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Posted By sammyg901

Thanks both. I found some more people saying...

Thanks both. I found some more people saying they've transferred from India etc without a problem as long as it was bagged with the receipt, which it definitely will be + a good chance there...
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All duty free at Changi is sealed as the security...

All duty free at Changi is sealed as the security is at the gate, so no problem with that. But Frankfurt airport website says only intra-EU is acceptable...
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Posted By sammyg901

Hi! What a great thread I am transiting...

Hi! What a great thread

I am transiting from SQ326 from Singapore to LH258 to Milan Malpensa

I would like to buy a bottle of duty free in Changi. I've read through some of the above and it...
Yesterday, 12:09 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Pretty much zero chance, your flight is busy but...

Pretty much zero chance, your flight is busy but not full and outstations have very little leeway anyway - wouldn't waste the journey to the airport !
Jun 15, 19, 11:53 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

Get on the phone ASAP - BA106 out of Dubai at...

Get on the phone ASAP - BA106 out of Dubai at 1.30am has plenty of seats currently - you'll get a J seat. Then as Dubh says - just take a taxi/reasonable car service and claim it back via Customer...
Jun 15, 19, 10:26 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

This is the seatmap 14F48J40W124Y | The BA...

This is the seatmap

14F48J40W124Y | The BA Source (http://thebasource.com/seat-maps/b777-200er/14f48j40w124y/)

All BA seats recline so no problem with that. The possible downsides to these...
Forum: Singapore
Jun 15, 19, 9:34 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

Slightly strange question as what I think of a...

Slightly strange question as what I think of a British pub (small, cosy, roaring fire etc) would be very out of place in Singapore!

There is The Red Lion at Balmoral Plaza, where you can get...
Jun 15, 19, 4:37 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Plane is in the air from Southend now at least! ...

Plane is in the air from Southend now at least!

Looking online seems like G-LCYI is stuck in Frankfurt and G-LCYN also had an unexpected stopover in Berlin instead of spending the morning at...
Jun 15, 19, 12:32 am
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Posted By sammyg901

I think arguing extraordinary circumstances at...

I think arguing extraordinary circumstances at your home base when you've had many hours notice of an issue and on a quieter day could be tricky for BA so I'd give it a go personally!

The aircraft...
Jun 11, 19, 4:05 am
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Posted By sammyg901

If it helps anyone in future, Southend does have...

If it helps anyone in future, Southend does have a late train now (2359 I think) which drops at Stratford and Liverpool St. From Stratford in theory you could take a bus to LCY but I wouldn't...
Jun 8, 19, 12:59 am
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Posted By sammyg901

This doesn't surprise me - plenty of QF/OW elites...

This doesn't surprise me - plenty of QF/OW elites travelling out of Singapore, especially towards the end of the working week and QF now have up to seven wide departures of their own in five hours in...
May 26, 19, 11:55 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

My understanding is you cannot clear immigration...

My understanding is you cannot clear immigration at T1/2/3 - this post (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29058584-post191.html) tested it. It is possible this is YMMV - e.g. if you had a card stock...
May 26, 19, 9:43 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Unfortunately you can't access T4 - only...

Unfortunately you can't access T4 - only departing passengers from that terminal can

What is possible is for your S/O to clear immigration at T4 and then take the airside transfer to T2 to meet up...
May 22, 19, 6:34 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Dnata isn't too bad as far as contract lounges go...

Dnata isn't too bad as far as contract lounges go , the food is pretty decent and it is usually quiet around that time
May 5, 19, 6:57 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

No change fee, this is my main use of Avios these...

No change fee, this is my main use of Avios these days it seems - a cheap HBO and then UuA to CE.

Never seems to work online but a quick call sorts it out- usually a few quid (or 13 ex UK) to pay
May 5, 19, 8:26 am
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Posted By sammyg901

I vaguely remember reading that an airport ticket...

I vaguely remember reading that an airport ticket desk would be able to do this as their system was different? It was in the context of trying to get two tickets together for through-checking bags,...
May 5, 19, 6:02 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Oslo is always pricey on BA for some reason - a...

Oslo is always pricey on BA for some reason - a little odd as there is plenty of well priced competition, but the couple of times I've done it the flight has been full with a big CE section - so must...
May 4, 19, 1:49 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Weirdly a colleague had the same issue with a...

Weirdly a colleague had the same issue with a SIN-SYD flight on Qantas this week and the airport said the same thing! Not sure if they are using the same system or just co incidence.

Not helped by...
Apr 29, 19, 1:38 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

Have to say, apart from the odd Cathay Pacific...

Have to say, apart from the odd Cathay Pacific business class hop SIN-BKK / SIN-HKG I never see any value in Avios on partners for myself - the value is in RFS in Europe or long haul with a 2-4-1 -...
Apr 29, 19, 2:43 am
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Posted By sammyg901

you might be able to pay less by booking direct...

you might be able to pay less by booking direct in economy - this is a very competitive route w Air Italy, Emirates, AA, Alitalia & Delta battling it out direct. Look at booking a return and setting...
Apr 27, 19, 8:56 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

For a 90 minute flight I would highly recommend...

For a 90 minute flight I would highly recommend you forget Avios and MH and a connection and book direct from Singapore. I too have only seen 1xJ seat available with Avios on MH

Silkair would be...
Apr 23, 19, 6:15 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

I actually find boarding in Asia to be quicker...

I actually find boarding in Asia to be quicker and more relaxed than Europe/US, especially less hassles with hand luggage despite a lack of Ryanair-esqe bag police. Any DYKWIA types are inevitably...
Apr 20, 19, 7:47 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

Depends - far out you can sometimes get decent...

Depends - far out you can sometimes get decent fares, but usually the best prices are SQ / MI KUL-SIN-KUL. I have booked this and thrown away the return a few times.

Note at the moment a number of...
Apr 20, 19, 7:43 pm
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Posted By sammyg901

I guess in that case it's unlikely they'd choose...

I guess in that case it's unlikely they'd choose to go on the trip without you :D

But for us work commitments and trips mean we often travel on different itineraries to/from a holiday, sometimes...
Apr 20, 19, 2:42 am
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Posted By sammyg901

Yep - good PSA! I have been caught out on this....

Yep - good PSA! I have been caught out on this. We cancelled the ticket but the seats didn't come back so the agent kindly contacted rev manager and opened a seat on SQ metal for me instead
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