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Feb 14, 19, 6:22 am
Replies: 155
Views: 13,460
Posted By flatlander

The A330 and A340 is not exactly comparable to...

The A330 and A340 is not exactly comparable to the A380.

The A340 series does have four engines and it was not purchased much as initially anticipated by Airbus but they had a plan. They had the...
Feb 14, 19, 5:29 am
Replies: 155
Views: 13,460
Posted By flatlander

I do agree about the noise and dryness of the 777...

I do agree about the noise and dryness of the 777 - especially the noise!

I don't quite see how the A380 CW cabin is less cavernous or "dorm-like" than the 777 CW cabin. Are you all pining for...
Feb 13, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 155
Views: 13,460
Posted By flatlander

Slightly off the EK topic, it does not surprise...

Slightly off the EK topic, it does not surprise me that the EK's passenger yields are low but that Cathay Pacific's passenger yields are so low.
Feb 11, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,242
Posted By flatlander

Saigon (SGN) is not that much closer to TYO than...

Saigon (SGN) is not that much closer to TYO than SIN (Singapore), it's 5 hours or 6.5 hours.

It might be cheaper to fly from SGN to TYO than SIN to TYO but it's not much faster.

SIN is also a...
Feb 11, 19, 8:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By flatlander

That would be this thread: ...

That would be this thread:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1869653-board-wifi-soft-launch-underway.html
Feb 11, 19, 5:20 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,242
Posted By flatlander

Depending on your desired hotel quality in Tokyo,...

Depending on your desired hotel quality in Tokyo, you could get a better price. I've stayed in some nicely central 4* hotels which are available on your stay dates within the range of £1000 to £1200....
Feb 10, 19, 2:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,378
Posted By flatlander

A relentlessly cheese-focused cuisine?

A relentlessly cheese-focused cuisine?
Feb 10, 19, 6:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By flatlander

It can help that if the download has started you...

It can help that if the download has started you can continue later on a different internet connection. If the icon for the issue of the publication shows a cloud logo in the bottom right of the icon...
Feb 10, 19, 4:45 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,583
Posted By flatlander

Usually I would steer people towards the National...

Usually I would steer people towards the National Express LHR-LGW bus but traffic is not going to be an issue at that time of night and time is of the essence for you so I concur with the...
Feb 10, 19, 4:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By flatlander

Captain Dave has much, much more information...

Captain Dave has much, much more information about the A380 fuel system here: https://captaindave.aero/2017/09/07/the-a380-fuel-system/

(and I thought the 747 fuel system required a bit of...
Feb 8, 19, 1:57 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By flatlander

Yes. Sorry, were you...

Yes.







Sorry, were you trying to catch me out in an inconsistency? No? That's OK then.
Feb 8, 19, 10:33 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,592
Posted By flatlander

Alright, I'll bite. So, even if you don't...

Alright, I'll bite.

So, even if you don't care about corporate contributions to society, the demographic challenge if the population falls suddenly, equality of outcome for everyone regardless of...
Feb 8, 19, 10:09 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,173
Posted By flatlander

From the amateur seats here, it all seems to be...

From the amateur seats here, it all seems to be going OK until very low down, below the level of the adjacent hangars. Perhaps the hangar-induced turbulence was too great and that caused the bounce...
Feb 8, 19, 10:06 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,827
Posted By flatlander

One should not try to sneak on with a 2 year old,...

One should not try to sneak on with a 2 year old, massive problems will result if it is discovered.

BA will generously provide a seat free of charge for the return journey of the...
Feb 8, 19, 2:36 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By flatlander

Please, do tell me how it is my fault that I...

Please, do tell me how it is my fault that I can't keep my valuable laptop computer with me in the bulkhead or exit row?

Moving people's bags far from their seat is extremely antisocial.
Feb 7, 19, 11:19 am
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By flatlander

I am assuming that parents will supervise their...

I am assuming that parents will supervise their children, including their diet, in there as much as anywhere in the lounge.

I have seen the occasional child in the kid zones. I have also seen the...
Feb 7, 19, 10:56 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By flatlander

I'm sure they would have let you carry on a...

I'm sure they would have let you carry on a bottle of perfume of a similar size and that is far more flammable - just not marked as such.

Next time, stick something over the flammable warning,...
Feb 7, 19, 5:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By flatlander

Among people who write online commerce websites,...

Among people who write online commerce websites, 3D-Secure is widely considered "a conversion killer". It's easy to see why.
Feb 6, 19, 9:43 am
Replies: 85
Views: 6,431
Posted By flatlander

That should say "The airline remains...

That should say "The airline remains contractually bound to spend $65M on improvements to Terminal 7 during its lease until 2022."

They may want to spend that money, but they have no choice in...
Feb 6, 19, 3:18 am
Replies: 222
Views: 21,092
Posted By flatlander

Indeed, although conversations with the BA staff...

Indeed, although conversations with the BA staff in T5 when I left a jacket on an aircraft a few weeks ago implied that things go there fairly soon after being found in T5. Their customer service...
Feb 6, 19, 2:46 am
Replies: 222
Views: 21,092
Posted By flatlander

If it's considered lost property, it should end...

If it's considered lost property, it should end up here: https://www.heathrow.com/airport-guide/terminal-facilities-and-services/lost-property and specifically the service behind www.missingx.com
...
Feb 6, 19, 2:25 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,076
Posted By flatlander

In terms of cold packing materials, sealed ice...

In terms of cold packing materials, sealed ice packs of water ice are rarely a problem in the hold. Restrictions apply to various cold-gas systems like dry ice, liquid nitrogen, etc.

The standard...
Feb 6, 19, 2:18 am
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By flatlander

If they're less than 20k AA miles then they're...

If they're less than 20k AA miles then they're MilesAAver which should be available for Avios from BA. The cheapest AAnytime is 20k miles.

If BA doesn't show them I suggest calling BA. The problem...
Feb 5, 19, 3:58 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,041
Posted By flatlander

If you do go to Oz, go to Melbourne, then to...

If you do go to Oz, go to Melbourne, then to Philip Island, and book ahead to go on the special tour with a penguin conservationist. You go out before nightfall in dark clothing with night vision...
Feb 5, 19, 5:10 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,076
Posted By flatlander

... dead or alive?

... dead or alive?
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