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May 6, 15, 1:46 am
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Posted By KenF

If it really was burned to DVD (i.e. you have a...

If it really was burned to DVD (i.e. you have a copy on a recordable DVD+/-R) then it is very very unlikely to be encrypted or region-coded, so the answer is pretty much "drag and drop". You can...
Apr 25, 15, 7:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By KenF

I'm surprised, because I didn't think that design...

I'm surprised, because I didn't think that design was "legal" in the UK (I had a similar design of power cable for my laptop, but they were all removed from sale a few years ago as BSi wouldn't...
Apr 17, 15, 4:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By KenF

This... Indeed, the ability (indeed, the...

This...

Indeed, the ability (indeed, the right) to get a VAT receipt for a price that is already notionally discounted by 20% can be a real plus, and I've done it myself, so I can confirm it works...
Apr 15, 15, 3:50 am
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Views: 2,251
Posted By KenF

Pretty much the first thing I got taught when I...

Pretty much the first thing I got taught when I was building an interface to the CRSs of the time (a long time ago, but as far as I know, the basics haven't changed that much) is not to get...
Forum: China
Mar 15, 15, 1:40 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,570
Posted By KenF

Fair enough - it must be a bug in TIMATIC...

Fair enough - it must be a bug in TIMATIC then.....

(If I put that trip into TIMATIC, the only way I can get the Chinese TWOV rules to show is to enter it as a trip from Japan to USA with a...
Forum: China
Mar 15, 15, 7:04 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,570
Posted By KenF

I think the problem here is that from what I can...

I think the problem here is that from what I can glean from what you wrote, you didn't have a stopover in NRT - if that is right then I fear that the DL staff may have been technically correct....
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Mar 11, 15, 4:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By KenF

I'll put something together and perhaps post it...

I'll put something together and perhaps post it in "Travel Technology", or, possibly even as an article on Willard's Website, but, in the meantime, here are a few quick "Top Tips":

Don't use...
Mar 11, 15, 3:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By KenF

OK, those are both fair points, and I'd agree...

OK, those are both fair points, and I'd agree that the use of your full name (unless it is obvious from the alias!) plus the fact that you've never sent anything to Etihad does seem to point to the...
Mar 7, 15, 6:19 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By KenF

Hmmm, what do you do when you are both partly...

Hmmm, what do you do when you are both partly wrong, and both partly right.....?

Is your E-Mail address completely private if you are using internet E-Mail?

Nope, it is obviously visible to...
Feb 25, 15, 6:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By KenF

Since all of this "liquids bag" stupidity started...

Since all of this "liquids bag" stupidity started I'd also stopped looking at duty free except on the (very few) occasions where I was flying direct to MAN, but, alas the mountain of odd-shaped...
Feb 24, 15, 5:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By KenF

Admittedly, I may be way out of date on this...

Admittedly, I may be way out of date on this (last time in KBV was some years ago), but....

Lounge???? Krabi???

This is a small airport, two gates and a few stands - about the size of a large...
Feb 24, 15, 4:28 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By KenF

<GRIN> I knew as I was typing that comment that...

<GRIN>
I knew as I was typing that comment that someone would point out the factual incongruity!
</GRIN>

The fact remains though that as a non-London based traveller, with a native airline that...
Feb 24, 15, 3:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By KenF

Question Off to ICN next month with BA - a few questions

So, to quote Maverick (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092099/), "it's time to turn and burn"....

Like I suspect a lot of others here, I'm suddenly looking at liquidating my avios and 2-for-1's into...
Feb 17, 15, 4:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By KenF

Just as a data-point for you, I've successfully...

Just as a data-point for you, I've successfully got F-lounge access in BKK authorised by TG in an invol. downgrade situation (in my case it was BKK-HKG in F, coming in off an LX F flight) on an...
Dec 13, 14, 7:57 am
Replies: 25
Views: 6,320
Posted By KenF

Uncharacteristically, I'm going to pitch in here,...

Uncharacteristically, I'm going to pitch in here, applying "Assume Good Faith" and that the OP really did want constructive feedback on their blog articles:

We don't usually get too worked up...
Oct 2, 14, 5:21 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,387
Posted By KenF

Quite right - Switzerland is not part of the EU. ...

Quite right - Switzerland is not part of the EU.

...but it is part of the EEA, and it has voluntarily signed up to enforce EU261/2004.

So you can claim EU261/2004 compensation for all flights...
Sep 22, 14, 6:20 am
Replies: 47
Views: 15,639
Posted By KenF

OK, I'll jump in on this one... I think the...

OK, I'll jump in on this one...

I think the best way of characterising a "Daily Mail Reader" is by allusion - here are some I've heard of (and agreed with) in the past:

"The Daily Mail: ...
Sep 15, 14, 5:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 4,080
Posted By KenF

OB DISCLAIMER: I've not travelled regularly on...

OB DISCLAIMER: I've not travelled regularly on VT for around 12 months, and my last trip was a few months ago. I've only done a few EC trips (mostly when line issues caused me to be transferred to...
Aug 28, 14, 8:17 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By KenF

Depends on whether you are talking about the...

Depends on whether you are talking about the statutory warranty period, or any extended warranty period.....

Now, I rarely buy extended warranties, unless they are ridiculously cheap, or free...
Aug 28, 14, 7:20 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By KenF

Ouch! 14% Duty + 20% VAT - that would have...

Ouch!

14% Duty + 20% VAT - that would have to be a really cheap TV to still justify all of the hassle!

(Actually quite shocked at the duty level, the last thing I imported this way was an MPEG...
Aug 28, 14, 5:53 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By KenF

On the positive note, you can ignore PAL/NTSC...

On the positive note, you can ignore PAL/NTSC issues (mostly) for a modern TV - HDMI should support all useful resolutions, and the prevalence of multi-standard DVD/Blu-Rays means that pretty much...
Jul 28, 14, 6:36 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,239
Posted By KenF

...Being warm not so much of a selling point in...

...Being warm not so much of a selling point in the current weather, I can assure you! (Was a regular there up until mid last year, in summer they appeared to wheel out a portable air-con unit that...
Jul 28, 14, 5:48 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By KenF

Talking To be fair, if you are booked on a flight from...

To be fair, if you are booked on a flight from BHX to Ibiza, surely being drunk is identification enough, you probably don't even need a boarding pass!

;)

Ken.

Willard the Bear...
Jul 16, 14, 5:30 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,338
Posted By KenF

Sorry, I can't let that particular...

Sorry, I can't let that particular over-generalisation go without comment....

For the avoidance of doubt, my position is that whenever someone will be recognisable in a published image, it is...
Jun 19, 14, 1:31 am
Replies: 465
Views: 49,929
Posted By KenF

Just to be clear - my opinion is very much that...

Just to be clear - my opinion is very much that this is entirely the airline's fault, and they should be compensating accordingly....

However:

Having just been in a similar position myself...
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