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Nov 28, 18, 8:56 am
Replies: 195
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Posted By fomc

The reply of the border agent when asked what...

The reply of the border agent when asked what would have happened had I been allowed by BA to board:

we would have done some checks on our side and YES we would have let you in. At the same time,...
Nov 28, 18, 4:36 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

Sooo....quick update for everyone. Got my...

Sooo....quick update for everyone. Got my passport, breezed through Hungarian immigration and flew out of BUDAPEST. However at Boarding gate, I show my boarding pass and actually my (guess what!!!!),...
Nov 26, 18, 5:04 pm
Nov 26, 18, 2:45 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

PITA indeed. Anyway, I'm sorted now...don't care...

PITA indeed. Anyway, I'm sorted now...don't care anymore. just want to get home.
Nov 26, 18, 11:21 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

Yeah don't worry, I haven't just been sitting and...

Yeah don't worry, I haven't just been sitting and monitoring FT. Wife managed to get my passport from embassy in London which is on its way here tomorrow so going home soon. YAY!!!
Nov 26, 18, 10:22 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

You see this is what I'm not sure about. Only...

You see this is what I'm not sure about. Only someone working for BA can answer this. When I asked him "will border agents in UK be able to confirm they give said reference numbers?", he replied...
Nov 26, 18, 10:02 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

OK so we're getting somewhere here. IF what you...

OK so we're getting somewhere here. IF what you are saying IS TRUE, that such (confidential) phone line exists and the person on the other end is an immigration officer, then I'm fine with BA's...
Nov 26, 18, 9:32 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

BA said they got in touch with UK Immigration who...

BA said they got in touch with UK Immigration who said that they won't allow me to come. Actually the handler said "They didn't provide us with a reference number so we can ok your departure". I then...
Nov 26, 18, 6:47 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

or maybe you have NO attention to detail?

or maybe you have NO attention to detail?
Nov 26, 18, 4:53 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

Good morning everyone! Glad my story keeps you...

Good morning everyone! Glad my story keeps you entertained :)
Let me just make a few things very clear.

1. I never said I KNOWINGLY exited the UK with an invalid ID. I ALWAYS travel with my...
Nov 25, 18, 7:57 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

Wouldn't all airlines have this policy? Do you...

Wouldn't all airlines have this policy? Do you know if Ryanair or Easyjet allows you?
Nov 25, 18, 7:51 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

that's exactly my point. I have a lot of...

that's exactly my point. I have a lot of responsibility here for not checking it myself. BUT BA allowed me board in the first place. Again I hate myself for not checking more than anything believe...
Nov 25, 18, 7:25 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

1 yes British passports. The other 2 not sure....

1 yes British passports. The other 2 not sure. Yes couriered passport is feasible but have no idea on timing. Could be a week could be a month. I cant just stay here indefinitely. Just for my own...
Nov 25, 18, 7:13 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

cant argue with BA's conditions of carriage. They...

cant argue with BA's conditions of carriage. They have the right to deny boarding. HOWEVER, the big mess-up from BA's side is allowing me to travel in the first place. I admit I have a very high...
Nov 25, 18, 6:18 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,932
Posted By fomc

BA refuses boarding back to UK despite OK from Immigration Authorities

Long story Long. EU Citizen with permanent residence In the UK for the last 12 years. Have both EU passport and EU ID. EU Passport currently with an embassy in London to get a visa.

Flew from...
Jan 3, 18, 7:12 am
Replies: 182
Views: 44,938
Posted By fomc

you were spot on. In the end I managed to get...

you were spot on. In the end I managed to get hold of BA through their GOLD line number (and guy on the phone helped me despite being bronze). So what happened is that when I changed the return leg...
Dec 31, 17, 10:08 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 44,938
Posted By fomc

Help! Cant check in / E-ticket number not issued

Booked a 241 in Business last year London to Buenos Aires and return Sao Paolo to London. Flight to Buenos Aires was all good but Im now having problems checking in for the return flight. Weird...
Jun 29, 17, 3:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By fomc

"Remember though that you will need to pay the...

"Remember though that you will need to pay the taxes and fees on an American Express card, so it may be worth asking to downgrade the Premium Plus to the Classic card for this purpose if you don’t...
Jun 29, 17, 2:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By fomc

Will I be able to use the 241 voucher AFTER I cancel my Amex card?

Haven't heard a definitive answer on this so far. I know that I can downgrade to the free card and if I do so, the voucher will still be showing up on my account but don't want to this because I want...
Jun 28, 17, 7:37 am
Replies: 244
Views: 40,089
Posted By fomc

Exclamation How to avoid being DOWNGRADED to Economy if you booked flight with Avios/241 voucher?

Have 2 flights coming up this year, both both of them booked on a 241 voucher (flying with girlfriend). I've been collecting a lot of Avios in the last few years, always flying long haul business...
Jun 28, 17, 6:49 am
Replies: 253
Views: 87,808
Posted By fomc

ok pretty clear by now that rows 9 and 23 have...

ok pretty clear by now that rows 9 and 23 have extra legroom but nobody seems to mention the width of these seats......which for a guy like me with a 44 inch waist matters so much more than extra leg...
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