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Jan 29, 15, 4:33 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By browserden

East Coast trains have bravely decided to do an...

East Coast trains have bravely decided to do an 'ask the manager' session live on Twitter (4th Feb 16:00-17:00). Do you think there's a chance that the nice Mr Hillier and team would be willing to do...
Jan 29, 15, 4:22 am
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By browserden

As we're talking trains the replacement bus runs...

As we're talking trains the replacement bus runs from MAN-MIA :)
Jan 29, 15, 4:13 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,790
Posted By browserden

I've signed it. Don't believe it'll make a...

I've signed it. Don't believe it'll make a difference but it can't do any harm either. Those that know me will know that I like to at least put up some sort of fight for the things I believe in.
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Jan 29, 15, 3:55 am
Replies: 127
Views: 11,250
Posted By browserden

Of course it mattered! BA has to pay two lots of...

Of course it mattered! BA has to pay two lots of APD if you stop over in London. That meant a big loss on every Avios ticket, if you don't stop over then you're fine.

Also why is DUB-LHR-NYC...
Jan 29, 15, 3:50 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,378
Posted By browserden

A good Tweet for any domestic flyers: Are...

A good Tweet for any domestic flyers:


Are there any decent loyalty schemes around for domestic travellers?
Jan 29, 15, 3:38 am
Replies: 127
Views: 11,250
Posted By browserden

I called 2014 the year of the enhancement, but it...

I called 2014 the year of the enhancement, but it looks like it's only just begun.

There's no way I'm going to reach silver anymore so I'll give in when I drop.

With Little Red disappearing...
Sep 16, 14, 1:02 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 9,746
Posted By browserden

Have you tried the train? Under 3 hours and...

Have you tried the train? Under 3 hours and advance first class fares often compare favourably with BA's restricted economy fares.

If you live near the centre of Newcastle and need to be in...
Sep 15, 14, 12:36 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 7,505
Posted By browserden

Nope. Aegean (A3) probably wins the award for...

Nope. Aegean (A3) probably wins the award for that one. Of course Star Alliance Gold is no where near oneworld emerald (BA Gold) but I'd say A3*G is significantly easier to get than BA silver.
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Sep 14, 14, 12:44 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 7,505
Posted By browserden

I had the special meals in my list. Agreed about...

I had the special meals in my list. Agreed about the Pommery, not much of a champagne drinker (ex-bmi after all so more of a beer man!) but it's nice to have something drinkable on special occasions....
Sep 14, 14, 10:27 am
Replies: 335
Views: 43,723
Posted By browserden

The presentation in the cast iron dish on a plate...

The presentation in the cast iron dish on a plate doesn't look very good in the photo (might look better for real). I'd say it looks more like a microwave dish when you look at the photo.
Sep 14, 14, 10:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By browserden

The Galleries North lounge has showers inside the...

The Galleries North lounge has showers inside the lounge (no spa), Galleries South doesn't have the showers within the lounge but in the spa area (which is by the Concorde Room).

In my experience...
Sep 14, 14, 9:52 am
Replies: 83
Views: 7,505
Posted By browserden

Easyjet also fly lots of destination from London...

Easyjet also fly lots of destination from London (LGW) and other airports that call themselves London.

Alitalia have good coverage out of Rome, KLM out of Amsterdam, Aerolineas Argentinas from...
Sep 14, 14, 8:49 am
Replies: 271
Views: 30,464
Posted By browserden

It would be a shame. I've used them due to their...

It would be a shame. I've used them due to their low prices and the fact T1/T2 is closer to Central London.

Now they're using T2 it's a much more pleasant experience and they should keep going to...
Sep 14, 14, 8:30 am
Replies: 83
Views: 7,505
Posted By browserden

I was aiming to list everything I could think of,...

I was aiming to list everything I could think of, however small.

When were LGW baggage handlers outsourced? I don't think it was this year but it has caused a lot of issues.

Anyone up for...
Sep 14, 14, 6:28 am
Replies: 83
Views: 7,505
Posted By browserden

BA's year of enhancements

Last year we had the introduction of BaxterStorey but after some public humiliation they got their act together and the lounge catering is not too bad.

But this year they're really piling on the...
Sep 14, 14, 5:12 am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,984
Posted By browserden

Must be a small hole! ;)

Must be a small hole! ;)
Aug 25, 14, 2:11 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By browserden

Thistle Heathrow - any experiences

I see the Thistle Heathrow is accessible from T5 by pod (http://www.thistle.com/hotels/united_kingdom/london/thistle_london_heathrow_terminal_5/hotel_facilities/heathrow_pods.html). Has anyone stayed...
Aug 25, 14, 1:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,946
Posted By browserden

As mentioned there's no lounge passes but keep an...

As mentioned there's no lounge passes but keep an eye out for upgrade offers. You need to be in business class (Club World/Biz Bed) or higher for lounge access.

I'm guessing you're flying...
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 25, 14, 1:47 pm
Replies: 382
Views: 86,096
Posted By browserden

Great read! More please!

Great read! More please!
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 25, 14, 1:14 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,225
Posted By browserden

I did hear at a BA desk in EDI one of the BA...

I did hear at a BA desk in EDI one of the BA agents seeing if they could rebook the passenger on "Swissair" as a delay to their BA flight would mean they'd miss their onward BA flight to ZRH but...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 25, 14, 12:57 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,391
Posted By browserden

Hi claptonalex I've been enjoying reading about...

Hi claptonalex I've been enjoying reading about your first first on the BA forum :)

If you were talking short haul you could say the reverse is true. Business is now basically economy.

For me...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By browserden

Holiday Inn - London West and Heathrow T5

I've noticed two Holiday Inn's spring up recently.

The Holiday Inn London West is a former Ramada Encore and the Holiday Inn Heathrow T5 is the former Arora Park hotel (it's not attached to T5 but...
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Views: 69,896
Posted By browserden

As a gesture of goodwill the hotel SHOULD be...

As a gesture of goodwill the hotel SHOULD be honouring the (Royal) Ambassador benefits of those who booked before the changeover.

I booked the Grand Hotel Stockholm when it was in the IC portfolio...
Aug 25, 14, 11:54 am
Replies: 156
Views: 13,481
Posted By browserden

I thought the food was getting better but there's...

I thought the food was getting better but there's too many issues for me that just no longer make BA attractive anymore. I now try and fly direct where possible and if I connection is needed I book...
Aug 25, 14, 11:49 am
Replies: 76
Views: 6,693
Posted By browserden

Best: 1. EDI obviously - many improvements...

Best:

1. EDI obviously - many improvements over the last few years
2. LCY - five mins from aircraft to taxi door
3. TXL - see LCY ;)
4. LGW - New Hampton hotel + Premium Gatwick

Worst:
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