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Jul 23, 17, 8:24 am
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Posted By economyman

Has anyone flown business on 744 ELE recently? I...

Has anyone flown business on 744 ELE recently? I flew many years ago and they still had the business seats from SG. Have they installed LY business seats (obviously not 180 degrees) or is it still...
Jul 23, 17, 8:06 am
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Posted By economyman

Actually the bulkhead gives extra leg room so I...

Actually the bulkhead gives extra leg room so I would recommend that. It also allows to get out from the window seat relatively easily. Bottom line, I recommend 10A.
Mar 26, 17, 8:57 am
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Views: 71,358
Posted By economyman

This is in August. Supposed to be the dry season...

This is in August. Supposed to be the dry season in Koh Samui.

Will we have access to priority immigration if we are flying business on Cathay / have Oneworld (BA) Gold?
Mar 26, 17, 4:54 am
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Posted By economyman

Planning the following and with no experience in...

Planning the following and with no experience in BKK would appreciate any advice.
Thai (TG) from USM to BKK landing at 10:15 (paid ticket)
Then BKK to HKG on CX departing at 12:40 (award ticket)
...
Aug 2, 16, 9:21 am
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Views: 3,098
Posted By economyman

Yes, travelling on ESTA. Forgot that SFO has APC...

Yes, travelling on ESTA. Forgot that SFO has APC e-gates so indeed that should be quick. Thanks for the reminder.
Aug 1, 16, 11:33 am
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Posted By economyman

Thanks all for the comments so far. Still...

Thanks all for the comments so far. Still undecided.
I'm talking about the outbound only so LHR-SJC or LHR-SFO (as I'm returning form JFK).

I wonder if much of a difference in terms of...
Aug 1, 16, 6:34 am
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Views: 3,098
Posted By economyman

F 789 or 388

I have flown F a few times LHR-SFO on the 380 and I really like the cabin and seat. I have the option to fly F to SJC on the 789 (1K and 2K both available) which I have not done or stick with the...
Jun 17, 16, 7:22 am
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Posted By economyman

BOD lounge has changed. What a difference. Take...

BOD lounge has changed. What a difference. Take an invite at check-in, then after security turn right and right again, up to second floor with the lift and hand invite to the lounge attendant (no...
Jun 10, 16, 4:02 am
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Posted By economyman

You would think so but I recommend reading Dan...

You would think so but I recommend reading Dan Ariely's book: The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty.

Won't spoil it but one thing I took from the book is that nearly everyone (and I mean nearly...
Apr 18, 16, 7:02 am
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Views: 4,782
Posted By economyman

Thanks. Despite my handle I haven't flown...

Thanks. Despite my handle I haven't flown long-haul economy for a good 7 years or so. :)
I looked at Hainan. Not a bad option if the flight times work for you. They have a $2000 fare in business....
Apr 14, 16, 12:43 am
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Posted By economyman

Just booked LY 767 to and from PEK (beggining of...

Just booked LY 767 to and from PEK (beggining of May). Anyone know what are the chances of a wet lease substitute on that route?
Mar 28, 16, 7:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,791
Posted By economyman

Absolutely ridiculous. Just tried looking for a...

Absolutely ridiculous. Just tried looking for a bonus ticket on LY's website and simply would not work. Kept throwing up all kinds of errors without meaning.

I think what differs Israeli high tech...
Mar 23, 16, 4:27 am
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Views: 745
Posted By economyman

Ongoing issues abound! I think the IT systems...

Ongoing issues abound! I think the IT systems running OB are in need of a serious overhaul...
Mar 23, 16, 3:19 am
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Posted By economyman

5EF are not as bad as 4EF. I'd rather stay in...

5EF are not as bad as 4EF. I'd rather stay in 64AK then be "upgraded" to 4EF but would be happy with 5EF.
Mar 22, 16, 7:29 am
Replies: 46
Views: 12,785
Posted By economyman

I'm not sure about that - is that a written rule?...

I'm not sure about that - is that a written rule?
You could say that the space around my seat should also be shared by others. I hardly think so.
Regardless, surely someone who has paid thousands...
Mar 22, 16, 5:31 am
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Views: 12,785
Posted By economyman

Different experiences then. I am talking about...

Different experiences then. I am talking about business travel only. When I travel on holiday with wife or family in tow we always have a lot more luggage so of course it gets checked in.

But when...
Mar 22, 16, 1:58 am
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Views: 12,785
Posted By economyman

I have said it before. BA's rules should...

I have said it before. BA's rules should discriminate between Y passengers and premium cabin passengers (CE, WT+, J, and of course F). This is justified not only because the premium passenger has...
Mar 20, 16, 6:36 am
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Views: 2,488
Posted By economyman

Oh, and to lavar56 - welcome to FT and back to...

Oh, and to lavar56 - welcome to FT and back to premium travel, the only way to travel if you can of course. :) Lovely first post. My posts are not intending to hijack your thread, just put some...
Mar 20, 16, 6:32 am
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Views: 2,488
Posted By economyman

I think you are right but it did put me off a...

I think you are right but it did put me off a little doing it again. I'll be going through next Sunday - maybe I will try again.

Yes I know any desk can but most desks had quite some queues. Club...
Mar 20, 16, 6:27 am
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Views: 2,488
Posted By economyman

Was coming from TLV, going to ORD. Have ESTA of...

Was coming from TLV, going to ORD. Have ESTA of course and they scanned my British passport in TLV as they always do.
Mar 20, 16, 5:42 am
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Views: 2,488
Posted By economyman

I tried this a month ago having read your...

I tried this a month ago having read your suggestion about this on another thread. Coming off BA162 we went landside using e-gates. It started going wrong when all the e-gates broke down one after...
Mar 14, 16, 12:41 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By economyman

As to kosher, it used to be better. I had it a...

As to kosher, it used to be better. I had it a few times several years ago and it was really good, then it went a bit downhill IME with them removing a main course choice leaving you with what ever...
Mar 11, 16, 12:51 am
Replies: 94
Views: 21,903
Posted By economyman

Is there no noise pollution in 7A from the...

Is there no noise pollution in 7A from the galley? I took 5A for this reason but 7A is free.
Mar 10, 16, 12:48 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 21,903
Posted By economyman

a little OT but talking about Delta One what's it...

a little OT but talking about Delta One what's it like? I've booked it for the first time for an upcoming trip TLV-JFK-MSP as I need to be in MSP Sunday morning and don't want to leave before...
Mar 10, 16, 12:15 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 21,903
Posted By economyman

Frankly, if the timing is more convenient on the...

Frankly, if the timing is more convenient on the 800 I would go for that. The difference is really just a newer slightly better seat and cabin but I'm pretty sure the size, pitch, recline are the...
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