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Sep 4, 16, 4:26 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,268
Posted By gnarly

Note that S7 tend to give BA Bronzes extra...

Note that S7 tend to give BA Bronzes extra baggage allowance and access to their first row of economy which has a bit of extra room.
This has happened for my wife on her last 4 flights.
Aug 6, 16, 4:55 am
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Views: 422,797
Posted By gnarly

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Jul 18, 16, 8:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By gnarly

1023 miles according to the great circle mapper...

1023 miles according to the great circle mapper (http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=pek-ikt&DU=mi&SU=kts&RS=best).

Internal Russian flights contain minimal taxes. I'm not sure about China to Russia.
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Jul 18, 16, 6:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By gnarly

BA is just bad at picking up S7 flights. I...

BA is just bad at picking up S7 flights.
I often have to book separate tickets for LHR-DME and DME-IKT, as LHR-IKT doesn't cut it.

I know that you are asking after the PEK flight, which really...
Jun 22, 16, 3:22 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By gnarly

I should have added that the Javelin trains from...

I should have added that the Javelin trains from Stratford International to St Pancras have dedicated luggage racks in each of the 4 central car(riage)s of a 6 car(riage) unit.
Jun 21, 16, 6:40 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By gnarly

The trains from Stratford International into St...

The trains from Stratford International into St Pancras are quick and relatively frequent (every 15 minutes), but it is true, they are expensive.
However, the route when you include luggage is...
Jun 21, 16, 4:35 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By gnarly

How about Jubilee line to Stratford, across the...

How about Jubilee line to Stratford, across the platform to the DLR service to Stratford International, Lifts up and down to South Eastern High Speed service to St Pancras?
Jun 20, 16, 4:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By gnarly

Of course there is also the self-branded London...

Of course there is also the self-branded London Ashford Airport (LYX), aka Lydd.
Jun 18, 16, 4:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,965
Posted By gnarly

Shall we have a chav-off between LTN, STN and...

Shall we have a chav-off between LTN, STN and LGW?

At least there are more options to spend chavios at LGW.
Forum: Europe
Jun 1, 16, 5:15 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,766
Posted By gnarly

As Andy33 says, it's quite common at Gatwick. ...

As Andy33 says, it's quite common at Gatwick.
In these cases I claim to not have a passport and use my EU ID card.
In reality I've probably got two passports on me.
Jun 1, 16, 5:08 am
Replies: 420
Views: 68,948
Posted By gnarly

Your hint is right there....an Amex ad on the...

Your hint is right there....an Amex ad on the MBNA page.
May 31, 16, 4:27 am
Replies: 55
Views: 6,628
Posted By gnarly

From where to where? I'm intrigued.

From where to where?
I'm intrigued.
May 13, 16, 10:33 am
Replies: 91
Views: 24,560
Posted By gnarly

How do you know that it was the self-upgrader who...

How do you know that it was the self-upgrader who ate your wife's meal.

Could it not have been a cascade phenomena?

The upgrader ate the meal from 2A who ate 3D's who ate 5C's.
I know it...
May 13, 16, 10:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By gnarly

And in some cases can lead to fewer miles! I...

And in some cases can lead to fewer miles!

I used to regularly fly LAX-PHL-MAN, but occasionally went to London instead. My USAirways LAX-PHL flight number was also used for PHL-MAD.
So one time...
Apr 11, 16, 7:45 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,278
Posted By gnarly

They know the rules and are happy to admit SCHs...

They know the rules and are happy to admit SCHs and GCHs without an invite.

However, if you are checking in a bag, you will get a black hand-written invitation.

Enjoy the sherbet-smelling loos....
Forum: Russia
Mar 30, 16, 4:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By gnarly

But they won't let you book beyond the Urals....

But they won't let you book beyond the Urals. Availability will show, but the tickets won't calculate the tax.

BA avios are fine.

The last time I used AAdvantage to get from London to Moscow...
Mar 14, 16, 8:35 am
Replies: 34
Views: 7,541
Posted By gnarly

It's very close to Costco, if that swings...

It's very close to Costco, if that swings anyone's decision.
Mar 14, 16, 7:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By gnarly

I live about a mile due north of the UK channel...

I live about a mile due north of the UK channel tunnel portal.
In fact the reason I moved there (6 years ago) was to be able to easily visit friends on the continent and make regular leisure trips...
Mar 7, 16, 6:49 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,525
Posted By gnarly

I was travelling HBO last night, so can't...

I was travelling HBO last night, so can't comment, other than the fact that they did another manual head count and tried to get us on board very, very early.
Mar 7, 16, 6:17 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,525
Posted By gnarly

I'm not the Swarm/Foursquare mayor of the lounge...

I'm not the Swarm/Foursquare mayor of the lounge for nothing!
Mar 3, 16, 7:48 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,525
Posted By gnarly

I'm doing the round trip again this weekend. ...

I'm doing the round trip again this weekend.
Luckily my MLA-LGW is HBO, so I'll progress straight to the free diet-kinnies in the La Vallette lounge.
Feb 29, 16, 7:14 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,525
Posted By gnarly

Did anyone get to the bottom of what really went...

Did anyone get to the bottom of what really went wrong?

The group in front of me in the CE check-in queue left the line to ask what the issue was. They were told that the "BA" system had gone...
Feb 28, 16, 1:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,525
Posted By gnarly

MLA - computer system down

You spoke to soon. They are looking for seats for passengers booked into the non existent row 13!
Not to mention the whole point out your bag on the apron game.
Safe flight from this silver...
Feb 28, 16, 12:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,525
Posted By gnarly

I gave up. I emptied my suitcase into my ruck...

I gave up. I emptied my suitcase into my ruck sack (I didn't have much anyway), gave the case to my wife who will be going back to Gozo tonight and went through with just that one, bulging bag.
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Feb 24, 16, 2:14 pm
Replies: 567
Views: 73,876
Posted By gnarly

That'd be me. PM on the way. Hat tip to GVA.

That'd be me. PM on the way.
Hat tip to GVA.
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