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Jan 8, 21, 7:49 am
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Posted By flying_pig

Has anyone come across an official source stating...

Has anyone come across an official source stating a firm implementation date next week? The BBC reported a couple of hours ago that Shapps told LBC this morning that the testing rule will come into...
Dec 16, 20, 10:10 am
Replies: 25
Views: 5,772
Posted By flying_pig

Just received the following text message;...

Just received the following text message; interesting to see that they are encouraging to check bags the night before... I wonder if they are expecting real chaos...
Nov 23, 20, 8:57 am
Replies: 317
Views: 60,058
Posted By flying_pig

Lots of cancellations on the MIL rotations for...

Lots of cancellations on the MIL rotations for w/c Dec 21st. Not surprising given BA still had rostered something like 5 or 6 daily rotations to LIN up until yesterday. The few that are left are now...
Nov 13, 20, 5:27 am
Replies: 860
Views: 167,297
Posted By flying_pig

Even a soft shell rollaboard (e.g. a classic...

Even a soft shell rollaboard (e.g. a classic Tumi) not expanded but at full capacity (thus a little swollen) struggles to fit into that space. Itís a small, but tangible, downside of that cabin.
Oct 13, 20, 5:42 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

Very odd as itís in stark contrast with...

Very odd as itís in stark contrast with procedures at MXP.

However, itís not much different than what happens at LHR, especially when e-gates are open: the locator form is never checked and...
Oct 7, 20, 4:46 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

I am just speculating, but I donít see how Sicily...

I am just speculating, but I donít see how Sicily would/should be treated differently especially given that yesterdayís increase in COVID cases there was the 2nd highest in percentage terms (+2.7%)...
Oct 7, 20, 6:44 am
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

a) Rome Fiumicino has now a pretty good testing...

a) Rome Fiumicino has now a pretty good testing facility
b) Free, but can be convoluted and extremely long especially in certain parts of the country

I would definitely opt for testing before...
Oct 7, 20, 2:58 am
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

Or get tested in the 72 hours prior to departure...

Or get tested in the 72 hours prior to departure (in which case there is no testing requirement on arrival). It seems to be a rather flexible system with plenty of options and entirely possible to...
Oct 6, 20, 3:16 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

Itís typically in force from the day after...

Itís typically in force from the day after publication, but itís now rumoured that it will take another week to be published as some further tweaks are being discussed...
Oct 6, 20, 2:57 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

Front pages of Italyís two main newspapers...

Front pages of Italyís two main newspapers (sorry, in Italian only);

https://rep.repubblica.it/pwa/generale/2020/10/05/news/coronavirus_governo_conte-269585690/
...
Oct 6, 20, 2:38 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

If someone didnít take the test prior to...

If someone didnít take the test prior to departure and doesnít take it on arrival at the airport, then they have 48 hours to take it at a designated ďASLĒ (ie: state run hospital). I believe - but I...
Oct 6, 20, 1:20 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 18,421
Posted By flying_pig

Italy to introduce COVID testing requirement for UK passengers

Anyone travelling to Italy should be aware of the new regulations (announced today, Oct 6th although not officially published) that are now requiring COVID testing. Assuming the rules are the same...
Oct 1, 20, 8:13 am
Replies: 50
Views: 7,327
Posted By flying_pig

Looks like the UK Centurion. Are you UK based...

Looks like the UK Centurion. Are you UK based Fchishti? If so, glad to see they are still issuing the same design here; I have always liked it and was somehow concerned when the design on ApplePay...
Sep 5, 20, 4:52 pm
Replies: 320
Views: 59,415
Posted By flying_pig

Thanks for the various reports and input!...

Thanks for the various reports and input! Reporting back from this morning at 6am: zero queues at First Wing. Pretty much all desks were manned (in stark contrast with my mid week departures in...
Sep 2, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 320
Views: 59,415
Posted By flying_pig

I'd be interested in any recent experiences (ie:...

I'd be interested in any recent experiences (ie: early Sat AM departures over the past couple of weekends). I need to take a trip with an 8am departure this coming Saturday and I am unusually forced...
Aug 29, 20, 6:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By flying_pig

Very interesting. Looks like itís linked to the...

Very interesting. Looks like itís linked to the executive club account rather than the computer or browser. We use Concur at work for travel but thankfully I havenít experienced this issue. Just...
Aug 25, 20, 4:59 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 27,315
Posted By flying_pig

One thing I am happy about is seeing those ex-BMI...

One thing I am happy about is seeing those ex-BMI A321 gone. It just was not sustainable to operate CW routes with such limited pool of aircrafts. In the 6 months leading to the pandemic out of 6...
Aug 16, 20, 3:16 am
Replies: 247
Views: 26,599
Posted By flying_pig

The new arrival form lists a variety of options...

The new arrival form lists a variety of options and exceptions, but then follows with a paragraph where passengers need to spell out the reason for travelling. I imagine ďUK citizen, tourismĒ would...
Aug 16, 20, 3:13 am
Replies: 247
Views: 26,599
Posted By flying_pig

I donít know... In MXP I was told that they were...

I donít know... In MXP I was told that they were debating whether to install the checkpoints prior to entering the baggage reclaim area (there is plenty of space to do so) or whether to bus arrivals...
Aug 15, 20, 12:39 pm
Replies: 2,505
Views: 473,666
Posted By flying_pig

That's the really inexcusable bit: all drinks...

That's the really inexcusable bit: all drinks served from miniatures, so essentially the same (mostly undrinkable) wine served on short haul. The excuse is that serving from full sized bottles would...
Aug 14, 20, 5:10 pm
Replies: 247
Views: 26,599
Posted By flying_pig

I havenít seen the second form anywhere online,...

I havenít seen the second form anywhere online, but the good news is that itís pretty much the same information on the one linked before on this thread. The one difference being a section with a...
Aug 14, 20, 5:06 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,768
Posted By flying_pig

Iíd follow this advice and have a TA waitlist you...

Iíd follow this advice and have a TA waitlist you (ideally in both J and Y, or if long haul F and J). In the pre-pandemic world I had many last second bookings on many full flights, and thankfully...
Aug 14, 20, 1:55 pm
Replies: 247
Views: 26,599
Posted By flying_pig

Immigration procedures have just changed, mostly...

Immigration procedures have just changed, mostly to cater to the fact that Italy is now requiring COVID testing and self isolation for a larger number of arrivals (now including a number of EU...
Aug 14, 20, 5:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By flying_pig

It's worth noting that at the moment it's not...

It's worth noting that at the moment it's not possible to cancel and refund avios bookings through MMB, as the cancellation link directs to the voucher application page. The same happens with fully...
Aug 7, 20, 8:04 am
Replies: 472
Views: 111,512
Posted By flying_pig

A significant number of short-term cancellations...

A significant number of short-term cancellations have gone live today for August services. For example, one DUB rotation and one MXP rotation seem to have been axed. The GGL line was pretty busy with...
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