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Jun 26, 19, 5:34 am
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Posted By Henry III

GLA - AMS: 52 or 14,700 miles. This time, I took...

GLA - AMS: 52 or 14,700 miles. This time, I took the miles option, to get a proper start to my long trip to Thailand (GLA-AMS/AMS-LHR/LHR-BKK - the BA flights are booked in J).

As with...
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Hmmm! Decent trip, for sure … but I once had an...

Hmmm! Decent trip, for sure … but I once had an EUR-TPE-SYD-AKL r/t (CI) with 18/22 hour layovers in TPE. Not good memories, really.

Maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind, or just plain grumpy,...
Mar 24, 19, 10:44 pm
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Posted By Henry III

So, the wee twist in the tale... As I said in a...

So, the wee twist in the tale... As I said in a previous post, delays and missed flights are far less stressful on the return sectors of these ex-EU bookings; however

My booked return itinerary...
Mar 17, 19, 8:52 am
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Posted By Henry III

My previous Thai trip was at the time of the...

My previous Thai trip was at the time of the Drone Incident! But, also, there was the initial delay due to high winds at AMS (same as what prompted this thread). However, I didn't get any knowledge...
Mar 17, 19, 12:58 am
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Posted By Henry III

So, looking at my next trip to Thailand in...

So, looking at my next trip to Thailand in June/July (as previously mentioned, I've already booked the AMS/LHR/BKK r/t): KLM fares for GLA-AMS are very high (may come down later) and, strangely, the...
Mar 13, 19, 5:48 am
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Posted By Henry III

Quick update: Refund on expensive GLA-LHR ticket...

Quick update: Refund on expensive GLA-LHR ticket (which I cancelled) has now been processed. Fully flexible J (488) so no issue with BA! Expedia added 3.00 as a booking fee, but this has yet to...
Mar 12, 19, 12:29 am
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Posted By Henry III

… but to continue: I already have my next Thai...

… but to continue: I already have my next Thai trip booked (at least, the AMS/LHR/BKK BA part). I shall seriously consider what has happened this time (and last time) when booking my locator flights...
Mar 11, 19, 11:58 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Now safely and happily arrived in BKK. Kicking...

Now safely and happily arrived in BKK. Kicking about for a few hours, then off to VTE.

-- H
Mar 11, 19, 8:48 am
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Posted By Henry III

So, here I am in the LHR Galleries First Lounge...

So, here I am in the LHR Galleries First Lounge (first time, as it happens) drinking Pink Champagne! :) AMS-LHR delay was eventually 40 minutes (dep. and arr.). Even despite parking at a bus stand...
Mar 11, 19, 4:54 am
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Posted By Henry III

Smile So, time for a Happy Update (as some other...

So, time for a Happy Update (as some other posters here have surmised already)

EDI-AMS left a bit earlier than the announced delay: push-back at 07:30 (not 07:45); good tail-winds and a...
Mar 11, 19, 12:54 am
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Posted By Henry III

Well, on my last trip, I got to AMS late but the...

Well, on my last trip, I got to AMS late but the BA AMS-LHR was also delayed and open. In the end, it was hugely delayed and it became clear to me, while in AMS, that I would miss the BKK connexion...
Mar 11, 19, 12:14 am
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Posted By Henry III

Anyway, whatever happens in the end, I would like...

Anyway, whatever happens in the end, I would like to thank you wonderful FT folks for all the suggestions - even those I didn't actually chase up. Couldn't agree more with orbitmic (post #'58).
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Mar 11, 19, 12:01 am
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Posted By Henry III

Update: I'm now at EDI, checked-in (even upgraded...

Update: I'm now at EDI, checked-in (even upgraded to J) and airside, awaiting boarding. But, just as I typed that in, the flight came up on the screen as DELAYED … from 05:50 to 07:45 (Estimated...
Mar 10, 19, 8:36 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Taxi to EDI 55! Can sort out refunds...

Taxi to EDI 55!

Can sort out refunds knowing now what I know now!

On the phone right now - fully refundable and Expedia won't take a fee as less than 24hrs.

heeeeeeeee heeeeeeeeeeee.
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Mar 10, 19, 8:22 pm
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Posted By Henry III

GOT IT! For free! Thank you so, so much! ...

GOT IT! For free! Thank you so, so much!

Called KLM Platinum line somebody just cancelled, and me and another person were in the queue for the seat. I guess my Lifetime Platinum status helped...
Mar 10, 19, 8:09 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Calling KLM now!

Calling KLM now!
Mar 10, 19, 8:00 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Quick answer: don't know if I can - maybe because...

Quick answer: don't know if I can - maybe because I'm already checked-in for both flights? I've been looking all over the BA.com website but there's no option to change anything (or cancel my...
Mar 10, 19, 7:48 pm
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Posted By Henry III

What I meant was that it is, essentially,...

What I meant was that it is, essentially, impossible (or extremely unfeasible) for me to do: consider, I get a taxi to NCL, buy the NCL-AMS ticket (or get KLM to rebook me), then that flight is...
Mar 10, 19, 7:45 pm
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Posted By Henry III

And see here (...

And see here ( https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/court-rules-airlines-must-refund-return-miss-flight-cancelled/) about the legality of the fare rules.

-- H
Mar 10, 19, 7:39 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Not really a gambler! But, what - realistically -...

Not really a gambler! But, what - realistically - are the chances of 'good will' from BA staff? (After all, I've just paid them decent for the GLA-LHR flight!)

NCL option looks really grim -...
Mar 10, 19, 7:32 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Next question: any know a 24hr BA phone number?...

Next question: any know a 24hr BA phone number? (BAEC Gold shuts at midnight!)

-- H
Mar 10, 19, 7:29 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Plus the price of the NCL-AMS ticket! But,...

Plus the price of the NCL-AMS ticket! But, anyway, nothing available before 13:00 - and my flight from AMS is 11:40.

-- H
Mar 10, 19, 7:17 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Not dumb, but not possible. Should've thought of...

Not dumb, but not possible. Should've thought of it earlier! (No train to NCL before 4:30, arrives after 8:00.)

-- H
Mar 10, 19, 7:06 pm
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Posted By Henry III

Just for info, what's the 'official' position...

Just for info, what's the 'official' position regarding no-shows? Assuming I'm at LHR BEFORE the AMS-LHR departure, can I actually just pay a fee and carry on with the rest of the itinerary?

-- H
Mar 10, 19, 7:00 pm
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Posted By Henry III

I don't drive (or have a car). -- H

I don't drive (or have a car).

-- H
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