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Jan 7, 19, 8:42 am
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I would still have faced the problem of the...

I would still have faced the problem of the turnaround time between arriving at AMS and departing back to London. Clearly 90 minutes with baggage is risky to the point of stupidity, but Iím fine with...
Jan 7, 19, 1:14 am
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Views: 1,201
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Sorry for any confusion. I am in JNB but need to...

Sorry for any confusion. I am in JNB but need to get home to London before returning here next week. I'm doing an ex EU in reverse - JNB-LHR-AMS-LHR-JNB is about 40% cheaper than JNB-LHR-JNB....
Jan 6, 19, 11:05 pm
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Views: 1,201
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Thanks for the very helpful advice Flatlander....

Thanks for the very helpful advice Flatlander. Iím using an Avios reward to fly to LCY (best London airport for me), with 3 hours between the inbound and my LCY ďpositioningĒ flight back to the UK.
Jan 6, 19, 1:50 pm
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Views: 1,201
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

I didn't want to risk the check in staff at JNB...

I didn't want to risk the check in staff at JNB not short-checking my hold luggage to LHR, so I'm stuck with it till AMS - which means going through immigration and dropping my bag at check in. I...
Jan 6, 19, 12:15 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

All good stuff but the itinerary this time is...

All good stuff but the itinerary this time is JNB-LHR-AMS-LHR-JNB. About 40% cheaper than JNB-LHR-JNB.
Jan 6, 19, 11:34 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Safe connection time for an ex EU

Happy New Year everyone. Iím flying JNB-LHR-AMS with checked luggage, then need to get back to one of the London airports on a separate ticket. Cheap Y ticket but Iím a One World Sapphire.

I...
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Oct 27, 18, 12:38 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 6,616
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

BA 001, call sign Speedbird Concorde 1. Never...

BA 001, call sign Speedbird Concorde 1. Never beaten.
Oct 11, 18, 1:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Great, Iíll contact the hotel. The arrival into...

Great, Iíll contact the hotel. The arrival into PEK is barely mid-evening in the UK, so a few hoursí sleep after whatís basically a daytime flight from LHR feels key!
Oct 11, 18, 11:50 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Annoyingly I have to travel on the Friday!

Annoyingly I have to travel on the Friday!
Oct 11, 18, 11:34 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Ba 1039 lhr-pek

Has anyone taken this flight recently with its ungodly 04.50 arrival? Just wondering if itís worth booking the hotel for the night before, otherwise if the room isnít ready itís a long long wait to...
Jul 24, 18, 8:31 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

I can believe the comment about the airspace...

I can believe the comment about the airspace restriction. I've been held at the gate in DXB (QF onward to Melbourne) and at BKK (BA to LHR) with the explanation we had a restriction to transit Oman...
May 8, 18, 7:58 am
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

BA Blue but One World Sapphire - bennies

Hi, as described I'm a BA blue but lifetime sapphire via AA. I've booked a LON-NCE and used my BAEC number so as to qualify for the >16k Avios promotion, Too mean to pay for a seat, so I'm in the...
Apr 21, 18, 12:04 pm
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Views: 241,403
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Are you sure you're not just sour you didn't get...

Are you sure you're not just sour you didn't get an audition?
Apr 16, 18, 4:56 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,599
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

I was listening to Liveatc earlier today, and it...

I was listening to Liveatc earlier today, and it was definitely the 13L ILS being used. Maybe they used the Canarsie (13L VOR approach) later in the day.
Apr 16, 18, 4:24 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,046
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

By the time we exited customs on March 23rd it...

By the time we exited customs on March 23rd it was 1010am and far too late to get the Airlink flight to BUQ. Fortunately there was an Air Zimbabwe flight at 1pm, so we bought tickets for that and i'm...
Mar 22, 18, 7:15 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,046
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Correct. BA in WTP from LHR to JNB then Airlink...

Correct. BA in WTP from LHR to JNB then Airlink (SAA regional) on to BUQ.
Mar 22, 18, 6:30 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,046
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Today's BA 55 already delayed

Hi. The BA app is already showing the BA55 arriving into JNB an hour late tomorrow morning. This makes our connection to Bulawayo quite tight (2 hours 35 mins) - especially as we have a 15 week old...
Mar 16, 18, 3:58 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Thanks - that's a consensus! I've left out the 3...

Thanks - that's a consensus! I've left out the 3 hour wait in Jo'burg then the one hour flight up to Zimbabwe, but that's one for another thread!
Mar 16, 18, 10:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Galleries Club with baby

Traveling on the BA 55 , so C gate, with partner and 15 week old. Better to go to one of the Galleries in T5A ie straight into the lounge and then the train ride, or to T5B as it'll likely be much...
Feb 19, 18, 3:05 pm
Replies: 804
Views: 241,403
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Berlin Film Festival. She's in the Rupert Everett...

Berlin Film Festival. She's in the Rupert Everett Oscar Wilde film that premiered a day or two ago.
Feb 17, 18, 5:46 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Cabin crew could also hand out an After Eight to...

Cabin crew could also hand out an After Eight to each passenger a moment later. Only one each though.
Feb 6, 18, 5:49 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Deicing at CDG and Orly is done by Aťroports de...

Deicing at CDG and Orly is done by Aťroports de Paris.
Jan 28, 18, 10:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Speaking as a new first-time parent about to face...

Speaking as a new first-time parent about to face the same problem (also going to JNB), I'm still amazed by the amount of parenapalia required to move around with a 3 month old. The main flaw in...
Jan 21, 18, 11:23 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

On business: Vueling BA codeshare

HI does a flight with a BA flight number operated by Vueling accrue On Business points? Or just BA/AA/IB flight numbers and metal? Thanks.
Jan 16, 18, 1:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By DIRECT MERIT

Use of the CCR assumes flying BA First into/out...

Use of the CCR assumes flying BA First into/out of LHR T5 (or in AND out) or the OP is a GGL member. If neither, it's an academic question.
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