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Nov 13, 19, 10:55 am
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Posted By djbenedict

When I claimed in 2018 it took 10 days (elapsed,...

When I claimed in 2018 it took 10 days (elapsed, not working) between confirmation they agreed with the claim to funds-in-account.
Nov 13, 19, 12:43 am
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Views: 6,482
Posted By djbenedict

As ever, I think it all depends how critical it...

As ever, I think it all depends how critical it is for you to get back on time. If it's not really critical, I think your logic is spot on; and in any case the odds of any cancellation at all are...
Nov 12, 19, 2:29 am
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Views: 6,482
Posted By djbenedict

I've also been personally lucky but I think it's...

I've also been personally lucky but I think it's a matter of fact that the A388 has more issues, not helped by the fact there are simply fewer of these frames in the fleet. However this now seems...
Nov 12, 19, 2:23 am
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Views: 5,745
Posted By djbenedict

e.g....

e.g. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1994778-ba41-lhr-durban.html recently (also a 787 flight)
Nov 11, 19, 12:35 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,482
Posted By djbenedict

Not sure of your logic as I havenít been...

Not sure of your logic as I havenít been following in detail but the A380 service to/ex JNB is less reliable than the B744. Be careful not to jump from the frying pan into the fire.
Nov 10, 19, 12:17 pm
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Views: 6,482
Posted By djbenedict

Sign up for a free FlightAware account, which...

Sign up for a free FlightAware account, which gives you 3 months of flight history, and check out the cancellation hit rate on Saturdays? Better than Monday and Thursday *I think*.
Nov 10, 19, 5:15 am
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Views: 6,482
Posted By djbenedict

Crew on the BA41 yesterday from London confirmed...

Crew on the BA41 yesterday from London confirmed that this is indeed (their understanding of) the case.
Nov 9, 19, 10:00 am
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Views: 6,482
Posted By djbenedict

Woah, you wait all year for a BA41 thread and...

Woah, you wait all year for a BA41 thread and then two come along on the same day!

See also https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1994738-departures-durban.html but Iím...
Nov 9, 19, 10:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By djbenedict

... aaand the answer is... C. Currently waiting...

... aaand the answer is... C. Currently waiting for some bags to be offloaded due to passenger no-shows.
Nov 9, 19, 6:35 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By djbenedict

Probably correct re the yield, but I donít think...

Probably correct re the yield, but I donít think they are directly substitutable, i.e. itís not like you could take the B788 crew and say ok youíre flying the A380 tonight? And actually I think the...
Nov 9, 19, 2:13 am
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Views: 1,747
Posted By djbenedict

Thatís a coincidence, Iím on BA41 today too. As...

Thatís a coincidence, Iím on BA41 today too. As an aside it appears (from FR24) to have been cancelled twice and heavily delayed once in the last week (that is 3/3 since it only operates Sat, Mon,...
Oct 30, 19, 12:01 pm
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Views: 2,027
Posted By djbenedict

Just to be even more au courant, I passed through...

Just to be even more au courant, I passed through JNB on Monday evening and the BA lounge(s) had not re-opened. Lights were on and there were plastic-covered items of furniture and assorted workmen...
Oct 16, 19, 3:06 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 5,834
Posted By djbenedict

No, no, no. It's terribly loud, always very busy...

No, no, no. It's terribly loud, always very busy and never has any food out.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 16, 19, 2:33 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,618
Posted By djbenedict

My understanding is that the current thinking...

My understanding is that the current thinking with fractures is to apply as much stress as possible (within your pain threshold), as soon as possible, to facilitate the most rapid healing. Given that...
Oct 12, 19, 3:48 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 24,191
Posted By djbenedict

This has the makings of a great thread. For...

This has the makings of a great thread.

For me, it's a 100% personal decision. There are some people in my company who I cannot stand. Probably the feelings are mutual, in fact I am certain this...
Oct 12, 19, 1:27 pm
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Views: 4,473
Posted By djbenedict

To indulge the OT-ness for a second... +1 for...

To indulge the OT-ness for a second... +1 for Arab St and the surrounding few streets for a flavour of old Singapore - some very attractive old shophouses and some nice quirky smaller bars and...
Oct 8, 19, 3:21 pm
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Views: 5,855
Posted By djbenedict

Eish!

Eish!
Oct 4, 19, 7:56 am
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Posted By djbenedict

"4 nines" would be 99.99% (circa 52 minutes per...

"4 nines" would be 99.99% (circa 52 minutes per year outage). 99.9999% is "6 nines" (31s per year outage).
Oct 4, 19, 6:43 am
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Views: 10,485
Posted By djbenedict

They can tell that anyway ;-)

They can tell that anyway ;-)
Sep 30, 19, 4:02 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,397
Posted By djbenedict

Maybe also check out this thread: ...

Maybe also check out this thread:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1976846-t5-short-stay-parking-question.html

It's unlikely to get close to £13 per day, even so.
Sep 30, 19, 3:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By djbenedict

Is flying at normal altitude westward from the UK...

Is flying at normal altitude westward from the UK not just fundamentally more unpredictable, in terms of ground speed, than flying east, though?

In terms of the OP's question, last time I...
Sep 30, 19, 2:51 am
Replies: 59
Views: 15,844
Posted By djbenedict

In the theme of general security slackness, a few...

In the theme of general security slackness, a few years ago (say 2011-2015) I used to travel to RUH quite a bit and a number of times found the security shockingly lax. I must admit I think there is...
Sep 17, 19, 6:57 am
Replies: 43
Views: 7,674
Posted By djbenedict

Head out to AÔt ben Haddou and stay a night...

Head out to AÔt ben Haddou and stay a night there. That's great, very atmospheric at night when it is deserted. Lots to see on the way there and back to make that 2 days (Telouet etc.)
Sep 14, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,183
Posted By djbenedict

Thanks - yes, my lost item has already, and...

Thanks - yes, my lost item has already, and fairly efficiently, been refunded in full. However that isnít the end of the story, as attempts to reunite bag and owner do continue. Haphazardly.
Sep 14, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,183
Posted By djbenedict

As a coda to this tale, shortly after posting the...

As a coda to this tale, shortly after posting the above I got a message saying my luggage would be delivered to home today (flight was 31/7). But what has actually been delivered is not a pushchair...
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