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Dec 12, 18, 5:14 am
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Posted By londonbus

Sure - but maybe this route is higher up the list...

Sure - but maybe this route is higher up the list for better yields?
Dec 12, 18, 4:39 am
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Posted By londonbus

Last Friday before Christmas - expecting higher...

Last Friday before Christmas - expecting higher traffic between UK and Germany of people going home for Christmas?
Dec 12, 18, 4:19 am
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Views: 225,280
Posted By londonbus

Sorry - will do next time. I'm in W on the 19th...

Sorry - will do next time. I'm in W on the 19th and a mate is in W on the 21st. Looks like a strong possibility of upgrades to first/biz on my flight...
Dec 12, 18, 3:43 am
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Posted By londonbus

Could someone please check BA262 19/12/2018 ...

Could someone please check

BA262 19/12/2018

and

BA262 21/12/2018

Ta.
Dec 12, 18, 1:16 am
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Views: 133,233
Posted By londonbus

RUH - LHR for 19 December from WTP to CW pricing...

RUH - LHR for 19 December from WTP to CW pricing at 2,916 SAR. WTP was booked in the T bucket.

No avios availability.

WTP currently showing W bucket ex RUH and CW showing J ex RUH. I suspect...
Forum: Middle East
May 8, 18, 4:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By londonbus

I live in Riyadh. The airport here is fine - the...

I live in Riyadh. The airport here is fine - the immigration officers are polite and generally efficient.

Jeddah airport is a zoo.
Apr 20, 18, 4:57 am
Mar 30, 18, 2:47 am
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Views: 591
Posted By londonbus

The upgraded fare bucket was I, fwiw...

The upgraded fare bucket was I, fwiw...
Mar 30, 18, 2:20 am
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Views: 591
Posted By londonbus

UL Bid For Upgrade - extra TPs

I did RUH-CMB-BKK and return about three weeks ago.

Booked in WhY for the bargain fare of 330.

RUH - CMB is 35 TPs in WhY

Bid for upgrade - min bid of $200 for this (overnight) sector....
Mar 30, 18, 2:06 am
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Views: 197,900
Posted By londonbus

Cairo can also be the ideal location for TP runs....

Cairo can also be the ideal location for TP runs.

CAI-LHR-NYC for c. 1,100 in J (560 TPs) anyone?
Mar 30, 18, 2:05 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,148
Posted By londonbus

It's just incredibly tired. Usual BA cost...

It's just incredibly tired. Usual BA cost cutting. Having used both lounges at Riyadh, Colombo recently, the contrast with Galleries is that Galleries has nicer design in terms of natural light but...
Feb 3, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By londonbus

Both places are fun. Enjoy the destination. You...

Both places are fun. Enjoy the destination. You have til October to pick up the tier points.
Feb 2, 18, 12:19 am
Replies: 82
Views: 7,754
Posted By londonbus

In Riyadh, if you work at the Ritz Carlton, you...

In Riyadh, if you work at the Ritz Carlton, you probably didn't envy recent guests...
Jan 20, 18, 11:04 am
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Views: 247,665
Posted By londonbus

I know. The issue that Emirates is seen as "the...

I know. The issue that Emirates is seen as "the model " for lots of airlines. It isn't all comfort...


(And its expensive too. EK is pricey ex RUH)
Jan 20, 18, 3:15 am
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Views: 247,665
Posted By londonbus

They have. 10 across in whY.

They have. 10 across in whY.
Jan 11, 18, 2:41 am
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Views: 826,155
Posted By londonbus

Sure, although getting to DOH from anywhere in...

Sure, although getting to DOH from anywhere in the GCC except Oman is errr challenging?
Jan 10, 18, 11:51 pm
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Views: 826,155
Posted By londonbus

Rather niche this, but if you're based in the...

Rather niche this, but if you're based in the Gulf (DXB, BAH, RUH, JED, MCT) Sri Lanka to CGK will get you 600 TPs in J for c. 1,100.
Jan 10, 18, 3:17 am
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By londonbus

Sale now on ex Saudi - and presumably rest of ME....

Sale now on ex Saudi - and presumably rest of ME.


Runs until 24 January. Travel to be completed by 12 December 2018.


I've looked at a mixed booking (RUH-LHR in J, LHR-RUH in W) for May/June...
Dec 29, 17, 10:00 am
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Views: 41,069
Posted By londonbus

To be fair, security screen at RUH T1 is pretty...

To be fair, security screen at RUH T1 is pretty lax. Tends to be a comedy of errors if you're going out when PIA/PAL or Lanka have departures scheduled...
Dec 29, 17, 9:59 am
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Views: 41,069
Posted By londonbus

It's like RJ at AMM. MEA are coughing up the...

It's like RJ at AMM. MEA are coughing up the additional cash for additional screening. Hence the exemption.

Good luck with BA under Cruz paying for anything.
Dec 29, 17, 9:51 am
Replies: 292
Views: 32,341
Posted By londonbus

It is. I am an idiot and managed to miss my...

It is. I am an idiot and managed to miss my flight to RUH on 30 July. BA offloaded my bags and put them onto the JED flight which I rebooked onto.

They didn't even have to change the bag tag. Bags...
Dec 29, 17, 9:33 am
Replies: 82
Views: 13,068
Posted By londonbus

Absolutely. Aer Lingus shorthaul is Easyjet...

Absolutely. Aer Lingus shorthaul is Easyjet quality. Much nicer than Ryanair but not full service.
Dec 23, 17, 5:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By londonbus

Sleeper service JFK - LHR

I've booked Mrs Bus and Midibus in J (UUA) on BA114 when they come back from their trip to the US in August.


I'm familiar with sleeper service on the RUH-LHR route.

114 is a sleeper route. Is...
Dec 19, 17, 2:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,683
Posted By londonbus

I fly a shiny new 787 AMM-LHR in October....

I fly a shiny new 787 AMM-LHR in October. Friendly crew, good food - what's there not to like?
Dec 17, 17, 1:08 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,652
Posted By londonbus

At AMM: * Board at depature -60 - you're...

At AMM:

* Board at depature -60 - you're held in a secure pen.
* Full detailed hand search on hand luggage - laptop swabbed and checked for explosives.

This will cost money - and Mr Cruz is...
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