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Aug 21, 19, 7:47 am
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Posted By Flying Doctor

Took BA32 back the other night. Took less than 5...

Took BA32 back the other night. Took less than 5 minutes extra. There are only 2 entry points into the airport from the taxi/car/bus entrance into T1. Have your passport and boarding pass ready. I...
Aug 13, 19, 6:59 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,770
Posted By Flying Doctor

So heartening to hear. I know the airport manager...

So heartening to hear. I know the airport manager for BA at HKG and they are the stuff of legend and superb. I doesn't surprise me that this person went to heroic depths to get those flights...
Aug 13, 19, 3:54 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,770
Posted By Flying Doctor

From what I can see on Twitter Hong Kong airport...

From what I can see on Twitter Hong Kong airport check is now completely closed..... again.........

FD
Aug 13, 19, 3:38 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,770
Posted By Flying Doctor

Cannot see on CX Twitter feed. Is this just...

Cannot see on CX Twitter feed. Is this just general Twitter stuff that you have found? If true then basically the whole airport has been reduced to a standstill again as CX is about half of T1 along...
Aug 12, 19, 10:11 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,770
Posted By Flying Doctor

Yup - I see it on FlightRadar - so they are...

Yup - I see it on FlightRadar - so they are getting both back. Not a bad idea to be honest. I think that between CX, VS and BA there will be space to get everyone back quite quickly.......
Aug 12, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,770
Posted By Flying Doctor

Airport re-opens 6am local time in HKG so suspect...

Airport re-opens 6am local time in HKG so suspect they will try to operate. LHR-HKG direction flights are packed..... Not so much the other way for some reason.......
Aug 12, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 113
Views: 17,770
Posted By Flying Doctor

So presumably they have calculated: Get the...

So presumably they have calculated:
Get the A380 back if possible as very disruptive if it cannot get out of HKG tonight.
Stand the other passengers overnight and get back those that you can.
They...
Apr 5, 19, 2:15 am
Replies: 488
Views: 85,683
Posted By Flying Doctor

Flew to HKG the other day with BA and got the new...

Flew to HKG the other day with BA and got the new product.
Food much better.
Cutlery and stemware is also much better.
Though you technically cannot buddy dine you can sort of do it - just a bit...
Mar 19, 19, 3:45 am
Replies: 533
Views: 64,918
Posted By Flying Doctor

So not a surprise that there has been a lot of...

So not a surprise that there has been a lot of discussion on this. Whilst the Q Suites were there first this is pretty impressive and really is a massive change from the current Yin-Yang which has...
Mar 18, 19, 4:47 am
Replies: 533
Views: 64,918
Posted By Flying Doctor

So at last some lovely positive news from BA. ...

So at last some lovely positive news from BA.
This is a massive change to Club and is most welcome. BA really have got this one correct.
I think that First is on the way out now for many routes....
Aug 3, 18, 4:11 am
Replies: 175
Views: 25,363
Posted By Flying Doctor

Looks as if going forward they have swapped the...

Looks as if going forward they have swapped the aircraft round so the earlier flight is now an 777 and the later one the A380......
Mar 26, 18, 2:39 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,331
Posted By Flying Doctor

This route is interesting because BA now has a...

This route is interesting because BA now has a monopoly on it after SAA pulled out (now have to go via JNB) and VS also have withdrawn. So they can fill it pretty much for the asking and so the...
Jun 29, 17, 1:34 am
Replies: 69
Views: 11,261
Posted By Flying Doctor

Interesting. I have to say having just come...

Interesting.
I have to say having just come back from Japan that boarding for a domestic with JAL was probably the most efficient I have ever seen. I would also agree that AA seems to sort of get it...
May 29, 17, 8:23 am
Replies: 426
Views: 59,435
Posted By Flying Doctor

He will probably ultimately have to go over this....

He will probably ultimately have to go over this.
The estimates of compensation BA will end up paying are at least £100M and of course every single hotel was charging top whack anyway as its a bank...
Apr 7, 17, 8:48 am
Replies: 582
Views: 96,442
Posted By Flying Doctor

Indeed but I have a feeling that going across so...

Indeed but I have a feeling that going across so you are sat at 90 degree to direction of travel (rather than in line either forward or rear facing) is an issue for safety and being strapped in etc...
Apr 7, 17, 6:54 am
Replies: 582
Views: 96,442
Posted By Flying Doctor

So I have watched, read and waited before...

So I have watched, read and waited before commenting on all of this.

After a while BA has decided to reinvest into the product. I would agree that the £400M can be constructed from various bits...
Mar 17, 17, 9:20 am
Replies: 43
Views: 7,731
Posted By Flying Doctor

Hi there, I do this route 2-3 times a year...

Hi there,
I do this route 2-3 times a year minimum.
It is nearly always completely rammed with the A380 flights filling up first then the 777 one. Having only a couple of seats left a day is no...
Mar 8, 17, 4:06 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 19,355
Posted By Flying Doctor

Depending on route F does get oversold on...

Depending on route F does get oversold on occasion by 1. Generally not more. Major strop usually ensure with F downgrades although despite the fact it is annoying I suspect a J to W downgrade is...
Mar 8, 17, 3:58 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,831
Posted By Flying Doctor

Hi there, I cannot emphasise enough to go up to...

Hi there,
I cannot emphasise enough to go up to JNB to try to get back.
I flew back from CPT on Monday.
They were not selling any seats on the day direct from CPT to LHR on Monday or Tuesday....
Jan 15, 17, 2:41 pm
Replies: 1,024
Views: 245,071
Posted By Flying Doctor

This is very interesting. I think that it was...

This is very interesting.
I think that it was always likely that the yin-yan configuration for the CW seat layout would stay. Only BA can use it and it is just a much more efficient use of space....
Jan 8, 17, 12:00 pm
Replies: 8
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Views: 1,200
Posted By Flying Doctor

Yes. Check in at BA desks then head upstairs. ...

Yes. Check in at BA desks then head upstairs.
will also have done this in a few days so can confirm thereafter.....
FD.
Jan 8, 17, 7:19 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,573
Posted By Flying Doctor

I suspect that the reason its not done that often...

I suspect that the reason its not done that often is that it just ends up have a full plane one way and empty on the way back.
You could see how you could change between A319s, A320s and A321s but...
Jan 7, 17, 1:15 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By Flying Doctor

Somehwere thought the tu had been told that but...

Somehwere thought the tu had been told that but fine, if it's not true happy to be corrected....
Jan 7, 17, 12:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,793
Posted By Flying Doctor

Greetings! its a function of the cabin - it's...

Greetings!
its a function of the cabin - it's only 8 F seats on the 789 so less seats though there are supposed to be 2 seats in each class on each flight....
SCL - may be a bit tough - many of us...
Jan 7, 17, 12:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By Flying Doctor

Someone can verify but I am sure the F seat is...

Someone can verify but I am sure the F seat is smaller in the 789......
Also the A380 and 789 have similar cabin pressures and humidity so no major difference there......
It is the 747-400 that...
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