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Aug 16, 19, 9:21 pm
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Views: 3,467
Posted By Samolyot

It was fine in CW two months ago EXCEPT that my...

It was fine in CW two months ago EXCEPT that my window seat 10A was exactly even with the front of the engine and it was bloody LOUD! However, the lower cabin altitude was very noticeable as was...
Aug 15, 19, 3:10 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,659
Posted By Samolyot

​​​​​​​I quite enjoyed wearing my uniform - FA’s...

​​​​​​​I quite enjoyed wearing my uniform - FA’s couldn’t have been nicer.
Aug 13, 19, 7:11 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5,937
Posted By Samolyot

That beats the hell out of LAX! Don’t get me...

That beats the hell out of LAX! Don’t get me started on the food there!
There are some comfy and quiet seats tho.
Aug 13, 19, 6:52 pm
Replies: 314
Views: 21,726
Posted By Samolyot

Somewhat surprised that nobody has suggested the...

Somewhat surprised that nobody has suggested the BA benefit that I value highest - they are the safest airline of the last 50 years - one fatal accident since 1974 (1976). Yes, some of the more...
Aug 13, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By Samolyot

Right. Seems like the aforementioned use of...

Right. Seems like the aforementioned use of cable ties would not be much of a deterrent, if any.
Aug 13, 19, 9:32 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By Samolyot

What’s to stop the luggage pilferers from cutting...

What’s to stop the luggage pilferers from cutting the stretch wrap?
It can only slow them down a few seconds.
Aug 12, 19, 8:18 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 8,073
Posted By Samolyot

Well, nivs, a few tawdry stickers might serve...

Well, nivs, a few tawdry stickers might serve better than having to announce
“Thick and dry for weighing, sir!”

Did anybody ride the BA 757 in Blue Peter livery?
Aug 12, 19, 5:35 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 8,073
Posted By Samolyot

I rather think she didn’t fall under the ‘good...

I rather think she didn’t fall under the ‘good interrogator’ category.
Did you ask her “First day on duty, mum?”
Aug 12, 19, 11:20 am
Replies: 204
Views: 25,716
Posted By Samolyot

A couple years ago the little lady and I were the...

A couple years ago the little lady and I were the first to present at ZRH (at like 0500!) for our hop to LHR and then on to LaLaLand. We were only ET to LHR but WT+ henceforth. We always make...
Aug 12, 19, 9:40 am
Replies: 65
Views: 8,073
Posted By Samolyot

It’s your physical response as much or more so...

It’s your physical response as much or more so than your answers
that a good ‘interrogator’ is counting on, especially when the bamboo
​​​​​​​slivers under the finger nails reach pay dirt!
Aug 12, 19, 9:06 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,910
Posted By Samolyot

Was offered First (from CW) for LAX-LHR for $500...

Was offered First (from CW) for LAX-LHR for $500 a couple of months ago! Would have taken it in a heartbeat but the guilt would have been unbearable with the better half at home. Toughed it out in...
Aug 11, 19, 9:00 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,638
Posted By Samolyot

Certainly makes me think twice about booking an...

Certainly makes me think twice about booking an Avis thru BA on an upcoming trip.
Iíve never had a problem with Hertz.
Aug 11, 19, 4:03 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,638
Posted By Samolyot

Document, document, document. And take pics of...

Document, document, document. And take pics of car before and after.

Got run into a Welsh rock wall by a ‘white van man’* a couple of years ago. I pointedly declined all extra insurance at the...
Aug 9, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,065
Posted By Samolyot

So we may assume they are Scots, at least in...

So we may assume they are Scots, at least in spirit? The wee wifey is such which I aver is the true source of my travails in the Tier Wars. The fact that I hail from a somewhat less dour (or frugal...
Aug 9, 19, 12:32 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,065
Posted By Samolyot

IMHO it makes cents if you can maintain it...

IMHO it makes cents if you can maintain it subsequently. The 50% Silver Avios vs the Bronze 25% adds up quickly. The lounge access regardless of your ticket class is also nice but only a bit of...
Aug 9, 19, 11:34 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,065
Posted By Samolyot

Definitas, can we talk? Trying to convince the...

Definitas, can we talk? Trying to convince the little woman (zero chance she’ll see this) of the wisdom of a couple of TP runs to make Silver. Trench warfare at this point. But it was the same a few...
Aug 7, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Samolyot

There’s a very reasonable hotel at ARN - Good...

There’s a very reasonable hotel at ARN - Good Morning Arlanda. Yeah, pretty silly but decent if you’re not down with the Radisson Blu. There’s also Jumbo Stay in the old 747! :cool:

BTW, if you go...
Aug 7, 19, 10:53 am
Replies: 349
Views: 40,955
Posted By Samolyot

I shudder to think of what the changeover would...

I shudder to think of what the changeover would result in were they to completely revamp!
Aug 7, 19, 10:23 am
Replies: 349
Views: 40,955
Posted By Samolyot

BA and computers doesn’t seem to be a match made...

BA and computers doesn’t seem to be a match made in heaven.
Aug 6, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Samolyot

Yes, my iPad is likely the culprit. Will try...

Yes, my iPad is likely the culprit. Will try with Windows machine.
Aug 6, 19, 4:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Samolyot

Oneworld website question

Iíve attempted to do a RTW itinerary a number of times but every time that I get to the Choose Flights page I am stonewalled. I try to click on Choose Flight but nothing happens. Am I Ďspecialí or...
Jul 26, 19, 10:12 am
Replies: 71
Views: 4,324
Posted By Samolyot

FYI - In the US you’re better off using the...

FYI - In the US you’re better off using the preferred ‘big hand/little hand’ method.
Jul 22, 19, 5:04 pm
Replies: 3,030
Views: 625,120
Posted By Samolyot

Ubiest, точно! :cool: I should have specified...

Ubiest, точно! :cool:
I should have specified that it’s the BA multi-city that rarely works.
It usually tells me to call. :mad:
I’ve NEVER been able to get a thing out of the Oneworld RTW page...
Jul 22, 19, 3:22 pm
Replies: 3,030
Views: 625,120
Posted By Samolyot

Can someone tell me why multi-city rarely works...

Can someone tell me why multi-city rarely works for me?
Is it because I’m on an iPad?
Jul 22, 19, 2:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,148
Posted By Samolyot

Seriously? And that at the start of the flight? ...

Seriously? And that at the start of the flight? How long was it before the outright abuse started?
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