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Nov 11, 17, 6:15 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

I did exactly that though, my recent attempt was...

I did exactly that though, my recent attempt was answered as can be seen on the previous page.

I am most curious about the questions that were asked. But as BA said, they were correct. That means...
Nov 9, 17, 7:51 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Fair point on the timing, perhaps. But I...

Fair point on the timing, perhaps. But I specifically asked if anything was odd both with AC and when going through immigration the next day and was told no.

@ Tobias-UK - BA always asks the...
Nov 9, 17, 12:08 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Agree with the above. Thank you all for being...

Agree with the above. Thank you all for being polite and constructive...and everyone is entitled to his/her opinion of course.

Most importantly, I do not want anyone else to be left behind.
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Nov 8, 17, 1:16 pm
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Views: 56,683
Posted By flamboyant 1

This is the most hideous furniture 'upgrade' I...

This is the most hideous furniture 'upgrade' I have seen in a long time. LH FCT set the standard in 2004. 13 years later BA does this? Wow. ��

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Nov 7, 17, 6:21 pm
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Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

Based on this AC must have been satisfied (which...

Based on this AC must have been satisfied (which also was communicated by checkin lady).
Nov 7, 17, 6:18 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Yeah, machines break and systems don't talk to...

Yeah, machines break and systems don't talk to each other properly sometimes. So some bad luck for sure.

I asked at Air Canada checkin if my API was in good standing in BOS and was told yes. I...
Nov 7, 17, 1:46 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

I made it clear that I have an automatically...

I made it clear that I have an automatically issued ETA and referred to Canadian immigration website which states that after August 2015 work permit comes with ETA.

I could not provide the...
Nov 7, 17, 9:08 am
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Posted By flamboyant 1

That's how I saw it too, perhaps that was...

That's how I saw it too, perhaps that was careless, but I bet lots of other work permit holders think the very same way. And may run into problems when a computer like BA's asks for certain numbers....
Nov 6, 17, 8:48 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Ok ok mea culpa. The conclusion by BA that...

Ok ok mea culpa.

The conclusion by BA that I had "only a work permit and with that I cannot enter Canada" is just not correct so categorically as stated by BA because that work permit (recently...
Nov 6, 17, 11:55 am
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Posted By flamboyant 1

I thank all of you for your perspectives on this...

I thank all of you for your perspectives on this and for adding a bit of humour. Especially the Golden Ticket for defending Canadian Borders and the Maple Leaf Pub are great!

I put in all my...
Nov 6, 17, 9:45 am
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Well so far I got nothing (damages were rather...

Well so far I got nothing (damages were rather reasonable at $600 with Economy onward flight) and don't expect to get anything, because BA got the negative advice from the Canadian Authorities and...
Nov 6, 17, 9:16 am
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Perhaps. But I handed over my passport and work...

Perhaps. But I handed over my passport and work permit. As Canadian Immigration Officers told me when I got the work permit: Show work permit and passport. BA had my passport for a long time, and...
Nov 6, 17, 8:01 am
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Posted By flamboyant 1

BA did not even believe the Eta could be...

BA did not even believe the Eta could be automatically issued. Insisting I get a new one would have been against Canadian immigration rules (and likely not possible). I did not try this obviously...
Nov 5, 17, 1:07 pm
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Posted By flamboyant 1

I don't think BA lied and was never going down...

I don't think BA lied and was never going down this route. Not at all, but the information used and received to make a denied boarding decision or the conclusion was incorrect.

I just sense that...
Nov 5, 17, 11:37 am
Replies: 64
Views: 18,745
Posted By flamboyant 1

May I ask where you booked? I can't get...

May I ask where you booked?

I can't get stopover routings to work on AC website.
Nov 5, 17, 10:57 am
Replies: 229
Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

I thank you all for your advice and perspectives....

I thank you all for your advice and perspectives.

Also, I hope this does not happen to too many other people.

I was only rebooked to BOS because I had only hand luggage. Actually I had no...
Nov 5, 17, 10:51 am
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Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

Indeed. Agreed. And yes, docs were ok, twice went...

Indeed. Agreed. And yes, docs were ok, twice went thru YYZ immigration that week without changing or adding any document.

But BA maintains as mentioned that they asked and Canadian authorities...
Nov 5, 17, 10:44 am
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Posted By flamboyant 1

Actually nobody from BA - also not after the call...

Actually nobody from BA - also not after the call - was there a suggestion to look up the initial letter of introduction (which indeed in digital form will exist in my CIC account) to check the ETA. ...
Nov 5, 17, 9:52 am
Replies: 229
Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

What's needed to fix this would have been an...

What's needed to fix this would have been an appropriate question.

By no means did I suggest I could use different documents because of status. I just think making someone stand for like 90...
Nov 5, 17, 8:45 am
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Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

You submit that work permit approval doc in...

You submit that work permit approval doc in exchange for the actual work permit when you arrive the first time with your work permit, which carries only one number top right and your identifier.
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Nov 5, 17, 8:39 am
Replies: 229
Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

With a work permit you get an automatic ETA...

With a work permit you get an automatic ETA attached to your passport. You do not get an ETA number. And you cannot sign up for it separately, that is neither allowed nor possible. Airlines do check...
Nov 5, 17, 8:28 am
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Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

I fully agree but apparently this is complicated....

I fully agree but apparently this is complicated. I actually offered to sign a document that I would pay any deportation charges up to say an amount that covers a full fare flight back to the UK or...
Nov 4, 17, 11:48 pm
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Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

While at the airport I was not told whom they...

While at the airport I was not told whom they called. In the response to my complaint they said the Canadian authorities. I don't doubt that. But I doubt the appropriate question was asked.

After...
Nov 4, 17, 7:36 pm
Replies: 229
Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

Yeah, too much of a hassle and life goes on. I...

Yeah, too much of a hassle and life goes on. I agree with the posters above.

The questions BA asked matter too. Was never told what they asked. If BA said "he only has a work permit", I cannot...
Nov 4, 17, 6:18 pm
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Views: 27,589
Posted By flamboyant 1

$600 was cost of onward travel, economy class...

$600 was cost of onward travel, economy class (had book CW on BA). Really not much. Funny they make a bad situation worse. Customer certainly not king there.
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