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Posted By HalconBCN

It's good to know you had a nice transfer. I...

It's good to know you had a nice transfer. I fully agree with you about the beef stew - I had it last week and it was delicious!
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Posted By HalconBCN

I would play around with dates. You should be...

I would play around with dates. You should be able to get it for less than that. I would wait to and maybe book in early January when offers tend to pop up.

Have you considered flying Air France...
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Posted By HalconBCN

Both IB and UX operate business class on their...

Both IB and UX operate business class on their domestic BCN-MAD flight. I flew UX BCN-MAD only last week on a widebody aircraft in C with flat bed. That is probably the best domestic hard product you...
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Posted By HalconBCN

This is not factually accurate. Both MAD and BCN...

This is not factually accurate. Both MAD and BCN have 18 Asian destinations according to the Aena website. However, Madrid has better connectivity to China and India and it has a better range of...
Nov 10, 19, 2:22 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

The itenary you are planning is definitely a good...

The itenary you are planning is definitely a good one from a weather point of view.

Seville is a good base for a few days, winter is less crowded and if you're lucky you could even enjoy t-shirt...
Nov 8, 19, 2:30 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

Human error happens... but really. This incident...

Human error happens... but really. This incident caused distress. I would love to see what is written in the pilot's next performance review.
Nov 8, 19, 12:21 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

OP - just keep in mind the weather in January. I...

OP - just keep in mind the weather in January. I know you said you are used to bad weather but still - people think of Spain and sunshine comes to mind...

Madrid can be cold in January, even...
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Posted By HalconBCN

An excellent presentation. The Air France story...

An excellent presentation. The Air France story is encouraging. Obviously some costs are beyond its control but if AF can trim down the domestic network and leverage the strength of its premium...
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Posted By HalconBCN

I don't know why you feel that I am trying to...

I don't know why you feel that I am trying to downplay Barcelona. I'm just talking about facts: business decisions revolve around facts, not emotions.

If you think there is an amazing business...
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Posted By HalconBCN

I understand where you are coming from...

I understand where you are coming from emotionally, and personally I do think the quality of life in Barcelona is streets ahead of Madrid. But if we talk about economics and potential passenger...
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Posted By HalconBCN

I agree with that. Without trying to make myself...

I agree with that. Without trying to make myself IAG's spokeseman I would say that is actually already the case with IAG's existing strategy. Madrid is the hub for Iberia shorthaul and Latin America...
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Posted By HalconBCN

It's really tiresome when people base their...

It's really tiresome when people base their arguments on emotions rather than facts or basic knowledge of the geography of Spain.

I'll tell you about taking an AVE to Seville because I've done it....
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Posted By HalconBCN

Actually, Iberia does fly to BCN and the "all...

Actually, Iberia does fly to BCN and the "all roads lead to Madrid" is unfortunately an example of the victim attitude we hear all too often from some of our politicians in Catalonia - who forget...
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Posted By HalconBCN

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This is definitely bad news for...
Nov 3, 19, 3:05 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

The Schengen lounge at BCN has recently reopened...

The Schengen lounge at BCN has recently reopened after a few months under renovation. The expanded space feels fresh, spacious and comfortable. A great area with workstations - it feels almost like a...
Oct 30, 19, 5:36 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

I flew on the front row on the UD in Y about 7...

I flew on the front row on the UD in Y about 7 years ago. CDG-MEX. It was a memorable flight. 🥂
Oct 25, 19, 8:44 am
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Posted By HalconBCN

I'm always impressed with the proactive way DL...

I'm always impressed with the proactive way DL gate agents handle boarding in the U.S for domestic flights. They are constantly on the loudspeaker making detailed, clear announcements so everyone...
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Posted By HalconBCN

That's interesting! Do you have any idea how many...

That's interesting! Do you have any idea how many miles it would take to upgrade full fare eco (Y) from AMS-NBO?
Oct 24, 19, 4:42 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

I see both points of view here. When I am in...

I see both points of view here. When I am in economy, I want to be one of the first to board. When I'm in business, I want to be one of the first to board. Now, whether I am first or 10th does not...
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Posted By HalconBCN

You would think so, but no, both carriers will...

You would think so, but no, both carriers will direct the blame to each other. Not a nice situation to be in. I second Goldorak's comment. The ticket number will be 057 or 074, so keep pushing Fb to...
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Posted By HalconBCN

You would think so, but no, both carriers will...

You would think so, but no, both carriers will direct the blame to each other. Not a nice situation to be in. I second Goldorak's comment. The ticker number will be 057 or 074, so keep pushing Fb to...
Oct 22, 19, 2:14 pm
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Views: 1,459
Posted By HalconBCN

Okay, I had a look at the non-EU queue for...

Okay, I had a look at the non-EU queue for passport control when I passed through BCN T1 at 2pm today. Guess what? Nobody waiting in line.
This confirms my suspicions that the OP's passport control...
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Posted By HalconBCN

1. Not sure, see point 2. 2. If it's an AM...

1. Not sure, see point 2.
2. If it's an AM ticket, then yes, but you will need to call or WhatsApp to secure the Plus seats.
Oct 20, 19, 1:46 pm
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Posted By HalconBCN

1. Getting around: you can definitely rely on...

1. Getting around: you can definitely rely on metro. If a stop is closed it means something is going down, so you would not want to get out there anyway.
Taxis are also operating normally, although...
Oct 20, 19, 5:40 am
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Views: 1,459
Posted By HalconBCN

It probably depends on the time of your flight....

It probably depends on the time of your flight. BCN is my home airport and I usually see the outbound passport control empty or maybe 3 people waiting.
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