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Jul 3, 20, 2:00 am
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Posted By Gatwick Alan

I don't think its BA being naughty, more likely...

I don't think its BA being naughty, more likely its the flaky IT system.
I had an email months ago telling me my flight to PHX in October was cancelled (booked with BA but on AA metal). The AA...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 27, 20, 1:38 am
Replies: 16
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Posted By Gatwick Alan

I did this journey a couple of years ago and...

I did this journey a couple of years ago and agree with your suggestion to sit downstairs. The other advantage in doing this is that you can clean the window at a station if it gets dirty and you...
Apr 7, 20, 3:19 am
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Views: 570,567
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Thank you for the quick response, its a 125...

Thank you for the quick response, its a 125 ticket, so i will leave it a while and phone BA if necessary
Apr 7, 20, 3:02 am
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Posted By Gatwick Alan

I booked 2 return flights to PHX departing Oct...

I booked 2 return flights to PHX departing Oct 7th on the BA website, but flying on AA195. I checked the booking on the AA website and it shows the flight is running and that i am booked on it....
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 1, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 41
Views: 15,573
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Ah I'd love to do something like that. The...

Ah I'd love to do something like that. The scenery on the train going through the states would be great to see![/QUOTE]

If you do decide to, take the train from Chicago to San Francisco, the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 1, 20, 3:06 am
Replies: 41
Views: 15,573
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Exactly what I did a couple of years back. New...

Exactly what I did a couple of years back. New York, Philly, train to New Orleans, train to Chicago and home, most enjoyable
Jan 12, 20, 3:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,363
Posted By Gatwick Alan

I did Seattle to Portland by train, very relaxing...

I did Seattle to Portland by train, very relaxing few hours with nice views. Portland has good public transport including the trimet light rail to the airport if you want to see it!

Portland is a...
Jan 7, 20, 12:59 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,514
Posted By Gatwick Alan

It runs year round. For me the 9.30 am flight is...

It runs year round. For me the 9.30 am flight is great as it gets you into PHX at lunchtime, however the return flight at 3.30 is a bit early whereas the BA flight leaves at 7.40/8.40pm which is...
Jan 6, 20, 11:47 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,514
Posted By Gatwick Alan

And in the summer it goes back to a 747 again

And in the summer it goes back to a 747 again
Nov 9, 19, 9:03 am
Replies: 118
Views: 33,907
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Having discussed this thread with my partner, she...

Having discussed this thread with my partner, she asserts that she gets worse service from women than men. On a recent flight in club, she received excellent service from the male attendant and a...
Nov 8, 19, 2:37 am
Replies: 118
Views: 33,907
Posted By Gatwick Alan

The comments about being treated less well as a...

The comments about being treated less well as a younger female are interesting, my partner who is younger than me has noticed it too. When she flew back from PHX with me in first last year she...
Oct 27, 19, 5:09 am
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Views: 275,352
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Just got back from PHX, upstairs with mixed...

Just got back from PHX, upstairs with mixed fleet. Young crew and the service was top notch, friendly and attentive. Had a good chat with 3 of them in the galley and was surprised how gruelling their...
Oct 23, 19, 7:46 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 30,465
Posted By Gatwick Alan

We headed to the temporary lounge, got as far as...

We headed to the temporary lounge, got as far as the desk and like previous posters left and headed to the Admirals club at B5, where the lady on the front desk didn't seem remotely surprised to see...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 17, 19, 10:13 am
Replies: 231
Views: 109,011
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Ah yes, the dreaded M23, narrow lanes from the...

Ah yes, the dreaded M23, narrow lanes from the Gatwick junction to the M25. Its seems to have been going on for years and is showing no signs of completing any time soon.
I encountered it a couple...
Aug 13, 19, 3:27 am
Replies: 314
Views: 30,021
Posted By Gatwick Alan

I think Jagboi said it very well upthread. For...

I think Jagboi said it very well upthread. For Oldies like me, we can remember when you got on a BA plane in a foreign land and it felt like a comfort blanket was being put around you. Of course its...
Jul 5, 19, 2:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Ive done the drive LAX to PSP and as Golfmad...

Ive done the drive LAX to PSP and as Golfmad said, it took just over 2 hours. I wouldn't want to do the drive from PHX off of BA289 as you wont have your hire car til about 7pm and its a 3 hour plus...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 13, 19, 6:33 am
Replies: 51
Views: 17,981
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Ive done Duxford and its excellent, also consider...

Ive done Duxford and its excellent, also consider the RAF London museum at Hendon, both are north of London and would make a good combined trip.
Mar 27, 19, 8:28 am
Replies: 67
Views: 6,886
Posted By Gatwick Alan

For the price you can sometimes get BA F for...

For the price you can sometimes get BA F for there really isn't much to complain about. Sure its not as good as EK F but its still a comfortable seat, and generally with good crew.

Ive only ever...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 3, 19, 3:51 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,734
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Next time you go to PHX, there's a decision to be...

Next time you go to PHX, there's a decision to be made now that AA are running the route year round.

We are doing AA out and BA back in October.

Always enjoy reading your reports as like me you...
Mar 2, 19, 5:31 am
Replies: 237
Views: 31,495
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Indeed, and since I have paid for and redeemed in...

Indeed, and since I have paid for and redeemed in first class, did I dilute the product on one flight but not on the other?

Fortunately I didn't notice any difference in the quality of the service...
Feb 17, 19, 1:35 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,112
Posted By Gatwick Alan

When I rent a car in the States, I pay for...

When I rent a car in the States, I pay for exactly what I want before I leave, you can then just turn down all the upselling that goes on at the rental desk. Even though its not the cheapest option,...
Feb 16, 19, 2:30 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,695
Posted By Gatwick Alan

As a resident of Brighton, I cannot recommend it....

As a resident of Brighton, I cannot recommend it. It does have the Royal Pavillion which is worth a visit, but the town itself has become tired over the years, driving is difficult, parking is...
Feb 10, 19, 3:36 am
Replies: 94
Views: 15,546
Posted By Gatwick Alan

I totally understand what you are saying, I know...

I totally understand what you are saying, I know as a passenger, sometimes if I have a bad sleep on a flight, I can have that "drunk" feeling caused by jetlag and that is after one overnight.
It...
Feb 6, 19, 9:29 am
Replies: 94
Views: 15,546
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Ive had similar experiences on the PHX route and...

Ive had similar experiences on the PHX route and was relieved that AA are operating the early flight this year. I prefer the timings and the AA plane to the clapped out 744, however the BA flight is...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 27, 19, 6:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,868
Posted By Gatwick Alan

Very interesting, its a great way to travel, I...

Very interesting, its a great way to travel, I did something similar last year LAX- CHI on the eagle, then CHI-PORTLAND, then on to SEA.
I love looking down the tracks out of the back of the train...
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