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Feb 11, 20, 4:11 am
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Views: 2,978
Posted By expatboy

I have used BA multiple times to move our cats...

I have used BA multiple times to move our cats and dogs around, and wouldn't book with anyone else if possible. You'll need to book via a handling company; BA/IAG Cargo don't take bookings directly...
Sep 11, 19, 1:43 pm
Replies: 1,496
Views: 177,346
Posted By expatboy

What is the best way to apply for a partial...

What is the best way to apply for a partial refund and ORC miles and points due to a downgrade from WTP on BA to Y on EI? Do I need to call, or is there an online form to fill in? When I rebooked...
Sep 10, 19, 5:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,738
Posted By expatboy

Still nothing - just flown LAX-DUB. €6 for the...

Still nothing - just flown LAX-DUB. €6 for the 250ml bottle of wine. Kind of disappointing for a full-service airline but I live and learn.
Aug 26, 19, 5:44 am
Replies: 1,496
Views: 177,346
Posted By expatboy

Just got off the phone - only 20 minutes or so on...

Just got off the phone - only 20 minutes or so on hold :). They allowed EI on the transatantic sector so am booked LAX-DUB-ABZ, so all sorted. Means leaving LA a couple of hours earlier but way...
Aug 26, 19, 4:24 am
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Views: 177,346
Posted By expatboy

LAX-LHR on 8th is also cancelled; otherwise I'd...

LAX-LHR on 8th is also cancelled; otherwise I'd do exactly what you suggested :-).
Aug 26, 19, 4:13 am
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Posted By expatboy

Struggling slightly with working out how to solve...

Struggling slightly with working out how to solve my problem of getting my LAX-LHR-ABZ flights sorted now that there's a chance of getting through on the phone. Original plan was to fly LAX-LHR...
Aug 24, 19, 2:11 am
Replies: 1,496
Views: 177,346
Posted By expatboy

I assume my LAX-LHR flight on 8th is cancelled to...

I assume my LAX-LHR flight on 8th is cancelled to keep the aircraft away from LHR to avoid parking issues, b ut they may have cancelled the outbound segment I guess - only showing Y/W/J availability...
Aug 23, 19, 3:29 pm
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Views: 177,346
Posted By expatboy

This is a similar problem to mine - on a revenue...

This is a similar problem to mine - on a revenue ticket, leaving LAX on Mon 8th as per schedule, arriving into LHR on 9th and my onward flight to ABZ that evening is cancelled. I could go back up...
Aug 20, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,332
Posted By expatboy

Reading the project page on the Network Rail...

Reading the project page on the Network Rail project site (https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/scotland/aberdeen-inverness-improvements/), it looks to me that the current...
Aug 9, 19, 9:18 am
Replies: 526
Views: 213,006
Posted By expatboy

Travelling ABZ-LHR-LAX-LHR-ABZ in a few...

Travelling ABZ-LHR-LAX-LHR-ABZ in a few weeks...in Y on an HBO (Economy Basic) fare on the outbound, and WTP on the inbound. Is seat selection for each sector governed by the ticket/fare class for...
Aug 5, 19, 6:45 am
Replies: 21
Views: 5,548
Posted By expatboy

In my case it was shorthaul Y and it had slipped...

In my case it was shorthaul Y and it had slipped down between the seat and fuselage, but if in a longhaul J/F seat then yes.
Aug 5, 19, 4:24 am
Replies: 21
Views: 5,548
Posted By expatboy

I left my wallet on the morning flight from LHR...

I left my wallet on the morning flight from LHR to SVG a few years back...and got a voicemail that evening from the station manager at FRA saying they'd found it. I'd cancelled all my cards by that...
Jul 18, 19, 8:53 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By expatboy

OP, If you want to take the train to Oxford from...

OP, If you want to take the train to Oxford from Paddington, which takes an hour on a fast train, then there's branches of Europcar and Thrifty 10-15 minutes' walk from the station where you can pick...
Jul 16, 19, 3:56 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,585
Posted By expatboy

We had something similar - my LHR-GNB was brought...

We had something similar - my LHR-GNB was brought forward, meaning a misconnect with my ABZ-LHR flight (5 mins short on the MCT). It was all on one PNR, and I was offered a full refund of the taxes,...
Jul 15, 19, 4:20 am
Replies: 69
Views: 19,060
Posted By expatboy

I was super organised and nabbed some reward...

I was super organised and nabbed some reward flights to GNB for next winter, only for last week's schedule change to trash my connection from ABZ, requiring an overnight stay in LHR...fortunately...
Jun 26, 19, 4:56 am
Replies: 63
Views: 4,905
Posted By expatboy

OP, I like the coffee at Pret a Manger, which you...

OP, I like the coffee at Pret a Manger, which you can find in T5 in the food court area. It's towards the other end of the terminal from GF and the CCR but I'd rather go there than use the machines...
Jun 24, 19, 3:35 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,911
Posted By expatboy

Thanks for all these replies, and some extra...

Thanks for all these replies, and some extra review and challenge - love FT :). I was originally looking at LAS and that was about £1000 for the dates I was looking at, hence I thgiuyght about...
Jun 24, 19, 10:06 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,911
Posted By expatboy

BA vs AA in Y

I'm burning some Avios to head over to LAX for a few days in September, and sadly only Y is available both ways (despite trying to get creative with routes). I can pick BA or AA flights, and wondered...
May 29, 19, 10:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By expatboy

Avis offer a 24hr drop-off facility at INV...

Avis offer a 24hr drop-off facility at INV according to their website, so if that is something you are comfortable with then that's an option. I guess that means parking the car and leaving the keys...
May 28, 19, 7:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By expatboy

Avis...

Avis (https://www.avis.co.uk/drive-avis/car-hire-locations/europe/united-kingdom/england/bristol/bristol-airport) have a 24-hour drop off service at BRS so that should work with your timings,...
May 28, 19, 4:01 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By expatboy

The BH provision across Scotland varies by local...

The BH provision across Scotland varies by local authority area, and application is determined by the company one works for - we have one in Aberdeen in early July, to mark the start of Trades...
Mar 15, 19, 7:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,887
Posted By expatboy

You would think and hope so - I sorted outbound...

You would think and hope so - I sorted outbound flights ABZ-LHR-GVA for our late January ski trip at T-355 or whatever, but the return option only shows sufficient Avios availability on...
Mar 15, 19, 3:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,887
Posted By expatboy

Excellent point on Easyjet and often overlooked -...

Excellent point on Easyjet and often overlooked - I was looking at tickets for GVA-LHR next winter and the prices are very high. Easyjet will open their schedule for AW19-20 next month and waiting...
Mar 1, 19, 2:23 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,535
Posted By expatboy

We are considering booking something like this...

We are considering booking something like this for my father-in-law's wife when she travels back to Thailand - we can ensure she makes the flight easily enough in Aberdeen, but Heathrow can be a...
Feb 13, 19, 1:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By expatboy

Agreed - we qualified for Silver a few years ago...

Agreed - we qualified for Silver a few years ago with a BNE-SIN-LHR return trip; the QF-operated BNE-SIN segments were booked under the BA codeshare so counted as qualifying flights.
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