;)
Nov 24, 19, 5:55 am
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Posted By fripperies

Indeed. But it won't help you if you're planning...

Indeed. But it won't help you if you're planning a NY shopping spree this Christmas because - ironically - applicants must expect a long wait between handing over their $100 and hearing the outcome....
Nov 23, 19, 3:22 am
Replies: 43
Views: 9,675
Posted By fripperies

I've had few 60-min intl>domestic transfers at T5...

I've had few 60-min intl>domestic transfers at T5 and prefer them to long transfers. If it's any reassurance to you I've never missed a connection. (Yet). The two cardinal points are (a) be clear...
Nov 21, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 87
Views: 24,051
Posted By fripperies

Me too. I'll have an opportunity to try it next...

Me too. I'll have an opportunity to try it next month and will report back here unless someone enlightens us sooner.
Nov 17, 19, 3:21 am
Replies: 87
Views: 24,051
Posted By fripperies

Having read this more than once I genuinely can't...

Having read this more than once I genuinely can't be sure if it's serious. To have a chance of ordering want I should pledge a tip? Otherwise they hide the menu and treat me like a lackey? Surely...
Nov 9, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 44
Views: 12,659
Posted By fripperies

The cheek! He could have bought them on Ebay like...

The cheek! He could have bought them on Ebay like everyone else.
Nov 9, 19, 3:18 am
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Views: 24,051
Posted By fripperies

Yes I'd say Qantas dining is very good for an...

Yes I'd say Qantas dining is very good for an airport lounge - better than any other I know in the US (but I don't know CCR at JFK), and of course better than anything that can be served on an...
Nov 6, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,918
Posted By fripperies

Is your 2-4-1 valid for 2 years? If Japan is top...

Is your 2-4-1 valid for 2 years? If Japan is top of your bucket list and you're not comfortable with hot & sticky, it's probably worth going somewhere temperate in summer 2020 and planning a trip of...
Nov 6, 19, 3:44 am
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Views: 1,918
Posted By fripperies

Yours is a very nice dilemma to have, and one...

Yours is a very nice dilemma to have, and one with multiple solutions. If you are flexible on destinations and dates you should find somewhere appealing. If you dislike humidity you probably wouldn't...
Nov 3, 19, 3:54 am
Replies: 49
Views: 9,834
Posted By fripperies

Race is a complete herring here. The issue is...

Race is a complete herring here. The issue is competencies. Some individuals qua individuals will lack the physical or communicative competence to carry out a safety critical task. it seems desirable...
Oct 31, 19, 4:23 am
Replies: 71
Views: 15,221
Posted By fripperies

Lifetime Silver and Bronze, at thresholds pro...

Lifetime Silver and Bronze, at thresholds pro rata to Lifetime Gold. That would be both transformative and incentivising for more modest fliers in the same way that LTG is for more frequent fliers.
Oct 24, 19, 3:35 am
Replies: 66
Views: 27,293
Posted By fripperies

Not sure about that. Recently (July 2019) I went...

Not sure about that. Recently (July 2019) I went to check in at airport and was told my esta had expired. Providentially on this occasion I had got to LHR in reasonable time so there was 35 mins...
Oct 12, 19, 3:05 am
Replies: 46
Views: 7,531
Posted By fripperies

I can't magic away my contribution to emissions...

I can't magic away my contribution to emissions by saying the plane is flying anyway. That would apply to every seat in every cabin. On that basis the flight produces no carbon.
Oct 9, 19, 8:57 am
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Views: 227,278
Posted By fripperies

Pondicherry (Tamil Nadu) by BA199 LHR-BOM then...

Pondicherry (Tamil Nadu)
by BA199 LHR-BOM then Jet Airways BOM-MAA and coastal road to Pondy
using point-and-shoot iPone XS...
Oct 7, 19, 1:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,278
Posted By fripperies

Looks like our regular readers are asleep: you...

Looks like our regular readers are asleep: you should by now have had someone pounce to tell you it's the Concorde Room (not Lounge).

That aside, it's great you enjoyed your flight and ground...
Sep 25, 19, 4:24 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By fripperies

Dion't worry, it's very common and showing...

Dion't worry, it's very common and showing printed itinerary or e-boarding pass with matching passport is fine.
Sep 23, 19, 3:13 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,041
Posted By fripperies

i wouldn't rule out SAN, especially if LAX would...

i wouldn't rule out SAN, especially if LAX would mean backtracking.. It's a lot quieter and less congested than LAX. In terms of rental return there's not much to choose (at LAX the rental plots are...
Aug 30, 19, 4:42 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,479
Posted By fripperies

I would query the pricing with the supplier. If...

I would query the pricing with the supplier. If they confirm the solo rate (which I agree is indefensible) I would decide between taking my custom elsewhere or booking for two persons and explaining...
Aug 29, 19, 4:59 am
Replies: 69
Views: 11,759
Posted By fripperies

And that's a rare thing not to be dismissed...

And that's a rare thing not to be dismissed lightly. Unless your top priority is fine dining, the best thing to find in an airport lounge is a quiet environment with really comfortable seats where...
Aug 22, 19, 1:11 pm
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Views: 750,323
Posted By fripperies

There does seem to be some anomalous pricing...

There does seem to be some anomalous pricing today. A flight in December priced at 4,936 until yesterday suddenly showed up at 3,667 this afternoon. But I was a bit slow off the mark and now it's...
Aug 11, 19, 3:52 am
Replies: 54
Views: 4,240
Posted By fripperies

Wink Aren't you forgetting CWS?

Aren't you forgetting CWS?
Jun 28, 19, 3:28 am
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Views: 424,123
Posted By fripperies

Excellent. I don't know why it's automatically...

Excellent. I don't know why it's automatically assumed couples want to sit together. My wife and I prefer 62A/62K. We each get our favourite seat with the benefit of privacy, and if we need to make...
Jun 21, 19, 1:12 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,483
Posted By fripperies

MAN-ORY a few times in the mid-1960s. No idea...

MAN-ORY a few times in the mid-1960s. No idea what equipment. As a student I could distinguish the nose from the tail but that's as far as my curiosity extended, being more interested in the...
Jun 20, 19, 3:24 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,993
Posted By fripperies

OP - it feels like you may need to review your...

OP - it feels like you may need to review your search parameters or methodology. If the problem you've encountered was real, UK-based pax would be finding any number of return flights from US but...
Jun 8, 19, 3:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By fripperies

Can you re-enter via F Wing on a domestic bp...

Can you re-enter via F Wing on a domestic bp (i.e. when transferring from Intl F to domestic CE)? If so I'll try it next time. I always just follow domestic connections and after all these years it...
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