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Jun 5, 20, 3:29 pm
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Posted By Raffles

I remember once spending well over 100 on a...

I remember once spending well over 100 on a phone call at InterCon Le Grand - this was probably around 2005 - ringing my OH (now Mrs) back in London on the hotel phone!
Jun 3, 20, 5:16 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

You are confusing the 'worth' that a 19-year old...

You are confusing the 'worth' that a 19-year old brings to a business vs a 30-40 year old. I am assuming that your own business doesn't pay all staff the same as a new graduate entrant (and probably...
Jun 2, 20, 10:19 am
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

That's the one. The City of London Corporation -...

That's the one. The City of London Corporation - where we are - appears to be paying it to everyone, irrespective of what is written there about the potential for selective criteria. The 'application...
Jun 2, 20, 2:59 am
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

Er, like running a furlough scheme for...

Er, like running a furlough scheme for businesses? Or scrapping business rates for retailers? Or giving all small businesses 10,000 for free (thanks!)? Or deferring VAT collection? Or legislating...
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Views: 2,323
Posted By Raffles

The two Singapore ones, and Istanbul, are...

The two Singapore ones, and Istanbul, are bookable on points. None of the resort ones, however.
May 31, 20, 4:07 am
Replies: 71
Views: 7,121
Posted By Raffles

This week.

This week.
May 30, 20, 12:45 pm
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Views: 7,121
Posted By Raffles

I've spoken to the Virgin team today and it is...

I've spoken to the Virgin team today and it is just the usual VS IT catastrophe :-) Normal service back soon.
May 30, 20, 12:42 pm
May 30, 20, 4:11 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

Sounds a perfectly reasonable assumption to me. ...

Sounds a perfectly reasonable assumption to me. This is a lost cause and I think even getting 5% of the proposals reversed is optimistic.

There is another cunning element to this plan which I...
May 29, 20, 5:16 am
Replies: 45
Views: 6,972
Posted By Raffles

Very easily, given that the list price before...

Very easily, given that the list price before discounts of ONE 789 is $292m.
May 27, 20, 9:26 am
Replies: 80
Views: 12,937
Posted By Raffles

We know, as the airport released figures, that in...

We know, as the airport released figures, that in 2016 it was doing 165k per year across 20 flights per week, so about 80 pax each way.

The key of course is how many connected to long-haul and had...
May 27, 20, 3:13 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,614
Posted By Raffles

I believe he is flying over for a sight test, so...

I believe he is flying over for a sight test, so the regulations do not apply.
May 26, 20, 9:37 am
Replies: 1,430
Views: 310,855
Posted By Raffles

You don’t pay to be on Google News. You apply,...

You don’t pay to be on Google News. You apply, they have a look at your site and if it is newsy you get on. All you need to do is create a separate site map called ‘news’.

They used to block blogs...
May 26, 20, 4:17 am
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

For many it is physically impossible - many EF...

For many it is physically impossible - many EF don't or can't take a job where they are away from home for multiple days at a time, and many WW crew don't live anywhere near London (or indeed in the...
May 26, 20, 2:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Raffles

John has lived in hotels virtually full-time for...

John has lived in hotels virtually full-time for many years AFAIK. This does literally mean that he understands how things should be done better than the majority of staff and indeed the majority of...
May 25, 20, 2:46 pm
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

MF is roughly the same basic pay but slightly...

MF is roughly the same basic pay but slightly worse overall AIUI. However, EF and WW represent 60% of Heathrow crew. If fewer than 50% of EF and WW refuse to sign and accept the massive pay cut, BA...
May 25, 20, 1:40 pm
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

Surely you miss the point. So many EF and WW crew...

Surely you miss the point. So many EF and WW crew will refuse the new contracts that BAs biggest problem is too many people leaving with only statutory redundancy rather than too few.
May 23, 20, 3:33 pm
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

HFP IS my retirement project! I'm not sure I...

HFP IS my retirement project! I'm not sure I need a second retirement project for when I finish the first retirement project ....
May 23, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

Last time I checked neither easyJet or Ryanair...

Last time I checked neither easyJet or Ryanair were selling tickets for 5,000+ (or even 1,250+ in a Club World sale).

If I go to Vidal Sassoon on Kings Road for a hair cut (cheapest for men is...
May 23, 20, 10:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Raffles

No, that doesn't work any longer. That's also...

No, that doesn't work any longer. That's also the page I managed to force.

You can only select one voucher, even if you select 4 passengers.

If you select four passengers BEFORE you click 'use...
May 23, 20, 10:08 am
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Views: 349,550
Posted By Raffles

The market for inexperienced 19 year olds who...

The market for inexperienced 19 year olds who live with their parents, as opposed to the market for 30-40-50 year olds with many years of experience, empathy with their customers of a similar age and...
May 22, 20, 11:23 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Raffles

Can you still book with 2 x 241's online?

I know, I should probably know this .....

Has BA totally removed the functionality to book online using multiple 2-4-1 vouchers? I am sure I have done this over the years. I can't get it to work...
May 21, 20, 10:15 am
Replies: 145
Views: 30,515
Posted By Raffles

Are the hotels open or shut? If they are open,...

Are the hotels open or shut? If they are open, eBookers has probably just taken money from the hotel which it had no right to do so, under threat of delisting. Good luck to the hotel and its staff.
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May 20, 20, 5:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,022
Posted By Raffles

BA confirmed this to us but only off the record....

BA confirmed this to us but only off the record. We would not have published it otherwise.
May 20, 20, 6:49 am
Replies: 245
Views: 55,374
Posted By Raffles

We've seen that with Surf Air etc in recent...

We've seen that with Surf Air etc in recent years. It doesn't work, because there would only be demand, max, for a daily return on core routes and 90% of business travellers will choose BA Club...
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