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Mar 16, 19, 1:20 pm
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Posted By simons1

Reminds me of the old Virgin "4 Engines 4...

Reminds me of the old Virgin "4 Engines 4 Long-Haul" strapline.
Mar 13, 19, 12:02 pm
Replies: 338
Views: 31,984
Posted By simons1

The only aircraft in the air are over US and a...

The only aircraft in the air are over US and a few over Central America.

Honestly the misinformation in this thread is quite staggering really.
Mar 13, 19, 9:21 am
Replies: 338
Views: 31,984
Posted By simons1

But most unions have access to professional...

But most unions have access to professional expertise - legal, technical and other. So they are likely to be better briefed than your man in the street and indeed most casual contributors on here.
Mar 13, 19, 3:41 am
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Posted By simons1

So I make that around 28 airlines that have...

So I make that around 28 airlines that have grounded the 737 Max (or been forced to by their regulators). Some I'm sure taking the easy option and being good followers.

That leaves very few...
Mar 12, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By simons1

Really, it's not so unusual. I have had several...

Really, it's not so unusual. I have had several instances on EK where say a NBO to DXB to LHR is only marginally more than a NBO to DXB ticket.

I don't know about Amsterdam but you might not be...
Mar 12, 19, 3:05 am
Replies: 338
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Posted By simons1

So eventually the aircraft will be...

So eventually the aircraft will be grounded....either by regulators or just day by day by the airlines.

If TUI, Southwest and Norwegian are the last airlines standing they will be very bold...
Mar 11, 19, 7:46 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By simons1

Poster is saying DAR-NBO-JNB is usually cheaper...

Poster is saying DAR-NBO-JNB is usually cheaper than DAR-JNB direct. DAR to NBO being the the shorter leg and NBO to JNB the longer leg.

Just the same as DUB-LHR-JFK is usually cheaper than...
Mar 11, 19, 3:16 pm
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Views: 31,984
Posted By simons1

Just to be clear, you travelled on what? This...

Just to be clear, you travelled on what? This particular aircraft? This model? This flight number?

According to Flightradar ET302 on 7th, 8th and 9th March were all 787 operated. Maybe they are...
Mar 11, 19, 2:45 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By simons1

Quite normal. That's why BA flights are usually...

Quite normal. That's why BA flights are usually significantly cheaper with an ex-EU tag on than from LHR.
Mar 11, 19, 8:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By simons1

Agreed - in effect it's a totally inefficient...

Agreed - in effect it's a totally inefficient market.

KQ isn't alone in that - SAA is also a basket case. Poor management decisions by political appointees, corruption, too many free fares for ANC...
Mar 10, 19, 1:42 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By simons1

Whether KQ is making money is irrelevant. Any...

Whether KQ is making money is irrelevant. Any losses more likely to be down to mismanagent or corruption. It doesn't mean that paying customers should foot the bill.

As for it being a high cost...
Mar 9, 19, 5:02 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,847
Posted By simons1

In Dubai you can, for sure.

In Dubai you can, for sure.
Mar 6, 19, 11:56 pm
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Views: 1,400
Posted By simons1

This happens in many places. I have just...

This happens in many places. I have just completed a 3 week trip:

* My London-Dubai-Johannesburg/Nairobi-Dubai-London ticket (26 hours flying) was $865

*My Johannesburg-Nairobi ticket on SAA (4...
Mar 4, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By simons1

Yes. If you offload voluntarily then all bets are...

Yes. If you offload voluntarily then all bets are off.
Mar 4, 19, 1:40 pm
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Views: 4,437
Posted By simons1

Depending on how urgently you need your reach...

Depending on how urgently you need your reach your destination I would collect the €600 compensation and enjoy accommodation at the airline's expense. Or see if they will reroute you on another...
Mar 4, 19, 8:02 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,393
Posted By simons1

Well both Iberia and Finnair websites make...

Well both Iberia and Finnair websites make specific reference to separate tickets and the need to recheck bags/allow a much longer connecting time (as does BA website) so I'm not sure the OP is on...
Mar 4, 19, 7:24 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,393
Posted By simons1

Some vary fair points and indeed I understand the...

Some vary fair points and indeed I understand the frustration. However when you talk about OW helping - who exactly do you mean?

The Finnair flight left less than an hour late. So the cost isn't...
Mar 3, 19, 11:52 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,393
Posted By simons1

So the operating carrier is IB and your complaint...

So the operating carrier is IB and your complaint is with them. Maybe the folks on the IB board may have some ideas.
Mar 3, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,393
Posted By simons1

The fact that you are OWE and OWS is irrelevant....

The fact that you are OWE and OWS is irrelevant. You knew the risks, as you say, so this sounds more like DYKWIA thread stuff.

As anticipated what you were told by BA CS was actually BA BS.

If...
Mar 3, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By simons1

But it already has all the dates etc?

But it already has all the dates etc?
Mar 3, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,393
Posted By simons1

Good luck but most likely they have just said...

Good luck but most likely they have just said whatever was necessary to keep you quiet and move you on.
Mar 3, 19, 10:16 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By simons1

Isn't this already being discussed in a separate...

Isn't this already being discussed in a separate thread?

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1958297-tpa-lounge-2.html
Mar 2, 19, 5:14 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By simons1

Let's be honest here.....millions of people fly...

Let's be honest here.....millions of people fly long haul economy every day, the vast majority arrive on time and live to tell the tale.
Mar 2, 19, 1:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By simons1

I'm not. It is far from uncommon that African...

I'm not. It is far from uncommon that African ladies don't know how far pregnant they are.

Or maybe she answered the thorough questions to their satisfaction?

Or maybe she just delivered early?
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