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Sep 2, 05, 6:42 am
Replies: 77
Views: 16,294
Posted By Merry

The Hounslow and Sussex suites are the principal...

The Hounslow and Sussex suites are the principal BAA VIP suites at Heathrow and Gatwick. Access is at the discretion of BAA not BA, so has nothing to do with Premier, of course many Premiers use the...
Aug 4, 05, 9:37 am
Replies: 122
Views: 23,251
Posted By Merry

I feel really dumb for not realizing what is so...

I feel really dumb for not realizing what is so painfully obvious, the UNLIMITED member ship level - costing $2k - provides unlimited access to the Concierge, other than that there is no additional...
Jul 29, 05, 4:49 am
Replies: 122
Views: 23,251
Posted By Merry

I have received an 'invitation' to the Unlimited...

I have received an 'invitation' to the Unlimited Membership level (top tier).

The benefits seems to be very similar to the ones vault321 mentions above.

There is nothing that would make me part...
Jul 29, 05, 4:37 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By Merry

As far as I am aware the only signifcance in the...

As far as I am aware the only signifcance in the numbers is for Prems, where the fist three digits indicate Prem and the forth digit indicates (or at least used to) annual or lifetime (1 or 0).
...
Jul 12, 05, 3:23 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,991
Posted By Merry

Just to prove I am still here and keeping a...

Just to prove I am still here and keeping a discreet and watchful eye. I gave up on CE food about 3 years ago, it is now either a sandwich or pizza from the back (although when they see the size of...
Jun 3, 05, 9:23 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By Merry

I am suprised by the so-so comments about the...

I am suprised by the so-so comments about the Hilton. I go there quite often and think it is great. Sim and I are visiting next from 29th June - 3rd July, flying on BA from Gatwick.

We always...
Jan 22, 05, 2:04 am
Replies: 15
Views: 7,330
Posted By Merry

There is no specific criteria it is chosen by BA...

There is no specific criteria it is chosen by BA senior management. Without sounding rude I would be very dubious of the Kylie story, I think this is more of a myth, celebs do not normally get...
Nov 11, 04, 5:44 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,677
Posted By Merry

OK for the zillienth time, Prem's get all the...

OK for the zillienth time, Prem's get all the stated benefits of Gold. There is a dedicated EC line and dedicated reservations line.

Your card arrives in the post with a one page cover letter.
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Jun 14, 04, 3:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By Merry

Hi, I just got back from...

Hi, I just got back from LHR-ORD-BOM-DXB-MEL-DXB-LHR-DEL-DXB-LHR, and have only just checked flyertalk.

I will get back to you with the information you want.
Jun 2, 04, 9:39 pm
Replies: 836
Views: 121,387
Posted By Merry

The Hilton Heathrow only has two suites, they do...

The Hilton Heathrow only has two suites, they do not upgrade to these.

As a Gold or Diamond it is not worth booking an Exec room at this property, you are automatically upgraded if a room is...
May 24, 04, 1:53 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,939
Posted By Merry

also see www.ba.com/silverspring

also see www.ba.com/silverspring
May 24, 04, 1:50 am
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Merry

In the good old days of being a Prem, I used to...

In the good old days of being a Prem, I used to get upgrades at MO confirmed at time of booking, since being a non-entity I haven't tried.
May 3, 04, 6:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Merry

I would love to say that Duo's demise could be...

I would love to say that Duo's demise could be good news for BA, but frankly BA have dumbed down the service from BHX so much that even the 'low cost' carrier was superior to BA.

At least the...
Mar 23, 04, 5:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Merry

I am still doddering about like an old fool,...

I am still doddering about like an old fool, sadly I am single handedly trying to keep BA afloat - now when the current triple miles promotions for both the Executive Club and OnBusiness expire that...
Jan 20, 04, 9:49 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By Merry

On time, just very s...l...o...w...l...y... ...

On time, just very s...l...o...w...l...y...

They don't go any faster than the previous trains at the moment.
Jan 19, 04, 10:18 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,125
Posted By Merry

They will not bat a eye-lid. I do BHX-CDG-LHR for...

They will not bat a eye-lid. I do BHX-CDG-LHR for lunch just outside the airport at least once a month.

Quite often I do BHX-CDG-BHX, just to sign some papers and see a notary at CDG, flying back...
Jan 8, 04, 9:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Merry

I can't see any real difference in the F class...

I can't see any real difference in the F class food offering.

The menus are structured differently, but the food is exactly the same as far as I can tell.

For me it's Bacon-roll then pasta on...
Jan 7, 04, 7:50 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By Merry

Maws22: It was actually a quote.

Maws22: It was actually a quote.
Jan 6, 04, 8:55 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Merry

BA's own fare rules are somewhat different...

BA's own fare rules are somewhat different (terminology at the very least). When I get home tomorrow I will post them, but I don't have my fares guide with me at the moment.
Jan 5, 04, 6:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By Merry

The latest 'enhancement' (be warned).

I called UK sales today to book a ticket and change from the 286 to 284 tomorrow.

They took my money off me and then said "from today we have to put you through to Customer Services for any...
Jan 5, 04, 6:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Merry

Call the EC and ask them about the 30 sectors...

Call the EC and ask them about the 30 sectors qualifies for Silver rule - although half of the staff don't know it exits. It has to be done manually, it is not automatic.

My guess is you will have...
Jan 5, 04, 5:57 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Merry

What you are referring to is a return with a...

What you are referring to is a return with a surface transport sector. You are not booking LHR-VIE ZUR-LHR, you are actually booking LHR-VIE-ZUR-LHR with the second sector VIE-ZUR as surface...
Jan 5, 04, 11:44 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By Merry

LHR-VIE ZUR-LHR is not an open-jaw.

LHR-VIE ZUR-LHR is not an open-jaw.
Dec 30, 03, 7:11 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,705
Posted By Merry

A tip from a check-in friend of mine is get the...

A tip from a check-in friend of mine is get the Mrs to bring her passport in her maiden name with a copy of the marriage certificate, rather than a passport in her married name.

This way the...
Dec 24, 03, 12:06 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,708
Posted By Merry

drbala, I appologise for my stilted English....

drbala, I appologise for my stilted English. English is not my first language (as many here know). However, I would point out that the mistakes you refer to were typos.

Yes, I have used the word...
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