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Jan 6, 20, 2:15 am
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Posted By Firemin

We booked 8-20 July 2020 for HK$65192 for 4 ...

We booked 8-20 July 2020 for HK$65192 for 4

Edit - that was the cheapest option and involved using BA for the DOH-LHR/LHR-DOH legs (which is fine as it counts as qualifying flights for BAEC status...
Jan 3, 20, 1:30 am
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Posted By Firemin

ex-HKG sale seems to be on sale at the moment -...

ex-HKG sale seems to be on sale at the moment - picked up return trip back home to the UK for the family summer holiday for just over HK$17,000pp (normally well over the HK$20k mark).
Dec 11, 19, 8:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By Firemin

When I moved from the UK, Cathay matched my BAEC...

When I moved from the UK, Cathay matched my BAEC Gold to CX Gold (i.e. equivalent of BA silver). However, I decided to continue crediting to BA as it was easier to maintain my BAEC Gold than qualify...
Jun 9, 19, 11:21 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 15,181
Posted By Firemin

I can confirm that they do not (I flew ICN-HKG on...

I can confirm that they do not (I flew ICN-HKG on Thursday last week and was sent to Asiana West business lounge)...
May 7, 19, 8:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Firemin

Thanks for your help!

Thanks for your help!
May 6, 19, 2:35 am
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Views: 657
Posted By Firemin

Seat assignment on an 'on hold' booking

Hi there

Finally managed to jump on a nice deal back to Europe for the family summer hols (3 out of 4 legs on Qsuites), but as we already have flights booked with another airline I decided to pay...
Mar 28, 19, 9:29 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,750
Posted By Firemin

To add a data point, I have had several opups...

To add a data point, I have had several opups over the last year (Y to PEY/J) when my BA Emerald number is in the booking, but absolutely none when my CX Gold number is...
Mar 25, 19, 4:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Firemin

Quote/booking a specific (more flexible) fare code

Hi there

Is there any way to force a specific (more flexible) fare bucket when booking online at BA.com?

For work travel I need to claim back the cost of a semi-flex economy air fare for a WTP...
Feb 12, 19, 11:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Firemin

Presumably to use as a qualifying flight for...

Presumably to use as a qualifying flight for status retention.

Yes it needs to be part of a booking with another BA flight (in this case, (XXX-)-LON-HKG-CGK as the only BA flights to HKG are from...
Jan 13, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 13,371
Posted By Firemin

Taking aside the argument about equipment swaps...

Taking aside the argument about equipment swaps and regional seating, one likely reason the OP received no notifications etc was that it was a BA reward booking, and in my experience the contact...
Jan 13, 19, 8:55 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,008
Posted By Firemin

We did similar for Christmas - flew HKG-PEK...

We did similar for Christmas - flew HKG-PEK return CX reward booking, with a nested QF PEK-SYD(-AKL) booking in between. We had 12hr layover on the outbound, and overnight layover on the inbound. No...
Jan 10, 19, 10:27 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Firemin

Refund calculation for a WT+ UUA

Hi there

Just wanted to check my understanding of how a refund is calculated for a WT+ ticket that I have UUA'd to CW...

The original booking was for 4 people (2 adults/2 children) and had the...
Jan 8, 19, 3:30 am
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Posted By Firemin

Best I've seen so far from this side of the world...

Best I've seen so far from this side of the world is ex-KTM on the QR Nepal site:

KTM-ZRH cheapest at US$1710 / HK$13,400 in J
KTM-LON is US$2080 / HK$16,300 in J

QR China website reckons RMB...
Jan 7, 19, 10:40 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 11,306
Posted By Firemin

Last time I flew J into Vietnam (KA to SGN) I was...

Last time I flew J into Vietnam (KA to SGN) I was turned away from the Sky Priority/APEC line at immigration (as I was not on a VN flight) - although to be honest the queue for Sky Priority was just...
Nov 6, 18, 2:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By Firemin

Thanks for the replies anyone got any ideas...

Thanks for the replies

anyone got any ideas re: points 1 and 2?
Nov 5, 18, 4:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,334
Posted By Firemin

A few upgrade bid questions

Hi there

Looking for some advice/info on the upgrade bid process. Long story short I am due to fly the return leg of an economy trip from DXB to HKG next week. Booking was made through my work...
Jun 22, 18, 6:34 pm
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Views: 994
Posted By Firemin

Even if split across the aisle (as long as you...

Even if split across the aisle (as long as you are in the same row) you will only be a matter of a few centimetres further apart than you would be if you were in A/C or D/F anyway...
Jun 12, 18, 1:47 am
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Views: 6,432
Posted By Firemin

Same here (including those from last week).

Same here (including those from last week).
Jun 10, 18, 9:31 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 6,432
Posted By Firemin

Nope not yet. Ah ok. I assumed they...

Nope not yet.




Ah ok. I assumed they would appear on the statement but with 0tps and 0 avios (like redemptions do)
Jun 8, 18, 6:03 am
Replies: 86
Views: 6,432
Posted By Firemin

I've still waiting on CX flights from 18 and 20...

I've still waiting on CX flights from 18 and 20 May (although those were group tickets so no avios/tps, although I assume that they still appear in the statement), 31 May (140tps), 2 June (140tps), 5...
Jun 8, 18, 5:55 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,606
Posted By Firemin

Known problem ...

Known problem (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1769383-cx-blocking-award-availability-when-s-close-departure.html)
May 13, 18, 8:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By Firemin

We've travelled with an infant in F on a 777...

We've travelled with an infant in F on a 777 (seat 4F from memory). The positioning of the bassinet/seat means that you can't really use the IFE, or the buddy seat, but it does not stop the seat...
May 9, 18, 8:40 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 16,449
Posted By Firemin

As a data point I have noticed that since...

As a data point I have noticed that since switching crediting flights from BAEC (where I am Gold/Emerald) to MPC (where I am Gold/Sapphire) about two months ago, the 'cabin crew greeting' no longer...
Apr 29, 18, 8:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Firemin

Yes I would assume so - CX were able to print out...

Yes I would assume so - CX were able to print out my tickets for SIN-SYD (BA pnr) upon checking in for a HKG-SIN reward flight, and tagged my bags to SYD as well. Can't see why they wouldn't for QF.
Apr 29, 18, 8:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By Firemin

Sling 100%.... once my wife found a comfortable...

Sling 100%.... once my wife found a comfortable sling (she uses a Connecta (http://www.connectacarrier.co.uk/)) we stopped bringing the pushchair with us. No more waiting at the gate for the...
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