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Forum: Africa
Jan 14, 20, 1:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By gbs1112

We used to call them power cuts. Load shedding...

We used to call them power cuts. Load shedding sounds much more refined
Jan 7, 20, 11:28 am
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By gbs1112

Kapten, Uber and other ride services

Uber is presently once more under notice to quit London. They have been breaking the regulations about driver identity where unchecked friends etc borrow a registered driver's authority to drive....
Forum: Italy
Dec 25, 19, 1:32 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,183
Posted By gbs1112

Harry’s Bar for Xmas

Christmas Day lunch.
It was packed downstairs where we sat and there seemed a never ending stream of people making their way upstairs as well.
There were no obvious tourists (which we were) and...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,821
Posted By gbs1112

There has to be someone to blame, then you can...

There has to be someone to blame, then you can sue. I have seen early comments that the cruise line was at fault for not doing proper due diligence for the passengers taking one of their shore...
Nov 23, 19, 12:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By gbs1112

BA lounge at Palma PMI

The BA Lounge Wiki reports that the Sala Valledemosa is closed for refurbishment but it has reopened. The Wiki seems unstable and cannot be edited to update the entry. BA passengers are now directed...
Forum: Japan
Oct 5, 19, 8:12 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By gbs1112

A whole week on Naoshima would be pushing it and...

A whole week on Naoshima would be pushing it and had I ended up there that long I would escape vowing 'never again'. For those who appreciate modern architecture and art it easily fills a day....
Forum: Japan
Oct 3, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By gbs1112

I am surprised that no one has mentioned Naoshima...

I am surprised that no one has mentioned Naoshima (Island). Takamatsu is the ideal stepping off point for a day trip to Naoshima. The high speed ferry takes about 30-45 minutes and there are slower...
Sep 5, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 198
Views: 30,836
Posted By gbs1112

Emirates sales

I am planning a route for October 2020 where Emirates has convenient flights. Does Emirates have any predictable sales periods worth waiting for, or do sale offers just come up as and when?
Aug 9, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,646
Posted By gbs1112

Flight to NICE today cancelled - adverse weather

Flight to NICE today cancelled - adverse weather
Forum: Italy
Jul 26, 19, 11:17 am
Replies: 61
Views: 10,183
Posted By gbs1112

THANKS. I have made a lunch reservation at...

THANKS. I have made a lunch reservation at Harrys. Does anyone know if they offer a special meal that day or just their regular service. Also, I have not made any table request. Any suggestions?...
Forum: Italy
Jul 15, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,183
Posted By gbs1112

Xmas in Venice Can anyone suggest where to have...

Xmas in Venice
Can anyone suggest where to have Christmas lunch or dinner? I have not asked our hotel if their restaurant will be functioning but wonder if a smaller, more local and intimate place...
Jul 12, 19, 10:38 am
Replies: 2,415
Views: 431,071
Posted By gbs1112

What to do with two 2-4-1 vouchers

I also seem to have accumulated 2 vouchers. Is there any advantageous use of both at the same time, or just get on with making two different bookings?
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 30, 19, 1:53 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,615
Posted By gbs1112

From the Kerala Backwaters to Delhi by Vistara Airlines

Moving from one major location to the next while on holiday in India, specially moving 1200 miles, is usually just a pain, with minor irritations and impatience. This time the whole exercise was a...
Mar 25, 19, 10:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By gbs1112

MIA Flagship lounge

Yes if you are flying F on BA you will be able to use Flagship dining. We were escorted from the entrance into the dining area and handed over to staff there.
Mar 6, 19, 10:37 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,627
Posted By gbs1112

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbu...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/1500x2000/1390afcb_b4a7_486b_8194_0d6e017fa892_eaf24cf9932f89bb6cab5a9a75ffaba14de5f49c.jpeg
I agree that BA could do a bit more to exhibit...
Mar 6, 19, 6:11 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,627
Posted By gbs1112

I started by asking to taste two of the three...

I started by asking to taste two of the three reds, the Bordeaux and the Kiwi wines. When the main course was delivered I tentatively suggested “why not go all the way and taste the lot” to which the...
Mar 6, 19, 5:30 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,627
Posted By gbs1112

But that is the whole point of this fun exercise....

But that is the whole point of this fun exercise. Tasting at 36,000 feet is not the same so in-flight which one comes off best?
Mar 6, 19, 4:48 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,627
Posted By gbs1112

BA Wine tasting in F

​​​​​​On BA139 (LHR-BOM) yesterday I decided that rather than choose a wine to go with my main course I would taste and compare all the reds on offer....
Forum: India
Mar 4, 19, 10:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By gbs1112

Its the end of Monday in Pakistan and their...

Its the end of Monday in Pakistan and their airspace remains closed for overflights. There is still military activity on the Kashmir border so not over as quickly as one would hope.
Forum: Japan
Mar 3, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,827
Posted By gbs1112

Maybe just a bit late for the cherry blossom in...

Maybe just a bit late for the cherry blossom in Kawaguchiko. Their forecast is not yet published but surrounding areas suggest that because of the much warmer weather of late it will be a few days...
Forum: India
Feb 27, 19, 4:47 am
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By gbs1112

Flightradar shows Pakistan airspace empty except...

Flightradar shows Pakistan airspace empty except for one Aeroflot aircraft BKK-SVO. There is substantial traffic in Indian airspace with a well defined corridor skirting to the south of the Pakistan...
Forum: India
Feb 27, 19, 4:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By gbs1112

Renewed hostilities between India and Pakistan

Are these affecting commercial flights to and from India or those that use their airspace?
Forum: India
Feb 25, 19, 12:21 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,646
Posted By gbs1112

I am booked at the Oberoi Nariman Point in a week...

I am booked at the Oberoi Nariman Point in a week or so. No one here has mentioned it. Is it that bad.
Forum: Africa
Feb 22, 19, 2:55 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By gbs1112

We are just back from ten days in the area. we...

We are just back from ten days in the area. we had lunch on two occasions at Delaire Graf Hotel and restaurant. There are two restaurants so we tried both. Members of our group thought that it would...
Forum: Japan
Feb 3, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By gbs1112

New Hotels in Tokyo [Karaksa Hotels]

News item today - these hotels look interesting

Karaksa Hotels Corp, the manager and operator of minimalist hotels designed especially for leisure travelers visiting Japan, on Feb 1 began offering...
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