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May 24, 20, 5:07 pm
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Posted By orbitmic

Populism. Try to distract attention from policy...

Populism. Try to distract attention from policy failures, aim to strike a chord with the part of the electoral which wants to see you as being "tough" and doing something whilst avoiding toughening...
May 23, 20, 9:07 am
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Views: 50,278
Posted By orbitmic

I'll probably sound pedantic but the above is not...

I'll probably sound pedantic but the above is not quite correct (though in fairness, if one read the story for the British media, with their overwhelming illiteracy in EU law, accounts were indeed...
May 23, 20, 5:19 am
Replies: 634
Views: 50,278
Posted By orbitmic

In international relations, one of the biggest...

In international relations, one of the biggest dangers of all is to over-estimate your ability to dictate the terms of the agenda.

Right now, the French Government is fuming because (despite their...
May 17, 20, 4:11 pm
Replies: 1,650
Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

Rest assured that in the immensely unlikely case...

Rest assured that in the immensely unlikely case BAEC decides not to do anything substantial for the status of those of us with renewal dates from July onwards Iíll be the first to criticise them.
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Apr 29, 20, 12:41 am
Replies: 952
Views: 259,572
Posted By orbitmic

Oh don't take me wrong I fully agree with you. I...

Oh don't take me wrong I fully agree with you. I guess what I wanted to point out was that having been in a sector which resorted to remoteness very early in the crisis, in the first couple of weeks,...
Apr 28, 20, 4:39 pm
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Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

see my earlier post where I went into full...

see my earlier post where I went into full details of an example someone with status renewal in May (the one the poster was answering).
Apr 28, 20, 4:34 pm
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Views: 259,572
Posted By orbitmic

well Iím my case (and that of quite a few...

well Iím my case (and that of quite a few colleagues Iíve discussed it with), the more remote meetings Iím doing, the more vibrantly Iím convinced that face to face interaction achieves very...
Apr 28, 20, 4:25 pm
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Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

but all by two years risks being unfair again as...

but all by two years risks being unfair again as some members will be affected over more years (and by different amounts) than others, so some would get a bare minimum whilst others may well get a...
Apr 28, 20, 4:22 pm
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Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

but that doesnít answer my question which was...

but that doesnít answer my question which was which one year in the case I gave as Mrs X is definitely affected on two different years whilst others will hopefully be only on one.

not sure what...
Apr 28, 20, 2:19 pm
Replies: 1,650
Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

Then let me try to explain it one more time: Mrs...

Then let me try to explain it one more time: Mrs Xís TP year ends on 8 May. Are you proposing to:

- extend the status that was valid till 30/6/20 to June 2021 instead (thereby ignoring the impact...
Apr 27, 20, 12:46 am
Replies: 1,650
Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

Good for you since according to your profile that...

Good for you since according to your profile that is where you are anyway. For the rest, I guess most of us are just waiting to see what BA will announce for our respective qualification year and...
Apr 27, 20, 12:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By orbitmic

I don't think anything has changed. Short...

I don't think anything has changed.

Short answer: call them and ask and it may or may not be possible.

Long answer: it just depends on the hotel and room that you are after. BA Holidays are not...
Apr 17, 20, 1:27 am
Replies: 1,650
Views: 361,227
Posted By orbitmic

I still think that those asking for a blanket...

I still think that those asking for a blanket extension or an early announcement are missing the plot given the lagged renewal dates. The critical thing here is not only that people are affected...
Apr 9, 20, 7:21 am
Replies: 419
Views: 115,024
Posted By orbitmic

A whole bunch of flights being cancelled/schedule...

A whole bunch of flights being cancelled/schedule reduced till end of May today...
Mar 28, 20, 4:59 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,595
Posted By orbitmic

I think that the only people who could give you...

I think that the only people who could give you some minimally reliable advice on whether to make any commitment for a trip on 31/5 are busy taking care of far more urgent and dramatic things right...
Mar 26, 20, 7:10 am
Replies: 120
Views: 18,530
Posted By orbitmic

The thread topic is not strange, but the OP's...

The thread topic is not strange, but the OP's assumptions are.

The first assumption is that when your business is down, you should sell things at any price and that will bring more customers...
Mar 21, 20, 8:44 am
Replies: 941
Views: 171,375
Posted By orbitmic

Masks and washing hands just have entirely...

Masks and washing hands just have entirely different purposes. Washing hand is ta key rule not to be infected yourself (and not touching your face), whilst face masks are actually critical if you are...
Mar 18, 20, 1:55 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,794
Posted By orbitmic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2rDb4Ur2dw&list=R...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2rDb4Ur2dw&list=RDmQR0bXO_yI8&index=3
Mar 17, 20, 5:21 am
Replies: 941
Views: 171,375
Posted By orbitmic

I think that the OP waited way too long. I think...

I think that the OP waited way too long. I think 99% of people would prefer to be stuck in a place they call home where they won't need to pay for accommodation, are hopefully close to friends and...
Mar 17, 20, 5:16 am
Replies: 941
Views: 171,375
Posted By orbitmic

Indeed, that boat has now sailed I think.

Indeed, that boat has now sailed I think.
Mar 17, 20, 12:57 am
Replies: 73
Views: 11,642
Posted By orbitmic

had you imagined a world where entire countriesí...

had you imagined a world where entire countriesí populations are under virtual house arrest in peace time and where several major airlines have already announced theyíll entirely stop flying for...
Mar 17, 20, 12:53 am
Replies: 941
Views: 171,375
Posted By orbitmic

Exactly. At this stage, anyone should assume that...

Exactly. At this stage, anyone should assume that the only question they are answering whilst deciding where to fly/not is “where do I prefer to be stuck?”

once you have answered that question, go...
Mar 15, 20, 2:22 am
Replies: 73
Views: 11,642
Posted By orbitmic

First I think that criticisms of the OP on the...

First I think that criticisms of the OP on the "much bigger problems" line are a bit silly. It is normal and human reaction to try and sometimes focus on more trivial stuff in the face of chaos,...
Mar 13, 20, 10:50 am
Replies: 142
Views: 37,131
Posted By orbitmic

I think that this is the other side of the...

I think that this is the other side of the current crisis. I think that the airline industry but also many other industries will lay off millions of people in weeks to come, millions more will be...
Mar 13, 20, 8:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By orbitmic

I think you should post in the main ba covid...

I think you should post in the main ba covid thread but I also donít think there can ever be a clear answer to a hypothetical future situation. Things are extremely fluid in terms of both travel...
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