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Jan 26, 20, 1:47 pm
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Views: 3,626
Posted By father_ted

Had a new one recently on a foggy morning...

Had a new one recently on a foggy morning MAN-LCY... due to reduced visibility please turn off all electronics for takeoff.

Something I've missed?
Oct 29, 19, 12:32 pm
Replies: 644
Views: 167,514
Posted By father_ted

You make a good point - 5k used on an RFS is...

You make a good point - 5k used on an RFS is adequate.

It was a return catered route and a fault with some cooling equipment meant that the safety of the hot section of the meals (which were on...
Oct 29, 19, 9:45 am
Replies: 644
Views: 167,514
Posted By father_ted

5k for no hot food in CE on a 4h flight. Does...

5k for no hot food in CE on a 4h flight. Does that sound reasonable? I've never had cause to complain to BA before, but in light of 10k for a restricted choice of beer in ET, it sounds a bit thin.
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Aug 3, 19, 2:22 am
Replies: 459
Views: 65,726
Posted By father_ted

I haven't seen any information about hand baggage...

I haven't seen any information about hand baggage on domestic - international T5-T5 connections. Presumably this shouldn't be an issue as no further hand baggage screening is required.

It hardly...
Replies: 472
Views: 45,723
Posted By father_ted

Hello all. LH recently cancelled my onward...

Hello all.

LH recently cancelled my onward connection from FRA two days before the flights. Rerouted by TA, no issues. Filled in webform, LH offered 250EUR on 11th July and requested a copy of the...
Jan 29, 18, 5:57 am
Replies: 80
Views: 7,166
Posted By father_ted

While I would always advise marking and...

While I would always advise marking and double-checking one's luggage - I think the point PG makes (and the reason BA sorted this out at their expense) is that it is the responsibility of the airline...
Sep 21, 17, 4:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By father_ted

If you have made the booking less than 24 hours...

If you have made the booking less than 24 hours ago, you can call and rebook to the higher cabin if it is still available without penalty.

Note that only one free change is allowed in the 24 hour...
Sep 1, 17, 8:38 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,391
Posted By father_ted

MAN seems to be broken today.

MAN seems to be broken today.
Aug 30, 17, 2:37 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,107
Posted By father_ted

I was told in January that a new process had been...

I was told in January that a new process had been implemented for booking GPR, and I have always been debited the full Avios cost since then.
Aug 25, 17, 11:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By father_ted

I'm in a very similar situation with CX on a BA...

I'm in a very similar situation with CX on a BA issued miles ticket to HKG, and a separate BA ticket heading home a few days later.

I think the disruption expected is on the 27th, and your CX...
Aug 18, 17, 11:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By father_ted

Agreed. It's SIN that I need to get to, so lots...

Agreed. It's SIN that I need to get to, so lots of options, including on MH using BA miles.

I think I'll make it via EK and CX as planned, just with fewer hours sleep than anticipated.

I wonder...
Aug 18, 17, 11:17 am
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By father_ted

My thoughts exactly. Leisure, but I need to catch...

My thoughts exactly. Leisure, but I need to catch another flight ex-BKK at ~midday tomorrow. There are worse places to be stuck than an EK lounge.

Update - A6-EDO, which was on the EK418...
Aug 18, 17, 10:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By father_ted

EK384/385 tonight

Greetings all - it's a long time since I've frequented this forum, I'm using up the last of my EK miles on 385 tonight HKG-BKK.

Delayed 4h+ so far - no information from the lounge other than...
May 8, 17, 11:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By father_ted

Free seat selection on HBO fares returns?

link (https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/about-ba/whats-new/executive-club-improvements?source=H05X&hpsource=H05AXExecutiveClubch)



Sounds like good news to me.
Apr 5, 17, 5:02 am
Replies: 582
Views: 98,852
Posted By father_ted

I would be fascinated to hear the commercial...

I would be fascinated to hear the commercial argument against BA-BA interlining.
Mar 23, 17, 8:02 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,161
Posted By father_ted

I'm fairly sure they're a contractor for BA, G4S...

I'm fairly sure they're a contractor for BA, G4S or similar using British staff, not US Government employees. Having sufficient staff on hand to deal with delayed departures is very much within BA's...
Mar 22, 17, 8:57 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,213
Posted By father_ted

I hope that someone tells the crew they should...

I hope that someone tells the crew they should have given her the LPGS!

Sadly I don't run BA... it would be money well spent in my opinion.
Mar 21, 17, 9:58 am
Replies: 262
Views: 59,698
Posted By father_ted

UK follows suit... ...

UK follows suit...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/uk-set-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-middle-east-countries...
Mar 17, 17, 8:07 am
Replies: 347
Views: 65,373
Posted By father_ted

I see nobody has complained recently, so I'll...

I see nobody has complained recently, so I'll pitch in and say that the music is too loud, and that some of the sockets aren't working.

Otherwise, I think it's a very good BA lounge, the staff are...
Mar 14, 17, 12:53 pm
Replies: 1,324
Views: 216,587
Posted By father_ted

The statusless argument makes a lot of sense from...

The statusless argument makes a lot of sense from LGW - even though the flight has little availability... but why then would TS block every seat to a non-status passenger, rather than generating...
Mar 14, 17, 12:45 pm
Replies: 1,324
Views: 216,587
Posted By father_ted

Does TS operate differently at LHR and LGW? ...

Does TS operate differently at LHR and LGW?

Looking at LGW-AMS on Thursday - seat maps in MMB almost completely available (to a Gold passenger) on the 2764 despite availability of Y5... I thought...
Mar 10, 17, 3:42 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,000
Posted By father_ted

I have had exactly the same experience at LAX,...

I have had exactly the same experience at LAX, and at MIA. It's intensely frustrating. It would be equally efficient to share final queues between two adjacent desks, and that would average out a lot...
Mar 2, 17, 2:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,172
Posted By father_ted

It might be a different department, but I had to...

It might be a different department, but I had to chase a refund for a cancelled booking recently. According to BA's computers, the payment had been processed a month previously.

I received many...
Feb 28, 17, 6:11 am
Replies: 52
Views: 15,834
Posted By father_ted

I can't speak for GE, but ESTA is linked to a...

I can't speak for GE, but ESTA is linked to a passport - new passport means new ESTA.
Feb 27, 17, 11:34 am
Replies: 46
Views: 7,553
Posted By father_ted

I hope not, just as there are many complex...

I hope not, just as there are many complex regulations for the quality of medical oxygen, the supply of electricity for medical devices is a specialist field. For example, in some life-critical...
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