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Mar 19, 18, 5:46 am
Replies: 106
Views: 24,952
Posted By FatnLoud

Upgrade Given: J to F Upgrade Location: Gate ...

Upgrade Given: J to F
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: DXB-MAN
Flight: 017
Type of Ticket: Business Flex
Tier status: Gold
Travel Date: March 18th
Spoke to Purser who said the flight was...
Mar 19, 18, 5:21 am
Replies: 1,523
Views: 266,879
Posted By FatnLoud

Going back to DUR, the vehicle was a Toyota RAV4!...

Going back to DUR, the vehicle was a Toyota RAV4! No problem for a short hop from Umhlanga, but a strange choice.

The paperwork I signed was on a Bidvest form.
Mar 12, 18, 12:54 pm
Replies: 1,523
Views: 266,879
Posted By FatnLoud

Durban - a very clean white BMW 3 series.

Durban - a very clean white BMW 3 series.
Mar 12, 18, 12:45 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 8,086
Posted By FatnLoud

My former boss, when asked the question by...

My former boss, when asked the question by NatWest, replied, "I'm normally referred to as 'Your Grace', if you don't mind" and they did.

He was a bit of an arse, though (and not an archbishop)
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 2, 18, 12:57 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,980
Posted By FatnLoud

I was a bit disappointed with the Ghan, it seemed...

I was a bit disappointed with the Ghan, it seemed to be trying a bit too hard, not a patch on the Indian Pacific for interest and general atmosphere, but each to their own,

I actually quite liked...
Jan 29, 18, 2:57 am
Replies: 73
Views: 6,017
Posted By FatnLoud

But Superleague starts in Warrington on Thursday...

But Superleague starts in Warrington on Thursday :D
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 28, 18, 10:23 am
Replies: 70
Views: 3,980
Posted By FatnLoud

The Eastern and Oriental doesn't go from Moscow...

The Eastern and Oriental doesn't go from Moscow to Beijing - are you thinking about the Golden Eagle? - which is way more expensive than the standard Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian, but then you...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 18, 18, 12:31 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,980
Posted By FatnLoud

As a bit of a train fan and a former vocational...

As a bit of a train fan and a former vocational hobbyist. My favourites dine in last 10 years are:

Oslo-Bergen - Winter and Summer are both fantastic - booked in advance it's about 30 each way...
Jan 11, 18, 9:12 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,283
Posted By FatnLoud

I've taken the TGV from Paris to Barcelona...

I've taken the TGV from Paris to Barcelona several times and the service is good, relatively painless and if booked ahead (if memory serves it's two weeks) the pricing can be quite good. As part of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 8:11 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,210
Posted By FatnLoud

I would just be worried that my luggage got lost...

I would just be worried that my luggage got lost in the secret Illuminati base under the airport.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 10, 18, 6:21 am
Replies: 26
Views: 12,549
Posted By FatnLoud

If you ask my former corporate TA, they would...

If you ask my former corporate TA, they would suggest CX via HKG, because it miraculously came out the second cheapest route.

Another vote for NZ, although it has been quite pricey lately.
Jan 10, 18, 6:06 am
Replies: 147
Views: 24,597
Posted By FatnLoud

Admittedly not BA, but coming out of the AF...

Admittedly not BA, but coming out of the AF lounge at CDG, the guy in front of me was finishing off one of those tasteless muffins they do as a breakfast option. The lady on the lounge desk stopped...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 5, 18, 5:07 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,557
Posted By FatnLoud

Great TR that really captured the experience and...

Great TR that really captured the experience and kudos on the calories you knocked back! (and as a greedy bugger big-boned lad I'm not normally impressed easily ;) )

I've got five R/T CDG to JNB...
Forum: Africa
Jan 2, 18, 10:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By FatnLoud

I did Kenya Airways early last year to...

I did Kenya Airways early last year to Livingstone (BHX-CDG-NBO-LVI) and TBH it was fine. Nairobi is a lot calmer and better signed than it was, say 10 years ago. In terms of cleanliness, I would...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 22, 17, 4:19 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,118
Posted By FatnLoud

Like AEM7AC I like trains and try to factor them...

Like AEM7AC I like trains and try to factor them into business travel. I was fortunate enough to have a client stump up for the costs of the TransSiberian and on to Shanghai (Travel costs, not the...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 20, 17, 2:51 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,738
Posted By FatnLoud

I flew out of PDX for the first time in a while...

I flew out of PDX for the first time in a while last week. As the lounge available was the soul-destroying United Lounge, I went to the Brewhouse for a beer and a bite to eat. Very civilised and...
Dec 19, 17, 3:50 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 8,425
Posted By FatnLoud

MAN T3 is awful. On Monday morning the guy in...

MAN T3 is awful. On Monday morning the guy in front of me pointed out that there appeared to be drops of blood (definitely a red liquid) on the floor. The clown "guiding" the queue (my words as I...
Dec 8, 17, 11:04 am
Replies: 734
Views: 255,889
Posted By FatnLoud

I was in BA F with him a few years ago TATL and...

I was in BA F with him a few years ago TATL and he spent time chatting to a young lad and gave him a signed pack of papers (Script/shooting schedule?) with the TG logo on the front.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 1, 17, 6:43 am
Replies: 62
Views: 2,986
Posted By FatnLoud

A few years ago I was flying back from SYD to...

A few years ago I was flying back from SYD to the UK via HKG. On deplaning at HKG there was a lady with my name on a card. My employer was having a "crisis" at our facility near Mexico City and...
Nov 1, 17, 1:27 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 14,306
Posted By FatnLoud

Start a political party? Form a niche...

Start a political party?

Form a niche boy-band?

Sell them to Stoke City - they'd make a better defence!
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 1, 17, 4:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,391
Posted By FatnLoud

Interesting event to be part of. Nice to see the...

Interesting event to be part of. Nice to see the US extending train services.

Thanks for a very different TR.
Oct 9, 17, 11:49 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By FatnLoud

I have flown F to CDG to JNB a few times over the...

I have flown F to CDG to JNB a few times over the last few months (admittedly with some notice) and the price variance between Business and First has been minimal, in the region of 2-300 and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 19, 17, 4:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By FatnLoud

Well bang goes my flat earth theory :rolleyes:

Well bang goes my flat earth theory :rolleyes:
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 19, 17, 7:06 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,082
Posted By FatnLoud

My personal favourite recollection of...

My personal favourite recollection of cultural/linguistic challenges is being in a small back-street shop a few years ago in Harbin, where a very large gentleman in a Dallas Cowboys jacket and cap...
Jun 19, 17, 5:38 am
Replies: 67
Views: 7,731
Posted By FatnLoud

There were a load of the old BA mugs in the Royal...

There were a load of the old BA mugs in the Royal Doulton factory shop in Stoke a while ago, if anyone is determined to plug the gaps in their collection.

I personally like those little black tea...
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