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Today, 7:19 am
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Posted By thijsseh

JNB flights?

I regularly see (on Flightradar 24) EK flights on their way to / from JNB. For instance EK765 is about to land at JNB right now. As South African airports are still closed for international flights,...
Jul 2, 20, 9:14 am
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Views: 1,101
Posted By thijsseh

Ah, I see. Thanks, That would explain it! :)

Ah, I see. Thanks, That would explain it! :)
Jul 2, 20, 2:39 am
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Views: 1,101
Posted By thijsseh

Where did you get that from? There currently is a...

Where did you get that from? There currently is a South Eastern train from St Pancras to Ashford International every half hour (12 and 42 minutes after the hour to be precise). Takes 38 minutes.
Jun 30, 20, 3:32 am
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Views: 11,978
Posted By thijsseh

:D:D:D:D :tu:

:D:D:D:D :tu:
Jun 30, 20, 3:22 am
Replies: 225
Views: 21,874
Posted By thijsseh

Hello Ben, Welcome to Flyer Talk and to the...

Hello Ben,

Welcome to Flyer Talk and to the EK forum in particular. We hope you will find a lot of information here (and also that you will contribute your own experiences).

It is sort of...
Jun 30, 20, 12:58 am
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Views: 11,978
Posted By thijsseh

Come to think of it, what does an iO tag look...

Come to think of it, what does an iO tag look like. :confused:
Jun 28, 20, 3:18 am
Replies: 225
Views: 21,874
Posted By thijsseh

Yes, it is here...

Yes, it is here (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-reports/2019205-repatriation-flight-cpt-lhr.html). But it is a repatriation flight on BA, so not all that relevant to the question.
Jun 27, 20, 8:20 am
Replies: 225
Views: 21,874
Posted By thijsseh

Flex generally has change and cancellation fees....

Flex generally has change and cancellation fees. Where did you see that it does not?
Forum: Africa
Jun 27, 20, 3:41 am
Replies: 191
Views: 12,189
Posted By thijsseh

It is really really sad that a bunch of people...

It is really really sad that a bunch of people who all appear have their own separate interests in several matters sit around a table and all throw regulations into the ring which serve those...
Jun 26, 20, 6:40 am
Replies: 242
Views: 46,443
Posted By thijsseh

Has anyone been on a flight in J or F yet? What...

Has anyone been on a flight in J or F yet? What is the level of service in either? Food, wine?
I understand that on the A380 the bar will not be open :(. Probably no showers in F either.
I'm still...
Jun 24, 20, 2:47 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,704
Posted By thijsseh

My understanding is that EK DEMAND that you wear...

My understanding is that EK DEMAND that you wear face covering during the flight (if I am wrong, please correct me, I copy from the website: You will need to keep your mask on at all times in the...
Jun 23, 20, 5:21 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,704
Posted By thijsseh

Yep, that's what I was thinking. But I guess if...

Yep, that's what I was thinking.
But I guess if someone feels strongly enough about these things, it's perfectly acceptable to sign up for FT. Hope he or she will contribute more in future.
...
Jun 23, 20, 2:19 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By thijsseh

You say that you only have the PRN, but at the...

You say that you only have the PRN, but at the same time you mention a D fare bucket. (discounted business class, if I remember correctly from my past). That's probably your best bet:
They may have...
Jun 22, 20, 4:42 am
Replies: 242
Views: 46,443
Posted By thijsseh

Just hope the South African government does nor...

Just hope the South African government does nor hear about this. They just have the National Corona Command Council. ‘Supreme’ would have been a certain addition, had they thought about it. :D
Forum: Africa
Jun 21, 20, 2:53 am
Replies: 191
Views: 12,189
Posted By thijsseh

Indeed. Which shows you that the drivers of rule...

Indeed. Which shows you that the drivers of rule relaxation are limited to money (under trade union influence) and not include what is better for the population at large.
Visiting friends and family...
Jun 20, 20, 6:10 am
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Views: 627
Posted By thijsseh

In my case (repatriation flight arriving T5 late...

In my case (repatriation flight arriving T5 late 4 June), the delay was waiting for luggage. One would have expected that with only one flight in the entire terminal luggage would have been quick,...
Forum: Africa
Jun 20, 20, 5:46 am
Replies: 191
Views: 12,189
Posted By thijsseh

That may have something to do with the difficulty...

That may have something to do with the difficulty in enforcing proper 'measures' in AirBnBs (sanitising etc). But I would not dismiss your suggestion either...



Similar to what a friend in SA...
Forum: Africa
Jun 19, 20, 5:23 am
Replies: 191
Views: 12,189
Posted By thijsseh

Agree on the hotels issue. The SA government is...

Agree on the hotels issue. The SA government is good at making all these requirements and exemptions really obscure.

Also: Is one now allowed to travel to the airport in a private vehicle? When I...
Jun 19, 20, 5:13 am
Replies: 266
Views: 48,587
Posted By thijsseh

Yes! And somewhere upthread I was naive...

Yes!

And somewhere upthread I was naive enough to think they would finally close this money absorbing sponge down. I guess there are still to many people on too many gravy trains for that to...
Jun 18, 20, 4:06 pm
Replies: 242
Views: 46,443
Posted By thijsseh

The door in the mid galley is an over wing...

The door in the mid galley is an over wing emergency exit, if they let you off there, you have a BIG problem :D

Normally in a single airbridge operation, they will use door 2L which in the 3 class...
Forum: Africa
Jun 18, 20, 7:47 am
Replies: 191
Views: 12,189
Posted By thijsseh

Well, travel for business has been allowed for a...

Well, travel for business has been allowed for a short time (although it is unclear how you prove that your travel is business related), so I guess allowing hotels to open for business travellers...
Jun 17, 20, 2:33 am
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Views: 67,124
Posted By thijsseh

"Champagne"? :confused: Maybe you can be a bit...

"Champagne"? :confused:
Maybe you can be a bit more specific than that.
I find the recipe interesting, but Dom is possibly wasted on this. Pity they don't do cocktails in the Moët bar in the B J...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 16, 20, 8:50 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,340
Posted By thijsseh

No, there was absolutely no way one could...

No, there was absolutely no way one could upgrade. Unless of course there was something underhand going on, which I would not expect when the British High Commission is organising it. (And the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 9, 20, 3:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,340
Posted By thijsseh

Well actually that is interesting. We paid a...

Well actually that is interesting. We paid a shade under £700 each for a ONE WAY flight. A normal economy RETURN can be had for about £600. But a normal ONE WAY would be (are you sitting down?)...
Jun 8, 20, 2:34 am
Replies: 38
Views: 7,461
Posted By thijsseh

I arrived at T5 on 4 June around 21:30 on a...

I arrived at T5 on 4 June around 21:30 on a repatriation flight from CPT. Same eerie feeling as you describe. Also very surprised that no one was interested in my temperature or asked the usual...
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