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Feb 3, 21, 6:40 am
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Views: 49,424
Posted By Lumpster

OK as a regular long-standing Sainsburys shopper...

OK as a regular long-standing Sainsburys shopper (mainly online orders rather than visiting the supermarket) I have had a look at what I spent / earned in terms of our grocery spend and our Nectar...
Feb 2, 21, 6:10 pm
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Views: 49,424
Posted By Lumpster

Just out of interest, has anyone looked in any...

Just out of interest, has anyone looked in any detail at the effect of the new Avios-Nectar link up on the attractiveness of the Exec Club’s Laithwaites wine deals - i.e. do the wine deals via...
Feb 28, 20, 7:17 am
Replies: 821
Views: 182,967
Posted By Lumpster

Sure - it's the investor presentation released...

Sure - it's the investor presentation released today in conjunction with IAG's full results. The 737-MAX order is covered on p23 plus there is some other quite interesting info in here - e.g. the...
Feb 28, 20, 6:10 am
Replies: 821
Views: 182,967
Posted By Lumpster

There's an interesting slide in IAG's full year...

There's an interesting slide in IAG's full year results presentation today (28/2) relating to the 737-MAX order. This is the content of the slide (p23 in the pack):

Summary

LOI signed in June...
Aug 16, 19, 8:28 am
Replies: 113
Views: 23,191
Posted By Lumpster

I genuinely feel sorry for Cathay Pacific as I...

I genuinely feel sorry for Cathay Pacific as I think it has been caught in an impossible position - on one hand trying to stand by its employees and be seen to be doing the right thing; on the other...
Aug 12, 19, 3:26 am
Replies: 167
Views: 28,398
Posted By Lumpster

According to the BBC, 2 ground staff have been...

According to the BBC, 2 ground staff have been sacked and 1 pilot suspended.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49317221
Aug 6, 19, 1:56 am
Replies: 53
Views: 8,646
Posted By Lumpster

Just off CX219 from HKG to MAN, which departed at...

Just off CX219 from HKG to MAN, which departed at 01:10 on Tuesday 6th - when we got to HK airport, there was an obvious shortage of check-in staff and we faced a long wait in the business class...
Jul 21, 19, 4:23 am
Replies: 192
Views: 109,703
Posted By Lumpster

CX691 HKG-SIN 21 July Refresh with Orange...

CX691 HKG-SIN 21 July

Refresh with
Orange or Apple juice
Seasonal fresh fruits
Fruit yoghurt
Assorted cereals

Followed by
Scrambed eggs, Dingley Dell streaky bacon, pork sausage, cherry...
Jul 21, 19, 4:17 am
Replies: 192
Views: 109,703
Posted By Lumpster

CX216 MAN-HKG 20 July LUNCH Starter: ...

CX216 MAN-HKG 20 July

LUNCH

Starter:
Smoked haddock and salmon tartare

Mains:
Braised duck with honey chestnut, steamed jasmine rice, tofu, pumpkin and edamame beans
Seared prawn in...
Jul 3, 19, 7:24 am
Replies: 38
Views: 8,521
Posted By Lumpster

This is a useful thread - thanks. We are a family...

This is a useful thread - thanks. We are a family of 5 flying on KA692 from Penang to HK in business class in very early August as part of a Far East holiday with a few CX flights - it seems the...
Jun 18, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 821
Views: 182,967
Posted By Lumpster

This is surprising but surely has to be motivated...

This is surprising but surely has to be motivated by 2 things 1) availability of production slots but, more importantly, 2) one hell of a deal as Boeing gets behind the aircraft and starts the...
Jun 16, 19, 7:11 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,264
Posted By Lumpster

Ok apologies, it looks like the EU has been...

Ok apologies, it looks like the EU has been continuing to chip away at AMEX via its co-brand cards (including the BA cards) and seeking to bring them into the scope of the regulations. From the link...
Jun 16, 19, 4:35 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,264
Posted By Lumpster

The BA Amex card is issued by AMEX directly (ie...

The BA Amex card is issued by AMEX directly (ie AMEX is both the card issuer and the payment scheme). As such, this type of arrangement falls outside of the EU interchange regulations and therefore...
Apr 21, 19, 11:10 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,301
Posted By Lumpster

Thanks all for the fantastically helpful...

Thanks all for the fantastically helpful responses. Needless to say that as we are on a holiday and there are 5 of us, we are on the cheapest business class tickets without any options to change the...
Apr 20, 19, 12:45 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,301
Posted By Lumpster

Connecting at Hong Kong

Hi, we are a family of 5 from the UK coming to Asia in August and flying with Cathay Pacific to/from Manchester and also with a couple of regional flights. All flights are in business class.

On...
Apr 12, 19, 12:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By Lumpster

Hi, I’ve been through this dilemma a few times as...

Hi, I’ve been through this dilemma a few times as a family of 5 and have never paid in either economy, premium economy or club cabins - we’ve always been fine and seated together by BA around 5-7...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 19, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 123
Views: 45,159
Posted By Lumpster

Also agree that this was a fascinating read -...

Also agree that this was a fascinating read - many thanks for posting.

I’m surprised by the reaction of some but, as ever, it’s impossible to please everyone.
Jan 12, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 7,368
Posted By Lumpster

Hi, has anyone had experience of what a child’s...

Hi, has anyone had experience of what a child’s special meal is like on Cathay? We’re flying long-haul (Manchester to HKG return) plus also a couple of other regional flights (HKG to SIngapore and...
Jul 14, 18, 6:20 pm
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Views: 310,789
Posted By Lumpster

Hi, could someone please check loads on BA103 on...

Hi, could someone please check loads on BA103 on 25th July and then BA102 on 6th Aug across WT, WT+ and Club cabins?

We’re booked into WT+ both ways - the 102 has just had an aircraft change from...
May 19, 18, 5:58 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Lumpster

Upgrading with cash via MMB

Hi, we are a family of five flying Manchester - Heathrow - Calgary - Heathrow - Manchester in the summer. I booked WT+ seats direct with BA just before Christmas and got a great deal and even used...
Aug 28, 17, 5:31 am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,107
Posted By Lumpster

Sorry, I am British and was looking at options to...

Sorry, I am British and was looking at options to fly from the UK to Australia for a family holiday, so why wouldn't I compare Etihad to BA and other European carriers? In the event, Etihad was far...
Aug 27, 17, 9:24 am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,107
Posted By Lumpster

Hello Etihad!

I've just returned from a family holiday in Australia - we flew with Etihad in business class from MAN-AUH-SYD and MEL-AUH-MAN. This was booked back in January and having read this forum in recent...
Jul 26, 17, 3:56 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By Lumpster

Why have my seats been moved?

Hi, we are booked as a family of 5 to fly U.K. to Sydney via Abu Dhabi and Melbourne to U.K. via Abu Dhabi. We are booked in business class and bought the flights (paying in full) in early January....
Jul 11, 17, 7:19 am
Replies: 73
Views: 10,289
Posted By Lumpster

Am reading these threads having booked to take my...

Am reading these threads having booked to take my family (2 adults & 3 kids) from the UK to Australia and back in August flying business class with Etihad. It'll be my first time on Etihad but I've...
Jul 5, 17, 6:07 am
Replies: 81
Views: 11,931
Posted By Lumpster

Isn't this partly a case of the cost of upgrades...

Isn't this partly a case of the cost of upgrades meaning this investment goes in long-term 'cycles' - BA set the standard, others caught up and surpassed BA, but now BA is coming back with a new...
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