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Jul 30, 20, 7:48 am
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Posted By Mr H

I flew SU in 1989 in an Il86 OVB-VKO. I surprised...

I flew SU in 1989 in an Il86 OVB-VKO. I surprised the cabin crew by having a swiss army knife with a can opener which did the round of the plane opening the tins of fruit juice.
Jul 19, 20, 5:32 am
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Posted By Mr H

What an amazing site.

What an amazing site.
Jul 19, 20, 1:30 am
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Views: 2,209
Posted By Mr H

Thanks. I suspect it was the 757 but I was kinda...

Thanks. I suspect it was the 757 but I was kinda hoping someone could persuade me it was a Tristar.
Jul 18, 20, 9:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,209
Posted By Mr H

What metal did BA fly to Russia in the 1980s?

Looking back at flights I made when I was much younger, I realise I don't remember the planes. Does anyone know what types of aircraft BA flew to Moscow and Leningrad in 1987 - and to Moscow in 1989?...
Jul 11, 19, 3:11 am
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Posted By Mr H

This explains why Americans say entree to mean...

This explains why Americans say entree to mean the main course:

https://www.casaschools.com/why-americans-say-entree-for-main-course/
Jun 10, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mr H

Good point - but I don't have the ability to edit...

Good point - but I don't have the ability to edit the title. Perhaps a moderator could help.
Jun 10, 19, 1:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mr H

TK717 often delayed?

Does anyone know what is up with TK717 DEL-IST? It seems to be consistently leaving late - sometimes several hours late - and the past three days say "diverted to ISL"? And is ISL the new airport...
Mar 6, 19, 2:57 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,659
Posted By Mr H

As a white male, it is easy to make the...

As a white male, it is easy to make the assumption that everyone is treated the same as me; or that when they are not, it is a momentary lapse of service. However I have talked enough to friends and...
Dec 17, 18, 3:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Mr H

It's a disappointingly long time since I did a...

It's a disappointingly long time since I did a multi-airline redemption on *A. But when I did, I would always get multiple boarding passes at initial check in (printed on the first airline's BPs)...
Dec 17, 18, 2:51 am
Replies: 109
Views: 20,827
Posted By Mr H

Thanks aceboy44. I had a couple of SQ...

Thanks aceboy44. I had a couple of SQ redemptions to/from central Asia F in July 19 that I booked last week. I have cancelled them now and will look for QF availability.
Dec 14, 18, 4:32 am
Replies: 101
Views: 43,293
Posted By Mr H

Checking the SQ website is no guarantee. I booked...

Checking the SQ website is no guarantee. I booked a redemption a couple of weeks ago - included two sectors in Suites and two in First class. Now equipment swapped and all in First Class. I think...
Nov 24, 18, 5:15 am
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By Mr H

Tashkent - TAS-ICN

I have a redemption in September 2019 that includes TAS-ICN with OZ in J. I did this route once before in 2011 and it seems not much has changed. Is there any chance at all, by September 2019, that...
Nov 23, 18, 1:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Mr H

The agents accept backtracking to Central Asia...

The agents accept backtracking to Central Asia because of the limited route options but they won't make an exception to the MPM.
Nov 22, 18, 4:13 am
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Mr H

Is there a way around MPM

Wanting to fly DYU (Dushanbe - Tajikistan) - MEL on a *A redemption. The only *A flight out of DYU is to IST. I'm not being allowed to book any route via IST because it exceeds MPM - even...
Apr 17, 18, 4:10 pm
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Views: 385,728
Posted By Mr H

Yes it seems that way.

Yes it seems that way.
Apr 17, 18, 6:13 am
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Views: 385,728
Posted By Mr H

Stayed in the resort from 4-9 April. Three of the...

Stayed in the resort from 4-9 April. Three of the five wings closed, main pool closed. Suites guests can use the Suites pool (open to children) or the Spa pool (adults only). Non-suites guests can...
Feb 28, 15, 10:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Mr H

It can take a day or three for your VA status to...

It can take a day or three for your VA status to change on the website. It takes time sometimes for status credits to show up, then there is a sweep done overnight, then the status upgrades are...
Jan 7, 15, 4:42 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 11,618
Posted By Mr H

Personally it's because that's what my employer...

Personally it's because that's what my employer has mandated as the cheaper provider. If I had a choice, I would be with Qantas; if I were paying, I would be with Tiger or Jetstar.
Jan 5, 15, 9:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,686
Posted By Mr H

Assuming the hacker is able to read your e-mails,...

Assuming the hacker is able to read your e-mails, perhaps you could send yourself an e-mail to say that use of Avios for booking a hotel suite is a poor use of the points and that they should have...
Jan 5, 15, 9:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mr H

Yes - was told that I could choose one (and only...

Yes - was told that I could choose one (and only one) of water, tea, coffee or juice - I thought the water would be most thirst quenching.

It's odd, but one of the side effects of dehydration is...
Dec 31, 14, 2:29 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mr H

The flexi catering used to include a wrap or a...

The flexi catering used to include a wrap or a punnet of salad and a proper drink in addition to water or tea or coffee. I have been away from VA for several months and things seem to have slid since...
Dec 30, 14, 11:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mr H

I could have done, but since I spent much of my...

I could have done, but since I spent much of my time at BNE queuing for information and was then told to wait in the gate area so we could depart quickly, I chose not to. I had no idea the delay...
Dec 30, 14, 8:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,974
Posted By Mr H

Thumbs down The land that customer service forgot...

This is a whinge. Sorry.

A few weeks ago, I travelled to Brisbane. I had MEL-BNE return tix with a flexi fare and I am VA Silver.

On the way home, there were storms over Brisbane. Flights were...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mr H

One slightly longer option for the Kangaroo Route...

One slightly longer option for the Kangaroo Route is NZ via AKL. Their J offering is good and relatively affordable, especially if done through one way tix - hence could do LAX - AKL - Australia -...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mr H

Melbourne in August can be cold and grey. Not...

Melbourne in August can be cold and grey. Not ideal for going out to Phillip Island and shivering whilst waiting for penguins (but if you do go there, don't pay extra for the closer platform as you...
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