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Oct 29, 19, 9:39 am
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Update from the network side. BA now has 47...

Update from the network side. BA now has 47 airframes active on the EAN network, and IAG as a whole has 82. Overall 226 IAG airframes have been fitted with the equipment. There are two notable dead...
Oct 3, 19, 10:58 am
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Satellite backhaul is primarily for the North...

Satellite backhaul is primarily for the North Sea, but also for other watery places, and for some spots where terrestrial links are simply not good enough. One example of this latter is some of the...
Aug 21, 19, 10:07 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

When I've done this, I have earned Tier Points...

When I've done this, I have earned Tier Points based on the cabin travelled, so for me it becomes personally an extremely inexpensive way to earn status (something like USD7-8 per TP).
Aug 21, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,023
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

I deal with the exact same situation on that same...

I deal with the exact same situation on that same route quite often, and the only success I have had has been to query about an upgrade at check-in. WTP is frequently full between JFK and LHR but if...
Jul 10, 19, 8:18 am
Replies: 272
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Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Indeed it will focus the minds of a lot of people...

Indeed it will focus the minds of a lot of people in the EU (self included) as it is now clear that GDPR will indeed be enforced as advertised.
Jul 9, 19, 9:10 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Final update on this: I submitted a claim and it...

Final update on this: I submitted a claim and it was accepted within 48 hours for EUR 250, which in my case translated into USD 280.50 - which in turn transformed itself into three very nice summer...
Jul 2, 19, 8:19 am
Replies: 516
Views: 67,497
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/2000x1227/img_0405_bc6633a69ca7c39a30aa4c848d147905363f98ba.jpg
Seen from LHR 5C on Sunday.
This was a very nostalgic sight for me on...
Jun 28, 19, 4:25 am
Jun 27, 19, 6:34 am
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Views: 2,198
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Who initiates a compensation claim? If I should...

Who initiates a compensation claim? If I should be proactive, what's the form?
Jun 25, 19, 10:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Indeed. Looking more like a 4 hour delay due to...

Indeed. Looking more like a 4 hour delay due to ATC restrictions over Germany, due to weather. I do hope BA don't use this as any sort of excuse when compensation comes up.
Jun 25, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Update: we are now reloaded into another A320,...

Update: we are now reloaded into another A320, likely to arrive a shade over 3 hours late.
Jun 25, 19, 8:19 am
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Views: 2,198
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

A bit more information. The captain came back...

A bit more information. The captain came back after we got on a remote stand and said that when he went to retract the flaps after take-off, one of the hydraulic systems dumped all of its fluid. I...
Jun 25, 19, 8:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

BA 874 [LHR-BUD] Returns to LHR - Hydraulic Failure

Today's BA 874 LHR-BUD dropped a hydraulic system just after takeoff and returned to LHR. We are currently on the tarmac awaiting resolution.
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 11, 18, 9:34 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,701
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Thanks for this interesting perspective on the...

Thanks for this interesting perspective on the long-haul WT experience.

Regarding the Aspire Priority Pass lounge in T5, I used it twice last week and I didn't see newspapers there either.
Dec 10, 18, 12:34 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 9,120
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

Really? I wonder why the FA was so profusely...

Really? I wonder why the FA was so profusely apologetic then.
Dec 10, 18, 8:27 am
Replies: 75
Views: 9,120
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

I was on BA0178 last week (1 December) in WTP and...

I was on BA0178 last week (1 December) in WTP and the second meal, prior to landing, was a croissant with tomato cream cheese. Embarrassed apologies were served along with this sad offering.
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Although availability at the yacht club is...

Although availability at the yacht club is usually extremely limited, I can recommend Staniel Cay in the Exumas. It is a real family island (in the Bahamian sense of the term). There are lots of...
Sep 29, 17, 1:46 pm
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Views: 252,225
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

There is a promotion currently running where if...

There is a promotion currently running where if you book air + hotel directly on the jetblue.com website you can access the extended schedule immediately.

Link is:...
Sep 12, 17, 10:18 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

One thing to be aware of when booking AA via BA...

One thing to be aware of when booking AA via BA is that AA changes their schedule quite frequently, and one can find one's F redemption turns out to be on an airplane with no F seating at all when...
Sep 1, 17, 9:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

They dumped us in the ground floor J and I had to...

They dumped us in the ground floor J and I had to move back upstairs manually. Upstairs was completely empty, so I assume that everyone will have the same experience, at least on that particular...
Aug 30, 17, 9:21 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,832
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

He shall be missed by Mrs Cloudy, to whom I read...

He shall be missed by Mrs Cloudy, to whom I read Agony Uncle aloud over breakfast every Saturday, to her great giggling joy. RIP.
Aug 22, 17, 2:40 pm
Replies: 639
Views: 521,236
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

I recommend the Hilton Grand Central (up to...

I recommend the Hilton Grand Central (up to recently the Hilton Manhattan East) at 304 East 42nd Street. It's actually a couple of blocks east of Grand Central, and it's a lot less crowded there than...
Aug 22, 17, 9:14 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

To update this post, BA173 LHR-JFK on 6 January...

To update this post, BA173 LHR-JFK on 6 January switched back to 744 and Mrs Cloudy & I are once again happily booked upstairs in row 62.
Aug 1, 17, 10:39 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

So then what you're all saying is that most...

So then what you're all saying is that most likely this is just part of the normal ebb and flow of aircraft changes due to demand. I imagine a few days after New Year's is a bit of a down time - I...
Aug 1, 17, 10:09 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,741
Posted By Cloudy_Up_There

LHR-JFK Changing to 777 in January?

All

I just received a seating change notification for BA173 LHR-JFK on 6 January due to a switch from 747 to 777. As I had booked 62A&B , and as Mrs Cloudy has never sat upstairs before, I set...
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