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Mar 13, 19, 8:29 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 106,633
Posted By IanFromHKG

I had one of those people a while back - "Coming...

I had one of those people a while back - "Coming through - I'm oneworld emerald!!" - not even an excuse me, but "coming through"!!

He picked the wrong person to try that one on.

I swivelled...
Mar 13, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 262
Views: 20,955
Posted By IanFromHKG

You're surely not suggesting that a government...

You're surely not suggesting that a government led by Donald Trump would let any partisan, government-in-cahoots-with-Boeing, we-can't-possibly-be-at-fault-we're-American sort of shenanigans occur?
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Mar 12, 19, 7:37 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 106,633
Posted By IanFromHKG

I have had a passenger behind me do this on a...

I have had a passenger behind me do this on a couple of occasions. Both times, I am ashamed to admit, I was so shocked that I accidentally spilt my glass of iced water :D
Mar 12, 19, 7:29 pm
Replies: 262
Views: 20,955
Posted By IanFromHKG

All true, in a sense, but the nightmares with the...

All true, in a sense, but the nightmares with the Screamliner - which was on my own personal no-fly list for quite a long time - shows that passenger preference doesn't really drive airline...
Mar 12, 19, 4:34 am
Replies: 269
Views: 106,633
Posted By IanFromHKG

Priceless. A pilot overruling ATC... One can't...

Priceless. A pilot overruling ATC... One can't help but wonder if the colleague in question is completely stupid, or utterly sycophantic.

Now, a DYKWMFI story...

Many, many years ago, my...
Mar 12, 19, 3:54 am
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By IanFromHKG

Many of these replies don't match my own...

Many of these replies don't match my own experience, which is that if you book and waitlist there is no change fee if your waitlist preference comes up, nor do you need enough miles to cover both...
Mar 12, 19, 2:33 am
Replies: 586
Views: 40,042
Posted By IanFromHKG

I have a business philosophy which is that anyone...

I have a business philosophy which is that anyone who introduces a new product/policy should be compelled to live with it nonstop for a week while still holding down their full-time job. In this...
Mar 11, 19, 11:32 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 15,759
Posted By IanFromHKG

If you are flying an alliance airline, and only...

If you are flying an alliance airline, and only one of your legs is not in J, are you not likely to get access to lounges anyway? I'm not familiar with other alliances but on OW many connecting...
Jan 27, 19, 3:19 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,230
Posted By IanFromHKG

And yet when my father had a fall, causing a...

And yet when my father had a fall, causing a brain haemorrhage, and his death a couple of days later, CX were wonderful and managed to get me a seat on a fully booked flight less than three hours...
Jan 18, 19, 9:12 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 15,759
Posted By IanFromHKG

I am reminded of an occasion some years ago when...

I am reminded of an occasion some years ago when I had landed at LHR on a CX flight and was going into the AA Arrivals Lounge. A middle-aged gentleman was moaning and complaining about multiple...
Jan 9, 19, 4:32 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,892
Posted By IanFromHKG

It does seem evidential, though. JD Power, for...

It does seem evidential, though. JD Power, for example, rank vehicles for reliability and dependability - would it not be reasonable to infer that a vehicle in their top 20 is likely to be better in...
Jan 9, 19, 12:22 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,892
Posted By IanFromHKG

I don't pretend to have insight into their...

I don't pretend to have insight into their methodology, but the criteria you specify above are by no means unique. There may be (and in fact there apparently are) plenty of other airlines with...
Jan 8, 19, 11:42 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,892
Posted By IanFromHKG

I disagree with just about every single thing you...

I disagree with just about every single thing you have said here.

The only one I won't categorically challenge is your contention that US airlines have "the best pilots". I don't agree with this,...
Jan 8, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,892
Posted By IanFromHKG

The most extraordinary and impressive thing about...

The most extraordinary and impressive thing about this whole situation is that OP, on suffering scalding severe enough to leave red marking on his skin some days later, didn't scream his head off,...
Jan 4, 19, 9:56 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 11,235
Posted By IanFromHKG

In fairness, Cathay have recognised that there...

In fairness, Cathay have recognised that there are significant issues with the A350 seats, and they probably didn't expect them given that they were merely refreshes of the other LH seats they had...
Nov 6, 18, 11:07 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,195
Posted By IanFromHKG

I haven't participated in the debate so far, but...

I haven't participated in the debate so far, but would like to give some kudos to OP who, despite some pretty unpleasant allegations propounded by other posters, has responded promptly and explained...
Oct 30, 18, 10:53 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 8,900
Posted By IanFromHKG

My usual response in that situation is "Can I...

My usual response in that situation is "Can I quote you on that?"
Sep 9, 18, 2:26 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,501
Posted By IanFromHKG

It's not just other countries, it's the UK too. ...

It's not just other countries, it's the UK too. When we married, the Memsahib decided not to take my surname and kept her own. However, we are a married couple and in accordance with normal British...
Jun 26, 18, 8:27 am
Replies: 28
Views: 6,568
Posted By IanFromHKG

When my late mother-in-law came to visit us at a...

When my late mother-in-law came to visit us at a point where her (still early) dementia was starting to cause issues, we ensured we had a taxi driver who would take her to check-in, disabled...
Jun 3, 18, 2:15 am
Replies: 80
Views: 7,123
Posted By IanFromHKG

Although I am unaffected by these proposals (I...

Although I am unaffected by these proposals (I don't need an ESA, and any disabilities I may have don't require a service animal) I am interested by the proposal to limit species Dogs are used...
May 28, 18, 5:33 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,051
Posted By IanFromHKG

And as is so often the case, c-w-s, I think you...

And as is so often the case, c-w-s, I think you have hit the nail on the head. Twenty quid might work on a shorter flight, but 13 hours? And the flight in question cost about 1,500, so we are...
May 28, 18, 5:05 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,051
Posted By IanFromHKG

Thank you all for your input and support. Sadly,...

Thank you all for your input and support. Sadly, although I do think it seems bloody mean, it also sounds as though twenty miserable quid is par for the course, so I think we will shrug our shoulders...
May 27, 18, 11:29 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,051
Posted By IanFromHKG

We live in Hong Kong. I have my status with CX,...

We live in Hong Kong. I have my status with CX, the Memsahib has hers with MH, and Senior Offspring has hers with AY. None of us has an Avios account :-)
May 27, 18, 9:13 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,051
Posted By IanFromHKG

Thanks for the reply, madfish. So far as I am...

Thanks for the reply, madfish. So far as I am aware there were no other seats - Junior Offspring said they were pretty full - but then she is a minor and probably didn't think to check/ask! She did...
May 27, 18, 7:52 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,051
Posted By IanFromHKG

20 compensation for no IFE on a 13-hour flight - fair?

A few months ago (and I am only posting this after such a long delay because that is how long it has taken to get a response from BA) Junior Offspring flew from LHR to HKG in economy. No IFE the...
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