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Dec 30, 19, 8:34 am
Replies: 66
Views: 15,997
Posted By catandmouse

Cleaning the planes would have been a nice...

Cleaning the planes would have been a nice resolution for 2020.
Nov 9, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By catandmouse

My home airport is GVA and if flying XXX-LHR-GVA...

My home airport is GVA and if flying XXX-LHR-GVA I was more than happy to take the tightest connection available as there are plenty of flights LHR-GVA (almost every hour) so if I missed a...
Nov 4, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 95
Views: 26,454
Posted By catandmouse

I've often wondered what Fire Officers would say...

I've often wondered what Fire Officers would say about the practice. I assume no-one has ever told them and that they don't fly?
Oct 28, 19, 7:17 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,156
Posted By catandmouse

The problem is that at LAX, even if you are only...

The problem is that at LAX, even if you are only transiting, to all intents and purposes you end up landside. It's true that after messy immigration process, you get dumped back into the security...
Oct 10, 19, 8:39 am
Replies: 121
Views: 18,689
Posted By catandmouse

On the one occasion my wife came with me to...

On the one occasion my wife came with me to Israel (a few years ago now), we were separated and interrogated separately and the agents then conferred presumably to check we had given consistent...
Oct 6, 19, 12:27 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 25,495
Posted By catandmouse

There are two of these new scanners in GVA. I was...

There are two of these new scanners in GVA. I was sent to the line last week (it's on the extreme right of the security area). It's certainly an awful lot faster than the classical scanners, where...
Sep 30, 19, 4:15 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,970
Posted By catandmouse

Haven't done it very often, but when they...

Haven't done it very often, but when they operated, the flights from GVA to LUG could be spectacular. On one occasion the Crossair pilot left GVA early and as it was fine weather did a tour of the...
Sep 15, 19, 11:11 am
Replies: 38
Views: 10,292
Posted By catandmouse

In my opinion surveys are carried out simply so...

In my opinion surveys are carried out simply so that marketing (or whatever department is responsible) can check the appropriate box. As the box probably doesn't have a follow-up box, they simply...
Sep 12, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 2,555
Views: 705,445
Posted By catandmouse

Flew two short-haul sectors yesterday and have...

Flew two short-haul sectors yesterday and have never seen such clean planes. Did they use the time spent on the ground to give the planes a proper clean? One of the planes I was on appeared,...
Aug 26, 19, 2:28 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,313
Posted By catandmouse

I agree that this weekend's shambles could...

I agree that this weekend's shambles could largely have been avoided:
A large number of people (including myself) were incorrectly told that their flights had been cancelled, not that they might be...
Aug 24, 19, 1:25 pm
Replies: 2,555
Views: 705,445
Posted By catandmouse

Really poor communications on the BA's part. This...

Really poor communications on the BA's part. This morning got the e-mail many did, saying my 11 September flights were cancelled. I tried changing my flights on MMB and got the "unknown error" many...
Aug 24, 19, 5:21 am
Replies: 1,496
Views: 147,813
Posted By catandmouse

My call got hung up at 1 hour 28 minutes. Have...

My call got hung up at 1 hour 28 minutes. Have retried calling using the option for "French" in the vain hope that there fewer people there :D. On MMB, I get the infamous "unknown error". Seems...
Aug 5, 19, 8:09 am
Replies: 46
Views: 7,136
Posted By catandmouse

At a number of outstations Easyjet use the same...

At a number of outstations Easyjet use the same staff to carry out all the tasks, check-in, boarding, receive incoming pax, one way they keep their costs down, but it does mean that they have to be...
Jul 16, 19, 4:26 am
Replies: 98
Views: 13,342
Posted By catandmouse

My own 2 cents is that the airlines, not just BA,...

My own 2 cents is that the airlines, not just BA, have brought this on to themselves.
Insufficient space in the gate area. The pressure is on providing opportunities for retail sales, passengers...
Jun 6, 19, 11:19 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,051
Posted By catandmouse

I've always wondered what counts as "departure...

I've always wondered what counts as "departure time"? Doors closed, "Ready" to ATC, Push-back, Engine start, Take-off, or something in between? My last departure from LGW there was a good 40 minutes...
Forum: Europe
May 28, 19, 2:31 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,631
Posted By catandmouse

Most Swiss banks will avoid US citizens or even...

Most Swiss banks will avoid US citizens or even anyone who has any kind of relationship with the US like the plague. Blame FATCA and the blackmail that Swiss banks have been subjected to over the...
May 17, 19, 3:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By catandmouse

I had to use the bag-tag machines for the first...

I had to use the bag-tag machines for the first time at T5 today. I'm generally either connecting through LHR or HBO, so quite rare to have much contact with anyone landside. The first two machines I...
May 16, 19, 11:19 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,361
Posted By catandmouse

Been happening with me too. I'm running out of...

Been happening with me too. I'm running out of passwords and will make BA happy by consigning by BA password to a Post-It as it will be the only way I have of remembering it. Is BA's IT really so...
May 16, 19, 11:13 am
Replies: 394
Views: 34,189
Posted By catandmouse

So having waded all the way through this thread...

So having waded all the way through this thread and given the odds-on chances of their being no scones left anyway on the flight, where is the best place in T5 to get a cream tea (I don't need the...
May 9, 19, 7:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,219
Posted By catandmouse

I have two passports, Swiss and UK. I've always...

I have two passports, Swiss and UK. I've always used my UK passport to enter the US as I'd rather not confuse them. However my Chinese visas are all in my Swiss passport as to get one in my UK...
May 8, 19, 4:12 am
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By catandmouse

Well I went back to the booking on ba.com,...

Well I went back to the booking on ba.com, suspecting there might be a glitch somewhere in the booking. I opened the APIS part of the booking and discovered that somehow BA's IT had dumped my...
May 6, 19, 2:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By catandmouse

Thanks - tried that and BA's IT has now...

Thanks - tried that and BA's IT has now confessed. "We're having problems with our systems, please try later".
May 6, 19, 1:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By catandmouse

Wonky BA IT and the BA app

Yesterday I made a booking on ba.com which was correctly processed and appears on my ba.com account. However, it doesn't appear on the BA app (though other bookings I've made are there). When I try...
Mar 20, 19, 2:02 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,339
Posted By catandmouse

GVA is my home base, so I end up going there...

GVA is my home base, so I end up going there frequently. Avoid the airport on Saturdays during the ski season, until just after Easter. On a typical Saturday the airport will be handling up to 10...
Mar 2, 19, 12:21 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 17,130
Posted By catandmouse

Of course what is amusing is having to go through...

Of course what is amusing is having to go through passport checks at NCE or TLS on GVA-NCE or GVA-TLS flights The authorities don't understand that these are domestic French flights as they leave...
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