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Sep 30, 19, 10:37 am
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Views: 4,316
Posted By dakaix

Not at Hounslow, I parked on a weekday at 7:30am...

Not at Hounslow, I parked on a weekday at 7:30am fully expecting to have to go elsewhere and it wasn't even half full!
Sep 30, 19, 9:51 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,316
Posted By dakaix

Have you considered Hounslow West rather than...

Have you considered Hounslow West rather than Hatton Cross? It's only one stop further, but it halves the cost again... and that station has 4x as many spaces. I've used it several times this year...
Sep 25, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 29
Views: 8,035
Posted By dakaix

I quite agree. Plus if I'm sat on the starboard I...

I quite agree. Plus if I'm sat on the starboard I can't geekily predict the landing runway based on the visibility of the goal posts at Twickenham.

(Although yes I could just memorize the runway...
Sep 10, 19, 6:17 am
Replies: 1,450
Views: 156,159
Posted By dakaix

I appear to be the beneficiary of a strike...

I appear to be the beneficiary of a strike windfall, BA has up-gauged tomorrow's BA464/465 (MAD) service tomorrow to the A351. So despite having missed out on the September training flights I might...
Sep 9, 19, 2:59 am
Replies: 41
Views: 6,750
Posted By dakaix

In short, yes. BA codeshares are treated...

In short, yes. BA codeshares are treated identically to BA operated tickets as far as Tier Points & Avios are concerned.
Sep 4, 19, 2:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By dakaix

HAL Security will permit you to enter T3 at the...

HAL Security will permit you to enter T3 at the Connections screening point if you're in possession of a valid boarding pass for your onward flight, and for the specific purpose of using the shops &...
Sep 3, 19, 5:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By dakaix

I appreciate the situation may differ elsewhere,...

I appreciate the situation may differ elsewhere, although while there's always a small risk there is precedent here.

I have accessed the T3 CX lounge on a T5 ticket several times in the recent...
Sep 2, 19, 6:51 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,429
Posted By dakaix

This is possible but tricky, as you will have to...

This is possible but tricky, as you will have to approach BA on your return to T5 to have your boarding pass "Ready to Fly" status cleared before it can be scanned at Security.
Aug 27, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 1,496
Views: 130,214
Posted By dakaix

I have a redemption in the same situation, I...

I have a redemption in the same situation, I visited the service desk in Galleries at LHR last night to try and switch this to an IB service and was politely refused. Apparently they're only...
Aug 22, 19, 1:36 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By dakaix

Removed.

Removed.
Aug 22, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 2,464
Views: 607,731
Posted By dakaix

Sigh, just my luck. Am due to fly LHR-MAD on an...

Sigh, just my luck. Am due to fly LHR-MAD on an RFS on the 11th, ahead of my IB 90K redemption on the 12th. Wonder if itís worth pulling the trigger on a U2 ticket as protection, before things spike...
Aug 8, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,141
Posted By dakaix

Unfortunately if your travel agent just booked a...

Unfortunately if your travel agent just booked a new ticket on Virgin, and applied for a refund from BA, then ORC isn't due here as your ticket would've been cancelled & refunded. As KARFA mentioned...
Aug 6, 19, 2:45 am
Replies: 267
Views: 40,509
Posted By dakaix

Glad to hear all are safe after this incident....

Glad to hear all are safe after this incident. Great work by the crew in getting everyone off as quickly as they did.

Hindsight is an interesting thing... I flew on G-MEDN just last Friday and did...
Aug 5, 19, 5:01 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By dakaix

If you do use Travelex for your online order...

If you do use Travelex for your online order remember to make a claim under their Price Guarantee, they'll match any other Bureau's online rates. Normally I match against Thomas Exchange Global and...
Jul 10, 19, 4:19 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,319
Posted By dakaix

The GEGO website claims to be using a...

The GEGO website claims to be using a "proprietary algorithm" to guard against interfering with avionics, quite how they've chosen to mitigate this isn't properly explained.

<speculation> Reading...
Jul 3, 19, 2:45 am
Replies: 1,450
Views: 156,159
Posted By dakaix

Booked on the 465 on the 22nd September...

Booked on the 465 on the 22nd September (currently showing as a 319)... sadly no J Avios availability at the moment, fingers crossed BA releases some later. Am connecting back from a cheeky IB90K...
Jun 26, 19, 6:04 am
Replies: 63
Views: 3,650
Posted By dakaix

You are entirely overcomplicating it, the OP is...

You are entirely overcomplicating it, the OP is arriving on an inbound flight from the USA so could transfer over to T3 and make use of the lounges... before later returning to T5 Flight Connections....
Jun 25, 19, 8:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By dakaix

You may use the First Check-in regardless of the...

You may use the First Check-in regardless of the number of your guests, however as other's have said you won't be able to proceed through the First Wing security lane with more than 1 guest.
Jun 19, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 2,464
Views: 607,731
Posted By dakaix

I would humbly remind all making this point that...

I would humbly remind all making this point that a part of BALPA's case here is for historical salary cuts following the recession. Based on what fellow FT members have said on this topic, BA had...
May 1, 19, 4:15 am
Replies: 207
Views: 19,791
Posted By dakaix

It's another step, but certainly not the end....

It's another step, but certainly not the end. This case was only over the Government's national policy statement (and whether or not it was illegal). As far as I'm aware there's still the planning...
Feb 19, 19, 6:28 am
Replies: 510
Views: 63,174
Posted By dakaix

If I recall the OMAT article correctly I believe...

If I recall the OMAT article correctly I believe BA is including a DL sized card in the seat pockets explaining the provenance of the livery, but nothing of any real consequence.
Feb 18, 19, 3:37 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By dakaix

I have a similar Dell model, with what looks like...

I have a similar Dell model, with what looks like identical packaging. It’s reasonably robust, but I would be concerned about crushing on the long sides. The other advice here is sensible, but I...
Feb 17, 19, 4:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By dakaix

The agent was talking nonsense. I checked two...

The agent was talking nonsense. I checked two ~30kg bags with AA under a BA Holidays booking last month, and all normal OW benefits applied.
Feb 7, 19, 12:03 pm
Replies: 3,028
Views: 619,425
Posted By dakaix

Some better prices available on OTP-PHX again...

Some better prices available on OTP-PHX again this afternoon, just booked a 760TP routing for £1270 in July.
Jan 23, 19, 4:50 am
Replies: 542
Views: 231,886
Posted By dakaix

David Beckham in the temporary JFK CCR this...

David Beckham in the temporary JFK CCR this morning, as the main CCR is closed until the afternoon.
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