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Jan 20, 20, 4:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By alexwuk

to put it context, the cheapest Business class...

to put it context, the cheapest Business class ticket to JFK booked with less than 4 weeks before departure is £4000 rt. Part of the point of shrinking the F cabin is so it doesn't need to be filled...
Jan 16, 20, 8:23 am
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Views: 335,226
Posted By alexwuk

Are there routes (apart from DXB and BOS) where...

Are there routes (apart from DXB and BOS) where BA have completely pulled A class? e.g. CPT in Oct is F9 A0 on pretty much every single flight, what happens to jokers in this situation?
Jan 13, 20, 9:38 am
Replies: 3,886
Views: 1,860,753
Posted By alexwuk

I wonder if they'll give it the same treatment as...

I wonder if they'll give it the same treatment as G-ZZZE?...
Jan 13, 20, 9:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,037
Posted By alexwuk

Not as of yet. The avios scheme doesn't currently...

Not as of yet. The avios scheme doesn't currently use dynamic pricing. Alex Cruz has suggested this will change in time.

As for the OP's question: nowadays in general it is very common to see last...
Jan 13, 20, 7:46 am
Replies: 60
Views: 46,725
Posted By alexwuk

If this is an advertised Sale, someone should...

If this is an advertised Sale, someone should complain to the Advertising Standards Authority. The systematic withdrawal of married A and P class availability for ex-UK departures is a flagrant...
Jan 8, 20, 2:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By alexwuk

Big picture: BA are significantly reducing the...

Big picture: BA are significantly reducing the amount of F seats they'll be flying across the fleet in 2020 and 2021. The idea isn't to reduce paid tickets and avios tickets equally: the brunt of the...
Jan 3, 20, 2:03 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,161
Posted By alexwuk

I'm going buck the trend here, but a bit of this...

I'm going buck the trend here, but a bit of this depends on your risk tolerance and how you value your time. If you do this sameday 10x a year, you'll probably make the connection 95% of the time....
Jan 3, 20, 1:51 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 12,420
Posted By alexwuk

You don't think being in a car accident is...

You don't think being in a car accident is unusual? Remind me never to ride with you!
Jan 3, 20, 1:20 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 10,204
Posted By alexwuk

Don't wait around. If you have a preferred...

Don't wait around. If you have a preferred outcome - ask for it. Waiting for the plane you booked (and the alternatives that suit you on other dates) to fill up is a surefire way to be disappointed....
Jan 3, 20, 6:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By alexwuk

MMB does sometime erroneously suggest you'll get...

MMB does sometime erroneously suggest you'll get TPs for award flights. They will post as 0 TPs and miles.

A family member even had a UUA post as 0 TPs and avios last month!
Jan 3, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 58
Views: 12,420
Posted By alexwuk

I agree BA have a nasty habit of ignoring...

I agree BA have a nasty habit of ignoring contracts/the law when it suits them, but this particular case I'd be 100% confident litigating. A licensed taxi running out of gas on a bridge seems to...
Jan 3, 20, 5:43 am
Replies: 58
Views: 12,420
Posted By alexwuk

How is the OP "lucky"? Surely every court would...

How is the OP "lucky"? Surely every court would agree that taking a licensed taxi in an (ostensibly) first world city, while allowing sufficient time for potentially heavy traffic is exercising due...
Jan 3, 20, 5:35 am
Replies: 43
Views: 10,204
Posted By alexwuk

Your compensation would be the difference in...

Your compensation would be the difference in avios between F and J for that sector. As it's more than 14 days before departure BA can theoretically cancel your whole booking without paying you and...
Jan 2, 20, 6:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,128
Posted By alexwuk

The wine tasting scoring for BA's current F...

The wine tasting scoring for BA's current F offering being "bad", "bad", "not so great" and "a bit meh"? :D

I remember once hosting a dinner which included some pretty posh Pomerols and noticing...
Jan 2, 20, 5:53 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 18,605
Posted By alexwuk

You get an email. This being BA, the coding isn't...

You get an email. This being BA, the coding isn't very good, so mine had a subject line of "Welcome to Gold Guest List" (technically, I am GGL, but that has nothing to do with the email body). It's a...
Dec 29, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 18,334
Posted By alexwuk

Yep, sounds like good business. Buy an asset that...

Yep, sounds like good business. Buy an asset that has £30k per day financing costs and £30k per day depreciation and then leaving it sitting around for half a day, every day, because you can't manage...
Dec 29, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,497
Posted By alexwuk

This can go either way. Pros of booking...

This can go either way.

Pros of booking through AA:

Online booking possible
If there are equipment changes between now and the flight you will be allowed to change that flights without...
Dec 29, 19, 3:32 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 18,334
Posted By alexwuk

LHR-TLV is the only aircraft with the equipment...

LHR-TLV is the only aircraft with the equipment stop. It's a 3.5-4 hour flight. LHR-LAX is "as is", seemingly the OP and his companion both flying in business.
Dec 29, 19, 2:42 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 18,334
Posted By alexwuk

G-XWBB has for the last week just done the daily...

G-XWBB has for the last week just done the daily BA 162/163 overnight rotation to TLV, leaving LHR at 21:10 and returning at 09:45. If BA are short of A350 pilots why isn't this aircraft being sent...
Dec 29, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 967
Views: 744,092
Posted By alexwuk

Wow. Just wow. Where do BA find such entitled...

Wow. Just wow. Where do BA find such entitled ****s as passengers? How on earth on does a human being's mind parlay taking one or two longhaul business class returns a year into a license to treat...
Dec 29, 19, 2:08 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 18,334
Posted By alexwuk

Even if you were stoping over: No APD refund is...

Even if you were stoping over: No APD refund is due - the taxes are based on you flying in a higher class of service, regardless of how much nicer that class or service is versus coach. You're still...
Dec 29, 19, 2:06 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,497
Posted By alexwuk

Speaking of uplifting massages in F, do TG still...

Speaking of uplifting massages in F, do TG still have that dedicated spa at BKK with proper massage suites for F pax (ie you have a private changing area and shower as an annex to the main massage...
Dec 27, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,658
Posted By alexwuk

Looking at Emirates' wine selection in F, BA's...

Looking at Emirates' wine selection in F, BA's really is just laughable by comparison. Emirates website tells me that on my flight next week I'll be slumming it with Cos dEstournel 2005 (£160/bt)...
Dec 25, 19, 2:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,092
Posted By alexwuk

May I please add probably the most important...

May I please add probably the most important qualifier "Except for UK school holidays, the cheapest time..."? :-)
Dec 25, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 8,647
Posted By alexwuk

Ditto. 1A in particular is very quiet and very...

Ditto. 1A in particular is very quiet and very private. On routes like LAX where the F cabin can on occasion resemble a bad reality TV show (often caused by the "celebrities" who star in bad reality...
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