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Jan 24, 13, 2:39 am
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Posted By mproudfoot

Okay thanks, that would certainly explain it.

Okay thanks, that would certainly explain it.
Jan 24, 13, 2:22 am
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Views: 791
Posted By mproudfoot

End of year/renewed Silver

Apologies if this has been answered/discussed elsewhere, my search kung-fu is not strong.

Due to a fairly quiet year on the business front last year, I didn't take nearly as many BA flights as I...
Sep 12, 11, 5:34 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,133
Posted By mproudfoot

Another one that dislikes AMS. Being based near...

Another one that dislikes AMS. Being based near Glasgow and having a job that requires me to travel to varipous customer sites in the EMEA region most weeks, my two main carriers for convenience are...
Aug 25, 11, 3:39 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,529
Posted By mproudfoot

If it's a domestic flight or short euro flight,...

If it's a domestic flight or short euro flight, aisle every time, and if anything longer, has to be window so i have something to slump against whilst trying to snooze - I imagine if i tried to sleep...
Aug 23, 11, 8:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 25,961
Posted By mproudfoot

Am I being Unreasonable?

I am currently in the middle of a 6-week business trip to the US (mostly Ohio) and booked a 3-week rental of a Compact car with Budget - prepaying through Expedia's UK site. When I arrived into...
Jul 3, 11, 3:18 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By mproudfoot

I also created a spreadsheet to project miles and...

I also created a spreadsheet to project miles and points based on bookings including household miles.. mainly because I was bored one day :)

I do agree that it would be nice for BA to show this in...
Forum: USA
Jul 2, 11, 6:16 am
Replies: 315
Views: 27,029
Posted By mproudfoot

I guess some of the attraction is that it's a...

I guess some of the attraction is that it's a long-haul destination with decent weather (time of year/location permitting) and (for the most part) no language barrier. It's an 'easy' option.

I...
Jul 1, 11, 7:18 am
Replies: 49
Views: 5,581
Posted By mproudfoot

Returned from FCO with the missus on Tuesday and...

Returned from FCO with the missus on Tuesday and there was a huge snaking queue at the BA check-in desks.. but nobody at all in front of the Club check-in desks, so we queued in front of those and...
Jun 19, 11, 9:05 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,311
Posted By mproudfoot

Perhaps I should have phrased my post...

Perhaps I should have phrased my post differently, I wasn't asking for a detailed list of staff benefits, I was just genuinely curious asto whether there exists, some kind of unofficial...
Jun 19, 11, 3:58 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,311
Posted By mproudfoot

Retired captains on BA flights

Last week during a flight from IST to LHR, I was fortunate enough to receive my first upgrade to CE and sitting in 2D on the A320, was curous about something that occured during boarding.

I heard...
Jun 3, 11, 4:02 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,658
Posted By mproudfoot

Perhaps not relevant to OP anymore but as I...

Perhaps not relevant to OP anymore but as I mentioned earlier in this thread I was in T5 this evening and once again enquired about iPad availability in the Dixons Travel - to my surprise, not only...
Jun 2, 11, 12:52 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,658
Posted By mproudfoot

Good luck - i've been trying for the past several...

Good luck - i've been trying for the past several weeks - the Dixons Travel in GLA hasn't had any in weeks and i've tried the one in LGW North twice and the ones in T5 three times and they've either...
Jun 2, 11, 8:59 am
Replies: 545
Views: 63,085
Posted By mproudfoot

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, my...

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, my search-engine powers are weak until my hair grows back..

When in an aiport and hearing a flight being called out, what determines which codeshare...
Jun 2, 11, 6:56 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,685
Posted By mproudfoot

I fly several times a month (mainly Europe or...

I fly several times a month (mainly Europe or London) and, being based near GLA, I am limited in my choice of carriers - particularly since BMI pulled out. As such I tend to try and use BA where I...
Jun 2, 11, 6:49 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By mproudfoot

There is still a Club check-in desk but since...

There is still a Club check-in desk but since they moved it (used to be at the end of the row), I've found that A) sometimes it's not manned and B) sometimes it is but the tensabarrier is pulled over...
Jun 2, 11, 6:27 am
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Views: 3,664
Posted By mproudfoot

For leisure purposes, I was over in the US...

For leisure purposes, I was over in the US visiting my dad in Ohio last month with a side trip to Miami and Key West flying GLA - LHR - ORD - DAY with BA/AA codeshare and DAY - CLT - MIA - CLT - DAY...
Jun 2, 11, 3:52 am
Replies: 71
Views: 8,448
Posted By mproudfoot

Sorry, a bit OT but i think that's the first time...

Sorry, a bit OT but i think that's the first time I've seen someone post a positive comment about the CX Long haul Y seats. I'm due to travel in Y with CX from LHR to HKG in Sept and was a little...
May 28, 11, 4:21 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 9,958
Posted By mproudfoot

Up to now, I've always carried the following ...

Up to now, I've always carried the following

on my person:

iPhone 4 (still my favourite handset although I quite like the look of the Galaxy S2)

in my trusty Swissgear backpack:

iPad ...
May 25, 11, 8:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By mproudfoot

Be interested to hear about the AA return. I...

Be interested to hear about the AA return. I recently took a trip to see my dad in Ohio (and a side trip there to MIA and Key west) and we flew BA to Chicago and AA back (Y both ways). Everyone...
May 21, 11, 6:08 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,935
Posted By mproudfoot

If we're talking airports: Favourite: LHR...

If we're talking airports:

Favourite: LHR (T5) - I just find it a breath of fresh air compared to most of the other airports I travel through regularly, I think the large quantity of natural light...
May 18, 11, 3:49 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,258
Posted By mproudfoot

heard something about Heathrow this morning on...

heard something about Heathrow this morning on the radio and a biit of googling returned this -
...
May 14, 11, 3:43 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 7,884
Posted By mproudfoot

Yeah noticed this on Tuesday at gate A19 for our...

Yeah noticed this on Tuesday at gate A19 for our flight back to GLA - unfortunately I was with 4 other non-BAEC passengers so didn't use it on that occasion, but it was good to see.
May 13, 11, 3:47 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,674
Posted By mproudfoot

I was recently on a flight from LHR to ORD and...

I was recently on a flight from LHR to ORD and was able to snooze not long after take off - woke up feeling like I had been asleep for a good while and checked the moving map - it was showing us just...
Apr 27, 11, 10:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By mproudfoot

I wish they were always that quiet but as someone...

I wish they were always that quiet but as someone else said, you must have timed it right.. I came back from a business trip in istanbul last Friday (ashamed to say with KLM because they offered...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 26, 11, 9:03 am
Replies: 12
Views: 19,039
Posted By mproudfoot

Thanks for the replies everyone, much...

Thanks for the replies everyone, much appreciated, I'll have a look at some of the mid-size or larger SUVs and give a few of the rental companies a call.
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