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Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 4, 19, 10:06 am
Replies: 60
Views: 10,635
Posted By Roger

Hi, Uncle T. I just caught up with your CPT18...

Hi, Uncle T. I just caught up with your CPT18 report. Magnificent stuff! While some was familiar (Hermanus and S'bosch}. much was new, especially Franschhoek and the travel experience.

We're...
Feb 6, 19, 2:33 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,585
Posted By Roger

Oh, yes! As with my Swiss ID card. :) And...

Oh, yes! As with my Swiss ID card. :) And probably for other EU/EEA states too.

The Swiss ID card serves perfectly well for 'picture ID' requests in the US. Oh, and no anti-GB/US visa payment for...
Feb 5, 19, 2:42 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,585
Posted By Roger

My experience is similar to thebigben's, though...

My experience is similar to thebigben's, though with UK and Swiss passports. Switzerland is not in the EU nor in the EEA but has free movement with the EU.

My plan is broadly to do the same as the...
Feb 4, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 55
Views: 8,505
Posted By Roger

Thanks. I don't think so, unfortunately. I've...

Thanks. I don't think so, unfortunately. I've already booked. Should the need arise again, I'll remember your advice.What an incredibly kind offer. Thank you very much!

I have PM'ed you.
Feb 4, 19, 3:39 am
Replies: 55
Views: 8,505
Posted By Roger

With apologies for a further resurrection of this...

With apologies for a further resurrection of this thread, I have a different question. We have a B2B booked purely for the sake of earning TPs, arriving at LBA from LHR at 10:25, departing for LHR at...
Jan 8, 19, 4:46 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,034
Posted By Roger

I must say this has been my experience over...

I must say this has been my experience over several years. Comair do seem to be steps ahead of mainlne BA customer service.

On one occasion, I had a group flying LHR-JNB on VS connecting to PLZ on...
Jan 8, 19, 4:21 am
Replies: 2,085
Views: 494,820
Posted By Roger

Thanks, mike&co. I'm reassured by your...

Thanks, mike&co. I'm reassured by your experience.
Jan 7, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 2,085
Views: 494,820
Posted By Roger

My BAPP card year finishes on 6 Feb 2019. I...

My BAPP card year finishes on 6 Feb 2019.

I have to pay BA Holidays a balance of about 3,500 by 6 Feb 2019. It would be useful to start my 2019/20 year with this payment.

My question; if I...
Jan 7, 19, 5:51 am
Replies: 72
Views: 12,261
Posted By Roger

Having read CWS's posts, I understand why this...

Having read CWS's posts, I understand why this didn't work for my ZRH-LHR flight. BA uses 3rd party lounges at ZRH. The link in the e-mail didn't work properly, just delivering the generic...
Sep 10, 18, 11:29 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,764
Posted By Roger

Flying late one evening in AA F between Detroit...

Flying late one evening in AA F between Detroit and Chicago, they warned us at the gate that there was no catering. The only nearby outlet was a McDonalds.

I bought a burger and took it onboard....
Sep 10, 18, 10:21 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,827
Posted By Roger

Good to know! I was denied this when I found...

Good to know!

I was denied this when I found the 11:30 'brunch' inadequate on OSL-LHR a few months ago, The crew were sympathetic, but pointed out it would depend on whenever the ET run completed,...
Sep 10, 18, 9:56 am
Replies: 39
Views: 14,166
Posted By Roger

Having had some compo in the past, I thought BA...

Having had some compo in the past, I thought BA had scaled back service recovery for things like non-working IFE.

More recently, I have had cabin crew promise Avios for non-working IFE and the...
Sep 10, 18, 8:56 am
Replies: 1,705
Views: 197,908
Posted By Roger

Thanks, Chris. This helps!

Thanks, Chris. This helps!
Sep 10, 18, 8:54 am
Replies: 1,705
Views: 197,908
Posted By Roger

Sorry, partial duplicate.

Sorry, partial duplicate.
Sep 9, 18, 12:59 pm
Replies: 1,705
Views: 197,908
Posted By Roger

There's one aspect of replacing credit cards that...

There's one aspect of replacing credit cards that I haven't seen mentioned.

I' have several promotions linked to my BAPP. Would they automatically transfer across to a new card, or would it be...
Sep 9, 18, 12:53 pm
Replies: 1,705
Views: 197,908
Posted By Roger

(I didn't want to repeat the whole message.). ...

(I didn't want to repeat the whole message.).

The spam message begins 'Dear BA Customer'.

Responsible organisations dealing with serious matters say they will always address customers and...
Sep 9, 18, 6:57 am
Replies: 621
Views: 95,947
Posted By Roger

Thanks for your very quick response! Yes, I...

Thanks for your very quick response!

Yes, I was checking flight by flight and day by day, with the '2 left' messages possibly signifying availability becoming limited. For the next flights, I was...
Sep 9, 18, 6:43 am
Replies: 621
Views: 95,947
Posted By Roger

Finding fares by booking code?

Is there a simple way of selecting fares by booking code?

Mrs Roger needed 40 Tier Points to retain Silver. I was looking for a LON-ZRH fare offering 20 TPs each way.

I booked a revenue ET...
Jun 25, 18, 2:30 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,658
Posted By Roger

Just as a data point, we flew JNB-CPT and CPT-JNB...

Just as a data point, we flew JNB-CPT and CPT-JNB in J in April.

Outbound was very comfortable in 2-3 fixed seating. Inbound was the 3-3 converter seats. So it seems that both arrangements are...
May 24, 18, 7:51 am
Replies: 27
Views: 14,744
Posted By Roger

Transferwise's borderless debit card offers...

Transferwise's borderless debit card offers accounts in USD, GBP, € and AUD and can transfer many more currencies. They use IBANs for these accounts. CHF transfers are made through Deutsche Bank,...
May 19, 18, 10:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Roger

Hello, Horace. I did not quote your message...

Hello, Horace. I did not quote your message because it states nothing new though adds possible confusion with your comment about Courtyard by Marriott. I was illustrating some of the confusion that...
May 19, 18, 9:13 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,633
Posted By Roger

Not logical. I use Chrome with IAG-partner BA...

Not logical. I use Chrome with IAG-partner BA with no (relevant) problems. Not in my case. I was pretty sure IB didn't know my middle name, but I tried it anyway. And still got locked out.I've got...
May 19, 18, 8:38 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By Roger

Thanks for the update. I do hope this will help...

Thanks for the update. I do hope this will help deal with some of the inconsistencies caused by some but not all of the Protea properties being rebranded as Marriotts. My not-favourite is the...
May 15, 18, 3:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By Roger

Yes, the (possibly) 55 minute transfer at ZRH...

Yes, the (possibly) 55 minute transfer at ZRH always looked optimistic. [Glass half full mode.] I should be happy that Mrs Roger and I made it. [Glass half empty mode.] We arrived back on the day...
May 14, 18, 3:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By Roger

That was on 4 May. No response. Until...

That was on 4 May. No response.

Until yesterday.
:D

The flight in question was on 6 May. :D Really, swiss.com. You didn't need to take the trouble to tell me that LX customer service is...
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