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Jan 12, 21, 6:23 am
Replies: 220
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Posted By catandmouse

This really does't make sense to me. With BoB, in...

This really does't make sense to me. With BoB, in my case it was nearly always impulse buying, though so often they had run out of anything interesting, that i just gave up except for drinks.
Can BA...
Forum: Europe
Dec 28, 20, 10:33 am
Replies: 54
Views: 7,605
Posted By catandmouse

Even under the previous confinements, which...

Even under the previous confinements, which didn't really exist in Switzerland, those who were supposed to be in quarantine or isolation were hardly ever checked. The Swiss rely on people being...
Sep 29, 20, 5:23 am
Replies: 87
Views: 7,831
Posted By catandmouse

I'm a little surprized that O-level English (or...

I'm a little surprized that O-level English (or whatever it's called these days) isn't a requirement for people working in customer relations. Or is this a reflection of what has become of O-level...
Sep 6, 20, 1:51 pm
Replies: 446
Views: 253,663
Posted By catandmouse

At GVA they have detecting mats before going...

At GVA they have detecting mats before going through the standard detectors. These determine whether shoes need to be removed or not. The very large majority of shoes do not need to be removed, which...
Aug 17, 20, 5:45 am
Replies: 22
Views: 10,246
Posted By catandmouse

You want to remove the booking reference from the...

You want to remove the booking reference from the screen shot. It makes things too easy for crooks.
Aug 4, 20, 7:59 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By catandmouse

GVA used to be a piece of cake before Covid, off...

GVA used to be a piece of cake before Covid, off the plane, off the airbridge, down a couple of flights of stairs into the arrival corridor, then a U-turn and up the stairs into the departure gate...
Aug 1, 20, 4:44 am
Replies: 424
Views: 83,790
Posted By catandmouse

I arrived at LHR T5 on Monday 27th July. Lots of...

I arrived at LHR T5 on Monday 27th July. Lots of precautions on the plane, everyone masked, offloading of the plane in small groups and so on, then get to immigration, which was an almighty shambles....
Jul 5, 20, 8:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By catandmouse

Currently UK residents are allowed to enter...

Currently UK residents are allowed to enter Switzerland. It's not a question of your nationality, but where you are resident. So you should have no problem arriving in Geneva from the UK, where you...
Jun 30, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By catandmouse

Crossing between the Swiss and French sectors in...

Crossing between the Swiss and French sectors in GVA used to be as simple as just walking through the corresponding passage, with very rare views of a customs officer. A couple of years ago the...
Apr 2, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By catandmouse

One of the problems is that the GA is not a...

One of the problems is that the GA is not a product of the SBB, but of all transport companies in Switzerland and they have to agree collectively about what to do about this. My own 2 cents is that...
Mar 29, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 138
Views: 12,693
Posted By catandmouse

Must have been the early 60s as a UM, indeed it...

Must have been the early 60s as a UM, indeed it was certainly BEA at the time. MAN-LHR-BSL, on I think it was a Vanguard followed by a Trident. I was travelling alone and was terrified. I don't...
Mar 9, 20, 11:17 am
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By catandmouse

Currently trains between Switzerland and Italy...

Currently trains between Switzerland and Italy are running normally. They are deep-cleaned at either end.
Note however, that things are changing by the minute as the crisis evolves. If you want...
Mar 9, 20, 10:54 am
Replies: 67
Views: 13,281
Posted By catandmouse

If BA want something smaller than a 319, I assume...

If BA want something smaller than a 319, I assume that FlyBE's fleet is up for grabs?
Feb 26, 20, 5:06 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,778
Posted By catandmouse

My latest experience with Delhi is that mobile...

My latest experience with Delhi is that mobile BPs don't work and you need to get a paper BP. The BP gets stamped at various points during the process (security, passports?) and they can't put a...
Feb 9, 20, 9:23 am
Replies: 39
Views: 11,575
Posted By catandmouse

What's the point of having 6 groups, but boarding...

What's the point of having 6 groups, but boarding then in just two groups? Presumably Groups 1/2 is F and C plus Hon and Gold and everyone else is assigned a number from 3 to 6. Having 6 groups is...
Forum: Europe
Feb 3, 20, 8:34 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By catandmouse

Just as an anecdote concerning the UK attitude to...

Just as an anecdote concerning the UK attitude to dual-nationality. At the time, I think it was France, didn't recognise dual-nationality and if you became French, they would collect your British...
Forum: Europe
Feb 3, 20, 8:30 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By catandmouse

Sure Switzerland is expensive for groceries, but...

Sure Switzerland is expensive for groceries, but maybe not quite as much as its reputation. There are ways of keeping grocery bills down such as buying the products that locals buy, rather than the...
Jan 30, 20, 12:23 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By catandmouse

At checkin desks the airlines are interested in...

At checkin desks the airlines are interested in two things:
1) Checking your identity, that is the name on the passport is the same as that on the ticket
2) Verifying that the passport you are...
Dec 30, 19, 8:34 am
Replies: 66
Views: 17,515
Posted By catandmouse

Cleaning the planes would have been a nice...

Cleaning the planes would have been a nice resolution for 2020.
Nov 9, 19, 11:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By catandmouse

My home airport is GVA and if flying XXX-LHR-GVA...

My home airport is GVA and if flying XXX-LHR-GVA I was more than happy to take the tightest connection available as there are plenty of flights LHR-GVA (almost every hour) so if I missed a...
Nov 4, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 95
Views: 28,085
Posted By catandmouse

I've often wondered what Fire Officers would say...

I've often wondered what Fire Officers would say about the practice. I assume no-one has ever told them and that they don't fly?
Oct 28, 19, 7:17 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,656
Posted By catandmouse

The problem is that at LAX, even if you are only...

The problem is that at LAX, even if you are only transiting, to all intents and purposes you end up landside. It's true that after messy immigration process, you get dumped back into the security...
Oct 10, 19, 8:39 am
Replies: 121
Views: 21,289
Posted By catandmouse

On the one occasion my wife came with me to...

On the one occasion my wife came with me to Israel (a few years ago now), we were separated and interrogated separately and the agents then conferred presumably to check we had given consistent...
Oct 6, 19, 12:27 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 28,575
Posted By catandmouse

There are two of these new scanners in GVA. I was...

There are two of these new scanners in GVA. I was sent to the line last week (it's on the extreme right of the security area). It's certainly an awful lot faster than the classical scanners, where...
Sep 30, 19, 4:15 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,413
Posted By catandmouse

Haven't done it very often, but when they...

Haven't done it very often, but when they operated, the flights from GVA to LUG could be spectacular. On one occasion the Crossair pilot left GVA early and as it was fine weather did a tour of the...
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