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Sep 24, 14, 12:52 pm
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Posted By TrompeleMonde

This is similar to an experience I had in Club a...

This is similar to an experience I had in Club a few months back LHR-LAX. There were 5 children in the section from rows 50-53 on the UD who treated the area as their playground - kept putting the...
Jul 19, 14, 12:24 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 8,200
Posted By TrompeleMonde

An update on this - I told BA that the 50%...

An update on this -

I told BA that the 50% compensation was not acceptable, especially as the week has worn on I'm beginning to discover more damage and missing items than when I originally...
Jul 15, 14, 11:50 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,200
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Update on this - they got back to me on...

Update on this - they got back to me on compensation very quickly - within 24 hours of submitting the claim.

Naturally they knocked money off the total claim - but offered only 50% because I don't...
Jul 14, 14, 7:54 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 8,200
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Yeah - that was the upsetting thing, just having...

Yeah - that was the upsetting thing, just having it delivered like nothing was wrong. I am going to hazard a guess that it happened at Heathrow which is why it didn't make the original flight. They...
Jul 14, 14, 3:23 pm
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Views: 8,200
Posted By TrompeleMonde

It looks like bears do indeed roam through...

It looks like bears do indeed roam through airports

I got pictures of everything - the valuable stuff was mostly expensive clothes, most of which did not get mangled as badly but did have some...
Jul 14, 14, 12:44 pm
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Views: 8,200
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I don't even know how this happens [Mauled luggage]

I was initially thinking about posting the following complaints about my recent Club World experience flying LHR-LAX which included the following issues:

1. Placing my hand luggage in the side...
Apr 15, 14, 8:13 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 8,053
Posted By TrompeleMonde

After 4x on the A380 LHR-LAX route (1 in first, 3...

After 4x on the A380 LHR-LAX route (1 in first, 3 in CW) I gotta say the service feels a lot less attentive. In CW it takes forever to get your drink and meal, with fewer offers of drink top up.
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Apr 5, 14, 3:39 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 8,135
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I would probably credit that to a higher standard...

I would probably credit that to a higher standard of service on CX - I fly CX about twice a year for the past 5-6 years and receive that treatment every time - even when I was a mere silver

Never...
Mar 24, 14, 5:27 pm
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Views: 1,063,298
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I've been in 53a twice now as I value direct...

I've been in 53a twice now as I value direct aisle access/not climbing over your neighbor but after my recent experience I may reconsider it even though booked in it for a future flight.

The...
Mar 16, 14, 6:03 am
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Views: 276,049
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Ricky Gervais in the First Class Lounge at LAX -...

Ricky Gervais in the First Class Lounge at LAX - as they announced boarding he approached the crowded lift and announced "I'm not getting in there - it looks like the Titanic."
Dec 15, 13, 2:58 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,019
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I think the key is to be flexible, start looking...

I think the key is to be flexible, start looking early and to keep checking

when i check availability from other major cities it does make me crazy to see just how much harder the West Coast seems...
Dec 15, 13, 9:44 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,019
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I'm a Gold who has been based at LAX for the past...

I'm a Gold who has been based at LAX for the past 8 years - I agree, awards for the premium classes have become harder in the past 2, I would say.

Previous to the that if I was flexible, I'd...
Nov 28, 13, 8:53 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,531
Posted By TrompeleMonde

As a US-based BA Gold, this is great news - I can...

As a US-based BA Gold, this is great news - I can now fly to Charlotte and Philly without having to change in Dallas/OHR. The Phoenix hub will also be useful.
Nov 25, 13, 2:03 pm
Replies: 865
Views: 256,280
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Emma Watson on 269 to LAX. I was one of the first...

Emma Watson on 269 to LAX. I was one of the first out of international arrivals (had an extremely rare 15 minute turnaround from deplaning to clearing customs) and was approached by an air marshal...
Forum: Trip Reports
Oct 20, 13, 3:33 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 37,068
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Great trip report - nice to see someone enjoying...

Great trip report - nice to see someone enjoying my neighborhood.:)
Oct 3, 13, 3:53 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,432
Posted By TrompeleMonde

LAX is my airport and the...

LAX is my airport and the immigration/customs/arrivals experience is dreadful at the best of times, especially for non-USCs/permanent residents.

I am flying to Europe tomorrow and not pleased to...
Sep 22, 13, 11:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Interesting. I tried to do this very thing as a...

Interesting. I tried to do this very thing as a Gold and they told me not possible.
Apr 14, 13, 4:21 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 6,014
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I love Cathay and all my flights with them have...

I love Cathay and all my flights with them have been faultless, but I much prefer BA's business class seat to the Cathay coffins. I do believe it is the best of any airline I've flown (Singapore,...
Apr 14, 13, 1:40 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 9,353
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I've only been to IAD while transferring with...

I've only been to IAD while transferring with United. My main complaint is how old it is, with that weird thing that transports you between terminals that looks like the sandcrawlers from Star Wars....
Apr 14, 13, 11:11 am
Replies: 73
Views: 9,353
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I have a debate on whether JFK is the worst major...

I have a debate on whether JFK is the worst major American airport or my home airport of LAX (occasionally adding Dulles into the mix). Terrible transport links to Manhattan, especially if you opt...
Apr 14, 13, 10:38 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I had an issue with my Emerald status not showing...

I had an issue with my Emerald status not showing on my AA boarding passes after I attained it. I always had my card, though it was still an issue with the lounge dragon at the Flagship lounge at...
Mar 27, 13, 5:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,263
Posted By TrompeleMonde

Avios on Alaska Airlines?

Forgive me if this question has been asked before but last year I booked a flight through the AA website LAX-PDX which turned out to be on Alaska Airlines metal.

Although I know Alaska aren't in...
Mar 22, 13, 6:18 pm
Replies: 589
Views: 49,743
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I am still waiting to have a flight from March...

I am still waiting to have a flight from March 3rd posted. I had submitted a claim online, only to have it rejected. Called the Gold line to find out why and they asked me to fax my boarding pass,...
Mar 22, 13, 1:26 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,771
Posted By TrompeleMonde

That is useful information. I will definitely do...

That is useful information. I will definitely do that the next time. As someone who travels quite a lot for work for trips which always require a checked bag (with work materials contained in the...
Mar 22, 13, 1:06 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,771
Posted By TrompeleMonde

I recently achieved Gold status after a few years...

I recently achieved Gold status after a few years as a Silver and BA recently failed to load my bag causing it to be delayed by 3 days.

Whether or not I will receive any compensation for the...
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