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Dec 22, 20, 8:17 am
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Posted By contrails7

Thanks again for all the responses! Just FYI I...

Thanks again for all the responses! Just FYI I called the GGL line and according to my account page, a new CCR card order has now been 'fulfilled'. Whether a new card would eventually have been...
Dec 12, 20, 5:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,302
Posted By contrails7

HFHFFlyer / (Anyone else). Could I kindly ask...

HFHFFlyer / (Anyone else). Could I kindly ask whether you ultimately got your CCR card? I ask because I received my renewal GGL pack this week. Likewise in my case, no new CCR card and no mention of...
Jun 12, 20, 11:28 am
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Views: 474,603
Posted By contrails7

I really am no BA apologist and agree that the...

I really am no BA apologist and agree that the emergency BA catering has been woeful, and even the revised effort leaves much to be desired. But we all have to accept the world has changed. We are...
Feb 27, 20, 6:14 am
Replies: 94
Views: 13,239
Posted By contrails7

Let's be honest that is all due to the power and...

Let's be honest that is all due to the power and influence of the wealthy residents of South West London. I find it difficult to believe that if LHR were situated in, say, south-east London we...
Dec 21, 19, 3:04 am
Replies: 105
Views: 38,373
Posted By contrails7

Thanks BW. I couldn't agree more with you that in...

Thanks BW. I couldn't agree more with you that in the hierarchy of cuts Fever Tree is definitely on the milder end of the scale and is as nothing compared to, say, densification in WT. I guess what...
Dec 20, 19, 10:24 am
Replies: 105
Views: 38,373
Posted By contrails7

Just want to respectfully point out that...

Just want to respectfully point out that Fever-Tree have 38% of the UK off trade market as per their last trading update, having come from 0% only a few years ago and all despite being materially...
Dec 19, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 38,373
Posted By contrails7

Well said! And to underline the point it's in the...

Well said! And to underline the point it's in the same week as the rumour that LPGS will imminently disappear from the CCR / FIRST. And in the same year that the FT was enhanced away. Call me a...
Dec 2, 19, 7:45 am
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Views: 567,226
Posted By contrails7

ENTP. I couldn't agree more. For those of us who...

ENTP. I couldn't agree more. For those of us who ply the longer bands and like a slower service, the routine of drinks / nuts, then starter, then main, that was the routine only a few years ago was...
Dec 2, 19, 6:36 am
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Views: 567,226
Posted By contrails7

EDITED: Apologies. Tagged the wrong post and...

EDITED: Apologies. Tagged the wrong post and can't seem to change. Meant for alex67500 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/alex67500.html) 's message

I had exactly the same menu on the way to...
Nov 25, 19, 9:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,205
Posted By contrails7

Some of the LGW A320's are second hand frames...

Some of the LGW A320's are second hand frames from [?] and on the right hand side the first row of CE starts as row 2. 1 A / C are on their own in the space where the wardrobe would normally be, so...
Nov 25, 19, 8:58 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,686
Posted By contrails7

BA gives with one hand and takes with the other....

BA gives with one hand and takes with the other. Jokes aside Switzerland is an expensive country, presumably including what the airport charges the airlines for fast track. The bean counters clearly...
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Views: 207,925
Posted By contrails7

Apologies if this has been clarified before...

Apologies if this has been clarified before because I didn't see it upthread. Is it 100% certain that only historic Star Points will count towards LT status? Obviously this would be in addition to...
Nov 8, 19, 8:16 am
Replies: 141
Views: 29,917
Posted By contrails7

I've worked at 2 of BA's top 10 corporate...

I've worked at 2 of BA's top 10 corporate accounts over the past 10 years and I would say that 99% of my ex-colleagues were like this. Flight decisions were made according to fit with meetings, and...
Nov 8, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 141
Views: 29,917
Posted By contrails7

I don't disagree with you but given AF / KLM's...

I don't disagree with you but given AF / KLM's profitability (or lack of it) in recent years I would strongly question whether it is LT sustainable. I suspect (and this is just my own cynical view)...
Nov 8, 19, 7:44 am
Replies: 141
Views: 29,917
Posted By contrails7

I completely agree with you! I was just trying to...

I completely agree with you! I was just trying to say that in my view BA's way of bridging the divide between the two groups is like the NHS does i.e. through rationing. So by not having enough...
Nov 8, 19, 7:23 am
Replies: 141
Views: 29,917
Posted By contrails7

I think the answer to your question is in the...

I think the answer to your question is in the experience described up thread i.e. under the (correct) assumption that the majority of business / corporate travellers will arrive relatively close to...
Aug 28, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By contrails7

On the way back down from EDI last week in CE the...

On the way back down from EDI last week in CE the choice was the usual Johnie Walker Black or the Glenlivet Distiller's Reserve, Triple Cask Matured. Previously I had only ever seen miniatures of the...
Sep 6, 18, 8:32 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,594
Posted By contrails7

Just to add that it is of course a different...

Just to add that it is of course a different story if you have a confirmed F (or Y ticket) and are on standby for that cabin. I have found in those situations (as mentioned above) oneworld emerald to...
Sep 6, 18, 8:27 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,594
Posted By contrails7

I received an OpUp last August on a Transcon from...

I received an OpUp last August on a Transcon from JFK to LAX (J to F) as a (non-GGL / non-AA status) vanilla BA Gold, so it's not impossible. Interestingly, I was already sat in J post-boarding when...
Aug 15, 18, 8:52 am
Replies: 2,972
Views: 558,315
Posted By contrails7

I think it's good if Club is lightly loaded and...

I think it's good if Club is lightly loaded and you get the neighbouring seat free. Otherwise I would argue BA Cityflyer is inferior to the competition (LH, Swiss, etc) which all block the...
Aug 11, 18, 3:07 am
Replies: 62
Views: 8,938
Posted By contrails7

I took this flight two week ago and was likewise...

I took this flight two week ago and was likewise shocked by the menu / quality & quantity of catering offered. Luckily I also had breakfast in the CCR beforehand, which saved the day somewhat. I...
Replies: 253
Views: 47,708
Posted By contrails7

I rarely have time to post but my jaw just...

I rarely have time to post but my jaw just dropped this morning when I saw this - and not in a good way. Yes, the LH livery was perhaps slightly dated but it was highly distinctive and evolutionary....
Sep 4, 17, 4:39 am
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Views: 473,926
Posted By contrails7

Just as a counterpoint I recently flew whY...

Just as a counterpoint I recently flew whY (return) with Qatar Airways to Windhoek. Owing to a re-route via JNB on the outbound, we got a chance to sample all 4 of their main LH workhorses: 77W,...
Jun 28, 17, 5:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,243
Posted By contrails7

It was available on my DUB-LCY flight 2 days ago....

It was available on my DUB-LCY flight 2 days ago. Chap in the row in front asked for and was given a mini-bottle of white wine. My neighbour had a whisky...

NB: I couldn't agree more that LCY...
Jun 22, 17, 11:57 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,722
Posted By contrails7

Thank you corporate-wage-slave! And thanks for...

Thank you corporate-wage-slave! And thanks for re-confirming the explanation. My bad in this case. The problem is that when cost-cutting is so prevalent you begin to see its malign tentacles behind...
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