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Dec 5, 18, 9:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 8,442
Posted By hb133

We flew a number of times on BA during my wife's...

We flew a number of times on BA during my wife's pregnancy (baby born in July) and it was only when she was really really showing (around week 28/30) that we were asked at check-in how many weeks...
Nov 27, 18, 10:39 am
Replies: 1,091
Views: 323,407
Posted By hb133

T8191 - here you go :p I recently had the...

T8191 - here you go :p

I recently had the joys of a real DYKWIA travelling on a day flight to an un-named middle eastern country. Sitting in economy in the DEF block towards the front on in seat...
Aug 31, 18, 2:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By hb133

Sorry to say but it's the worst of all flight...

Sorry to say but it's the worst of all flight options...

The a321 on this route is not pleasant - too hot towards the front of Y and onto two toilets at the back (with resulting queues often) plus...
Aug 6, 18, 3:50 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,792
Posted By hb133

from experience, some of the hotels in both Tel...

from experience, some of the hotels in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will offer you a room at 50% of the cost for an early arrival but you'll need to deal directly with the hotel.
May 8, 18, 3:38 pm
Replies: 1,884
Views: 322,872
Posted By hb133

Reporting back to say it didn't go entirely to...

Reporting back to say it didn't go entirely to plan... crew were happy to accommodate a meal closer to arrival (and indeed checked arrival time updates with the flight deck to ensure that sufficient...
May 3, 18, 10:09 am
Replies: 1,884
Views: 322,872
Posted By hb133

BA165 London to Tel Aviv in First

Planning to take advantage of the 'dine when you want' option and gone for the beef filet baguette to have 1 1/2 hours before landing - hopefully will beat my normal Itsu salad in the back when I...
Apr 26, 18, 7:07 am
Replies: 1,091
Views: 323,407
Posted By hb133

Smile A tongue-in-cheek observation on some members of...

A tongue-in-cheek observation on some members of this esteemed forum based on yesterdays business breakfast with Alex Cruz, where I witnessed two severe cases of DYKWIA, both from flyer talkers...
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Mar 8, 18, 10:32 am
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By hb133

FYI - my wife was booked on the same QF10 flights...

FYI - my wife was booked on the same QF10 flights with this debacle. Qantas paid out the full €600 compensation after we used an adapted version of the template letter here:...
Mar 4, 18, 10:24 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By hb133

I'd suggest that if you fight, you've got a...

I'd suggest that if you fight, you've got a pretty decent chance of compensation...

Last Spring, my LHR-DOH flight was on time but my DOH-XXX flight was delayed over three hours. My initial EU 261...
Feb 23, 18, 3:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,388
Posted By hb133

Does it still refer somewhere in there to...

Does it still refer somewhere in there to transferring to terminal 1 at Heathrow? Certainly did in January...
Jan 9, 18, 5:13 am
Replies: 221
Views: 26,242
Posted By hb133

I've just come off a 10 hour day flight on Qantas...

I've just come off a 10 hour day flight on Qantas from Melbourne (to Tokyo) in economy and even with these new meals, it puts BA to shame.

For the flight, service consisted of:

Water bottles...
Jun 8, 17, 3:03 am
Replies: 676
Views: 111,632
Posted By hb133

As a further data point, my wife's tier status...

As a further data point, my wife's tier status renewal is 8 April and she held silver status from April 16 - April 17 from points collected the previous year. Between 16-17 she earned around 200...
May 5, 17, 5:22 am
Replies: 1,844
Views: 207,416
Posted By hb133

corporate-wage-slave - thanks for your advice. I...

corporate-wage-slave - thanks for your advice. I raised the issue with the CAA and the response was:



The Community Carrier argument is exactly the same argument Qatar put forward when denying...
Apr 25, 17, 7:52 am
Replies: 1,844
Views: 207,416
Posted By hb133

Thanks CWS - I edited to say it was for...

Thanks CWS - I edited to say it was for 'technical reasons'.

MCOL isn't that much hassle here and probably worth a shot but do I do that first or escalate to CAA prior to MCOL? For €600, it goes...
Apr 25, 17, 7:41 am
Replies: 1,844
Views: 207,416
Posted By hb133

BA through ticket (on QR) 3+hour delay

I'm posting here as the flights were booked on BA tickets / numbers but outbound operated by QR. Booked from LHR - CMB recently. The flight from LHR arrived in time for the connection in Doha,...
Jan 29, 17, 2:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By hb133

I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure that they...

I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure that they also have to be on BA metal to count... So it would count for 2 qualifying flights
Jan 18, 17, 2:59 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By hb133

I think it's exactly the same when trying to make...

I think it's exactly the same when trying to make an OnBusiness booking with upgrade.

I tried to do this for a trip recently and the WT+ fare i was being quoted was more than double the WT+ fare...
Nov 14, 16, 6:09 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By hb133

Just back and in answer to a few questions: ...

Just back and in answer to a few questions:

Route of LHR-MAD. Booked myself on ba.com in May. Outbound was a BA flight number operated by Iberia and return a BA flight operated by BA.
...
Nov 11, 16, 5:10 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By hb133

Absolutely - whole situation is bizarre and I...

Absolutely - whole situation is bizarre and I thought originally just an IT screw-up by BA but clearly not.

I've had a plus ticket on a different route before on a one-way flight and it worked...
Nov 11, 16, 4:36 am
Replies: 228
Views: 45,462
Posted By hb133

DoctorCopper - I'm seeing something totally...

DoctorCopper - I'm seeing something totally different for the same flights:



So don't understand the situation at all.

P.S. I'm the friend frb98mf is trying to help!
Nov 11, 16, 4:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By hb133

Nothing - just a standard flight-only booking.

Nothing - just a standard flight-only booking.
Nov 11, 16, 12:55 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,037
Posted By hb133

When is a plus fare not a plus fare?

Back in May, we booked flights for a weekend in Europe booking an early evening flight from London. At the time of booking, there were three different fare types:

Basic (HBO)
Plus
Plus Flex
...
Sep 5, 16, 10:49 am
Replies: 672
Views: 106,079
Posted By hb133

Can't edit the wiki but another data point: ...

Can't edit the wiki but another data point:

LHR - TLV was offered 120 for WT to WT+ in late September
Aug 2, 16, 12:16 pm
Replies: 1,424
Views: 170,607
Posted By hb133

Apparently that isn't actually the case - if...

Apparently that isn't actually the case - if there are two of you on one booking, they expect you to share a room. At least according to the agent I spoke with earlier.

It's not worth the hassle...
Aug 2, 16, 11:55 am
Replies: 1,424
Views: 170,607
Posted By hb133

P.S. I even did BA a favour in keeping costs...

P.S. I even did BA a favour in keeping costs down by sharing a room with my wife :-)
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