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Mar 6, 20, 8:59 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,858
Posted By GateLouse2

MIPIM is also colloquially known as Many Idiots...

MIPIM is also colloquially known as Many Idiots P*ssed In March.

Having attended 13 times, it's fair to say that this is a true reflection, especially those first timers who don't pace themselves....
Feb 5, 20, 5:02 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,154
Posted By GateLouse2

Last week on a domestic Brazilian LATAM flight,...

Last week on a domestic Brazilian LATAM flight, the CC stopped me from sitting in my allocated exit row seat - even though I am physically fit and only marginally over 60, it appears LATAM rigidly...
Feb 4, 20, 1:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By GateLouse2

Reduced First avios availability in 2021

Since year end, I have been tracking First avios availability on 4 routes originating from LHR for a Jan/Feb 2021 booking. All are routes on which by now in previous years, I have been able to book...
Jan 13, 20, 7:16 am
Replies: 95
Views: 28,398
Posted By GateLouse2

We have had some superb curries in F over the...

We have had some superb curries in F over the years on LHR - BOM and LHR - DEL, and just as good on the return sector.

Once you strip out the beef (renowned for the wrong reasons) and fish - we...
Jan 13, 20, 2:37 am
Replies: 95
Views: 28,398
Posted By GateLouse2

Mrs GL2 is not impressed with the menu for our...

Mrs GL2 is not impressed with the menu for our forthcoming BA247 LHR-GRU flight later this week:

BA247 London to Sao Paulo 21:15

See the menus below for the meals you'll be served on your...
Nov 29, 19, 3:02 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,515
Posted By GateLouse2

In the past 12 years, Mrs GL2 and I have scored...

In the past 12 years, Mrs GL2 and I have scored Companion Voucher flights as follows: BGI twice, BLR once, BOM/DEL six times, MIA/NAS once and NBO once, with flights to GRU coming up in January 2020....
Nov 18, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By GateLouse2

Just reread the original post and see travel is...

Just reread the original post and see travel is next month - the only scheduled December dry day is Christmas Day.
Nov 18, 19, 6:27 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By GateLouse2

Jet used to use this lounge; flying with Qatar...

Jet used to use this lounge; flying with Qatar earlier this year I was sent to the lounge downstairs.

The OP hasn't said when he/she is travelling, but do check the list of dry days. The ones in...
Nov 14, 19, 7:56 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By GateLouse2

The F lounge is a roped off section of the C...

The F lounge is a roped off section of the C lounge. The F lounge offers sit down dining, other than that there is little difference and in quiet periods, is often closed off with all px using the C...
Nov 7, 19, 2:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By GateLouse2

The lounge is OK but no more than that -...

The lounge is OK but no more than that - definitely not worth arriving early specifically to spend additional time in the lounge.
Nov 7, 19, 2:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,607
Posted By GateLouse2

My flights to and from BOM next month have seen...

My flights to and from BOM next month have seen the originally scheduled 777 replaced by a 747 - presumably a response to the loss of the Jet capacity.
Oct 14, 19, 2:03 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,325
Posted By GateLouse2

I regularly fly to SPU. In Winter when BA don't...

I regularly fly to SPU. In Winter when BA don't fly (for many years it's been a summer only route) BA.com offer me a routing via ZAG with the connection on OU - all one PNR. I have just tried a dummy...
Jul 5, 19, 4:55 am
Replies: 38
Views: 6,745
Posted By GateLouse2

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With hindsight the...
Jun 18, 19, 3:37 am
Replies: 71
Views: 9,225
Posted By GateLouse2

For the period I was Gold, I used to have to...

For the period I was Gold, I used to have to travel LGW-BGI-LGW 7 or 8 times a year, always on my own and a fully flexible J fare. My upgrade success rate to F for the LGW - BGI sector was virtually...
May 21, 19, 9:41 am
Replies: 68
Views: 7,346
Posted By GateLouse2

I live in hope of seeing the DYKWIA being denied...

I live in hope of seeing the DYKWIA being denied lounge access/sent back to await his Group 5 boarding call/forced to check in 4 of his 5 items of hand baggage......
Jan 16, 19, 6:16 am
Replies: 995
Views: 251,420
Posted By GateLouse2

There's no availability on the outward direct GOI...

There's no availability on the outward direct GOI - DOH flight on the day in question although I have managed a seat on the return direct flight.
Jan 16, 19, 3:19 am
Replies: 995
Views: 251,420
Posted By GateLouse2

In mid February I have to interrupt a holiday to...

In mid February I have to interrupt a holiday to attend a meeting in Doha. Although I have done International - Domestic transfers a number of times, I have never done a same day Domestic -...
Aug 22, 18, 7:06 am
Replies: 239
Views: 42,713
Posted By GateLouse2

In early December I am travelling LHR - DOH in J....

In early December I am travelling LHR - DOH in J. Although the BA123 is shown as operating that day, the timing doesn't suit. The QR options are a 777 300ER or the 380, either would suit in terms of...
Aug 2, 18, 3:12 am
Replies: 3,360
Views: 672,843
Posted By GateLouse2

In the mid 1980's, as a Manchester based graduate...

In the mid 1980's, as a Manchester based graduate in psychology, Mrs GL2 applied to BA as cabin crew. After passing three rounds of testing, Mrs GL2 was invited to Hounslow for a week's training,...
Jul 19, 18, 2:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By GateLouse2

Our mid February redemption F flight BA143 (LHR -...

Our mid February redemption F flight BA143 (LHR - DEL) has also changed from a 777 to a 787-9. Our original seats (2E and 2F) have carried over with only one seat now shown as unselected.
Jul 6, 18, 6:38 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,871
Posted By GateLouse2

In the past I have read newspaper reports of...

In the past I have read newspaper reports of passengers taking matters into their own hands at Border Control and when faced with long queues /understaffing, have decided en masse to walk through...
Jun 8, 18, 2:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,952
Posted By GateLouse2

I booked last June using avios, coinciding with a...

I booked last June using avios, coinciding with a 50% avios purchase sale. Effective cost was £375 each return against a quoted cash fare of over £800 each, even a year ago.

As first timers we are...
Jun 8, 18, 1:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,952
Posted By GateLouse2

Mrs GL2 and I have a four night trip to Santorini...

Mrs GL2 and I have a four night trip to Santorini next week. We are flying CE. Is the advice for the return trip still the same:
1. There is a priority/CE check in but not necessarily rigidly...
Mar 19, 18, 5:31 am
Replies: 82
Views: 7,697
Posted By GateLouse2

In January we flew in F on our wedding...

In January we flew in F on our wedding anniversary. We mentioned this quietly as we were being seated. We had the normal high level of friendly service, but as we were about to disembark at the end...
Forum: India
Mar 6, 18, 3:08 am
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By GateLouse2

As you enter the immigration hall, the first few...

As you enter the immigration hall, the first few desks are for Business and First passengers only. Be warned, these are not for arrivals holding e-visas. I made the mistake of queuing here in January...
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