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Nov 5, 13, 8:50 am
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Views: 8,250
Posted By dark_horse

Suspending my own account ("Bye everyone")

Dear All

A great proportion of you will not have heard of me, and a sizeable number that have won't have wondered where I've been for most of this year. So, with apologies to those who might think...
Jun 25, 13, 4:19 am
Replies: 149
Views: 19,879
Posted By dark_horse

Then again, any pax who delights in rebelling...

Then again, any pax who delights in rebelling against CC instructions for no other reason than to pander to his own fragile ego is only ever going to wind them up the wrong way ... and hilariously...
May 20, 13, 8:36 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,009
Posted By dark_horse

Nope...[/QUOTE] Oh good! I'm glad it wasn't...

Nope...[/QUOTE]

Oh good! I'm glad it wasn't wasted. :D
May 20, 13, 5:08 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,009
Posted By dark_horse

Done F'ing. Now what?

"I reached the top and had to stop, and thatís whatís bothering me."

So, after years of hard Avios saving, credit-cards, unnecessary SH flights and careful research on FT, the OH and I have gone...
Apr 17, 13, 9:41 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,067
Posted By dark_horse

Absolutely agree. A couple of champagnes pre...

Absolutely agree.
A couple of champagnes pre take off
White wine pre meal
White wine with starter
Red wines with main course
Dessert wine
Fall asleep watching film
Afternoon tea
Land[/QUOTE]
Apr 17, 13, 7:11 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,067
Posted By dark_horse

Question Appropriate behaviour in AUH?

Or "Annihilated in Abu Dhabi."

Arguably this might belong on the Middle East forum but I feel that it's also a curiously British question and that the motivation for asking it might better be...
Apr 11, 13, 6:32 am
Replies: 1,437
Views: 302,996
Posted By dark_horse

Is that because it's a 777, because there are...

Is that because it's a 777, because there are fewer other pax, or because of the improved chances of NF?
Apr 11, 13, 5:08 am
Replies: 1,437
Views: 302,996
Posted By dark_horse

Quick question; less about seating, more about...

Quick question; less about seating, more about entire cabins. Out of the following, which would you prefer:

Last 2 seats on a 72J 747 (good-to-certain chance of NF);
2 of the last 7 seats on a...
Apr 11, 13, 2:11 am
Replies: 1,454
Views: 279,892
Posted By dark_horse

Does it count if they haven't told me about it; I...

Does it count if they haven't told me about it; I just found it in MMB? ;) (Not a serious question).

Good point. Thanks for the heads-up.



Very little, I imagine. We're going to be in JNB so...
Apr 10, 13, 7:09 am
Replies: 1,454
Views: 279,892
Posted By dark_horse

I'd be grateful for your opinions on this issue....

I'd be grateful for your opinions on this issue. As I wrote in a thread yesterday...
Apr 10, 13, 4:37 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,509
Posted By dark_horse

From what I gather, a little too much of BA's IT...

From what I gather, a little too much of BA's IT has been outsourced to India and quality is understood internally to be a real issue.
Apr 9, 13, 10:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By dark_horse

Thanks, nux. That looks like a similar thing....

Thanks, nux. That looks like a similar thing. Maybe we need a "Not Enough Airframes Causing Problems" thread... :rolleyes:



MRU-LGW is full, at least in J, and it would cause other problems....
Apr 9, 13, 9:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By dark_horse

Question JNB cancellations / rearrangements / general weirdness 10 & 11 May

Currently on ba.com there are no flights LHR-JNB on Friday 10 May 2013; neither are there any JNB-LHR on Saturday 11 May 2013. According to YF this isn't because there aren't any: BA55/54 has been...
Apr 8, 13, 9:30 am
Replies: 74
Views: 10,438
Posted By dark_horse

Socialist champagne... ...or champagne...

Socialist champagne...

...or champagne socialism...? ;)
Apr 4, 13, 8:28 am
Replies: 74
Views: 10,438
Posted By dark_horse

It was 150,000 bottles. I remember the figure...

It was 150,000 bottles. I remember the figure quite clearly because it seemed excessively low to me. 410 bottles per day, worldwide? :confused:

Having got through one to myself not-so-long ago, I...
Mar 21, 13, 7:31 am
Replies: 118
Views: 9,065
Posted By dark_horse

I made a similar point some time ago on another...

I made a similar point some time ago on another thread (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1436772-where-have-all-ba-ft-regulars-gone.html). Since then, for professional...
Mar 21, 13, 5:01 am
Replies: 118
Views: 9,065
Posted By dark_horse

There have been a few unexpected account...

There have been a few unexpected account suspensions in the recent past. Conversely, there have been some where justification for returning or simply maintaining account access has seemed just as...
Feb 11, 13, 2:49 am
Replies: 224
Views: 21,650
Posted By dark_horse

I'm glad you posted that BOH, because I've had a...

I'm glad you posted that BOH, because I've had a similar suspicion for a while. It wouldn't surprise me to find this post 'edited' fairly quickly, but as I intimated before, I think my time on FT is...
Feb 9, 13, 7:29 am
Replies: 224
Views: 21,650
Posted By dark_horse

There is a solid lump of truth in that, and your...

There is a solid lump of truth in that, and your blog is firmly on my RSS news feed, Raffles.

For me, I've taken a step back from FT for two reasons:


I've got my first F in a couple of...
Feb 8, 13, 10:12 am
Replies: 61
Views: 5,794
Posted By dark_horse

Have you ever tried going 'cold turkey'? I...

Have you ever tried going 'cold turkey'? I dropped to Blue once.

Worst 5 months of my flying career... :D
Feb 5, 13, 10:14 am
Replies: 92
Views: 8,299
Posted By dark_horse

"Will you not join the BA forum now, Father?" ...

"Will you not join the BA forum now, Father?"

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqkaa0cc7Z1r25534o1_500.gif

:D
Feb 4, 13, 3:26 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 12,979
Posted By dark_horse

Thank you to BApilotinsider from Mrs Dark Horse...

Thank you to BApilotinsider from Mrs Dark Horse (her especially!) and I.

Now, at the risk of stirring slightly (moi?!:eek:;)), I wonder how the FT reaction might have been different had the...
Feb 1, 13, 9:12 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,417
Posted By dark_horse

The crisps in ET are to be praised for their...

The crisps in ET are to be praised for their unwavering consistency...

...except when they've run out. ;)
Feb 1, 13, 6:40 am
Replies: 1,477
Views: 108,210
Posted By dark_horse

In the CCR in a few months time, for our first F,...

In the CCR in a few months time, for our first F, on our honeymoon. :)

(And, tonight, the pub)
Feb 1, 13, 2:59 am
Replies: 1,477
Views: 108,210
Posted By dark_horse

I've been 'dry' for January; not a drop of booze...

I've been 'dry' for January; not a drop of booze since a few hours after New Year (well, I wasn't going to stop at midnight!). Despite all the temptation of lounge fridges I've lost over a stone,...
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