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Mar 15, 19, 8:30 am
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Posted By CKBA

Nice greeting on 2240 BA230 IAD-LHR last night -...

Nice greeting on 2240 BA230 IAD-LHR last night - apologised for taking so long (it's a long way back to row 36!) - 'usual' asking if anything was needed (I'm always too embarrassed to say!).
Mar 13, 19, 4:55 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,857
Posted By CKBA

... welcome to the land of inconsistencies! ...

... welcome to the land of inconsistencies!

What I don't understand at BWI is that there is a lane for those with no visas - which always seems to have a healthy queue!

At DFW - a few years ago...
Mar 8, 19, 6:23 am
Replies: 1,133
Views: 156,761
Posted By CKBA

A bit of a strategy needed here.... . I'm...

A bit of a strategy needed here.... . I'm travelling on 14/3 (788) and 24/3 (744) in Y, myself (Gold) and Mrs CKBA (Silver). We have a window and centre seat booked - in a vain hope that the aisle...
Mar 4, 19, 10:49 am
Replies: 296
Views: 52,537
Posted By CKBA

I have (had) a booking for two, internal US...

I have (had) a booking for two, internal US flights, non-refundable.
i) it was impossible to find out how much 'refund' would be made if cancelled beforehand through their website. The available...
Mar 2, 19, 4:34 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 14,779
Posted By CKBA

It's also a pain, since if you have a connecting...

It's also a pain, since if you have a connecting OW flight it won't work - seems it has to be all BA operated, so in other words, direct US-UK flights only. (correct?).
Feb 16, 19, 1:14 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,658
Posted By CKBA

Uhm... never been able to upgrade with avios......

Uhm... never been able to upgrade with avios... and it's not for want of trying. I always get the 'contact BA' pop up and when I do there's no availability.

(also trying to do an avios booking...
Feb 6, 19, 4:29 am
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By CKBA

Yesterday's BA292 IAD-LHR was an A380 probably...

Yesterday's BA292 IAD-LHR was an A380 probably due to the previous day's flight being cancelled....
Feb 5, 19, 7:19 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,964
Posted By CKBA

I've never had any before actual check-in at the...

I've never had any before actual check-in at the airport, although my OH had one at OLCI many years ago. Having said that, my most recent one, due to an aircraft change had two seats blocked in CW...
Feb 3, 19, 12:53 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,670
Posted By CKBA

My flying history can be broken down into three...

My flying history can be broken down into three periods: 'early' since 1986 through c.1998 with a 'company' policy of cheapest of cheap seats, always economy of course, no matter how far with any...
Jan 9, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 9,194
Posted By CKBA

Economy and WT+ (muffled laughter) - although AY...

Economy and WT+ (muffled laughter) - although AY has them... only the Change-for-good envelope (fill it with those pesky $1 bills...)
Old business bags - great for shoes, laptop power cables, etc;...
Jan 6, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By CKBA

2018 summary

I couldn't see a thread relating to 2018 travels (similar to other years), so here mine is, together with some thoughts/experiences.

2018_travels...
Jan 1, 19, 7:16 pm
Replies: 579
Views: 74,848
Posted By CKBA

Oddly, after a deficit of greetings throughout...

Oddly, after a deficit of greetings throughout 2018, on my first flight of 2019 (LHR-BWI) I got two, one while they were serving pre-flight drinks (WT+), and then from CSM/CSD (?) while taxiing....
Dec 21, 18, 11:28 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 32,024
Posted By CKBA

The LHR-BWI and return service have seen their...

The LHR-BWI and return service have seen their fare share of 789 substitutions for 788s recently (accounting for both of my official upgrades this year :-) ).

The 789's are not without their...
Dec 21, 18, 2:41 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By CKBA

Carried a radar onboard, tile edging, curtain...

Carried a radar onboard, tile edging, curtain rails, blinds, mid-size PC (alongside 2 laptops)... some of these technically oversize (esp. the curtain rails!).
Dec 19, 18, 6:08 pm
Replies: 1,753
Views: 327,045
Posted By CKBA

Me & OH BWI-LHR today - WTP-CW - aircraft change...

Me & OH BWI-LHR today - WTP-CW - aircraft change (788-789). No mention of it at all even at checkin - although BP showed seat change. Interestingly our 'new' CW seats were blocked at T72. App still...
Dec 19, 18, 6:05 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 9,764
Posted By CKBA

Had a ARN-LHR with 13 rows of CE (52) - seemed to...

Had a ARN-LHR with 13 rows of CE (52) - seemed to be cruise ship related.... . A number of pax hadn't got their meals before landing.
Dec 19, 18, 2:07 am
Replies: 1,314
Views: 200,449
Posted By CKBA

I wasn't sure where to put this - inclusion in...

I wasn't sure where to put this - inclusion in the 'where in the world' thread would have been too easy.

Dabbling around in some pre-Christmas idle-time I generated this: it is lidar (laser...
Dec 14, 18, 10:40 am
Replies: 1,314
Views: 200,449
Posted By CKBA

Must be Christmas-time once more - outbreak of...

Must be Christmas-time once more - outbreak of ice rinks around the place. This one across the street from the National Archives in DC...

...
Dec 12, 18, 6:09 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,534
Posted By CKBA

A few years ago we had a long delay out of...

A few years ago we had a long delay out of Budapest (to LHR) due to ATC going belly-up in the UK. The whole crew appeared in the lounge and talked to all the pax there.

(arrived at LHR 20 mins...
Dec 12, 18, 6:00 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 6,398
Posted By CKBA

2 out of nearly 600 flights, both BA (not...

2 out of nearly 600 flights, both BA (not counting my own touch&go's).

One SFO-LHR when the aircraft in front hadn't cleared the runway - no drama.

2nd was FCO-BHX (back in those days) in...
Dec 10, 18, 11:30 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,950
Posted By CKBA

It's not just passengers that instigate this: I...

It's not just passengers that instigate this: I stumbled upon FlyerTalk following a rerouting of my initial BA-booked AA flight which caused my following 6 flights to be cancelled. The BA call center...
Dec 2, 18, 2:55 pm
Replies: 1,753
Views: 327,045
Posted By CKBA

....although I note fare differrences between...

....although I note fare differrences between WT+/J/F for IAD-LHR-SIN-SYD (rtn) were all around $9k in April 2019 - F was perhaps $200 more than J.
Nov 27, 18, 5:31 pm
Replies: 1,133
Views: 156,761
Posted By CKBA

I suspect a lot depends upon i) if you're...

I suspect a lot depends upon i) if you're travelling alone, and ii) seating layout. For example, travelling often with Mrs CKBA we occupy 2 out of a 3-seater on a 787, so either the aisle or window...
Nov 27, 18, 10:49 am
Replies: 1,133
Views: 156,761
Posted By CKBA

I was wondering if TS still existed in reality -...

I was wondering if TS still existed in reality - nothing to note for my 50+ flights this year except for a spare in WT+ on one flight (and assuming that the empty seat on AY wasn't TS). In fact,...
Nov 25, 18, 7:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By CKBA

Glad you're enjoying life on the other side. (Our...

Glad you're enjoying life on the other side. (Our paths must have crossed at some stage!) What you say is undoubtedly true, although I must say that the AA experience is very varied in terms of CC -...
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