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Mar 23, 19, 4:24 pm
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Views: 3,062
Posted By boutela

Switzerland is inside Schengen but outside the EU...

Switzerland is inside Schengen but outside the EU customs union, so French domestic avoids the customs channel everyone else passes through.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 12, 19, 7:21 am
Replies: 110
Views: 5,191
Posted By boutela

I've done GVA: Apple maps says 55mins from the...

I've done GVA: Apple maps says 55mins from the central railway station. I once did WLG in my younger days, though that's an hour and a half. TLL (to the Hilton) seemed like much less than 55 minutes.
Nov 26, 18, 1:58 am
Replies: 570
Views: 171,941
Posted By boutela

GVA update; app boarding passes still don’t get...

GVA update; app boarding passes still don’t get you fast track access if you are status in Y. (Confirmed today, 26/11, GCH in Y to LHR.) This despite being labelled “FAST TRACK”. You’ll still need...
Oct 25, 18, 1:04 am
Replies: 3,383
Views: 398,322
Posted By boutela

BA.com keeps locking me out—rejecting my password...

BA.com keeps locking me out—rejecting my password and then, after a few tries, requiring me to reset it. After I do that, all works fine—until a couple of days later when I have to go through it...
Jun 9, 18, 6:28 am
Replies: 570
Views: 171,941
Posted By boutela

And done. (Sorry, I didn't read that as a...

And done. (Sorry, I didn't read that as a request at first.) Let me know if it now matches your understanding.
May 14, 18, 12:32 am
Replies: 570
Views: 171,941
Posted By boutela

As of this morning (GCH In J on BACF), fast track...

As of this morning (GCH In J on BACF), fast track security at GVA works only with a counter-printed BP. Neither app nor home-printed BP let you in.

So HBO PAX need to go to the check-in...
Apr 30, 18, 12:00 am
Replies: 570
Views: 171,941
Posted By boutela

I can confirm this now works. At least with a...

I can confirm this now works. At least with a printed boarding pass; they’re reporting issues with BPs in the app.

The reason for abandoning the stickers is apparently to stop people asking for...
Apr 23, 18, 1:02 am
Replies: 570
Views: 171,941
Posted By boutela

This morning the line-entrance person at GVA told...

This morning the line-entrance person at GVA told me the system has been updated so that no sticker is required, your boarding pass will work if you have access. (I'm CE to LCY, which hasn't worked...
Apr 16, 18, 2:00 am
Replies: 79
Views: 5,640
Posted By boutela

Yes, it's a common rule, but—without commenting...

Yes, it's a common rule, but—without commenting on its merits—they still ought to put signs up, both from a natural-justice point of view and so that non-"experienced travellers" will know about it. ...
Mar 13, 18, 3:31 am
Replies: 347
Views: 23,342
Posted By boutela

Though as BA are now finding out, if Kelloggs...

Though as BA are now finding out, if Kelloggs start mixing in sawdust to cut costs, eventually people will notice.
Mar 9, 18, 6:50 am
Replies: 61
Views: 9,945
Posted By boutela

Yes, fair point! Perhaps soon they’ll reach the...

Yes, fair point! Perhaps soon they’ll reach the galaxy-brain stage, and rope the end off. My enjoyment of arrivals on Wednesday got prolonged Idontknowhowmuch by people, perfectly innocently,...
Mar 8, 18, 6:28 am
Replies: 61
Views: 9,945
Posted By boutela

OT, but this is the result of EU reg 2017/458...

OT, but this is the result of EU reg 2017/458 requiring mandatory database checks at all Schengen frontiers, so it's been like that for a while. AFAICT GVA's only response has been to put up some...
Mar 8, 18, 4:52 am
Replies: 171
Views: 28,033
Posted By boutela

Depends how long the queues are, presumably. 🔌

Depends how long the queues are, presumably. 🔌
Feb 23, 18, 12:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By boutela

There are ticketing desks at the far left of the...

There are ticketing desks at the far left of the First check-in area. I’ve only used them for AUPs pre-FLY, but I heard someone be redirected to them from the check-in next to me just this week.
Feb 11, 18, 10:12 am
Replies: 329
Views: 61,002
Posted By boutela

Well, I booked, so if anyone is curious MMB is...

Well, I booked, so if anyone is curious MMB is showing it as 160.
Feb 9, 18, 3:14 am
Replies: 329
Views: 61,002
Posted By boutela

Query re earning TPs on QF-coded Emirates...

Query re earning TPs on QF-coded Emirates flights. I'm looking at a trip ATH-AKL using QF8404, aka EK404. That "flight" goes DXB-SIN-MEL without changing plane. I'm assuming it'll be treated as a...
Feb 1, 18, 2:55 am
Replies: 807
Views: 106,578
Posted By boutela

BA 734 to GVA 1500 yesterday was... a bit...

BA 734 to GVA 1500 yesterday was... a bit disappointing. A20, lanes for 1, 2/3 and 4/5. What looked very much like the usual GVA priority line was in, and well out the back of, the Group 1 lane...
Jan 28, 18, 11:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By boutela

This is what I do. Things might be different if...

This is what I do. Things might be different if your other passport wouldn't give you visa-free access to the UK, unlike NZ or Oz ones.

Very occasionally I’ve been asked at JFK about my UK entry...
Jan 28, 18, 6:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By boutela

Yes. I do this all the time, on my NZ passport. ...

Yes. I do this all the time, on my NZ passport. (When I had US visas they were in my NZ one, and I keep using it because I don't want to confuse them. :-)

I make a point of waving my NZ passport...
Jan 17, 18, 1:00 am
Replies: 807
Views: 106,578
Posted By boutela

Same flight this morning; same bus gate, but...

Same flight this morning; same bus gate, but group boarding onto the bus. For what it’s worth.

Also so can I put in a plea re my pet peeve here: please take your backpacks off in the bus. There’s...
Dec 29, 17, 8:04 am
Replies: 964
Views: 125,751
Posted By boutela

GVA-LCY CHF99, Dec 2017 (for travel in Jan).

GVA-LCY CHF99, Dec 2017 (for travel in Jan).
Dec 27, 17, 3:12 am
Replies: 188
Views: 48,238
Posted By boutela

Interesting (?) variation on reticketing. Family...

Interesting (?) variation on reticketing. Family (4pax) avios booking for yesterday evening, LCY-GVA; amended last week to remove the two children. At T-24 I couldn't OLCI. Called the contact...
Oct 23, 17, 4:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By boutela

Just did exactly this: kids flying out with Dad,...

Just did exactly this: kids flying out with Dad, back with Mum, so they couldn’t be on either parent’s booking.

Just be aware that you won’t be able to check in the child on the separate booking...
Oct 21, 17, 12:49 pm
Replies: 1,264
Views: 190,770
Posted By boutela

My next flight isn't till the 2nd of November,...

My next flight isn't till the 2nd of November, but it's showing on the Watch app.

TBH I haven't found much use for BA on the watch, except for discrete alerts by wrist-tap. (This is true for lots...
Oct 18, 17, 1:02 pm
Replies: 570
Views: 171,941
Posted By boutela

Sorry to quote an old post, but I learned this...

Sorry to quote an old post, but I learned this week that the staff member at the entrance to the check-in lines at GVA (the one dispensing the yellow "guaranteed in cabin" tags) has a supply of the...
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