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Yesterday, 3:46 am
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Yes. I hate planes that don't have them. Even if...

Yes. I hate planes that don't have them. Even if I close it later, I find if for whatever reason I might be feeling unwell having the blast of air on my face/head, helps me feel better. Definitely...
Jul 11, 19, 1:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By dddc

I've had fast track outbound security at LGW as...

I've had fast track outbound security at LGW as part of my lounge access in the past. At the time I went through there was no one waiting at the regular security channels, so it was money wasted.
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Jul 2, 19, 4:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By dddc

Just to clarify, do you mean that if a passenger...

Just to clarify, do you mean that if a passenger has status, it won't show if they have Bronze/Silver/Gold etc, or that the list doesn't show that the passenger is travelling on a redemption ticket?...
Jul 1, 19, 5:44 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 12,650
Posted By dddc

I suffered from occasional claustrophobia attacks...

I suffered from occasional claustrophobia attacks on the tube during peak hour journeys in the past few years, even though I've been travelling on it for nearly 3 decades. The space in an economy...
Jul 1, 19, 5:29 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 12,650
Posted By dddc

Ryanair didn't buy seats with no recline to stop...

Ryanair didn't buy seats with no recline to stop passengers arguing, they bought them because they were cheaper, no maintenance issues, and being lighter they save fuel. Nothing on a low cost carrier...
Jun 29, 19, 5:13 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,612
Posted By dddc

Not the domestic flights, but on a probably...

Not the domestic flights, but on a probably shorter LHR - AMS early morning flight on BMI (RIP) I recall the crew racing up the aisles with the trolley, flinging out the trays with out the hot dish...
Jun 29, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,612
Posted By dddc

Not just BA. I flew Norwegian back from Kefalonia...

Not just BA. I flew Norwegian back from Kefalonia last year and had wanted to try their attempt at a burger, but none left by the time they got to me in the exit row. No sandwiches apart from 1...
Jun 26, 19, 4:02 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,559
Posted By dddc

Agreed. Most travel policies that I'm aware...

Agreed. Most travel policies that I'm aware between myself and my friends don't exclude LCCs as they are often more convenient for people who live in places away from Heathrow (for example). You can...
Jun 24, 19, 4:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 950
Posted By dddc

Just be careful with Emirates and the A380 out of...

Just be careful with Emirates and the A380 out of Brisbane and when you plan to fly. Last year they dropped the service and replaced it with a B777 for a few months before announcing to much fanfare...
Jun 24, 19, 3:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By dddc

Thank you.

Thank you.
Jun 24, 19, 2:29 am
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Views: 756
Posted By dddc

Can a passenger who has booked Business or First...

Can a passenger who has booked Business or First and has also booked wheelchair/airport assistance bring their carer in who is flying Economy? Travelling on the same flight in this example.

Do...
Jun 23, 19, 4:23 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,484
Posted By dddc

Just as a data point, I landed at the South...

Just as a data point, I landed at the South Terminal at 5.40am on a Monday morning. Off the plane 5.50 (A350) through immigration (e-gates), waited for and collected bags, out to the station and onto...
Jun 23, 19, 3:21 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,554
Posted By dddc

Having two pilots in the cockpit didn't stop a...

Having two pilots in the cockpit didn't stop a Korean Airways 747 cargo plane going down when the other crew were too afraid to challenge the captains decision. There have been other cases of that...
Jun 19, 19, 5:42 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By dddc

Congrats to CX - 4th in 2019 Skytrax poll.

Congratulations to Cathay Pacific for coming 4th overall in Skytrax's annual poll of airlines (https://www.worldairlineawards.com/worlds-top-100-airlines-2019/), improving from 6th last year and only...
Forum: Travel Tools
Jun 15, 19, 12:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,481
Posted By dddc

I start with Tripadvisor as it will give you a...

I start with Tripadvisor as it will give you a rough indication if a hotel has given one of the booking sites a better deal. I'd then go to that site to see if the were any hidden taxes and fees not...
Jun 12, 19, 7:01 am
Replies: 70
Views: 7,802
Posted By dddc

Wow. What attitude if true. Sure, ANY airline's...

Wow. What attitude if true. Sure, ANY airline's duty is to get you from A to B safely, so with that as a baseline what else are you going to do to entice me with to spend my money with you? Tiny...
Jun 12, 19, 6:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By dddc

Have you already pre-selected those seats? I...

Have you already pre-selected those seats? I don't like your chances that you will have the empty seats next to you free unless everyone else has chosen their seats. Even at the gate they may...
Jun 12, 19, 2:19 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,227
Posted By dddc

Since there are now 12 of you, you may want to...

Since there are now 12 of you, you may want to consider hiring a comfortable coach and driver at your destination to make it easier to get around whatever city you decide on! Maybe it's time to go to...
Jun 11, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,227
Posted By dddc

I've done a day trip to Amsterdam for leisure...

I've done a day trip to Amsterdam for leisure from LCY before, but not with a 70 year old in tow. How mobile are they and the rest of the crowd?

If they are, then Amsterdam has several flights a...
Jun 9, 19, 9:47 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,718
Posted By dddc

I'm sorry, but I'm getting tired of people...

I'm sorry, but I'm getting tired of people throwing up these "pearls". Yes, people suffered in the past. Plenty of people still suffer today too. But this isn't Omni, it's about whether the 787...
Jun 9, 19, 8:13 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,718
Posted By dddc

I said width, not girth. :cool:

I said width, not girth. :cool:
Jun 9, 19, 8:12 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,718
Posted By dddc

By applying your logic, you never want or expect...

By applying your logic, you never want or expect any piece of machinery to ever need ANY sort repair and maintenance? You'd be happy to board a tube that's never had any maintenance and be stuck in...
Jun 8, 19, 6:06 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 7,718
Posted By dddc

There ARE good Y cabins out there, but if you buy...

There ARE good Y cabins out there, but if you buy at Big'n'Tall shops, then you need to do your research. Never has an extra inch in length and width made such a difference to personal enjoyment. I...
Jun 8, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,673
Posted By dddc

I have some cotton J eye masks from the Molton...

I have some cotton J eye masks from the Molton Brown amenity kit days that I still take with me on trips now and they seem to survive a go in my washing machine now and then. Is the one with the...
Jun 7, 19, 4:43 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,802
Posted By dddc

Yes, I love how they say the meals are bigger but...

Yes, I love how they say the meals are bigger but when you see them next to the cutlery or cup you realise is looks smaller than before!

I wonder if that's that's Etihad's end game, make the Y...
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