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Jun 21, 17, 4:29 am
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Posted By elitetraveler

In the case of BA, everyone cabin crew meets has...

In the case of BA, everyone cabin crew meets has already bought something called an airplane ticket.

And frankly, most ambassadors I meet are doing a soft sell - offering samples or experience...
Jun 20, 17, 9:16 pm
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Views: 510,742
Posted By elitetraveler

It's actually a glass will now cost you two...

It's actually a glass will now cost you two pounds fifty. :)

It used to be the glass and its contents were free ---

BA, AC and its defenders miss the point -- by making folks pay for water,...
Jun 20, 17, 8:30 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 7,240
Posted By elitetraveler

It's a bit hard to make sense of these type of...

It's a bit hard to make sense of these type of awards -- I supposed Norwegian is better than BA if you fly Y or Y+ but not comparable for J and F travelers.

Is BA that far behind Air Asia -- I...
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Views: 7,879
Posted By elitetraveler

JetSmarter is expanding into aircraft management....

JetSmarter is expanding into aircraft management. This will enable it to increase capacity for its SuiteKey program without the capital expense of buying more planes.
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Jun 20, 17, 10:48 am
Replies: 57
Views: 8,260
Posted By elitetraveler

And if OP had praised the new frittatas I doubt...

And if OP had praised the new frittatas I doubt you would have a problem with a new thread :D
Jun 20, 17, 10:08 am
Replies: 2,382
Views: 437,487
Posted By elitetraveler

I could care less about welcomes and interaction...

I could care less about welcomes and interaction with the crew -- I think the point is there are pax who like it -- One of the strengths of BA's cabin crew is to personalize the service. It's a...
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Views: 640,986
Posted By elitetraveler

Stratajet confirmed it closed its U.S. office and...

Stratajet confirmed it closed its U.S. office and is doing a restructure
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Jun 19, 17, 8:14 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

I was replying with a lawyer's view of a somewhat...

I was replying with a lawyer's view of a somewhat similar instance where a portion of what was advertised that is hard to value wasn't delivered.

Are you or Tobias-UK are lawyers? If so, maybe...
Jun 19, 17, 7:53 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

Well, the newspaper article I cited was from a...

Well, the newspaper article I cited was from a lawyer, and it related to valuing the travel experience, so it would seem to perhaps have some validity and relevance.

It is really for OP to decide...
Jun 19, 17, 7:45 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

It's actually from a lawyer, interview by a...

It's actually from a lawyer, interview by a journalist -


"As Peter McCarthy of Which? Legal Service points out"

"It can be difficult to quantify, but if it’s possible to put a figure on the...
Jun 19, 17, 6:54 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

That's what a judge will decide. The...

That's what a judge will decide.



The article I linked to cited "Loss of enjoyment" which based on how BA markets CW might have validity in a judge's eyes.

"The couple certainly have clear...
Jun 19, 17, 4:59 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

A judge will want to know what were the damages...

A judge will want to know what were the damages -- The OP needs to make an assessment. The judge will decide whether it's reasonable or not.

This is worth a read -- UK law by the way - "Loss of...
Jun 19, 17, 4:54 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

So when a seat is broken - how do you value that?...

So when a seat is broken - how do you value that?

BA advertises a specific experience with CW - It's really up to the judge to value what wasn't delivered and the value of having to sit for 10+...
Jun 19, 17, 4:43 am
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

Do you happen to be a small claims court judge in...

Do you happen to be a small claims court judge in the U.S.?

If not, what is the basis that or your opinion?

If you get a dirty room at a hotel, stay in that hotel as you don't feel you have an...
Jun 18, 17, 10:05 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 14,275
Posted By elitetraveler

I think in U.S. small claims court, OP may have a...

I think in U.S. small claims court, OP may have a decent argument to get some type of refund for his trip - perhaps the difference between what he paid and and the WT fare --

I think the argument...
Jun 17, 17, 8:45 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 13,876
Posted By elitetraveler

Wow, fascinating -- I have to admit that most of...

Wow, fascinating -- I have to admit that most of the above were truly different in the way you have variations of apples, etc.
Jun 17, 17, 8:40 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 19,391
Posted By elitetraveler

BA sadly is following the lead of the U.S....

BA sadly is following the lead of the U.S. airlines by first cutting back amenities to pax, then nickel and diming them for a lesser product, and then tying the hands of their frontline staff so they...
Jun 16, 17, 6:46 am
Replies: 3,773
Views: 510,742
Posted By elitetraveler

So this would indicate Aegean is able to charge a...

So this would indicate Aegean is able to charge a premium to BA -- how the mighty have fallen. Very sad.
Jun 15, 17, 5:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,689
Posted By elitetraveler

There are really two aspects of BA before its...

There are really two aspects of BA before its privatization.

The "Bloody Awful" period which was after the merger of BOAC/BEA until King/Marshall came onboard, and then the period where...
Jun 14, 17, 10:26 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,631
Posted By elitetraveler

But I don't get other posters flaming the OP for...

But I don't get other posters flaming the OP for expecting access and parsing the meaning of customer. Clearly, he was eligible for access IMO.
Jun 11, 17, 9:12 am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,232
Posted By elitetraveler

Crystal is canceling its private jet tours and...

Crystal is canceling its private jet tours and instead focusing on the charter market targeting corporate and private trips.
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Jun 11, 17, 3:34 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,892
Posted By elitetraveler

I'm less fussy on both - but I'll use Crest or...

I'm less fussy on both - but I'll use Crest or Colgate without prejudice - and I drink Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi -- I also don't care on my orange juice - with pulp or without. As mentioned, most...
Jun 11, 17, 3:25 am
Replies: 44
Views: 8,230
Posted By elitetraveler

I'm not an expert - but companies that I believe...

I'm not an expert - but companies that I believe have at least two domiciles include the likes of Swire - which I think has headquarters in Bermuda, the UK and HKG -- Genting - which I think again as...
Jun 11, 17, 3:05 am
Replies: 31
Views: 7,892
Posted By elitetraveler

Unless I know I won't be at 5-star hotels, I...

Unless I know I won't be at 5-star hotels, I never travel with razors or a toothbrush - I expect to have a toothbrush in the amenity kit on the plane. In Asia and the Middle East, toothbrush and...
Jun 10, 17, 10:44 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 8,230
Posted By elitetraveler

I meant IAG seemingly has less to worry about -...

I meant IAG seemingly has less to worry about - worst case they restructure BA to be majority held in the UK and IB, EI EU - controlled. The key is that IAG via BA has a UK operating certificate and...
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