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May 26, 19, 1:33 pm
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Posted By FrancisA

But bear in mind LIN can put whatever they like...

But bear in mind LIN can put whatever they like on your tag - it makes no difference at LHR. What matters is the bar code. It has been said previously that in many instances the premium tags are in...
Oct 28, 18, 10:17 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By FrancisA

Bear in mind that some of this can be to do with...

Bear in mind that some of this can be to do with customs clearance. If you walk out of LHR without reporting a bag missing and filling in a customs declaration, BA will not deliver your bag to you...
Oct 14, 18, 4:08 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By FrancisA

There seems to be a lot of confusion here. ...

There seems to be a lot of confusion here.

The OP is correct in that if the QR flight were in the old year (before 8th of month) that would trigger renewal for new year (I.e. 12 months), but if...
Oct 13, 18, 5:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By FrancisA

It was not just intended to be an AZ hub, it was...

It was not just intended to be an AZ hub, it was also intended to be the only international airport serving Milan. When this was the plan overseas airlines, including BA, were restricted to 3 flights...
Oct 10, 18, 12:44 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,113
Posted By FrancisA

Your comment about Samsonite and Tumi saddens me....

Your comment about Samsonite and Tumi saddens me. I stopped buying Samsonite after buying lots of their black label luggage due to their non-existent repairs support. Tumi excel at this. I donít want...
Oct 10, 18, 12:38 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By FrancisA

BA have to my knowledge only offered arrivals...

BA have to my knowledge only offered arrivals lounges at LHR, LGW and JNB. LGW went many years ago. I think you may be stretching a point.
Sep 19, 18, 1:05 am
Replies: 1,784
Views: 139,818
Posted By FrancisA

Thank you for the advice which is very helpful as...

Thank you for the advice which is very helpful as ever.

In this case this was a LIN to LHR flight where at LHR the plane operating the route was damaged beyond immediate repair and therefore an...
Sep 18, 18, 6:21 am
Replies: 1,784
Views: 139,818
Posted By FrancisA

I have just had a bizarre response to an EC261...

I have just had a bizarre response to an EC261 claim. BA accept that the flight was delayed by over three hours, but as a certain single digit number of minutes was airborne delay "outside BA's...
Aug 26, 18, 1:09 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,663
Posted By FrancisA

JER is very easy to explain if you think about...

JER is very easy to explain if you think about it. There are no JER-LHR routes and no-one is going to start one. BA faced no competition from LCCs until recently and now itís only U2 to LGW.
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Aug 21, 18, 2:34 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 9,549
Posted By FrancisA

The trouble with the African destinations is that...

The trouble with the African destinations is that BA have flown to all of them previously and since pulled out. Some were for political instability or security reasons, others simply did not work...
Aug 21, 18, 2:06 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,506
Posted By FrancisA

This issue was covered comprehensively in this...

This issue was covered comprehensively in this thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/u-k-ireland/1624356-upgrade-fees-tax-deductible-paye-4.html

I think the conclusion was that for those on PAYE...
Aug 13, 18, 1:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,130
Posted By FrancisA

As someone who has used this route regularly for...

As someone who has used this route regularly for 20 years, there has never been a sleeper service and the lounges have not offer substantial catering precisely because it is a fully catered and...
Aug 5, 18, 10:55 am
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By FrancisA

AFAIK first year TPs are of little use unless...

AFAIK first year TPs are of little use unless they will get you to GGL or CR Card status. They do count towards Lifetime Gold. At collection year end they will reset to zero.

Second year TPs count...
Jul 31, 18, 1:03 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,677
Posted By FrancisA

But not if your passport has been stolen! Also,...

But not if your passport has been stolen! Also, having used ETDs before, the first UK border agent to see it wil confiscate it. They wonít read any convoluted routing. These are get home passes and...
Jul 20, 18, 2:25 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 16,164
Posted By FrancisA

No brainier for me the other way round. Each to...

No brainier for me the other way round. Each to his own!
Jul 20, 18, 2:20 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By FrancisA

thatís because all non-schengen flights at LIN...

thatís because all non-schengen flights at LIN have to be bused.

In the OPís case Iíd say this may work - LIN is pretty efficient, but you have no margin of safety at an airport prone to fog with...
Jul 20, 18, 2:00 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By FrancisA

Great seat and not hold reserved. As for...

Great seat and not hold reserved.

As for seat selection, unless BAís systems have improved recently, they may have your previous bronze status held against this booking. If you canít select your...
Jul 7, 18, 10:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,997
Posted By FrancisA

It's actually to all international destinations...

It's actually to all international destinations as all of the UK's air agreements are now made through the EU and the old bilateral agreements have ceased to exist. Welcome to the crazy world of...
Jun 17, 18, 12:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By FrancisA

At NCE this is run by the airport for the benefit...

At NCE this is run by the airport for the benefit of their frequent fliers (they have a scheme you can join) and as a one-off purchase that can be made for 10EUR. I don't think it is offered to...
Jun 17, 18, 12:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,113
Posted By FrancisA

I think you may be missing the point. TCP is a...

I think you may be missing the point. TCP is a manual process and can be applied to any booking irrespective of status. In that context TCP (To Complete Party or Total Complete Party, whichever...
May 24, 18, 1:12 am
Replies: 73
Views: 9,038
Posted By FrancisA

I would have thought for Comair to offer it and...

I would have thought for Comair to offer it and brand it as BA, it would need decent Y and J O&D traffic. Bolt on mainline BA connecting traffic is useful, but wonít make an uneconomic route viable....
May 7, 18, 7:54 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,178
Posted By FrancisA

I think the point I would make is that armed with...

I think the point I would make is that armed with the knowledge that BA should through check and interline luggage if the journey is on a single ticket, I would make a fuss at the outstation, should...
Apr 2, 18, 2:15 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 23,937
Posted By FrancisA

My thoughts exactly. I personally (and I...

My thoughts exactly.

I personally (and I mean personally with my own money) chose to fly CE so that I can avoid BoB. That’s my choice.

Free tea or coffee if you can’t or chose not to do that...
Mar 25, 18, 12:07 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 5,149
Posted By FrancisA

But you need to consider the product across time....

But you need to consider the product across time.

All T5 lounges are superior today to their equivalent pre-T5 offerings pretty much across the board.

Extensive food in GC lounges compares to...
Mar 8, 18, 5:17 am
Replies: 61
Views: 9,615
Posted By FrancisA

The current arrangements are an improvement on...

The current arrangements are an improvement on ten year ago. Then there was no admission to Silvers in ET during the Ski season.

Reality is that GVA has a very large number of status passengers...
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