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Today, 3:46 pm
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Posted By IAN-UK

OZ destinations start at about 7,000 miles from...

OZ destinations start at about 7,000 miles from LAX. I think the closest asia-pacific QR destination is Tokyo, but from LAX it's a few hundred miles above the 5,000 mile limit. I guess you'd be...
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Posted By IAN-UK

Sure, that of course is the alternative: changing...

Sure, that of course is the alternative: changing the routing. Lufthansa links quite nicely with Thai through BKK, and even ties up with Cathay a HKG, for the two big Indonesian destinations.
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It's illegal in the sense of breaking the rules...

It's illegal in the sense of breaking the rules in the same way breaching the minimum connection times does: in both cases the necessary conditions for making a transfer are not met.

Nothing the...
Today, 6:58 am
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By IAN-UK

But that was FlyDubai's business-class service. ...

But that was FlyDubai's business-class service.

And the trip-report covered TK's economy-class.

TK long-haul business-class meals may not be the delights you'd hope for, but i'd be hoping they...
Today, 6:23 am
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Posted By IAN-UK

oops!

oops!
Today, 6:22 am
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Posted By IAN-UK

True. Morocco has been one of those countries...

True. Morocco has been one of those countries with a difficult Hilton presence. But it's good to see they're moving south from Tangier....

Casablanca was getting an HGI on the edge of the Sidi...
Today, 1:56 am
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Posted By IAN-UK

Casablanca's the focus of Morocco's economic and...

Casablanca's the focus of Morocco's economic and business life; the biggest city not only in Morocco, but in the Maghreb. And, I'm guessing, easily in the top ten cities of the Arab world.

So...
Yesterday, 3:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By IAN-UK

OK, first off it really is nice to see one of our...

OK, first off it really is nice to see one of our irritating prima dona bloggers in economy class: so well done there.

But whining about not getting a hot meal while travelling in these...
Jul 10, 20, 3:33 am
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Views: 243
Posted By IAN-UK

Plus there's some odd incentive involving...

Plus there's some odd incentive involving half-price daytime meals on some weekdays. Again the establishment has to register (could be painful), and then resist customers trying to fiddle the...
Jul 9, 20, 5:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By IAN-UK

Something i read at time Pedrosa shifted from...

Something i read at time Pedrosa shifted from buses to wide-bodies stick in my mind: he was then something like Portugal's 12h richest individual.

I wonder if 5 years of airline ownership have...
Jul 9, 20, 4:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By IAN-UK

The OP's dates was showing GBP897 on...

The OP's dates was showing GBP897 on Skyscanner(UK) right now. Offered by Mytrip. But clicking through it changes to GBP915

Skyscanner(DE) shows EUR1007. and clicks through to that on Mytrip.

...
Jul 9, 20, 12:16 am
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Views: 1,000
Posted By IAN-UK

COVID-free certificates never seemed a good idea....

COVID-free certificates never seemed a good idea. it simply spawns an industry providing the paperwork for cash, and turns airlines into vectors for disease.
Jul 9, 20, 12:03 am
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Views: 3,977
Posted By IAN-UK

Why would anyone wait even five minutes to get a...

Why would anyone wait even five minutes to get a free drink in sub-optimal conditions?

There are comfortable places to park oneself in and around the concourse: some might even have refreshments...
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Views: 114,762
Posted By IAN-UK

We are in a similar situation. I discussed...

We are in a similar situation. I discussed possible changes with a number of agents before LH finally cancelled my August trip to Argentina. All had agreed I should wait for the inevitable...
Jul 8, 20, 7:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By IAN-UK

I don't want to put you off the Hilton. It's is a...

I don't want to put you off the Hilton. It's is a BIG hotel, and not difficult to ensure you are not in a section shaken by nightclub noise: but good to be aware of the potential for disturbance....
Jul 8, 20, 4:38 am
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Views: 1,815
Posted By IAN-UK

They nipped hat little trick in the bud! ...

They nipped hat little trick in the bud!

Doha-origin tickets are limited to a 1,500km change from the booked destination. So that rather limits the use of a Doha Sohar ticket in this game. And...
Jul 8, 20, 4:17 am
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Views: 1,815
Posted By IAN-UK

That's not entirely correct. The fare difference...

That's not entirely correct. The fare difference is collected ONLY if the passenger cannot be accommodated in the same fare class originally booked. And here fare class means the alphabet...
Jul 8, 20, 1:48 am
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Views: 568
Posted By IAN-UK

As always, choice is driven by budget, location...

As always, choice is driven by budget, location and the activities you might want to pursue. For Doha the season is important: winter is something of a joy, summer an inferno.

Hilton gives only a...
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Posted By IAN-UK

Business-class passengers and (gulp :eek:) FTL...

Business-class passengers and (gulp :eek:) FTL hoi polloi in the Senator lounge ??

What is the world coming to :D?


But I believe we've been suffering a similar indignity in Galleries First...
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Posted By IAN-UK

I'm sure you know that the BA First class lounge...

I'm sure you know that the BA First class lounge is more-or-less equivalent to a Senator lounge. BA's Heathrow version of Lufthansa's FCL/FCT is the Concorde Room. The CCR is not yet open, but...
Forum: Asia
Jul 6, 20, 12:46 am
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Views: 693
Posted By IAN-UK

but it's in the Wyndham Hotels portfolio, right? ...

but it's in the Wyndham Hotels portfolio, right?

The group that brings us Super 8, Days Inn and Travelodge ....
Jul 5, 20, 2:01 am
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Views: 100,698
Posted By IAN-UK

I think cloudzocker means that rather than take...

I think cloudzocker means that rather than take a long-haul trip without an access to refreshments in an airport lounge and a full in-flight meal, he/she would simply forget about (e.g.) the charms...
Jul 2, 20, 4:10 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By IAN-UK

TAP airline gets re-nationalised

Atlantic Gateway (AKA David Neeleman and Humberto Pedroso) weren't ever going to be happy about refinancing of the airline (EUR1billion+): indeed they'd been trying to sell out (pre-COVID to...
Jul 2, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By IAN-UK

You could probably estimate at a few less miles...

You could probably estimate at a few less miles than UL Doha Colombo, same Qpoints.
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Posted By IAN-UK

That's a diplomatic way of putting it :D ...

That's a diplomatic way of putting it :D




One agent realised Kyiv might not be the best choice of origin for my rescheduled trip, and suggested taking advantage of the possibility of changing...
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