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Oct 18, 12, 2:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By TechnoOenology

I'm afraid Delta 764 seat wins every time for me...

I'm afraid Delta 764 seat wins every time for me now over CW. No one clambers over you in the middle of the night. And whilst I wouldn't want to speculate about other people's dimensions, I'm >1.85 m...
Jun 27, 11, 1:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By TechnoOenology

Desperate measures

The first class service is now a joke - prices have risen almost exponentially, but service has failed to keep pace. At almost 300 return to London, I sampled their hot meal 'complimentary offer'...
Apr 1, 11, 1:15 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,308
Posted By TechnoOenology

Cool Dear dsf, Thank you for your comments...

Dear dsf,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent traumatic experience. Those customers in our premium cabins will find that the lavatory paper provided is appropriately installed in the...
Feb 16, 11, 12:43 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,066
Posted By TechnoOenology

Aisle access trumps lie flat

Lie (completely) flat seat are great, as well as old news now on the leading airlines. But even more important to me is easy access to the aisle - it seems ridiculous in business class to have to...
Jul 23, 10, 1:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By TechnoOenology

I'd like to add my support for the FB desk in the...

I'd like to add my support for the FB desk in the lounge. I think FT rules prevent naming names, but there is one lady there who is really, really helpful and so polite - it's an absolute pleasure to...
Replies: 30
Views: 2,581
Posted By TechnoOenology

100% failure rate

I've never had a problem with miles posting (for probably 8-10?) years, until 2010. No flight this year has registered properly, and I remain in a state of frustration with the online retro claim...
Jul 14, 10, 3:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By TechnoOenology

The website is very strange at present. It often...

The website is very strange at present. It often shows the 'next flight' for a few days after it is completed...

It recently refused to recognise I was me despite accepting the fact that I was...
Dec 21, 09, 1:47 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 11,228
Posted By TechnoOenology

Makes me wish for the 757 with door 2 boarding......

Makes me wish for the 757 with door 2 boarding... Left turn on boarding in CE was always a nice treat...

Techno
Nov 26, 09, 1:08 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,715
Posted By TechnoOenology

MIA arrival in F...

Don't think about getting through MIA rapidly if you arrive in F - as they use Door 2. Despite being in F - most of CW, all of WT+ were well ahead of me in the immigration hall by the time they...
Nov 3, 09, 3:26 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 25,948
Posted By TechnoOenology

If you had been a member of the cabin crew,...

If you had been a member of the cabin crew, rather than a pax, I'm sure the response would have been different if you had been spoken to like that! I've been on a bmi flight where the FA was spoken...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 17, 09, 1:33 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 31,333
Posted By TechnoOenology

Or they knew that the plane really only carries 2...

Or they knew that the plane really only carries 2 gallons of water - and has a recycling system... don't be last in the shower queue! ;)
Oct 17, 09, 10:56 am
Replies: 73
Views: 8,425
Posted By TechnoOenology

To IFE or not IFE, that is the question

Interesting to hear the a/c changes coming up.

As far as IFE goes though... why? I hardly ever look at it any more - the 'pod does everything I need, even on a really long flight. Full-on IFE...
Oct 14, 09, 12:51 am
Replies: 112
Views: 16,360
Posted By TechnoOenology

It's not the electronics

AFAIK the restriction on electronic devices is no longer because they 'interfere with the aircraft systems' - it's because using a phone (or an ipod etc for that matter) stops you hearing safety...
Sep 21, 09, 2:42 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 8,855
Posted By TechnoOenology

For those who want/need to invite more than one...

For those who want/need to invite more than one guest, why not do what KLM have just launched at their Crown Lounges - you're can now bring in more guests, for a fee (I think 35/guest). This is...
Sep 1, 09, 2:10 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,682
Posted By TechnoOenology

Don't be too eager to jump ship... WBC trip to...

Don't be too eager to jump ship... WBC trip to AMS-EWR this weekend which happened to be on a Delta code share (as in Delta 767 Delta, not 'NW Delta'). Dear me, death by neglect! Once trapped in the...
Aug 20, 09, 12:49 am
Replies: 141
Views: 20,394
Posted By TechnoOenology

But if a mate offered you a transatlantic flight...

But if a mate offered you a transatlantic flight in their biz-jet would you accept? They're a heck of a lot smaller...
Jul 7, 09, 3:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By TechnoOenology

When Openskies first set off, there was some...

When Openskies first set off, there was some nonsense about not getting TP but only getting miles. This was resolved long ago, and I have certainly received both (240 TP for AMS-JFK return in biz...
Jul 6, 09, 1:56 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,304
Posted By TechnoOenology

Laptops?

I've noticed that N American airlines (possibly others - but I've not noticed) say you can't put your laptop in the seat pocket. Why not? I've seen various suggestions that it's to do with 'weight'...
Jul 3, 09, 1:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By TechnoOenology

Challenge

Phone-shout-wanderers live in a world of their own. In the (comparatively) civilised location of an airline lounge - just point at them, and say very loudly 'you're shouting'. It almost always...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 26, 09, 3:27 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,138
Posted By TechnoOenology

Smoked salmon with cabers...

Smoked salmon with cabers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caber_toss)? That's a very substantial starter! ;)

(Nice trip report too: definitely not a long haul F menu for my tastes either)

Techno
May 25, 09, 5:38 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By TechnoOenology

Why did they only install 10 showers? There...

Why did they only install 10 showers? There always seems to be a long wait.

The BA arrivals lounge (http://www.terminal5.ba.com/en/arrivals/galleries-arrivals/) in T5 at Heathrow has 94 showers!
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Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By TechnoOenology

In my view, this should be automatic for all in...

In my view, this should be automatic for all in Europe Select - just like on other EU airlines which block the middle seat in business class (eg AF, LH, BA). Yes it would be nice in other settings...
May 12, 09, 1:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By TechnoOenology

Doh! Yes, I see now. I misread the OP - thinking...

Doh! Yes, I see now. I misread the OP - thinking BA had reduced the total number of points required to 300. Good job I didn't promise those who are sharing my 2-for-the-price-of-1 special offer...
May 12, 09, 1:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By TechnoOenology

Sorry to be dim, but the UK website still says...

Sorry to be dim, but the UK website still says 600 points (http://www.britishairways.com/travel/echowwork/public/en_gb?link=main_nav) when I last checked. I'm probably looking in the wrong place -...
May 1, 09, 1:25 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 6,669
Posted By TechnoOenology

I haven't been since the new 'purple period' but...

I haven't been since the new 'purple period' but there certainly were menus:

Dinner:

To start
Mixed greens served with beetroot-flavoureed couscous, grilled hearts of palm and chanterelle...
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