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Feb 6, 14, 10:34 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,819
Posted By dunk

IMO, Pinner is amongst the nicer parts of that...

IMO, Pinner is amongst the nicer parts of that area of NW London. Also, moving further out towards Moor Park, Rickmansworth, etc. All on the Met line to Baker St. (see...
Feb 1, 14, 11:27 am
Replies: 129
Views: 16,683
Posted By dunk

Thinking practically ... 1. Avios aren't...

Thinking practically ...

1. Avios aren't 'real' money and have a much lower value/impact on the balance sheet
2. they're easy for customer relations to give out ... much less...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 1, 14, 9:53 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By dunk

The mosaic fountains are quite pretty, but I've...

The mosaic fountains are quite pretty, but I've never seen them switched on :)
Feb 1, 14, 9:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By dunk

BA and AY both use the Amadeus GDS. BA...

BA and AY both use the Amadeus GDS.

BA creates the initial PNR (as you booked on ba.com) and sends a message to AY who then create a separate PNR for their sectors. Your BAEC number is in both...
Feb 1, 14, 9:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By dunk

When airlines create a booking in their system,...

When airlines create a booking in their system, they only send details of immediately previous/connecting flights to other carriers.

Sort of 'need to know' basis only :)

AA use a system called...
Feb 1, 14, 9:22 am
Replies: 45
Views: 14,297
Posted By dunk

Hopefully it'll be something 'weird' ... however...

Hopefully it'll be something 'weird' ... however you define the term ! Although, left up to BA, who knows what you might get :p

I visited Austin on the recommendation of a texan lady I met in a...
Feb 1, 14, 9:14 am
Replies: 129
Views: 16,683
Posted By dunk

Does any of this coincide with the dismantling of...

Does any of this coincide with the dismantling of the US call centre and the move offshore? What would have happened to the call records ?
Feb 1, 14, 9:12 am
Replies: 129
Views: 16,683
Posted By dunk

Another option before consulting a lawyer is to...

Another option before consulting a lawyer is to make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act. That should produce a copy of the PNR together with its history and any notes or remarks...
Jan 31, 14, 7:03 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By dunk

Quoting myself, the 2012 Xmas quiz is here:...

Quoting myself, the 2012 Xmas quiz is here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1417661-christmas-quiz-newcastle-do-december-2012-a.html

Questions in post #2, answers in...
Jan 31, 14, 6:52 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By dunk

Yes. They can split you off on to a separate PNR...

Yes. They can split you off on to a separate PNR and then cancel that, leaving the others intact. You'll have to call as it can't be done online.

Of course, you'll have to consider cancellation...
Jan 31, 14, 5:13 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,758
Posted By dunk

You'd have thought BA might have trawled the LH...

You'd have thought BA might have trawled the LH and UA forums here; both have been using this organisation for some time, to a ... err ... mixed reception from FTers ;)

But let's not rehash the...
Jan 31, 14, 4:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,758
Posted By dunk

That's interesting ... thank you ^ My search for...

That's interesting ... thank you ^ My search for reliable/useful data goes on ...

http://www.arvato.com/en/newsroom/detail/id/strategic-british-airways-and-arvato-partnership-takes-off.html

I'm...
Jan 31, 14, 3:11 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By dunk

Thank you :) I'll have to think of something. ...

Thank you :) I'll have to think of something.

There was a 'BA pub quiz' at one of the do's up north some time back. I don't recall if the questions (and the answers) were published here or not.
Jan 31, 14, 2:54 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,758
Posted By dunk

That was Bahrain and Saudi Arabia :eek: and s/he...

That was Bahrain and Saudi Arabia :eek: and s/he probably called because they're the only two locations that claim to be open 24x7. Frankly I'm not surprised at the response, but at least we know now...
Jan 31, 14, 1:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By dunk

Most fares define alternatives classes where the...

Most fares define alternatives classes where the fare basis class isn't offered on all sectors if e.g. there are other carriers involved.

For a cheaper R class MAN-ZAG, it says:



So...
Jan 31, 14, 1:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By dunk

I must admit when I saw the word 'refund' I...

I must admit when I saw the word 'refund' I wondered why you didn't use the dedicated refunds contact.

But as it appears to be an over- or unauthorised charge, can you not dispute it with your...
Jan 31, 14, 12:58 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By dunk

This was 'actual' data for a random date in Jan...

This was 'actual' data for a random date in Jan that I forget. So this is what operated rather than timetable data, so was possibly subject to cancellations and aircraft changes.

I knew it was an...
Jan 31, 14, 12:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By dunk

I recall SQ defined a premium first (R ?) class...

I recall SQ defined a premium first (R ?) class when they introduced the A380. And also limited redemptions on those services.
Jan 31, 14, 12:42 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By dunk

Oh you impatient lot :) I counted 24 cities:...

Oh you impatient lot :)

I counted 24 cities:

- ATL, BWI, BOS, YYC, ORD, DFW, DEN, IAH, LAS, LAX, MIA, YUL, JFK, EWR, MCO, PHL, PHX, SAN, SFO, SEA, TPA, YYZ, YVR and IAD.

I didn't consider...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 31, 14, 7:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By dunk

The only way I can see this being possible is...

The only way I can see this being possible is with a transit visa that would give you a day or so. There have been various success stories here, although mostly from US members.

Can you construct...
Jan 31, 14, 6:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By dunk

A little Friday quiz

A short while ago someone (obviously a naive newbie ;)) suggested that the North Atlantic market was only a minor part of BA's business.

After spluttering coffee over my keyboard :eek: I decided...
Jan 31, 14, 6:34 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,734
Posted By dunk

Thank you for your contribution :) As I...

Thank you for your contribution :)

As I noted upthread, if you look at the views and comments numbers for SFO777's reports, he does engage with his audience after posting and isn't afraid of a...
Jan 30, 14, 2:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By dunk

As a presumably frequent traveller, I think you...

As a presumably frequent traveller, I think you were a little naive to expect a BA app (backed by BA systems) to give timely status information for another carrier's flight. BA (as your agent in this...
Jan 30, 14, 1:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By dunk

Something you would seem perfectly qualified to...

Something you would seem perfectly qualified to comment on ... professionally and sartorially :D

Thank you for your thoughts and for what you 'put back', in the form of your contributions to this...
Jan 30, 14, 1:19 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 4,713
Posted By dunk

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply is wasn't a good...

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply is wasn't a good course of action. It may in fact get more attention, as you suggest.



The clinic thread implies it's down to the operating carrier that does the...
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