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Mar 29, 18, 6:35 pm
Replies: 88
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Posted By Jonobigblind

Fingers crossed the supply holds out for my...

Fingers crossed the supply holds out for my arrival c 16:00 today. Even just for one before I switch onto the martini ;)
Oct 8, 16, 10:34 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,405
Posted By Jonobigblind

I'm currently a gold member and diamond is within...

I'm currently a gold member and diamond is within reach (9 more stays between 4 Nov and end Dec). Most of my stays are for one night so would qualify with a decent enough ratio but here in the U.K. I...
Oct 5, 16, 7:48 am
Replies: 86
Views: 10,584
Posted By Jonobigblind

I had this in May when transiting through MIA....

I had this in May when transiting through MIA. Also had it on the way back when I didn't get the X on my print out. Really don't see the point of it all, just another step in the process for me. ...
Oct 5, 16, 7:37 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By Jonobigblind

Hi Pentlebay and welcome to the board. I'm sure...

Hi Pentlebay and welcome to the board. I'm sure someone will officially welcome you shortly.

In terms of the redemption availability, they tend to open up c.355 days out and with the limited...
Oct 5, 16, 7:34 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,174
Posted By Jonobigblind

I've flown DXB-LHR recently and wasn't blown away...

I've flown DXB-LHR recently and wasn't blown away with the F service. Was an overnight flight but I've found the crew on the upper deck have been consistently better than the ones I experienced in F...
Oct 5, 16, 6:56 am
Replies: 3,383
Views: 492,697
Posted By Jonobigblind

Well, I'm struggling to book a city break. Tried...

Well, I'm struggling to book a city break. Tried different browsers, different wifi and cellular networks, different payment cards and different mobile and laptop devices. Get all the way through...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 28, 16, 12:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,734
Posted By Jonobigblind

Cracking read, looking forward to your assessment...

Cracking read, looking forward to your assessment of the post-brexit apocalyptic wasteland we're shuffling around in here.
Sep 28, 16, 12:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,814
Posted By Jonobigblind

Car dealerships seem to be adopting this approach...

Car dealerships seem to be adopting this approach to help new purchasers be familiar with their car before collection. Works for me as a great personal touch there but a little OTT for a hotel that...
Sep 28, 16, 12:03 pm
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Views: 914
Posted By Jonobigblind

I have an upcoming stay through a BA holiday and...

I have an upcoming stay through a BA holiday and couldn't add my HH number so emailed the hotel directly. I received an email back after about 4-5 days confirming my number would be added but my...
Sep 28, 16, 11:55 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,874
Posted By Jonobigblind

It's a pain but I always print them out now as I...

It's a pain but I always print them out now as I don't always have access to wifi when checking in and they always seem to demand it from me. Show them the PDF and then usually followed by "great,...
Sep 15, 16, 1:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,611
Posted By Jonobigblind

I'd echo the comment about the phone being more...

I'd echo the comment about the phone being more useful than the watch for mobile BPs. I have both the Emirates and BA apps and still stick with my phone as easier to use for the usually harassed gate...
Sep 15, 16, 1:07 pm
Replies: 1,425
Views: 365,425
Posted By Jonobigblind

No confirmation email or any acknowledgement at...

No confirmation email or any acknowledgement at all. Submitted the request on Saturday and chased up over the less than confidence inspiring chat facility today. Told to hang fire as it takes 10-14...
Sep 13, 16, 3:11 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 10,505
Posted By Jonobigblind

Booked two European breaks so I could sample GF...

Booked two European breaks so I could sample GF and attempt to drink the value of the holiday before I depart.
Sep 13, 16, 7:24 am
Replies: 618
Views: 141,486
Posted By Jonobigblind

I've done exactly the same for my forthcoming PRG...

I've done exactly the same for my forthcoming PRG (T3 I know) and KFL trips. I'd love to try the Sofitel but when I'm taking advantage of a cheap 2 nights at a Hilton with flights for 160, paying...
Aug 31, 16, 12:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,526
Posted By Jonobigblind

I used the app to check into the Hilton in...

I used the app to check into the Hilton in Sheffield (where I'm currently sat enjoying a pint). I liked the fact I could select a room on the highest floor and position myself overlooking the river...
Aug 31, 16, 12:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By Jonobigblind

Glad to hear it's gone well. Little things done...

Glad to hear it's gone well. Little things done well can really help add a splash of colour to even the dullest work trip (says me sat in the Sheffield Hilton)...

Do they still have the pot...
Aug 30, 16, 3:39 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 15,457
Posted By Jonobigblind

My (first ever) gold pack arrived last weekend,...

My (first ever) gold pack arrived last weekend, just three days after the TPs had posted and the website / app updated. ^

No golden ticket stuffed inside or reference in the letter; just some...
Aug 28, 16, 5:40 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,352
Posted By Jonobigblind

I currently hold status with BA and Emirates...

I currently hold status with BA and Emirates (Gold and Silver respectively). I find the Emirates hard product superior plus the car service in J is both a time saver and lets me take advantage of the...
Aug 27, 16, 2:33 pm
Replies: 5,045
Views: 1,053,490
Posted By Jonobigblind

Yes but you asked for a massive run on the cheap....

Yes but you asked for a massive run on the cheap. This route delivers this in ways that would take you much longer and many more euros if you stay around here.

Have a look at the good posts in...
Aug 25, 16, 6:41 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,241
Posted By Jonobigblind

Definitely my fave trip report I remember reading...

Definitely my fave trip report I remember reading recently was this account from DaveNCL as I thought it really captured just how different some worlds can be. The majority of TRs are lovely holiday...
Aug 25, 16, 6:33 am
Replies: 239
Views: 44,738
Posted By Jonobigblind

You'd think if he was willing to raise 2.6mUSD in...

You'd think if he was willing to raise 2.6mUSD in funding for a tv slot just to propose then he'd be willing to splash out more than WTP to fly the lady he thought so highly of...
Aug 25, 16, 6:24 am
Replies: 239
Views: 44,738
Posted By Jonobigblind

My sentiments entirely. They say a picture...

My sentiments entirely. They say a picture paints a thousand words and unfortunately for the blog writer these have detracted from her account. Good to see her chap woke up in time for the upgrade...
Aug 23, 16, 3:58 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 9,877
Posted By Jonobigblind

Aside from the obvious cost savings (significant...

Aside from the obvious cost savings (significant for my DUB-LHR-JFK-LAS and return vs. LHR-LAS) it also meant I could do a short hop from SOU to DUB for the positioning. SOU is less than 10 minutes...
Aug 22, 16, 12:34 pm
Replies: 167
Views: 27,592
Posted By Jonobigblind

Indeed. A similar approach taken in DXB too but...

Indeed. A similar approach taken in DXB too but they have an unbranded white card to tap against a reader which allows respite away from the minions craning their necks to see what they're missing...
Aug 21, 16, 8:02 pm
Replies: 1,416
Views: 270,798
Posted By Jonobigblind

Added this to the wiki but the app is pushing...

Added this to the wiki but the app is pushing 13-15 notifications each time OLCI opens for one of my flights. It's like a BA wallpaper on my iPhone notifications tab (running beta of ios10).

All...
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