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Aug 17, 14, 1:19 pm
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Views: 1,438
Posted By ThatJohn

Upgrade BA flight with avios but earn on CX?

Hi folks,

I have a question that I absolutely can't find an answer to in previous threads. I am flying WTP on British Airways, and considering an upgrade with Avios to Club World. How will that...
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Dec 23, 13, 6:09 pm
Replies: 960
Views: 96,351
Posted By ThatJohn

Dear Santas, I have been a very busy chap...

Dear Santas,

I have been a very busy chap flying and working this Christmas period and have only just sat down on my parents' sofa in rural England in front of the fire with (thanks, Santa number...
Forum: Travel Tools
Apr 29, 13, 2:33 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 7,378
Posted By ThatJohn

dcpdxtrans, I'd love to hear how you'd like the...

dcpdxtrans, I'd love to hear how you'd like the site to evolve. We've got all kinds of plans that we think will be awesome for a FT-type flyer, and we're keen to learn what would be the killer...
Forum: Travel Tools
Apr 28, 13, 10:43 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 7,378
Posted By ThatJohn

Thanks, MyraA, I'm glad you liked it! I'm John...

Thanks, MyraA, I'm glad you liked it! I'm John Walton, Routehappy's director of data — the bloke in charge of cabin, seat and amenity details — and we're so excited to have finally launched with full...
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 18, 12, 2:10 am
Replies: 61
Views: 27,806
Posted By ThatJohn

Fantastic TR! I just got back from Abu Dhabi, so...

Fantastic TR! I just got back from Abu Dhabi, so it was especially great to see the mosque in all its glory again. And now I really want to see the Empty Quarter!
Forum: Trip Reports
Nov 18, 12, 1:36 am
Replies: 45
Views: 9,481
Posted By ThatJohn

Awesome TR! Really makes me want to go. ...

Awesome TR! Really makes me want to go.

Would you pick Star Peru again or would you choose a different airline?
Forum: Trip Reports
May 22, 12, 7:24 am
Replies: 156
Views: 75,607
Posted By ThatJohn

Mate, this is an absolute stunner of a trip...

Mate, this is an absolute stunner of a trip report. Thanks very much for sharing it with us all!
May 17, 12, 3:57 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,687
Posted By ThatJohn

I don't disagree with you there. The idea could...

I don't disagree with you there. The idea could easily have worked on a 777 with the retractable-style bins, but on an A330 it just doesn't.

In fairness, I poked my nose into the enormous closet...
May 16, 12, 5:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,687
Posted By ThatJohn

Hey there AC folks! Glad you enjoyed that review...

Hey there AC folks! Glad you enjoyed that review I wrote for AusBT (http://www.ausbt.com.au). To answer your questions:

1) The walls are indeed a bit higher. They're also significantly thinner...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,658
Posted By ThatJohn

Hi! Article author here. (Thanks to a reader who...

Hi! Article author here. (Thanks to a reader who wishes to remain anonymous for the headsup.)

You're right that I wrote "American Airlines will have over 200 Boeing 737-800 planes when its current...
Dec 15, 11, 5:26 am
Replies: 299
Views: 40,008
Posted By ThatJohn

I was as deeply skeptical as you -- perhaps more...

I was as deeply skeptical as you -- perhaps more so, since obviously anything like this (especially things that fly in the face of established and published information) is delved into very deeply by...
Dec 13, 11, 4:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By ThatJohn

No worries. (It's pretty unacceptable that the...

No worries. (It's pretty unacceptable that the premium team didn't know about that, frankly. This is fairly important stuff for premium travellers.)
Dec 13, 11, 1:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By ThatJohn

Just to check -- this was for the post-18 Jan 12...

Just to check -- this was for the post-18 Jan 12 dates when VA actually has a business class on that route, right? I tried a test booking in Feb and multitool worked just fine.
Dec 12, 11, 9:33 pm
Replies: 299
Views: 40,008
Posted By ThatJohn

I've seen and heard a number of cases going...

I've seen and heard a number of cases going either way on the NZ-VA status match, but the official line and fine print was a "no". You're a lucky one! ;)
Dec 12, 11, 7:57 pm
Replies: 299
Views: 40,008
Posted By ThatJohn

(Disclaimer: my article; I generally don't...

(Disclaimer: my article; I generally don't respond to FT threads about my own stuff but wanted to explain where this came from.)

I was as stunned as you when the Virgin Australia spokesperson...
Dec 4, 11, 4:52 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,078
Posted By ThatJohn

Good lord, an offline mate posting plus someone...

Good lord, an offline mate posting plus someone in the thread already having linked to an article I wrote?

As a bloke built more for opera than for speed myself, I support all the excellent advice...
Dec 2, 11, 4:04 am
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By ThatJohn

In which case, you have access to the SQ lounge...

In which case, you have access to the SQ lounge (quieter, though a little dark and without a view) and the United Club (open 10am-1pm only). Neither are especially busy as a rule.
Dec 1, 11, 6:12 am
Replies: 273
Views: 30,944
Posted By ThatJohn

I also happened to pick up $77 this week....

I also happened to pick up $77 this week. Marvellous! If only my eyes were not peering at a Velocity requalification deficit for next September, and five months in Europe. Ho-hum...
Nov 30, 11, 1:29 am
Replies: 98
Views: 8,252
Posted By ThatJohn

Indeed. I flew a ridiculous roundabout...

Indeed. I flew a ridiculous roundabout WLG-BNE-MEL route, got a load of work done en route and still felt more human at the end of the day than had I woken up at stupid o'clock.



If memory...
Nov 29, 11, 5:12 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 8,252
Posted By ThatJohn

I passed through it yesterday en route...

I passed through it yesterday en route WLG-BNE-MEL (avoiding the "yes, I absolutely want to wake up at 3am for the only direct flight" situation) and was underwhelmed.

Nice that they've got the...
Nov 29, 11, 4:27 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 8,252
Posted By ThatJohn

Ah yes, but you get the fabulous in-flight...

Ah yes, but you get the fabulous in-flight entertainment on the 1900D (like watching someone play flight sim, but better) and every passenger has direct aisle access and a window. Like Business...
Nov 29, 11, 3:07 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By ThatJohn

Just did WLG-BNE on DJ (hell no I am not getting...

Just did WLG-BNE on DJ (hell no I am not getting up at 3am to make the only direct flight at 0600). In general:

1) Row 3 on DJ is pretty comfortable. More room than the Space+ I had SYD-WLG the...
Nov 29, 11, 3:01 am
Replies: 98
Views: 8,252
Posted By ThatJohn

As I understand it from the examples in that...

As I understand it from the examples in that trade Q&A and my own poking around the evening before and the morning of the changes, mainline flights have dropped in some cases, while I didn't see a...
Nov 21, 11, 12:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By ThatJohn

I've been able to use the Seat Request system as...

I've been able to use the Seat Request system as normal. If you can't, my guess would be that someone's stuffed up and added your DJ number wrongly ;)
Nov 20, 11, 4:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By ThatJohn

I reckon it would, since as a DJ Gold I can...

I reckon it would, since as a DJ Gold I can select Space+ when booking on NZ.

One can only select seats online if you've booked with NZ and not DJ, since DJ doesn't do web checkin (or "wib...
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