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Sep 9, 20, 2:50 am
Replies: 119
Views: 19,418
Posted By DrBenO

Sad times. Growing up in the North East this was...

Sad times. Growing up in the North East this was the first BA lounge I visited (on my first ever flight).
May 14, 20, 4:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By DrBenO

The White Company Club masks are pretty good- was...

The White Company Club masks are pretty good- was using them upside down until my supplies of N95's arrived from a friend in Hong Kong this week.
Apr 26, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By DrBenO

Also finding it very interesting! Mrs DrBenO less...

Also finding it very interesting! Mrs DrBenO less so when Iím providing a running commentary of the (very infrequent, compared to usual living under the bovingdon stack) planes passing over.
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Apr 26, 20, 6:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,980
Posted By DrBenO

Unusual BA Operation from LTN

See below from FR.

My assumption is that this is 1) Cargo and 2) using a leased Airbus freighter? Have not seen AB6 as a BA aircraft type before.

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Apr 11, 20, 2:34 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 14,628
Posted By DrBenO

Interesting BA 777 Movement tonight

Just came across this on FR - I assume a Cargo shuttle?

Jet itself just back from a few Shanghai legs, so Iím guessing itís pressed into service for cargo on these as well?

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Mar 28, 20, 1:16 am
Replies: 25
Views: 8,057
Posted By DrBenO

As another date point, had booked flight for my...

As another date point, had booked flight for my brother with Avios LHR-GOT for 22nd April, text and email yesterday saying that the route will no longer operate from 5th April.

So I assume we...
Mar 25, 20, 3:10 am
Replies: 664
Views: 86,673
Posted By DrBenO

A quick question - have received my vouchers, is...

A quick question - have received my vouchers, is there any way to check their value without inputting them all into a booking seperately?
Mar 21, 20, 8:09 am
Replies: 25
Views: 8,057
Posted By DrBenO

I'm quite amazed as to how many BA flights are...

I'm quite amazed as to how many BA flights are still operating to be honest: especially SH to France and Spain.
Mar 17, 20, 8:59 am
Replies: 914
Views: 170,293
Posted By DrBenO

I live under a well-used flightpath (under the...

I live under a well-used flightpath (under the Bovingdon Stack) and have noticed it's a lot quieter today, but certain interesting anomalies- including BA281 (747 heading for LAX). Who do you think...
Mar 17, 20, 7:09 am
Replies: 563
Views: 76,195
Posted By DrBenO

Had flights tomorrow (LGW-FAO), 2 Pax plus infant...

Had flights tomorrow (LGW-FAO), 2 Pax plus infant in CE, submitted the Voucher request Sunday, flights still in App / MMB, but now seen the news (and presumptive mass cancellations) so will be...
Mar 11, 20, 7:43 pm
Replies: 566
Views: 100,953
Posted By DrBenO

Doubt the UK Exemption will last long. Just moved...

Doubt the UK Exemption will last long. Just moved return BA flight tomorrow from EWR forward to the 19:40 departure. Reciprocal ban highly likely given the huge scale of outbreak here (only low n due...
Mar 10, 20, 12:57 pm
Replies: 271
Views: 46,789
Posted By DrBenO

Not grounded, and had an enjoyablly peaceful...

Not grounded, and had an enjoyablly peaceful BA117 (LHR-JFK) today. Only 6 of us in F in total, CW mini cabin immediately behind F (on the 747) completely empty. Didn't see further back for load. CCR...
Mar 9, 20, 3:18 am
Replies: 420
Views: 63,442
Posted By DrBenO

Unable to check in for LHR-JFK 08:25 tomorrow...

Unable to check in for LHR-JFK 08:25 tomorrow morning (BA117): Failed through app (iOS), PC (Edge, Chrome and Firefox) and Macbook Pro (Chrome and Firefox). So must be a proper problem.
Mar 4, 20, 1:56 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,837
Posted By DrBenO

Pretty Common i'd say- especially that specific...

Pretty Common i'd say- especially that specific form of wear and tear to the material on the side panel / table housing on the 787's. Seen very similar on my last two trips (1K) since Feb.
Jan 29, 20, 2:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By DrBenO

Patchy experiences, but Mandarin Oriental (MO)...

Patchy experiences, but Mandarin Oriental (MO) recognise BAEC (you can collect Avios) and a few times have made explicit reference to my Gold status on pre-stay communication / at check in etc. In...
Sep 1, 19, 2:16 am
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By DrBenO

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Aug 14, 19, 12:08 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By DrBenO

Connecting to CX Mainland Flights in HKG from BA this week

Seeking any first-hand experience from the Forum: Iím flying LHR-HKG-PVG this coming Sunday (BA27 LHR-HKG and on to PVG on KA872 -a Cathay Dragon A321) and wondered if anyone had done a similar...
Aug 2, 19, 3:44 am
Replies: 102
Views: 17,304
Posted By DrBenO

Looks like a Kerridge menu on my upcoming BA F to...

Looks like a Kerridge menu on my upcoming BA F to HKG: have pre-booked the Canneloni and shall report back.
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Jul 23, 19, 3:21 am
Replies: 62
Views: 8,049
Posted By DrBenO

As a rule I avoid steak in F, but a couple of...

As a rule I avoid steak in F, but a couple of datapoints for interest: one BA F and one CX F from last month. Clearly it is feasible not to cremate meat!

BA F LHR-JFK (early June) - Veal Fillet...
Jul 15, 19, 2:43 pm
Replies: 689
Views: 425,495
Posted By DrBenO

Dara ” Briain with wife and 3 (I assume) kids on...

Dara ” Briain with wife and 3 (I assume) kids on BA213 (LHR - BOS) today (15th July), couple of rows ahead of me (row 12/13) in J downstairs on the A380. He is a very large man! And was wearing an...
Jun 11, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 352
Views: 48,744
Posted By DrBenO

Had two bottles of Air Craft on BA173 (LHR-JFK)...

Had two bottles of Air Craft on BA173 (LHR-JFK) last week- it is excellent, and being served the whole bottle is pleasing. CC looking after me in 2K said it wasn't very popular! I'll be sampling...
May 15, 19, 9:10 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,935
Posted By DrBenO

Has happened to me on two recent flights, redeyes...

Has happened to me on two recent flights, redeyes from EWR and BOS. 787-8 and 787-9. Not a major issue, although quite annoying, but didn't bother complaining.
Apr 30, 19, 7:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,929
Posted By DrBenO

Looks like it was BA206 (G-CIVJ) 17:05 that was...

Looks like it was BA206 (G-CIVJ) 17:05 that was diverted- we are now moving onto stand so no major issue.
Apr 30, 19, 7:22 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,074
Posted By DrBenO

Indeed direct- went for a villa this time as...

Indeed direct- went for a villa this time as easier to manage with a small child!

Hope you managed to find a good option- January break in the sun is a great thing to do!
Apr 30, 19, 7:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,929
Posted By DrBenO

BA215 LHR-BOS blocked from stand by MIA-LHR Medical divert

Landed 45 mins ago (early) on BA215, now sat on tarmac at Logan as a diverted MIA - LHR flight (based on announcement from captain I assume a BA service) had to medi divert and has taken the...
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