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Jul 22, 20, 12:55 am
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Posted By britsv

Just checked my flight history and I calculated...

Just checked my flight history and I calculated Iíve flown the 747 more times than any other aircraft type, 120+ segments in the last 28 years. Plenty of happy memories, including my honeymoon. Also...
Feb 2, 20, 9:04 am
Replies: 46
Views: 9,424
Posted By britsv

I fly this route pretty frequently, as noted...

I fly this route pretty frequently, as noted above the third daily flight was added this winter and the flights moved from T3 to T5, so that seems to be a sign of growing interest. Itís presumably...
Jan 11, 20, 1:04 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 13,305
Posted By britsv

AA and Qantas just got approval for their...

AA and Qantas just got approval for their trans-Pacific joint venture last summer. So itís not too much of a stretch to believe Qantas wants to deepen its OneWorld relationships.
Jan 3, 20, 1:39 am
Replies: 57
Views: 7,693
Posted By britsv

I received a credit for a redemption booked from...

I received a credit for a redemption booked from my US account but with the outbound flight originating in the UK.

One can plausibly read the language ďThe booking must be for a transatlantic...
Dec 15, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 264
Views: 69,171
Posted By britsv

Despite being a Delta hub, seems to me that SLC...

Despite being a Delta hub, seems to me that SLC might become a possibility once the new airport is completed in summer/fall 2020. The current terminals are small and crowded with no room to add a BA...
Sep 7, 19, 9:05 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By britsv

Note also that for the return the new SFO lounge...

Note also that for the return the new SFO lounge is infinitely superior to the third party lounge at SJC
Oct 10, 17, 5:08 pm
Replies: 743
Views: 274,047
Posted By britsv

788s and 789s will take a while. Cutting holes in...

788s and 789s will take a while. Cutting holes in carbon fiber (or, more precisely, patching the holes up afterwards) is difficult. I'd expect them to be scheduled after the 747s (and probably after...
Sep 25, 17, 3:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By britsv

Looks like at least one of the 747s has now been...

Looks like at least one of the 747s has now been fitted with Gogo satellite WiFi (BA172 JFK-LHR on Sept 23rd) based on a quick Twitter search.
Jul 19, 17, 11:25 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,830
Posted By britsv

Indeed. Why not go to the US? Plenty of J...

Indeed. Why not go to the US? Plenty of J availability for 4 to/from OAK in July/August (and a handful of SFO/SJC flights too on nicer planes). 300K Avios plus 2 companion vouchers is great value for...
Jul 13, 17, 1:01 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By britsv

There have been occasions when the GF lounge has...

There have been occasions when the GF lounge has been limited to F pax only for the A380 flight, with a sign asking GCH to use the regular lounge. It's not really enforced as far as I can tell, and...
Jul 13, 17, 12:58 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,308
Posted By britsv

And in my experience once redeemed you can still...

And in my experience once redeemed you can still change the booked flights upon payment of the normal change fee, and retain the GUF benefit so long as you don't go beyond the 355 days limit from the...
Jul 13, 17, 12:49 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By britsv

Not this year. Generally the availability from...

Not this year. Generally the availability from OAK in particular has been very good, but there is a tendency to block it 2-3 months out and only make it available for last minute trips a couple of...
Jun 5, 17, 6:45 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,791
Posted By britsv

I've had wonderful support from BA holidays in a...

I've had wonderful support from BA holidays in a recent family emergency (serious illness not pregnancy) in terms of changing flights (in fact the flights were changed more than once). The change fee...
May 29, 17, 9:23 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,754
Posted By britsv

My point was about *domestic* US travel as a BA...

My point was about *domestic* US travel as a BA Gold. There are a very limited number of AA Flagship lounges and often it's not feasible to access the BA lounge if for example it's in another...
May 27, 17, 8:15 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,754
Posted By britsv

For a domestic lounge in the US (see Admirals...

For a domestic lounge in the US (see Admirals Club discussion above) it's an oasis in the desert! How many "F lounges" are there in the US that are accessible to domestic flyers (on OW only Qantas at...
May 27, 17, 6:05 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,754
Posted By britsv

The ORD first class lounge is wonderful. It's...

The ORD first class lounge is wonderful. It's just well hidden and quite a walk. Food is great (e.g. lamb chops), free pour drinks and champagne (like GF). Available for OWE even on domestic economy...
May 22, 17, 12:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By britsv

It's an expensive option, but you can book a...

It's an expensive option, but you can book a codeshare connecting flight within the US in conjunction with a transatlantic leg, take the first domestic flight and then just throw away the rest of the...
May 13, 17, 10:07 am
Replies: 53
Views: 8,837
Posted By britsv

Yes Norwegian suspended summer service to LAS...

Yes Norwegian suspended summer service to LAS because they had to wait for it to cool down so often last year
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/94025902/
May 8, 17, 11:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By britsv

Full dinner (2 starters, 4 main course options,...

Full dinner (2 starters, 4 main course options, 1-2 meat, then other choices usually include fish, veggie and/or lighter salad style option, dessert and/or cheese and biscuits) after departure....
Apr 24, 17, 9:49 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,980
Posted By britsv

Spouses are treated differently from other...

Spouses are treated differently from other additional drivers. As noted above in the US it's automatic that they are entitled to drive at no additional cost, certainly with Avis, not sure about...
Apr 24, 17, 8:46 am
Replies: 734
Views: 269,065
Posted By britsv

No flight deck visit, he was on the upper deck on...

No flight deck visit, he was on the upper deck on the A380. He fairly raced down the jetway on the way off without waiting for them to bring the wheelchair.

He definitely likes to be recognized,...
Apr 23, 17, 9:52 pm
Replies: 734
Views: 269,065
Posted By britsv

Buzz Aldrin on tonight's BA286, SFO-LHR

Buzz Aldrin on tonight's BA286, SFO-LHR
Apr 5, 17, 7:50 pm
Replies: 582
Views: 105,930
Posted By britsv

The challenge for BA is that it will have...

The challenge for BA is that it will have different providers on long haul (Gogo) and short haul (Inmarsat). And those providers will be delivering the retail offering (certainly collecting the...
Mar 2, 17, 12:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 9,518
Posted By britsv

BA 287 is always an A380. The early flight BA 285...

BA 287 is always an A380. The early flight BA 285 has been a 777 during the winter, but is being swapped for a 747 at least some of the time (not sure which days) during the summer season. IIRC It...
Feb 25, 17, 11:03 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,139
Posted By britsv

This. As a US West Coast based flyer, I find WTP...

This. As a US West Coast based flyer, I find WTP on the new planes (A380/787) a good option in price/performance terms for family leisure travel compared to other choices for US-Europe. Combined with...
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