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Oct 3, 19, 5:57 pm
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Views: 50,928
Posted By richie_ja

SFO-LHR: WTP to CW, 855 USD (9/2019) Tip:...

SFO-LHR: WTP to CW, 855 USD (9/2019)

Tip: Checked in at 13:00 for a 19:35 flight. Only 3 x AUP to sell according to agent.

(Checked in v early due to nearby meetings)
Oct 16, 18, 4:44 am
Replies: 152
Views: 24,422
Posted By richie_ja

A bump on this thread. Bloomberg link to...

A bump on this thread.
Bloomberg link to FT article

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc tells the Financial Times (https://www.ft.com/content/d7e6f5f2-cd3c-11e8-9fe5-24ad351828ab) that...
Jul 25, 18, 9:13 am
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Views: 245,724
Posted By richie_ja

Looks like Harry Kane wanted to try out AA's new...

Looks like Harry Kane wanted to try out AA's new Premium Economy

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWuavnEBSru/?tagged=spursinusa


Also, whilst I'm here...Dr. Michael Mosley, on the A380 to HKG, top...
Forum: oneworld
Jul 13, 18, 3:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 9,395
Posted By richie_ja

Just massage chairs when I was there in April -...

Just massage chairs when I was there in April - no actual human involved. I believe that they may have removed the human massage. But, I agree, it's a nice lounge with good Japanese curry, beer...
Sep 28, 15, 4:17 am
Replies: 1,909
Views: 219,735
Posted By richie_ja

A late response but I have just had this...

A late response but I have just had this experience. 2 days before: allocated 13k, then switched to 8C upon check-in. Perhaps this is deliberate to encourage paying up. However, I've also had...
Aug 21, 15, 7:28 am
Replies: 109
Views: 13,152
Posted By richie_ja

I had truffle pappardelle there last week. ...

I had truffle pappardelle there last week. Amazing. It seemed as though they had put at least half a truffle in it (I'm sure that was a mistake).

About 6 years ago, I used to think GF food was...
Aug 6, 15, 4:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By richie_ja

Surely GGL and YouFirst are the last part of the...

Surely GGL and YouFirst are the last part of the call centre you cut back on...!
Or, perhaps they know that 80% of "normal" First pax get their PA or ES to do it.
Aug 6, 15, 4:23 am
Replies: 29
Views: 5,198
Posted By richie_ja

From memory, BA turned around Flight Centre's...

From memory, BA turned around Flight Centre's request for me within a working day. There is a chance I guess that A -class availability disappears in the few hours between you asking Flight Centre...
Aug 6, 15, 4:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By richie_ja

Today was 12 minutes. And, they couldn't book a...

Today was 12 minutes. And, they couldn't book a spa appointment for me.....

"You First" not really living up to its name.

But I do understand that they have to hold some Elemis slots back...
Jul 15, 15, 1:53 am
Replies: 66
Views: 8,552
Posted By richie_ja

Cathay has a far superior seat to BA. If...

Cathay has a far superior seat to BA. If you're collecting Asia Miles, not Avios, then it has to be Cathay. I'm about to do the same flight in BA, but only because it was so much cheaper than...
Jul 2, 15, 5:12 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 18,002
Posted By richie_ja

Quite. It gets better. We had a conversation...

Quite. It gets better. We had a conversation about it in the office. We have responsibilities for our own travel budgets. My positive experience in new WTP led 2 colleagues today to book...
Jul 2, 15, 10:38 am
Replies: 126
Views: 18,002
Posted By richie_ja

Now tempted to downgrade to WT+ on day flights

AT LHR recently, I was told there were upgrade offers WTP>CW and then declined on account of my profile. It was pointed out that, in the personal opinion of the checkin person, AUP is reserved for...
Jun 30, 15, 7:06 pm
Replies: 924
Views: 232,731
Posted By richie_ja

LHR-GIG-LHR

LHR-GIG. WT+ to CW: 649, but then my profile disallowed it.

GIG-LHR. WT+ to CW: $850. They had to do a workaround to get me it. Not sure how or why, but the system was initially...
Jun 30, 15, 7:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,797
Posted By richie_ja

I'm in GIG now having just done a AUP from WT+ to...

I'm in GIG now having just done a AUP from WT+ to CW.

I asked at Check-in. They said "yes no problem, that will be $850. Then, on processing, the "computer said no" (I got refused an AUP on...
Jun 2, 15, 3:12 pm
Replies: 569
Views: 65,344
Posted By richie_ja

Thanks. I'll ask and report back what they...

Thanks. I'll ask and report back what they served me, as well as the state of the slop & sarnies. I'm not going to demand "the finest wines available to humanity" for sure - that'll get me...
Jun 2, 15, 2:42 pm
Replies: 569
Views: 65,344
Posted By richie_ja

Any GCH treatment witnessed?

Hi

I'm travelling out of LGW on a Thursday soon - I'll be in the J lounge from about 17:00 to 19:00

Does anyone know how rammed it will be?

And, has anyone had any experience as a...
May 26, 15, 5:20 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 10,903
Posted By richie_ja

Clients On A Plane

Not mid flight but pre flight, this question has arisen a few times for me personally where you find out that a client is on the same flight but in a lower class. Potentially quite embarrassing and...
Mar 24, 15, 11:23 am
Replies: 284
Views: 105,425
Posted By richie_ja

I was in 23A last week back from TXL. It's a...

I was in 23A last week back from TXL. It's a good seat with unlimited legroom but it has no window. I think row 9 does have windows, however. I didn't particularly notice whether it was...
Mar 2, 15, 8:20 am
Replies: 1,909
Views: 219,735
Posted By richie_ja

I do wish BA would start issuing the antithesis...

I do wish BA would start issuing the antithesis of a Golden Ticket that we could use for circumstances like this.

It would make me feel better.
Mar 2, 15, 6:39 am
Replies: 1,909
Views: 219,735
Posted By richie_ja

What exactly is this supposed to achieve? ...

What exactly is this supposed to achieve?

Surely one of their revenue modellers reported a "+" instead of "-" here (in error).

It was bad enough having a de-facto removal of free baggage...
Feb 17, 15, 10:56 am
Replies: 133
Views: 15,566
Posted By richie_ja

Absolutely. a) When I started fly for...

Absolutely.
a) When I started fly for business, nearly 20 years ago, I almost relished getting on an extra flight via somewhere for the love of flying. Now, sadly, in middle age, I just want to...
Feb 4, 15, 12:59 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,467
Posted By richie_ja

I think you need to tread carefully with this...

I think you need to tread carefully with this kind of thing, especially in jobs where time is monetized (e.g. consulting). I have done ex-EUs myself but the inconvenience of changing planes can...
Jan 31, 15, 5:32 pm
Replies: 887
Views: 286,596
Posted By richie_ja

Noel Gallagher was in F to BKK about 2 years ago...

Noel Gallagher was in F to BKK about 2 years ago and was better behaved than I was. He had a single glass of red wine and then went to bed. I presume that if you're a pop star in your 40s ++, booze...
Jan 22, 15, 3:37 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 7,045
Posted By richie_ja

And a Socialist and a Champagne Socialist. Very...

And a Socialist and a Champagne Socialist. Very notably, this means you can be still be morally happy to accept having elite status (OP is a GCH) and help yourself to the LPGS if you can find it. ...
Jan 22, 15, 3:18 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 7,045
Posted By richie_ja

I agree with the OP. I enjoy the Telegraph and...

I agree with the OP. I enjoy the Telegraph and the Guardian and enjoy both and would like both (I like to hear both sides), but it's fair enough if the Guardian puts limits up on its distribution in...
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