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Mar 9, 19, 1:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By madmax_uk

Thanks for checking back on this. I am flying to...

Thanks for checking back on this. I am flying to Ottawa in a few weeks and connecting into west jet via Toronto. Were you able to check luggage through to the end destination in Canada? I’m debating...
Jan 29, 19, 2:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By madmax_uk

I was thinking hand luggage only (it is how I...

I was thinking hand luggage only (it is how I normally travel for work for 1 week trips) but it may be a push having all my stuff washed at the next hotel! I could probably make it home for a quick...
Jan 29, 19, 1:46 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By madmax_uk

Thanks - not great I guess. Helps weigh up the...

Thanks - not great I guess. Helps weigh up the risk. It may be an expensive trip!
Jan 29, 19, 1:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By madmax_uk

long haul connection no flight on different bookings

I have a booked flight to the States from T5 at 11am in a few weeks - booked on BA sale and are non-refundable and no amendments allowed (this surprised me as a J booking). I have an urgent trip for...
Nov 9, 18, 4:44 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,866
Posted By madmax_uk

I got to gold with wtp on 8 hours+ long haul and...

I got to gold with wtp on 8 hours+ long haul and everything else economy. It was a pain as I flew into the middle east quite a lot so I was in economy a fair amount on the gold run!

I've since...
Nov 4, 18, 6:49 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,702
Posted By madmax_uk

I wonder how having a direct flight works with...

I wonder how having a direct flight works with Comair? The reason I ask is have done the BA LHR - JNB - DUR for many years (it was that or EK to Durban. Each had its own pros and cons). So the LHR...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 22, 18, 9:37 am
Replies: 174
Views: 100,565
Posted By madmax_uk

Great read (linked from BAEC thread). I was...

Great read (linked from BAEC thread). I was hoping for a postscript as to what the Hertz charges were in the end! ��
Sep 7, 18, 2:09 pm
Replies: 1,681
Views: 150,073
Posted By madmax_uk

I made a booking in that time but no email as of...

I made a booking in that time but no email as of yet... I read further up as I had my details saved but then is my address etc compromised?
Jun 27, 18, 2:06 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 7,410
Posted By madmax_uk

@heartstring - I just had the same email. Same...

@heartstring - I just had the same email. Same circumstances as it said Blue and I am Gold. What was weird is it was to my ba exec account email address but my avios account was under a different...
Jun 11, 18, 2:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By madmax_uk

I think it is luck of the draw. I had to get 4x...

I think it is luck of the draw. I had to get 4x flights re ticketed as changed my wife's name to her married name and was done within 48 hours. I also had to pay for some additional taxes. I updated...
May 30, 18, 9:00 am
Replies: 131
Views: 12,374
Posted By madmax_uk

Qatar and Finair have some pretty cheap J tickets...

Qatar and Finair have some pretty cheap J tickets to Japan. Hopefully price stays OK during the world Cup! I was thinking of using that as an opportunity to top up tier points!
May 11, 18, 10:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,725
Posted By madmax_uk

Slightly OT but this post and the comment re:...

Slightly OT but this post and the comment re: loading made me think of my CW flight back from Vancouver this week. I heard someone behind me say "you must be joking" and something about the bacon...
Feb 19, 18, 10:50 am
Replies: 105
Views: 19,914
Posted By madmax_uk

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Breakfast

not quite what it used to be...

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Feb 17, 18, 9:05 am
Replies: 105
Views: 19,914
Posted By madmax_uk

I will hopefully find out next week and report...

I will hopefully find out next week and report back
Jan 19, 18, 11:26 am
Replies: 1,138
Views: 157,228
Posted By madmax_uk

I was trying to change my seat today at OLCI to a...

I was trying to change my seat today at OLCI to a bulkhead with a baby cot that was showing as available and I received this message and was unable to change:

"This seat is available to [SIC]...
Jan 19, 18, 10:23 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,646
Posted By madmax_uk

I like going on BA source from time to time -...

I like going on BA source from time to time - interesting I guess. I actually wish there was more info e.g. what was the technical fault?

Interestingly, there is no "About Us" section - maybe...
Jan 7, 18, 2:32 pm
Replies: 221
Views: 25,651
Posted By madmax_uk

At the risk of sounding ungrateful, I think this...

At the risk of sounding ungrateful, I think this change still misses the point of how poor the LH WT food offering is. In many respects not really an improvement. I flew to Cape Town recently with...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 3, 18, 11:09 am
Replies: 87
Views: 12,221
Posted By madmax_uk

Excellent trip report. I really enjoyed reading...

Excellent trip report. I really enjoyed reading it. My wife is from Cape Town so I try and get there as much as possible (was there for Christmas) . It was great seeing new places to try on my next...
Dec 15, 17, 11:08 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,564
Posted By madmax_uk

2018 brings a change of job for me, closer to...

2018 brings a change of job for me, closer to home and a better travel policy! Only circa 50 (30 or so LH) flights a year but I think I was getting tired of LH wtp and wt! Or just getting old!!
Dec 9, 17, 4:38 am
Replies: 178
Views: 7,377
Posted By madmax_uk

CPT over Christmas for me - staying with the...

CPT over Christmas for me - staying with the in-laws. Sadly could only get a Y avios redemption. I can't wait... also looking forward to trying out the Cathay Pacific first lounge at T3 (whilst...
Oct 10, 17, 5:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By madmax_uk

Slightly Off topic - but who do you contact if...

Slightly Off topic - but who do you contact if there is an issue with a voucher - AMEX or BA? My issue is that upgraded my wife's BA AMEX card to the BA PP card to trigger the 2-4-1 voucher which it...
Jul 27, 17, 2:37 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,874
Posted By madmax_uk

The issue that I have had with booking CPT online...

The issue that I have had with booking CPT online for Christmas hols is that refresh browser at 00:00, availability there, booking in less than 15s (I was well rehearsed trying multiple nights) to...
Jun 22, 17, 3:41 pm
Replies: 676
Views: 109,026
Posted By madmax_uk

When did the update come through? I flew on the...

When did the update come through? I flew on the Sunday, received the Email but have not had the expiry updated (GC expiry March 2018). I'm guessing they just taking time to go through it all but may...
Jun 18, 17, 2:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,755
Posted By madmax_uk

I don't think it will make much difference for...

I don't think it will make much difference for me... although it does take the pressure off a little to get to gold again (my spreadsheet calculating future flights and work trips tier points can...
Jun 13, 17, 8:11 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,894
Posted By madmax_uk

No additional CW flights to Cape Town though in...

No additional CW flights to Cape Town though in Dec :(
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