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Today, 8:05 am
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Posted By binman

i am relieved to be posting this in flight using...

i am relieved to be posting this in flight using free WiFi on a stunning 787-9 of Turkish Airlines. I have just read about BAs shambolic handling of communications with customers. Despite being Gold...
Yesterday, 9:18 am
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Views: 1,154
Posted By binman

given their monopoly on the route it is generally...

given their monopoly on the route it is generally the first to be cancelled and has really poor service standards (imho) my most recent experience was s cancellation and rebooked 24 hours later. Itís...
Aug 18, 19, 7:50 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,611
Posted By binman

In the early 90ís MNL, TPE and SEL were...

In the early 90ís MNL, TPE and SEL were extensions of the 31/32. Osaka KIX was 17/18 if my memory serves me and FUK NGO were either 19/20 or 20/21 I would err more towards 19/20. CGK was and...
Aug 18, 19, 6:29 pm
Replies: 274
Views: 16,340
Posted By binman

Why all the hate? for me itís because I have...

Why all the hate?

for me itís because I have flown other airlines in recent years and the list of alternatives to BA grows bigger every time. Most recently I discovered TK and wow they are...
Aug 12, 19, 4:26 am
Replies: 119
Views: 23,910
Posted By binman

Am here now as gold member. Not sure I got...

Am here now as gold member. Not sure I got anything in way of upgrade for my cash booking.

I like this hotel. I like the staff but it has serious shortcomings.

The hotel was was closed for 3...
Aug 9, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 349
Views: 37,009
Posted By binman

just pucked this up as I am overseas. The timing...

just pucked this up as I am overseas. The timing was that given in the flight status section of the BA app when I looked.
Aug 9, 19, 8:24 am
Replies: 61
Views: 8,562
Posted By binman

My weekend in Glasgow was wrecked by BA...

My weekend in Glasgow was wrecked by BA operational meltdown at the end of July.

BA refused any any assistance with meals or hotels as I was starting from LHR. This despite staff telling to spend...
Aug 7, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 349
Views: 37,009
Posted By binman

will be interested to know the outcome of any...

will be interested to know the outcome of any EU261 claim. This flight arrived 01:22 so 3 mins inside the 3 hours, I understand the arrival time is used and I fully expect BA will dance on that pin...
Aug 7, 19, 5:47 pm
Replies: 349
Views: 37,009
Posted By binman

quite simply outrageous and you show an utter...

quite simply outrageous and you show an utter contempt for those caught up in this BA self inflicted chaos. A bit like BA do.

One missed flight is not one day, itís months of planning, months of...
Aug 7, 19, 8:44 am
Replies: 207
Views: 18,997
Posted By binman

i understand the inertia in banking. They are...

i understand the inertia in banking. They are basically all the same

there is also inertia among BA passengers however two things would assist.

First do something about BA stranglehold at LHR....
Aug 7, 19, 2:11 am
Replies: 349
Views: 37,009
Posted By binman

How many issues do they need before they get rid...

How many issues do they need before they get rid of Cruz?
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 6, 19, 5:28 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,817
Posted By binman

I was on the same flight with my family and met...

I was on the same flight with my family and met up with SFOTraveller briefly. It was good to meet a fellow FTer.

The flight was very good and the product great. I would hesitate to use it again. ...
Aug 4, 19, 12:22 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,053
Posted By binman

Itís great!

On board TK66 and posting this inflight via the complimentary WiFi. I believe the is LLD and on its first long haul service.

Before saying anything more I think itís a very solid product and I...
Jul 27, 19, 1:19 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By binman

am pleased I just cancelled. Despite chaos st LHR...

am pleased I just cancelled. Despite chaos st LHR being a regular headline they still have no effective contingency plans and no means of dealing with disruption.

Its best to walk away if you can...
Jul 27, 19, 1:02 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,053
Posted By binman

and LLB operating to AMS. Was that scheduled? ...

and LLB operating to AMS. Was that scheduled?

All 4 787 Dreamliner in TK livery actually in the air at this time!
Jul 26, 19, 5:01 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 18,053
Posted By binman

its surely far too early to state this with any...

its surely far too early to state this with any certainty. The new seat is different, there have been some negative reviews. But with fewer than 10 long haul service to date, and therefore no more...
Jul 26, 19, 4:54 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,821
Posted By binman

but not out of Europe. My point is that weather...

but not out of Europe. My point is that weather yesterday is being blamed for todayís chaos. Itís simply is not true. One look st the departure boards of major European hubs demonstrates this.

ATC...
Jul 26, 19, 4:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,821
Posted By binman

they have a monopoly on LHR GLA!

they have a monopoly on LHR GLA!
Jul 26, 19, 4:41 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,821
Posted By binman

and yet, if I pitched up on a sunny day at LHR...

and yet, if I pitched up on a sunny day at LHR and had broken down, been in a traffic jam or indeed had one of the party break a limb, then I carry the costs.

BA dumps hundreds of flights for no...
Jul 26, 19, 11:37 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,821
Posted By binman

Cool Not much consolation if you were on the last...

Not much consolation if you were on the last flight of the day!
Jul 26, 19, 11:35 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,821
Posted By binman

Perhaps rather than spouting the BA media line...

Perhaps rather than spouting the BA media line you have a look, as I have done at the disruption at BRU FRA CDG AMS DUS. It is non existent! Indeed the only cancellations I could see were those of...
Jul 26, 19, 9:08 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,821
Posted By binman

Weather related my backside

And once again the abuse of the LHR GLA monopoly leads to all but one of Friday nights flights being cancelled and no alternative being offered till Saturday night!

I really should have known...
Jul 21, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 2,606
Views: 406,272
Posted By binman

dors it allow stopovers? You mention itís very...

dors it allow stopovers? You mention itís very flexible and if stops are allowed then itís doable over a year. As booked itís mad but perfectly suited to this forum😛
Jul 20, 19, 6:40 am
Replies: 512
Views: 169,044
Posted By binman

Do TK overbook business class. My daughter...

Do TK overbook business class.
My daughter doesnít have a seat allocated on our 787 flight to DPS. I called the miles and smiles elite line but they couldnít help. They said check at airport....
Jul 20, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 195
Views: 18,053
Posted By binman

very fair point. I hadnít consider that. The...

very fair point. I hadnít consider that. The airport is vast.
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