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Jan 21, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 18,787
Posted By redeyedonkey

Wow sometimes you read a thread and realise how...

Wow sometimes you read a thread and realise how lucky you've been! I've stayed here three times over the last 48 months when Manchester happened to have the best options for my trip to the US etc and...
Dec 22, 19, 9:24 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By redeyedonkey

IHG seems to credit fine even if upgraded due to...

IHG seems to credit fine even if upgraded due to status etc. Hilton it's said doesn't get posted if you get an upgrade but I think it's hit and miss on that. Overall I just do it and take it as a...
Sep 30, 19, 9:17 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 39,745
Posted By redeyedonkey

I'd bet it's more than 6 inches bigger lol. It's...

I'd bet it's more than 6 inches bigger lol. It's 5" bigger than me and I'm not in great shape for my height currently...
Sep 30, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 19,808
Posted By redeyedonkey

AVIOS for me are most useful for three things: ...

AVIOS for me are most useful for three things:

1. domestic AA fares in Domestic First
2. club world for family using the 241 voucher with the BA AMEX card (I think the US has a Visa Signature...
Aug 31, 19, 7:42 pm
Replies: 293
Views: 36,744
Posted By redeyedonkey

I'll second the comments from folks who say this...

I'll second the comments from folks who say this place is slightly dated etc but given it's location and price I found it pretty fine on a recent stay and would happily stay again for a similar...
Aug 14, 19, 7:32 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 7,240
Posted By redeyedonkey

Sadly this is how it often goes. When I first...

Sadly this is how it often goes. When I first made Gold with BA in a heavy flying year (all economy/prem ec) it was noticeable how some random (CSD? iono back then I had no idea!) would come and care...
Aug 13, 19, 7:32 am
Replies: 314
Views: 25,517
Posted By redeyedonkey

I think in the long run if the East is better...

I think in the long run if the East is better served by competing products and the Transatlantic market remains as it is (and as the new products being rolled out are) BA would be served by having...
Jul 27, 19, 5:16 pm
Replies: 375
Views: 86,767
Posted By redeyedonkey

I stayed as part of a group that were in...

I stayed as part of a group that were in Barcelona for a conference. Was upgraded to a sea view room on the top floor. I believe due to comments from other guests where were some minor issues with...
Jul 20, 19, 8:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,840
Posted By redeyedonkey

If it's hot expect it to be brutally hot in the...

If it's hot expect it to be brutally hot in the airport. They don't seem to really think air conditioning needs to be more than about 1c lower than outside at that airport...
May 31, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,584
Posted By redeyedonkey

Yeah the vegetarian food in club is horrific most...

Yeah the vegetarian food in club is horrific most of the time so if First is the same I don't think I'd ever bother to pay for First even if it's close on price (I've been tempted a few times but I...
May 20, 19, 6:04 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,242
Posted By redeyedonkey

companies pay $6k for biz tickets cos they're...

companies pay $6k for biz tickets cos they're stupid and waste lots of money or have 'urgent needs to fly you at one day's notice somewhere'. nobody is really doing that who is planning strategic...
May 17, 19, 3:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By redeyedonkey

Hey hey, Virgin has availability on the 4th...

Hey hey,

Virgin has availability on the 4th June from Boston to LHR for 95,000 points total (for two people) + $1248.40 in 'taxes and fees' in Upper Class.

Flying from MIA-->BOS is possible in...
May 8, 19, 6:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By redeyedonkey

Yeah it was pretty chaotic last time I was there...

Yeah it was pretty chaotic last time I was there - not only the lack of TSA Pre but one of the security checkpoints was closed so very long waits. Only just managed to have a little chill in the...
Replies: 378
Views: 45,700
Posted By redeyedonkey

I got 'upgraded' to a message that thanks me for...

I got 'upgraded' to a message that thanks me for my loyalty and doesn't offer anything...
Apr 6, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By redeyedonkey

Flew from MIA coming back from a conference last...

Flew from MIA coming back from a conference last month. Absolute chaos. TSA pre was shut (as well as numerous checkpoints entirely...) for some reason and priority was one person letting one priority...
Apr 2, 19, 7:38 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,111
Posted By redeyedonkey

I think this will be fixed with the booking...

I think this will be fixed with the booking systems. I read one of the US airlines has already made the move to allow passengers to book how they identify etc. Having the right amenity kits so...
Apr 2, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,831
Posted By redeyedonkey

I tend to just use the AVIOS estore - probably...

I tend to just use the AVIOS estore - probably need to shop around more for when TCB is better or whatever but keeping my life simple etc...

But if posters above are correct on the maths that with...
Apr 1, 19, 7:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,736
Posted By redeyedonkey

Seconded, thirded and fourthed! On the 787...

Seconded, thirded and fourthed!

On the 787 the extra space, seat, and general roominess of the cabin was like business class of old before lie flat seats. Ofc the service was terrible (the plane...
Mar 22, 19, 9:19 pm
Replies: 825
Views: 114,509
Posted By redeyedonkey

I don't remember the alcohol offering as I'd had...

I don't remember the alcohol offering as I'd had a meeting before and enjoyed a few too many old fashioneds at the main bar and was really only popping into the lounge for a quick snack before...
Mar 22, 19, 10:55 am
Replies: 48
Views: 7,312
Posted By redeyedonkey

Don't let it put you off entirely. In the...

Don't let it put you off entirely. In the insanity/chaos that is Miami Intl the Flagship Lounge was large, spacious and serene with a good selection of food (more/better I'm sure for anyone who...
Mar 20, 19, 8:13 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 12,919
Posted By redeyedonkey

As long as you're fine with tall people being...

As long as you're fine with tall people being given first class free and the extra being added as a charge to your coach ticket I think we're all good. After all you can't fix their problem by giving...
Mar 20, 19, 8:10 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 12,919
Posted By redeyedonkey

I hope they feel like a pos for making someone...

I hope they feel like a pos for making someone else suffer in agony for weeks after a flight due to 1. not being able to sit in their seat and having to squat sideways leaning over the aisle armrest...
Mar 19, 19, 10:00 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 7,074
Posted By redeyedonkey

Iono most long flights have food and not all US F...

Iono most long flights have food and not all US F food is AA, Delta food until recent attempts to improve it was often better than BA J long haul food on Delta's 'mid haul domestic F' etc. For a 2.5...
Mar 19, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,344
Posted By redeyedonkey

Well this is overall pretty skanky. J passengers...

Well this is overall pretty skanky. J passengers should get priority security regardless of shenanigans esp if they're flying with the right alliance and would normally get it. It's that kind of...
Mar 17, 19, 12:54 am
Replies: 52
Views: 14,085
Posted By redeyedonkey

I just wanted to second the notes on the run down...

I just wanted to second the notes on the run down rooms outside the main tower. Definitely make sure you take a room in the main tower if possible. They really need to do something about those...
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