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Posted By henry999

Thanks again, Guy Betsy! Mrs999 and I are making...

Thanks again, Guy Betsy! Mrs999 and I are making a donation to a local 'Feed the Hungry' programme.
Aug 12, 19, 2:51 am
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Posted By henry999

Well, since FT is a global phenomenon -- even...

Well, since FT is a global phenomenon -- even here in the BA forum -- I will hereby save others from the excitement / disappointment cycle. :)

"What's not included

Below are some of the key...
Aug 12, 19, 2:25 am
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Posted By henry999

heh heh Collecting a car a few years ago at...

heh heh

Collecting a car a few years ago at ORD, I was standing at the counter whilst the Avis man did his thing. Lying between us was a sheet of paper, a wee bit off to the side but basically...
Forum: oneworld
Aug 10, 19, 1:45 pm
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Posted By henry999

It looks OK but I would do ...LHR-MUC-LHR... and...

It looks OK but I would do ...LHR-MUC-LHR... and take a train from Munich to Innsbruck and back.
Aug 10, 19, 1:27 pm
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Posted By henry999

Not long ago I had my first BA Holiday. I was...

Not long ago I had my first BA Holiday. I was very pleased to get the hire car included almost free. In my booking confirmation / e-ticket receipt, it says 'Bonus Avios xxxx (awarded after travel)'....
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Posted By henry999

Thanks for the links, Mwenenzi. I did check the...

Thanks for the links, Mwenenzi. I did check the train, which I would prefer -- but it's only twice per hour; IF my flight arrives on schedule, the Gold line should get me to my appointment in town...
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Posted By henry999

Taxi from Brisbane airport into the city

Can anyone give me approximations for (a) the time and (b) the fare for a taxi from BNE to the area near Fortitude Valley station? In regard to traffic, this would be early afternoon on a Saturday.
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Jun 29, 19, 3:16 am
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Posted By henry999

A coach is also of course the person who guides /...

A coach is also of course the person who guides / trains / manages a sport team. An American friend of mine likes to tell a story of his astonishment, and confusion, on his first visit to the UK. He...
Jun 25, 19, 7:03 am
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Posted By henry999

Thanks for clarifying that. Otherwise we might...

Thanks for clarifying that. Otherwise we might have thought that you meant 1.30am in the afternoon. :)
Jun 23, 19, 4:23 am
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Posted By henry999

HEL allows these people to use the e-gates on...

HEL allows these people to use the e-gates on departure only, and you still need to interact with the human being anyway -- so I've been wondering what the point of the extra step at the e-gate...
Jun 20, 19, 2:40 am
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Posted By henry999

Now this is kind of a bother. When flying...

Now this is kind of a bother. When flying non-Schengen, I always head straight to the left. Because fewer people seem to know about that one, it is usually less busy than the one right in front. But...
Jun 13, 19, 2:44 am
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Posted By henry999

I will follow up on my own musing and add a data...

I will follow up on my own musing and add a data point to the corpus. Flying into T3 yesterday with a non-EU etc. passport, I asked for the Fast Track immigration voucher. They had none on board....
Jun 12, 19, 4:03 am
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Posted By henry999

Any idea when they started that?

Any idea when they started that?
Jun 12, 19, 3:28 am
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Posted By henry999

They turned me away about 11.00 this morning....

They turned me away about 11.00 this morning. They said it was for henkilökunta only.
Jun 12, 19, 3:14 am
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Posted By henry999

Security at HEL T2

I didn't see a relevant thread to post this in. If there is such, I trust the mods will move this one there.

My last few fights out of HEL have all been intra-Schengen so I have just gone straight...
Jun 12, 19, 3:02 am
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Posted By henry999

Just to follow up on my own query and confirm the...

Just to follow up on my own query and confirm the speculation of the others: yes. I am on the 14.10 BA flight and I was welcomed in, the same as before the fixing started. The new layout seems...
Forum: oneworld
Jun 10, 19, 6:32 am
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Posted By henry999

If, as seems to be the case, this is the...

If, as seems to be the case, this is the beginning on an RTW, then the reason is simply that one of the quirks of the OW tool is that it will not allow a QR flight for the first segment.
Forum: oneworld
Jun 9, 19, 12:51 pm
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Posted By henry999

Erm ... how are we supposed to know this when you...

Erm ... how are we supposed to know this when you tell us

???

If you've got connections on the way, wouldn't it seem logical to include that information in your request for help?
Forum: oneworld
Jun 9, 19, 1:56 am
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Posted By henry999

Europe-Middle East comprise one continent for...

Europe-Middle East comprise one continent for xONEx purposes. Your present plan ... DEL-DOH-GRU ... involves no flights in Europe. You are allowed four. 'Back-tracking' is not an issue within...
Forum: oneworld
Jun 9, 19, 1:15 am
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Posted By henry999

Well, one thing is that you've only got 12...

Well, one thing is that you've only got 12 segments. Remember that you have up to a year to complete your travel. Do you have any breaks built into your itinerary? A DONEx is a great opportunity to...
Jun 7, 19, 10:49 am
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Posted By henry999

How bad is it, really? Mrs 999 and I really like...

How bad is it, really? Mrs 999 and I really like trains and the southbound run would fit very nicely indeed into some plans we're currently putting together. But 11+ hours in a sardine-class seat?...
Jun 6, 19, 12:15 pm
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Posted By henry999

Are they letting BA, QR and JL pax in again?

Are they letting BA, QR and JL pax in again?
Jun 1, 19, 2:02 pm
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Posted By henry999

I just had occasion to check for a one-night...

I just had occasion to check for a one-night mid-week stay next April. Funnily enough, both for points and cash the rate at the new one is lower: 26K v 30K and £96 Honors Discount (cancellable up to...
May 28, 19, 1:55 am
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Posted By henry999

This is always an interesting gambit; Undercover...

This is always an interesting gambit; Undercover Boss, etc. On the other hand, said top managers really have to want to know.

I worked for many years in a field with a strictly hierarchical...
May 23, 19, 12:43 am
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Posted By henry999

Do you mean 'a late night bite to eat at a pub...

Do you mean 'a late night bite to eat at a pub within walking distance of the hotel' or just 'a late night bite to eat' (as, perhaps, back at the hotel)? And what is 'late night', anyway? The HGI is...
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