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Feb 26, 21, 10:51 am
Replies: 111
Views: 13,410
Posted By DeanB

And yet Greece & Cyprus have signed up to a...

And yet Greece & Cyprus have signed up to a vaccine-passport scheme with Israel already, I believe.

I think that by April/May we might start to see "vaccine corridors" emerge, eg between UK,...
Aug 24, 20, 8:17 am
Replies: 82
Views: 13,972
Posted By DeanB

They cancelled my Sep 3rd BA503 LIS-LHR, three...

They cancelled my Sep 3rd BA503 LIS-LHR, three days before the rules changed last week. Seems crazy - they could absolutely fill more planes.

Luckily I managed to rebook on the 4th.

Separately...
Aug 21, 20, 3:07 am
Replies: 5,282
Views: 689,648
Posted By DeanB

It seems to work OK now & I've been able to...

It seems to work OK now & I've been able to choose seats. May have needed a couple of hours to work through the system.
Aug 20, 20, 10:49 am
Replies: 5,282
Views: 689,648
Posted By DeanB

Hi, I'm a Gold card holder, and just rebooked a...

Hi, I'm a Gold card holder, and just rebooked a cancelled redemption flight (LIS-LHR) for the following day (Sep 4th)

On MMB, it's now asking me to pay for seat reservations - is there a reason...
Aug 18, 20, 10:18 am
Replies: 509
Views: 99,010
Posted By DeanB

BA503 LIS-LHR cancelled for Sep 3....

BA503 LIS-LHR cancelled for Sep 3....
Aug 2, 20, 1:28 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,823
Posted By DeanB

The hotel receptionist told me that 5hrs was...

The hotel receptionist told me that 5hrs was pretty typical (also - they asked if we'd let the front desk know when we got results. Presumably helps with track & trace in the event of positives, as...
Aug 1, 20, 3:56 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,823
Posted By DeanB

For reference: I flew from LHR-KEF on...

For reference:

I flew from LHR-KEF on Thursday 30th

Pre-booked the test at KEF (you get a barcode by email, cost about £50 / ISK9000)

No questions asked at LHR

Directed to the test centre...
Jul 23, 20, 7:07 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,823
Posted By DeanB

From Iceland Embassy in UK Facebook page: ...

From Iceland Embassy in UK Facebook page:
...
Jul 23, 20, 5:59 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,823
Posted By DeanB

Yep, I got this email this morning too. I'm also...

Yep, I got this email this morning too. I'm also travelling next week

There's nothing on Covid.is or the Icelandic government website that mentions this. I also downloaded the Rakning-C19 app and...
Jul 9, 20, 7:46 am
Replies: 100
Views: 11,235
Posted By DeanB

Just booked LHR-KEF for 30th July for 3 days -...

Just booked LHR-KEF for 30th July for 3 days - first flight in 5 months.

Booked on BA Holidays for 2 pax + Hilton Reykjavik + Car for £650 which seems good. (But excludes the cost of the CV test...
Jun 14, 20, 3:02 pm
Replies: 161
Views: 35,164
Posted By DeanB

My next expected US trip (for a conference, and...

My next expected US trip (for a conference, and then hopefully a few days free) is mid-October for SF and nearby Bay Area.

Haven't booked flights yet, but am cautiously optimistic that it might...
Mar 8, 20, 5:15 am
Replies: 94
Views: 21,809
Posted By DeanB

Or to put it another way, would you get on a...

Or to put it another way, would you get on a plane if you knew it had a 1% chance of a major - possibly catastrophic - safety issue?
Jun 25, 19, 3:07 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,636
Posted By DeanB

Never mind Glasgow, there needs to be a total...

Never mind Glasgow, there needs to be a total moratorium on mayonnaise in all lounges, and all products on flights.

At the very least, mayo should be served in separate, heavily-sealed containers...
Jun 20, 19, 5:22 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 48,636
Posted By DeanB

I mostly fly WTP, on a mix of BA and AA On...

I mostly fly WTP, on a mix of BA and AA

On BA, the 787s are fantastic in WTP, and in A380 & refurbed 777-300s they are pretty good.

But I've had a few 747s and 777-200s recently that were...
Jun 13, 19, 3:24 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,232
Posted By DeanB

Well, that was pretty horrible. BA274...

Well, that was pretty horrible.

BA274 eventually took off around 02:00 from LAS, landing about 19:50 at LHR.

Technical problem on the way out on BA275 re-occurred on the return: basically...
Jun 12, 19, 2:27 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,232
Posted By DeanB

I'm on the returning BA274. What's the current...

I'm on the returning BA274. What's the current advice about getting to the airport on time, for a flight you know is delayed by hours? I've checked in online (and hand luggage only), but I assume I...
Jun 5, 19, 3:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,100
Posted By DeanB

I've flown Y on a Finnair A350 with the Economy...

I've flown Y on a Finnair A350 with the Economy Comfort seat, HEL-HKG. I was pretty impressed - although you should check that those seats are actually available still on that particular flight.
Apr 28, 19, 4:18 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 8,785
Posted By DeanB

I'd much prefer to have a smoke-hood

I'd much prefer to have a smoke-hood
Apr 12, 19, 11:34 am
Replies: 155
Views: 36,665
Posted By DeanB

My FJ experience this week as a BAEC Gold: ...

My FJ experience this week as a BAEC Gold:

AKL-NAN: Got priority check-in, priority boarding & access to the Qantas lounge. Didn't get premium security
NAN-SIN: Got priority check-in, priority...
Apr 2, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 155
Views: 36,665
Posted By DeanB

I have two flights with FJ over the next week -...

I have two flights with FJ over the next week - AKL-NAN-SIN.

Any info on whether I can get lounge access, priority boarding, ideally some Avios? I've heard & seen nothing from the airline...
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Mar 27, 19, 12:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By DeanB

Some airlines do - essentially - stopping...

Some airlines do - essentially - stopping services. Various flights in C America do lots of stops in MGA, SJO, SAL, PTY etc.

Not OneWorld, but that may work out the best way to do this. Might be...
Mar 11, 19, 3:39 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By DeanB

I remember speaking to a company that did very...

I remember speaking to a company that did very complex process/resource-management optimisation software a long time ago - one of their major clients was in airports, relating to gate allocation!...
Feb 28, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 136
Views: 20,385
Posted By DeanB

Slow removal of empty trays is a constant...

Slow removal of empty trays is a constant annoyance on BA (and some other airlines).

My benchmark for this is actually Premium Economy on AA. Finished trays are whisked away within minutes of...
Feb 1, 19, 5:48 am
Replies: 117
Views: 20,549
Posted By DeanB

Oh well. I guess it's nice to know that, as...

Oh well.

I guess it's nice to know that, as I'm on 932,839 miles, I should be crossing 1 million later this year. Wonder if I'll get anything special?
Jan 14, 19, 5:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,464
Posted By DeanB

Most expensive fare?

I assume this is a pricing error!

Anyone else seen a more expensive fare listed by BA?

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