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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 24, 19, 11:18 am
Replies: 60
Views: 14,030
Posted By thegoderic

UK Tax laws (I think), mean that the only time...

UK Tax laws (I think), mean that the only time I've worked on a Per Diem is when working abroad, and by and large, I found them quite lucrative.

I did a project in Germany when the lounge buffet...
May 1, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 771
Views: 779,267
Posted By thegoderic

My 10 pence worth:- I haven't tried the...

My 10 pence worth:-


I haven't tried the Conrad - we don't seem to have a company rate.

Park Lane is OK, but nothing special, it feels very corporate and a bit tired. I have had some decent...
Apr 28, 19, 4:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,782
Posted By thegoderic

Correct - Exec lounge is closed, but breakfast in...

Correct - Exec lounge is closed, but breakfast in the restaurant is comped.
Apr 28, 19, 4:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,782
Posted By thegoderic

I can confirm that the hotel will be joining...

I can confirm that the hotel will be joining Wyndham. A staff member has just explained that if I want to Wyndham will comp my Bonvoy status.
Apr 21, 19, 8:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By thegoderic

IAH in CW - bit of a curate's egg

Left the house just before 7 for a painless trip to Glasgow. Was going to arrive 20 minutes before Id booked the car park, so went round the back of the airport and sat in a lay-by for a while.
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Apr 14, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By thegoderic

I had an amusing stay there a while ago. A...

I had an amusing stay there a while ago. A relative was holding his birthday lunch at San Carlos (decent Italian restaurant on the premises), and we were staying there for the weekend.

After a...
Mar 30, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 9,061
Posted By thegoderic

My vote is for Renaissance St Pancras in London ....

My vote is for Renaissance St Pancras in London . It is a fantastic building, has a truly wonderful lounge and to top it all, the Spice Girls filmed the Wannabe video on the main staircase.
Jan 12, 19, 2:39 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,068
Posted By thegoderic

I woke up the other morning to find 3 text...

I woke up the other morning to find 3 text messages with one-time codes on my phone. They'd apparently tried to link the card to a PayPal account and signed up to Netflix.

All sorted with a call...
Oct 17, 18, 2:19 am
Replies: 96
Views: 18,546
Posted By thegoderic

Just back from a brilliant week's holiday in...

Just back from a brilliant week's holiday in Jordan that started with a 3 night stay at the Amman Marriott and finished with a 1 night stay there.

It's a good hotel and I was treated very well...
Jul 11, 18, 4:27 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 7,226
Posted By thegoderic

Up to a couple of years ago, they needed to see...

Up to a couple of years ago, they needed to see yor passport before you got to the gate (entering the lounge was normally where mine got looked at).

However, IIRC I was told one day at the EDI...
Dec 23, 17, 3:00 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By thegoderic

Spoke with them - the MAD option was discussed,...

Spoke with them - the MAD option was discussed, but in the end they said that if we booked an hotel at Heathrow, and claimed it back, they would refund it after the flight.

I'll believe it when I...
Dec 21, 17, 3:22 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By thegoderic

Schedule Change resulting in overnight t LHR - should BA provide accommodation?

We have a booking in CE GLA - LHR - BIO for next May and BA have just cancelled the evening flight LHR - BIO, meaning we can't get down from GLA to LHR in time to make the 0820 departure to BIO.

I...
Dec 10, 17, 7:41 am
Replies: 734
Views: 256,840
Posted By thegoderic

Ed Sheeran in MAN Galleries this lunchtime.

Ed Sheeran in MAN Galleries this lunchtime.
Nov 17, 17, 6:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By thegoderic

I still possess the paper BP from my first ever...

I still possess the paper BP from my first ever FIRST upgrade from LGW - IAH about 15 years ago, with a hand-written 2K written on it.
Aug 8, 17, 10:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,226
Posted By thegoderic

Mini TR - EDI - DEN in F

The day started at the Edinburgh Marriott where wed stayed the night before to save a stupid oclock start to make the 10:05 flight.

A quick taxi drive to the airport had us at check-in by 0815,...
Aug 2, 17, 3:17 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,238
Posted By thegoderic

It's a frustrating lottery at that connection...

It's a frustrating lottery at that connection point.

I've had absolutely charming staff who have called flight control to get me back on a flight when it was about to board (I made it), and some...
Jul 26, 17, 5:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By thegoderic

It's an interesting gamble. Since late...

It's an interesting gamble.

Since late 2014, my weekly commute has had me making a 60 - 65 minute connection at T5 from BSL to GLA or EDI.

Now the BSL flight tends to arrive at one of the T5A...
Jul 11, 17, 3:02 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 7,653
Posted By thegoderic

I'm an old bmi stalwart and had 10 years...

I'm an old bmi stalwart and had 10 years fantastic time as a bmi Gold.

I wouldn't have swapped the experiences for the world - bmi Business to USA was fantastic with the on-board chef and using...
May 28, 17, 5:10 am
Replies: 85
Views: 13,478
Posted By thegoderic

However in F, I get a male kit with razor and the...

However in F, I get a male kit with razor and the like.
May 24, 17, 5:21 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,357
Posted By thegoderic

I'm into double figures for a number of narrow...

I'm into double figures for a number of narrow bodies, and have flown on every narrow bodied Airbus in BA's fleet at least once.


A319

G-EUOG - 11
G-EUPE - 13
G-EUPN - 10
G-EUPO - 19...
May 5, 17, 4:20 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By thegoderic

I checked in last week at 16:30 for the 20:25. ...

I checked in last week at 16:30 for the 20:25.

The earlier flight had departed at 16:05
Apr 18, 17, 12:11 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By thegoderic

I was also offered a PC + Level which included...

I was also offered a PC + Level which included Guaranteed two-class upgrades and No One-way fees.
Mar 15, 17, 6:44 am
Replies: 116
Views: 9,191
Posted By thegoderic

I'd agree with that 100%. They make their...

I'd agree with that 100%.

They make their own rules up and have the worst attitude of any UK security staff IMHO, which, given some of the staff at T5 is going some.

Where I live, I can fly...
Mar 8, 17, 5:04 am
Replies: 72
Views: 16,464
Posted By thegoderic

It's still there this morning.

It's still there this morning.
Jan 18, 17, 6:00 pm
Replies: 131
Views: 27,988
Posted By thegoderic

I am such a criminal then.

I am such a criminal then.
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