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Forum: Middle East
Today, 8:18 am
Replies: 13
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Posted By IAN-UK

the US government's information is just a tad...

the US government's information is just a tad more reliable and accurate than that provided by random strangers in the internet.

It's clearly not binding. I think only a nutter would expect a...
Forum: Middle East
Today, 8:06 am
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By IAN-UK

The airline will not let you in the plane if you...

The airline will not let you in the plane if you need a visa other than one issued on arrival.

Airline's tend to rely of information provided by Timatic rather than random jottings by odd folk on...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 21, 19, 7:04 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By IAN-UK

You asked. If you prefer to go with the first,...

You asked. If you prefer to go with the first, misleading, reply; fine.




I can categorically inform you that on my last visit, a month back, the VOA desks were doing brisk business.

Of...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By IAN-UK

I can't see many occasions where the new Price...

I can't see many occasions where the new Price Mach nonsense would be worth your while. Just book the cheapest rate.


The old system, offering a free night as well as a lower price for any...
Jun 20, 19, 12:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By IAN-UK

This might be useful for a claim against Swiss in...

This might be useful for a claim against Swiss in Italy:

https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_small_claims-42-it-en.do?member=1



Making an initial approach through an agency will give you...
Replies: 106
Views: 4,070
Posted By IAN-UK

They are, and I meant T2 :D I've always...

They are, and I meant T2 :D

I've always found he numbering counter intuitive, unless i go back to when the terminals came on stream. I admit to being old enough to remember the chandeliers in...
Replies: 106
Views: 4,070
Posted By IAN-UK

MIA had a reputation for top heavy management...

MIA had a reputation for top heavy management with good pay and benefits.

It's years' since I was involved with them: but I think MAN's still under regulation of aeronautical charges, so I'm...
Replies: 106
Views: 4,070
Posted By IAN-UK

I'm off again tomorrow. This time QR, so a...

I'm off again tomorrow. This time QR, so a chance to see what they're doing to T3. Last time the lifts weren't working there, either.

But that was a few months' back, they'll have had time to...
Jun 19, 19, 4:13 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,922
Posted By IAN-UK

It seem your experience was, well, perhaps not...

It seem your experience was, well, perhaps not typical.

Though, again, a lot depends on where you are in the terminal, relative to the air conditioning outlets - and, of course, the angle of the...
Replies: 106
Views: 4,070
Posted By IAN-UK

It's not just dearture procedures and the lounge that makes MAN laughing stock..

Ok, back to Manchester - literally :D

Now Frankfurt isn't the most efficient of airports, and boarding for apron-parked flights there can be a bit of a scrum, but MAN was an embarrassment. Lord...
Jun 19, 19, 3:44 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,582
Posted By IAN-UK

My understanding was that fees for related sale...

My understanding was that fees for related sale and refund transactions are low, particularly for a customer with the market power of BA.

Unless, of course, the credit card companies are able to...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19, 19, 3:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By IAN-UK

Didn't Oman crack down on shisha joints and hike...

Didn't Oman crack down on shisha joints and hike shisha prices last year?
Jun 19, 19, 3:22 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,609
Posted By IAN-UK

Absolutely forget that plan! Even on a good day...

Absolutely forget that plan! Even on a good day for MAN logistics it wouldn't work. And few can remember the last time MAN had a good day.

when i went through last week:

Lifts and the...
Jun 19, 19, 3:10 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,582
Posted By IAN-UK

OK, they seem just a bit tighter: but the big...

OK, they seem just a bit tighter: but the big selling point is the point-to-point network, and (can be) the fares.

Next month I have a Manchester Kiev flight, direct, non-stop for 60, including...
Jun 19, 19, 2:52 am
Replies: 543
Views: 68,039
Posted By IAN-UK

But mine not only hesitated, she stopped on the...

But mine not only hesitated, she stopped on the street and asked "is this OK, or do you want me to pull into the entrance?".



ARS800 is a stonkingly good fare - the price of two Tienda Leon BUS...
Jun 17, 19, 5:55 am
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By IAN-UK

You might remind them of that, and that...

You might remind them of that, and that subsequent ECJ rulings apply, and ask them to reopen your case for further consideration. Tell them you are allowing 15 days for this consideration, after...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By IAN-UK

You are being too clever by half :D, I think you...

You are being too clever by half :D, I think you are suggesting that group-think has taken hold of this thread, and contributors are not properly considering your argument simply because of your...
Jun 17, 19, 5:10 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,582
Posted By IAN-UK

I think perhaps the initial band-wagon responses...

I think perhaps the initial band-wagon responses missed the point.

I understand the OP is losing the base fare he paid, and though he may not be happy with that, OP accepts it as a function of the...
Jun 17, 19, 4:46 am
Replies: 8
Views: 4,114
Posted By IAN-UK

that didn't last long :)

that didn't last long :)
Jun 16, 19, 4:09 pm
Replies: 543
Views: 68,039
Posted By IAN-UK

Note: I didn't stay there, I just picked up some...

Note: I didn't stay there, I just picked up some friends who were guests. My comments reflected what they said about room size and noise. But I DO know you wont be able to get in and out by car...
Jun 16, 19, 11:32 am
Replies: 543
Views: 68,039
Posted By IAN-UK

I was here this week. But let's just...

I was here this week.


But let's just leave it as subjective judgements.

The place just doesn't cut it for me as even a near-luxury establishment. Paper cups, out dated bathrooms, grim...
Jun 16, 19, 11:08 am
Replies: 543
Views: 68,039
Posted By IAN-UK

The hotel is fine if you want the security of a...

The hotel is fine if you want the security of a known quantity even if it is low in either luxury or charm. In essence this is just like the run of the mill Hiltons you find in odd corners of the...
Jun 16, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,321
Posted By IAN-UK

The confusion might be that MAD was reported as...

The confusion might be that MAD was reported as open, but for bona fide business-class passengers only: though the lounge maidens told me no-one allowed.
But the source was also quoting lounge...
Jun 16, 19, 7:01 am
Replies: 543
Views: 68,039
Posted By IAN-UK

I've been to Buenos Aires quite a few times. ...

I've been to Buenos Aires quite a few times.

Uber worked well enough last week at EZE. OK, it's relative - I had to go over to Terminal C. I reckon it's a case of YMMV. But the driver I got was...
Replies: 106
Views: 4,070
Posted By IAN-UK

Just occasionally i can manipulate a travel...

Just occasionally i can manipulate a travel budget to allow F, but (sadly) that's quite rare ! Oddly enough though, I have one next month on LX, where I'm hoping for a caviar extravaganza.
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