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Apr 28, 21, 4:52 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 10,455
Posted By Howard Long

I used the Virgin hot tub many times. You changed...

I used the Virgin hot tub many times. You changed in one of the shower rooms. While the hot tub might not have technically been in a "separate room", it was a separate closed off area. Unless you...
Apr 23, 21, 6:17 am
Replies: 321
Views: 48,047
Posted By Howard Long

Interesting, I've never considered engaging them...

Interesting, I've never considered engaging them for anything complicated, and when I do I have already nailed the exact flights etc, down to the exact available seat I want, so they just need to...
Apr 6, 21, 3:46 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,392
Posted By Howard Long

Perhaps I've misunderstood, but is this not open...

Perhaps I've misunderstood, but is this not open to nefarious activity? What procedures are in place to deter a chancer picking an expensive looking designer bag off the long belt and wondering off...
Apr 2, 21, 2:56 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 28,997
Posted By Howard Long

And neither is it at 40,000'. The asparagus is a...

And neither is it at 40,000'. The asparagus is a disingenuous offering, in the air it's only reheated, not blanched etc a la minute.

This is middle of the road gastropub/bistro level at best,...
Apr 2, 21, 3:49 am
Replies: 213
Views: 28,997
Posted By Howard Long

FWIW, the operational glitches related to the...

FWIW, the operational glitches related to the logistics side are not unique to this enterprise. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been consistently disappointed by deliveries from reputable sources...
Mar 28, 21, 9:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,078
Posted By Howard Long

They’re useless for sleeping in, here’s no...

They’re useless for sleeping in, here’s no bedding, the aircon is fierce, there are frequent PA announcements and you’re limited to 90 minutes anyway.

I’ve had much better luck in the mini...
Mar 26, 21, 7:06 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 28,997
Posted By Howard Long

I've been saying this for a long time, although...

I've been saying this for a long time, although my comparison is with a neighbourhood brasserie or half decent gastro pub.

Everything served up on board on BA is a ready meal. There are no...
Mar 26, 21, 7:57 am
Replies: 213
Views: 28,997
Posted By Howard Long

Hmm. Tough one... and I don't mean the steak....

Hmm. Tough one... and I don't mean the steak. While I agree £100 for four is reasonable for a *decent* non fast food Deliveroo, at least it will have been heated for you.

I've been pretty...
Mar 23, 21, 12:43 pm
Replies: 923
Views: 186,129
Posted By Howard Long

The slide out table in particular seems a bit...

The slide out table in particular seems a bit rickety.
Mar 22, 21, 10:01 am
Replies: 923
Views: 186,129
Posted By Howard Long

The shower is very convenient in the case of...

The shower is very convenient in the case of irrops, for example if you end up with an unexpectedly short connection in DXB and don't have time to wash and brush up in the lounge. Other than that I...
Mar 10, 21, 5:42 am
Replies: 68
Views: 5,755
Posted By Howard Long

Is there a prize for doing all of the above?...

Is there a prize for doing all of the above? Asking for a friend.
Mar 8, 21, 5:50 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By Howard Long

Good point, denied boarding onto QR is likely in...

Good point, denied boarding onto QR is likely in this scenario under the current covid circumstances. I speak from my own experience on QR a few months ago. Although not in exactly the same scenario,...
Mar 6, 21, 2:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By Howard Long

No checked baggage, personally I try to avoid...

No checked baggage, personally I try to avoid checking baggage if I can.

As far as I can tell, there is no physical limit imposed for staying airside as boarding cards aren’t checked at transit.
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Feb 23, 21, 8:05 am
Replies: 3,036
Views: 433,515
Posted By Howard Long

I did manage 1520 TPs in nine days between 27 Dec...

I did manage 1520 TPs in nine days between 27 Dec 2019 and 4 Jan 2020 as a TP run to maintain Gold.

As my TP year ends in September, and the Covid extension was issued, this turned out to be a...
Jan 23, 21, 6:06 am
Replies: 165
Views: 36,223
Posted By Howard Long

You're doing it all wrong. ...

You're doing it all wrong.
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Jan 19, 21, 2:24 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 10,556
Posted By Howard Long

If you're GFL, is there a tattoo option?

If you're GFL, is there a tattoo option?
Dec 30, 20, 2:16 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,902
Posted By Howard Long

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
Dec 1, 20, 1:29 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

No worries!

No worries!
Dec 1, 20, 1:01 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

That did cross my mind, although I was thinking...

That did cross my mind, although I was thinking more of MCT or KWI, but keep in mind the check in staff were already working hard to facilitate anyway. If you look at the options for short haul they...
Dec 1, 20, 12:52 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

The yields on those routes even now are pretty...

The yields on those routes even now are pretty impressive presumably as a direct result of Dubai's arrival testing process. I did consider that as an option, but I won't deny I did turn my nose up at...
Dec 1, 20, 12:41 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

Indeed, the original check in agent had already...

Indeed, the original check in agent had already spoken to me while I was waiting that she was going off to the gate and they'd try to get me on the next flight: I was about to get up and mention to...
Dec 1, 20, 12:34 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

As I've mentioned several times, it wasn't even...

As I've mentioned several times, it wasn't even on my radar as a risk TBH bearing in mind my previous experiences and (incorrect) assumption that B2B=transit.
Dec 1, 20, 12:29 pm
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

IME it depended which gate you arrive at from the...

IME it depended which gate you arrive at from the UK and other select outstations, that is definitely a crap shoot, and my assumption, albeit moot now, was that I'd need to go through a security...
Dec 1, 20, 4:55 am
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

How often have you transited DOH in F/J I wonder?...

How often have you transited DOH in F/J I wonder? That is as good a reason as any to conduct such meetings, transit is reasonably quick and smooth IME of dozens of transfers. Minimum connection time...
Dec 1, 20, 4:44 am
Replies: 180
Views: 20,956
Posted By Howard Long

If I may, I'll just reiterate my thought process...

If I may, I'll just reiterate my thought process on this, as there seems to be some hyperbole and misinterpretation.

Historically I have done many long haul round trips where I don't exit the...
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