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Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 15, 20, 6:36 am
Replies: 94
Views: 14,121
Posted By Carnforth

Same here, for the last few days was considering...

Same here, for the last few days was considering cancelling 3 week holiday in Japan but the first death was the trigger point, especially as there was a taxi driver connection so went ahead and...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 14, 20, 6:58 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By Carnforth

I've always thought the use of the 'make up my...

I've always thought the use of the 'make up my room' signs as a form of politeness which enables the housekeeping to be aware that a room is available to be cleaned; in order to make more efficient...
Forum: Europe
Jan 17, 20, 6:37 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,854
Posted By Carnforth

I think local custom and expectation has a lot to...

I think local custom and expectation has a lot to do with it,
Some chain hotels which have a presence both in UK and Western Europe will provide a kettle plus tea/coffee supplies in UK but not in...
Forum: Japan
Dec 29, 19, 2:28 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Carnforth

For something different, Tottori Sand Dunes are a...

For something different, Tottori Sand Dunes are a 15 minutes taxi ride from Tottori-Conan Airport. Nearby and open Spring to Autumn is the Sand Museum which is actually much more interesting than it...
Forum: China
Nov 11, 19, 12:28 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By Carnforth

Getting the passport number wrong is possible(as...

Getting the passport number wrong is possible(as this thread demonstrates), but more difficult than a lot of folk would think.
Passports, like bank accounts numbers have a check digit which is meant...
Nov 3, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,206
Posted By Carnforth

Not a similar problem but a passport hiccup with...

Not a similar problem but a passport hiccup with CX but in the reverse direction; checking in at CX counter at Amsterdam about three weeks ago.

My wife, who is a Japanese national, travels on a...
Jun 21, 19, 4:23 pm
Replies: 149
Views: 16,826
Posted By Carnforth

How appropriate that it was Air Canada. Does...

How appropriate that it was Air Canada.

Does anyone recall the Air Canada television ad (at least in UK) the theme of which was that an AC flight was so enjoyable that passengers wouldn't want to...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 21, 19, 3:31 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By Carnforth

I've been on ANA 777s seeing the touch-down at...

I've been on ANA 777s seeing the touch-down at Haneda but on two occasions the camera has been switched off for the approach.
I guess with ANA it's up to the pilot whether you get to see the landing...
Jun 7, 19, 4:56 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Carnforth

Yes, there were two terminals in Victoria - the...

Yes, there were two terminals in Victoria - the BOAC terminal (which is surely a listed building) in Buckingham Palace Road, opposite Victoria Coach Station.
Also, British United Airways had a...
Jun 7, 19, 7:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Carnforth

That jogged a memory. I recall flying in a...

That jogged a memory.
I recall flying in a British Eagle Brittania from LHR - the terminal was a stone's throw from Harrods. It re-fuelled at Kuwait and Colombo (and possibly Istanbul )
before...
Replies: 3,154
Views: 273,099
Posted By Carnforth

Many thanks for the responses. It appears that...

Many thanks for the responses. It appears that the pooling facility on the app is not available to UK users.
I knew that it was originally restricted to 'home' countries but I thought it had been...
Replies: 3,154
Views: 273,099
Posted By Carnforth

Hi, Both my wife and I have built up a...

Hi,

Both my wife and I have built up a similar number of award miles on M&M (as we tend to travel together)
I would now like to use them for an upgrade for us both.
Unfortunately, when I try to...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By Carnforth

I think the deviousness shown in distracting the...

I think the deviousness shown in distracting the CC member goes way beyond bad manners
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 14, 19, 7:25 am
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Carnforth

Cancellation fee is one of my criteria for...

Cancellation fee is one of my criteria for choosing an airline for my intended destination.
I am quite happy with paying a cancellation fee and of course I'm well aware of the principle
that...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 12, 19, 4:38 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,542
Posted By Carnforth

Thanks for that. That prompts a question- how...

Thanks for that. That prompts a question- how often do airline baggage tags become detached during handling and is this the prime cause (along with tight connections) of bags going astray?
I had a...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Apr 12, 19, 7:15 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,542
Posted By Carnforth

I love to hear from 'someone in the know' about...

I love to hear from 'someone in the know' about just how much effort is put into reuniting missing bags with owners.

Whether, for example does putting address details inside suitcases actually...
Forum: Japan
Mar 31, 19, 11:50 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By Carnforth

The Washington previously mentioned, along with...

The Washington previously mentioned, along with the near-by but slightly more expensive Ariake Sunroute are both convenient to public transport and in a relaxing area (Odaiba, the waterfront) Both...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 25, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 101
Views: 23,345
Posted By Carnforth

I suspect that some notables simply buy economy...

I suspect that some notables simply buy economy tickets gambling on the chance of being recognised and up-graded (Princess Margaret was alleged to have practiced this ploy for her and her staff on...
Mar 17, 19, 11:49 pm
Replies: 210
Views: 26,830
Posted By Carnforth

To me, the overriding reason for going to the...

To me, the overriding reason for going to the media would be to avoid another unfortunate traveller getting the same treatment from this DYKWIA in the future
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 31, 19, 4:21 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,568
Posted By Carnforth

After years of economy class and then moving up...

After years of economy class and then moving up as a retired leisure traveller to business class, I obviously appreciate the extra trappings, but what I find most noticeable is that I am no longer...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 29, 19, 10:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By Carnforth

Are you planning to land in the Hudson?

Are you planning to land in the Hudson?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 30, 18, 2:18 am
Replies: 138
Views: 15,152
Posted By Carnforth

Many years ago, I had a colleague who went on a...

Many years ago, I had a colleague who went on a fly drive holiday in Germany.
He flew into Munich and drove off.
On his return, he found things pretty quiet when he returned to the airport; the...
Nov 27, 18, 2:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Carnforth

Thanks for the response, I'll aim to get there...

Thanks for the response,
I'll aim to get there for 13:00, that should build in enough time for heavy(ish) traffic delays.
If I have to wait around until c14:00 until check-in re-opens, it's no big...
Nov 25, 18, 5:37 am
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By Carnforth

AY Check-in Heathrow

I will be flying soon on AY1336 departing 16:10.
I'd be grateful if someone could let me know the time that check-in opens at Heathrow (for business class, if it is different)

I have a road...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 14, 18, 12:11 am
Replies: 574
Views: 57,717
Posted By Carnforth

If I see couples in Business dressed up these...

If I see couples in Business dressed up these days, I just assume it's to influence the check-in staff in an attempt to upgrade.. :p
As my business class flights are only long haul to warmer climes...
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