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Nov 4, 16, 1:31 pm
Replies: 892
Views: 126,290
Posted By Stripy

Win BE Upgrade

Just saw that a blog is running a competition to win a BusinessExtraa upgrade (BXP3). Promo ends tonight and, as I wouldn't be able to use the upgrade if I won, I thought I'd share here :)
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Replies: 3,364
Views: 508,514
Posted By Stripy

Thanks so much for the answers, very helpful...

Thanks so much for the answers, very helpful indeed. The snorkelling, hiking and chilling on the deck sound like great ideas...and we're definitely not going to sweat the small stuff, if things are...
Replies: 3,364
Views: 508,514
Posted By Stripy

Any Tips?

Hi All,

We're fortunate enough to be heading to The IC BB in April for what we're hoping will be a dream vacation (I travel a lot and I can't remember the last time I was this excited about a...
Feb 12, 16, 2:00 am
Replies: 916
Views: 104,000
Posted By Stripy

While I don't think the whole IT team should be...

While I don't think the whole IT team should be sacked let's be fair here....this isn't exactly the first poorly implemented bit of IT work from BA so this isn't just about this glitch.

As far as...
Jan 28, 16, 5:45 am
Replies: 569
Views: 95,846
Posted By Stripy

AA Puts 787-8 Dreamliner to ORD-LAX (June 2016)

Not sure if this has already been reported (searched but found nothing).

It looks like American is putting one of its 787 Dreamliners on to the ORD-LAX route from June 2.

Per TravelingForMiles...
Dec 10, 15, 9:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By Stripy

SPG Adds Aegean as Transfer Partner

Looks like Aegean has been added as a transfer partner to SPG (at a 1:1 transfer ratio) with immediate effect.

Reported by Traveling For Miles here...
Dec 4, 15, 10:19 am
Replies: 164
Views: 18,232
Posted By Stripy

Thanks very much for replying so quickly. At...

Thanks very much for replying so quickly.

At the risk of sounding like I'm playing with semantics (and I'm genuinely not) your statement doesn't go as far as saying that this change isn't in the...
Dec 4, 15, 9:17 am
Replies: 164
Views: 18,232
Posted By Stripy

Diamond Suite Upgrades May Not Be Usable For Stays Past Their Expiration Date

A blogger has posted (here (http://www.travelingformiles.com/rumor-hyatt-diamond-suite-upgrade-change-coming)) details of a conversation he had with a GP customer services person who indicated that,...
Dec 1, 15, 12:36 pm
Replies: 3,450
Views: 643,509
Posted By Stripy

Serve Reloadable at Rite Air & Dollar General

Apparently Serve is now reloadable at Rite Aid and Dollar General. Is this news or have I just not heard about this?

http://www.travelingformiles.com/serve-now-reloadable-at-rite-aid-dollar-general
Sep 1, 15, 2:08 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By Stripy

Absolutely not my experience with BA. Apart from...

Absolutely not my experience with BA. Apart from the fact that on their short-haul (European) routes there's effectively no such thing as priority boarding (they call Club Europe and...
Aug 23, 15, 9:56 am
Replies: 90
Views: 18,389
Posted By Stripy

Gary has had a bash at Elliott a number of times...

Gary has had a bash at Elliott a number of times while his blog was part of BA....I don't think Elliott's departure from BA was in any way a signal that bashing could recommence.
Apr 30, 15, 1:26 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,038
Posted By Stripy

Terrible idea! If you think that finding award...

Terrible idea! If you think that finding award seats is hard now just think how hard it would be if everyone with access to BA.com could set alerts.
Apr 23, 15, 8:02 am
Replies: 227
Views: 27,543
Posted By Stripy

It's not just about product, it's also about...

It's not just about product, it's also about circumstances. For example, picture this scenario:

It's December, I have an LCA trip I need to book, I'm 4,000 miles short of requalifying for AA EXP...
Apr 22, 15, 1:06 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,359
Posted By Stripy

Or, just maybe, it's also a platform for people...

Or, just maybe, it's also a platform for people to shine a light on pathetic service by companies that are paid to serve them.
Apr 22, 15, 10:32 am
Replies: 227
Views: 27,543
Posted By Stripy

AA doesn't give lounge access to its own FFs on...

AA doesn't give lounge access to its own FFs on 'domestic' routes but does give access to other OW FFs on the same routes so, technically, it's possible that BA could go down the same route with...
Mar 27, 15, 4:33 am
Replies: 187
Views: 21,224
Posted By Stripy

Can't wait for this ridiculous rule to go away....

Can't wait for this ridiculous rule to go away. Booked LHR-LAX 7 months out, not a single seat shown as reserved when booking (yeah, I know that doesn't meen that much but it's a sign there's a...
Mar 4, 15, 1:30 am
Replies: 1,909
Views: 201,003
Posted By Stripy

Big assumptions. This wouldn't be the first time...

Big assumptions. This wouldn't be the first time a big company has completely failed to understand what their customers feel/think/want.



True, the world hasn't ended, but have you seen what's...
Mar 3, 15, 9:56 am
Replies: 1,909
Views: 201,003
Posted By Stripy

Not sure when voting took place but it looks like...

Not sure when voting took place but it looks like BAEC won the best FF program (Europe/Africa) at the FT Awards (no idea how or why - IMO it's a truly shocking program that only has traction because...
Feb 28, 15, 2:43 am
Replies: 118
Views: 11,075
Posted By Stripy

First off I don't fly nearly as many BA flights...

First off I don't fly nearly as many BA flights as most of you so I appreciate that things may be different to what I've experienced.

Having said that I can honestly say that, on 100% of my...
Feb 22, 15, 11:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By Stripy

Here's a novel idea.....maybe children shouldn't...

Here's a novel idea.....maybe children shouldn't be allowed to do whatever they want wherever they want.

They may well "climb on things and fall and cry" at home and, if a parent is happy letting...
Feb 21, 15, 9:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By Stripy

BA Policy re. Children Standing on Seats

Just wondering if BA has a policy when it comes to children standing on seats during flight....anyone know?

Reason for the question is because of something that happened on a recent LCA-LHR...
Feb 12, 15, 9:50 am
Replies: 235
Views: 68,484
Posted By Stripy

Are you sure about this? I always thought that...

Are you sure about this? I always thought that the miles were purchased from AA by the card issuers (and therefore given to the CC holder by the card issuer via AA). Why would these miles work in a...
Replies: 1,229
Views: 125,709
Posted By Stripy

AA50 DFW-LHR 2/6/15 Upgrade List

If anyone here has access to the PALL list I'd be very interested to know what happened with upgrades on AA50 (DFW-LHR) yesterday 2/6.

I'm not claiming any shenanigans, I'd just like to know how...
Feb 3, 15, 6:27 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 6,879
Posted By Stripy

Speculation? definitely. Mindless? zpaul...

Speculation? definitely.

Mindless? zpaul explained why it wasn't mindless but I'm surprised he/she needed to.

If we're looking for something 'mindless' I'd suggest starting with the idea that...
Jan 31, 15, 3:34 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 6,879
Posted By Stripy

You seem to be saying that I'm "free to state...

You seem to be saying that I'm "free to state [my] own opinion" but at the same time you say that my opinion is an "assertion" that should not be made without data. Either I'm free to state it or I'm...
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