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Forum: Italy
Sep 10, 19, 12:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 818
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It depends on what time of day you're flying in...

It depends on what time of day you're flying in and which passport you hold; and if you have checked baggage.

I recently flew in to MXP T1 from MAN on BE in the early afternoon. A flight had just...
Forum: Italy
Aug 13, 19, 6:31 am
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Up In The Air

I used Sicily by Car (through a broker) some...

I used Sicily by Car (through a broker) some years ago at MXP T1. I was asked to pre-authorize a charge of around Ä1,000 on my credit card as a guarantee in case of theft or damage to the car (which...
Forum: Italy
Jul 16, 19, 7:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Up In The Air

Nowadays the people of Menton have more in common...

Nowadays the people of Menton have more in common culturally with Parisians than they do with the people of Ventimiglia (who live less than 7 miles away), who themselves have more in common...
Forum: Italy
Jul 15, 19, 3:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Up In The Air

What a splendid idea to go to Italy for the day. ...

What a splendid idea to go to Italy for the day.

The Italian Riviera will be packed with tourists in August, but well worth a day trip. There are dozens of charming resorts along the Ligurian...
Forum: India
Jul 7, 19, 4:42 am
Replies: 26
Views: 41,789
Posted By Up In The Air

Many thanks for the advice. Are there any...

Many thanks for the advice.
Are there any guidelines regarding getting an airport taxi at BLR? Are there obvious places in arrivals to book a legitimate airport taxi? (The concern is the possibility...
Forum: India
Jul 3, 19, 8:48 am
Replies: 26
Views: 41,789
Posted By Up In The Air

Mrs Up In The Air is travelling alone to...

Mrs Up In The Air is travelling alone to Bangalore and is looking for taxi options. (She has travelled in India on a number of occasions and is confident, but wishes to have a plan for getting from...
Jun 24, 19, 2:19 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Up In The Air

The Trainline has a useful 'ticket alert' tool...

The Trainline has a useful 'ticket alert' tool that sends you an email as soon the advance tickets become available for your specified route. https://www.thetrainline.com/ticketalert
Whether you...
Jun 23, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Up In The Air

Caution: I do LGW south terminal to Euston (via...

Caution: I do LGW south terminal to Euston (via Victoria) every few weeks: I know exactly where to go and what to do in order to reduce travel time to a minimum. The quickest Iíve ever achieved the...
Jun 22, 19, 3:31 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,176
Posted By Up In The Air

2.5 hours between touchdown and your train from...

2.5 hours between touchdown and your train from Euston should be doable in normal circumstances; but I'd proceed with caution.

At which terminal are you arriving? If it's 'North' you may have a...
Forum: Italy
May 31, 19, 2:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By Up In The Air

It's a straightforward, 2 hour drive from Alassio...

It's a straightforward, 2 hour drive from Alassio to wine country. Head for Dogliani, Barolo, La Morra or slightly further to Alba. There are many wineries that you could visit in the area. If you...
May 22, 19, 6:41 am
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Up In The Air

There is no weight limit for carry-on bags when...

There is no weight limit for carry-on bags when flying with easyJet. The maximum size is (generous at) 56 x 45 x 25 cm. If you pay a supplement for an 'upfront' or an 'extra legroom' seat, or if you...
May 18, 19, 2:05 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By Up In The Air

Possibly a red herring, but both of my passports...

Possibly a red herring, but both of my passports (referred to in the original post) have Ďextra pagesí).
Forum: Italy
Apr 9, 19, 11:23 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Up In The Air

The telephone number given on the b&b Website is...

The telephone number given on the b&b Website is a cellphone number. Why donít you give them a buzz to discuss the issue? (Itís unlikely that they speak no English at all.) If you donít wish to try...
Apr 4, 19, 8:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By Up In The Air

I used Alba luggage a few years ago to mend a zip...

I used Alba luggage a few years ago to mend a zip on my Samsonite suitcase. They did a good job and weren't too expensive.
Forum: Italy
Apr 4, 19, 1:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By Up In The Air

Yes, take the train from MXP to Milano Nord...

Yes, take the train from MXP to Milano Nord Cadorna station Ė trains depart every 30 minutes during the day and the journey time is less than 40 minutes Ė and find accommodation to the south or south...
Mar 27, 19, 3:17 am
Replies: 675
Views: 181,395
Posted By Up In The Air

I recently travelled in 11K on a 3-class 777 and...

I recently travelled in 11K on a 3-class 777 and experienced terrible seat vibration (from the engine?) on both the outward and return sectors. It was ok when I was sitting up, but lying flat, it...
Mar 25, 19, 8:09 am
Replies: 120
Views: 33,115
Posted By Up In The Air

Flew BA9 / BA10 recently in CW. After having read...

Flew BA9 / BA10 recently in CW. After having read recent threads I was expecting the worst ... but everything was fine. IFE worked (although the picture definition on the outward flight should have...
Mar 23, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,618
Posted By Up In The Air

I was in 2A. Disappointing that the Captain...

I was in 2A.

Disappointing that the Captain and First Officer kept themselves locked in the cockpit while the passengers (finally) disembarked.
Forum: Italy
Mar 16, 19, 6:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Up In The Air

Cinque Terre: Fines for tourists wearing inappropriate footwear

https://www.italymagazine.com/news/tourists-wearing-inappropriate-footwear-cinque-terre-trails-will-be-fined?utm_source=ITALY+Magazine+Newsletter&utm_campaign=17e1f3d768-ITALY+Newsletter+-+January+12t...
Mar 9, 19, 8:57 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,739
Posted By Up In The Air

(Assuming you're US-based), if eliminating fees,...

(Assuming you're US-based), if eliminating fees, charges and the middleman's 'cut' are a consideration, you'll pay considerably fewer USD's by making a transfer through Transferwise rather than...
Forum: Italy
Mar 3, 19, 2:44 am
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Up In The Air

It's difficult to provide meaningful advice to...

It's difficult to provide meaningful advice to such a general question. Why don't you take a look through the forum, where you'll find a wealth of relevant information? This should help you decide...
Feb 12, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 349
Views: 25,825
Posted By Up In The Air

Here's a relevant article from a travel...

Here's a relevant article from a travel journalist:
...
Feb 11, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 349
Views: 25,825
Posted By Up In The Air

Passenger sued for 'dropping the last leg'

Not a BA story, but possibly of interest to BAEC members:
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Jan 28, 19, 10:04 am
Replies: 846
Views: 140,723
Posted By Up In The Air

Iíve always felt a little embarrassed by the...

Iíve always felt a little embarrassed by the personal greeting - especially the gushing QF and CX ones. However, I got not so much as a nod or a wink from the BA cabin crew on the flights when I was...
Forum: Italy
Jan 28, 19, 6:21 am
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Up In The Air

Visit the Egyptian Museum and National Cinema...

Visit the Egyptian Museum and National Cinema Museum in Turin. Both are very much worth a visit.
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