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Today, 1:26 am
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Posted By Modo

They don't exactly fly to many places in China -...

They don't exactly fly to many places in China - so it will put them in a less disadvantageous position to many competitors!
Yesterday, 7:13 pm
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Posted By Modo

For clarity I was referring to Macau...

For clarity I was referring to Macau specifically. Source local press. It is OT so will refrain from further comment but I concur your HK pricing observation.
Yesterday, 7:47 am
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Posted By Modo

I'd advise just give up on anything business or...

I'd advise just give up on anything business or tourist orientated if you can cancel/rebook.

I need to file corporate and banking stuff for 2019 in Macau - hence my trip. Nowhere was due to open...
Yesterday, 5:55 am
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Posted By Modo

00.01 or 23.59 Thursday January 30?

from our point of view - being in Macau - and flying out of HKG to HEL effectively late Thursday yes.

But it still not clear the timings or scope - -includes Macau?

Do do we need to get out...
Yesterday, 4:54 am
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Posted By Modo

HK - China travel to be drastically curbed

From mainland no entry permits, trains and ferries suspended and flights halved according to the BBC - with effect Thursday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51279726
Jan 27, 20, 7:19 am
Jan 27, 20, 7:14 am
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Posted By Modo

Useful Heads Up - even with auto eChannel entry...

Useful Heads Up - even with auto eChannel entry add 30 miutes + to pass through immigration - as we will do from HZMB to HKG late evening Thursday. That said the HZMB Golden Buses have been...
Jan 27, 20, 4:06 am
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Posted By Modo

Thanks I suggest people please follow this...

Thanks I suggest people please follow this advice.
We can get masks via Family as workers can get them mandatorily at pharmacys. But retail they are simply not easily available either in Manila...
Jan 27, 20, 3:43 am
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Posted By Modo

Take a Face Mask

We are in Macau currently.Some public transport use now requires you to wear a face mask. Somebody in HK may wish to update situation there.

Not easy when all shops are sold out!!!

Posted as a...
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Posted By Modo

Seda Residences joining IHG?

Staying at Seda Makati, Philippines today. Surprised to see an IHG 2020 strategy meeting being listed in one of the meeting rooms.

Would certainly massively improve the abysmal IHG offering in The...
Jan 17, 20, 8:56 am
Replies: 132
Views: 30,292
Posted By Modo

Yes it is mostly regional. And even then Asia ex...

Yes it is mostly regional. And even then Asia ex China. Lack of availability around CNY on BKK makes absolute sense looking at EF. But MNL is wide open even in Y on most dates.
Jan 10, 20, 12:26 pm
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Posted By Modo

That appears to be the new normal. All...

That appears to be the new normal. All availability on January 16 has disappeared as of local time January 11. I haven't called BA to check whether the date is still available through the call center.
Jan 10, 20, 1:51 am
Replies: 213
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Posted By Modo

No 8/7 day block on ba.com CX Avios availability

I've been checking avail HKG to MNL/BKK during January for several weeks now.

As of today (January 10) avail is showing to both destinations on January 16. So clearly no 7/8 days out block.

I...
Jan 9, 20, 1:40 pm
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Posted By Modo

Absolutely re monetization. I'll add for a...

Absolutely re monetization.

I'll add for a baggage trolley or 2 Euros if they can get away with it. Pint of beer more expensive than it is at T5.

Gouging, Gouging, Gouging.... for minimal...
Jan 8, 20, 6:22 pm
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Posted By Modo

Surtprised Burnham as well as MUFC and MCFC...

Surtprised Burnham as well as MUFC and MCFC aren't on this. Burnham is making as lot of noise re Northern Rail - so maybe that shocking shambles has sapped his teams energy?

Reviews here of MAN,...
Jan 7, 20, 12:34 pm
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Posted By Modo

"Originally Posted by Tobias-UK...

"Originally Posted by Tobias-UK https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
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Posted By Modo

No room upgrades in 2019 because not AMB at IC...

No room upgrades in 2019 because not AMB at IC and others were HIX. Understandable - but admittedly treated very well by HIX LHR T4 on repeat visits. Indigo Madrid Princessa not only no UG but no...
Jan 7, 20, 5:05 am
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Views: 41,656
Posted By Modo

Algorithm?

I'm not convinced that for holiday periods any algorithm exists. Based on testing as previously and over the last few weeks it is clear that CX now completely block availability for periods.It looks...
Jan 5, 20, 1:54 pm
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Views: 508
Posted By Modo

Got mine in the App - not expected. Required...

Got mine in the App - not expected. Required scanning on my next rental. Did so at MAN in early November, and -----nada. Chasing for 1000 Avios is not on my list of things to do in 2020.
Jan 5, 20, 3:02 am
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Posted By Modo

That was October 3 2019 and corroborated by...

That was October 3 2019 and corroborated by several other posts in other fora at that time. May be different now, but seemed to consistently be the case in the middle of 2019. Hopefully the string of...
Jan 4, 20, 3:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,030
Posted By Modo

Yup as people keep saying! And fast.... I...

Yup as people keep saying! And fast....

I just looked at EF and he would be extremely lucky to get any reward availabilty on those dates. CX253 on Jan 8 is the only flight with avail showing F4...
Jan 4, 20, 3:07 am
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Views: 2,030
Posted By Modo

Certainly applied to MAN to HKG a few months...

Certainly applied to MAN to HKG a few months back. Not tried VV for a while.
Jan 4, 20, 3:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,030
Posted By Modo

Please just get on the phone if you wish to try...

Please just get on the phone if you wish to try and use BA Avios.

AS CWS says there is no discrenible pattern connecting award availability on CX through other OW schemes and BA Avios. This forum...
Jan 4, 20, 2:33 am
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Views: 2,030
Posted By Modo

As per the CX Avios Availability thread within...

As per the CX Avios Availability thread within approx one week of departure you need to call BA. Online availability does not show in this period - apparently due to sone fraud issues out of China.
Jan 3, 20, 2:04 pm
Replies: 163
Views: 60,494
Posted By Modo

Hope you are over thinking it. But I suspect the...

Hope you are over thinking it. But I suspect the Buterflys Wings might affect OW more broadly than BA. CX less obviously than QR. But given how unstable they are from the unrest this may be the final...
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