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Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 23, 19, 1:54 pm
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Posted By Betteronacamel

Talking Yeah, me too. And meals were a lot more elaborate...

Yeah, me too. And meals were a lot more elaborate (up front) then too - proper cocktails and canapes, roasts carved on a trolley etc.

Wonderful report though. Bit of a fail missing the First Wing...
Jun 22, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,104
Posted By Betteronacamel

I've got my 50th Anniversary coming up: 6th...

I've got my 50th Anniversary coming up:

6th November 1969 - BOAC VC-10 G-ARVJ
LHR-NBO (probably via FCO or CAI)
8 hours 10 Minutes (4242 statute miles)
Captain - (looks like) Maltby
First...
Jun 1, 19, 8:29 am
Replies: 136
Views: 16,950
Posted By Betteronacamel

Let's no forget... 'Cost Cutting is in their...

Let's no forget... 'Cost Cutting is in their DNA'....on that basis it's all working brilliantly. The next step is to make the wine so dreadful that no one actually wants to drink it. Job done.
May 11, 19, 10:48 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,506
Posted By Betteronacamel

Well said. I first noticed the back-slapping...

Well said. I first noticed the back-slapping announcements about 15 years ago and every time I hear it, it just makes me cringe (sorry if that causes offence). I don't get out as much as I used to,...
May 10, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 350
Views: 34,505
Posted By Betteronacamel

I don't have a problem with people self catering...

I don't have a problem with people self catering and have done so a few times - but usually some items from Pret a Manger or Starbucks (remember the days when you got a Ł15 credit if your flight was...
May 5, 19, 12:09 am
Replies: 76
Views: 5,967
Posted By Betteronacamel

There is no exit door in front of the forward...

There is no exit door in front of the forward main deck (Zone A) cabin in the 747. It's the only type that I can think of where this the case.
Whereas I don't habitually check for life vests on...
Apr 20, 19, 4:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,742
Posted By Betteronacamel

After a couple of years avoiding BA and going...

After a couple of years avoiding BA and going with Emirates on the route (BOM-LON) we flew back from BOM on BA in January. This was on the late morning flight and there was definitely no kerb-side...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 7, 19, 2:05 am
Replies: 65
Views: 16,422
Posted By Betteronacamel

Great start, looking forward to the rest. ATB

Great start, looking forward to the rest.

ATB
Apr 7, 19, 1:26 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,292
Posted By Betteronacamel

When Hell freezes over?

When Hell freezes over?
Mar 18, 19, 2:10 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,599
Posted By Betteronacamel

A chair that turns into a four poster bed?

A chair that turns into a four poster bed?
Mar 18, 19, 1:55 pm
Replies: 533
Views: 62,195
Posted By Betteronacamel

Nonsense, BKK will be the last route to see these...

Nonsense, BKK will be the last route to see these seats out of LHR :D. I suspect routes to India will lag behind as well as there's naff all competition unless you go via the Gulf (esp if Jet goes...
Feb 22, 19, 12:48 pm
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Views: 60,043
Posted By Betteronacamel

Thanks, makes sense. Smart livery.

Thanks, makes sense. Smart livery.
Feb 22, 19, 12:41 pm
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Views: 60,043
Posted By Betteronacamel

How come that had a French registration?

How come that had a French registration?
Feb 22, 19, 12:35 pm
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Views: 8,865
Posted By Betteronacamel

This is all a bit counter intuitive as you'd...

This is all a bit counter intuitive as you'd think that food and beverage would be areas that BA could 'tune it up' to compensate for weaknesses in other areas of the 'F' product. In other words,...
Feb 20, 19, 1:27 pm
Replies: 507
Views: 60,043
Posted By Betteronacamel

Absolutely stunning and looking forward to seeing...

Absolutely stunning and looking forward to seeing her around in my travels. I'm not sure about the logo on the engine nacelles and I think some of the originals had the last 3 letters of the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 30, 18, 2:33 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 8,703
Posted By Betteronacamel

Thanks Uncle T. Always love your reports -...

Thanks Uncle T. Always love your reports - looking forward to following you on your future trips in 2019.
Got to say, BA CW food does look poor.
Dec 26, 18, 1:25 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,371
Posted By Betteronacamel

Talking Belated Happy Christmas and an early HNY to all....

Belated Happy Christmas and an early HNY to all. Hunkered down in London this year and back to the fray tomorrow (someone's got to keep the wheel turning!)

Flying BA to BOM in about 3 weeks....
Dec 12, 18, 1:43 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 7,071
Posted By Betteronacamel

1 go-around into LHR and 1 aborted take-off out...

1 go-around into LHR and 1 aborted take-off out of MUC. Both on BA. Flying since 1969.
Dec 12, 18, 12:26 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,434
Posted By Betteronacamel

I think I would need to know what the relative...

I think I would need to know what the relative 'monetary costs' are between the 2 offers (ie value of the 'miles' required plus actual costs of taxes and YQ etc) in order to take a definitive...
Dec 12, 18, 12:04 pm
Replies: 224
Views: 24,205
Posted By Betteronacamel

Received an email from BA earlier and 12,500...

Received an email from BA earlier and 12,500 Avios are in my account re Dover -v- British Airways. I am domiciled in the UK. Haven't lived in the US for over 20 years. Never been a US citizen. Never...
Dec 9, 18, 9:26 am
Replies: 208
Views: 16,173
Posted By Betteronacamel

Oh yes. I remember getting a very handsome set of...

Oh yes. I remember getting a very handsome set of aircraft photos from Air France. I think we said we were doing a project of some sort. That, and sending off for Corona drinks stickers.
Dec 9, 18, 9:22 am
Replies: 208
Views: 16,173
Posted By Betteronacamel

Yes, that sounds about right. Before that BEA/BA...

Yes, that sounds about right. Before that BEA/BA actually had First Class in Europe - although I think it was only on certain fleets like the Tridents (not the BAC1-11) and the seating was a...
Dec 7, 18, 1:54 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 11,497
Posted By Betteronacamel

How funny that they are re-instating the canapes...

How funny that they are re-instating the canapes and 'bistro' selection which were enhanced away some years ago. The last time I flew BA F (last year) the food really was very poor both in terms of...
Dec 7, 18, 1:39 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 16,173
Posted By Betteronacamel

Crikey, look at all those African and...

Crikey, look at all those African and Australia/NZ destinations!

I still have wonderful memories of proper silver service in F - trolley with a roast and all the trimmings and so on. Obviously the...
Nov 3, 18, 5:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Betteronacamel

Personally, I would try for the flight the...

Personally, I would try for the flight the previous evening. At least the traffic at that time of night won't be too terrible into Manhattan. On the other items, I too would lean towards AA although...
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