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Old 14th Oct 2020, 15:27
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Pension funds and insurers invest in companies for the long term. Hedge funds tend to take shorter term views.

If a hedge fund has a significant position in IAG, that tells me a significant change in the share price is expected in the not-too-distant future - ie there is an expectation that IAG will not be entering a period of stability and carry-on-as-before...
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 16:44
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Booked flights with BA a few weeks ago to the TLS from LHR for business and now need to change the dates. Firstly, I wanted to see the times of the flights so imagine my surprise when visiting the app and website to find no flights at all available during the last week of October/beginning of November, yet I have a flight booked with them during this time...are BA customer services having more IT problems or should I contact them to ask why I haven't been notified my flight is potentially no longer operating...
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:02
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Changed our shuttle to LHR on Tue, then cancelled our BGI flight on Wed. Wife spent 45 mins trying to get a refund which they then said they had emailed us with details....still waiting 4 hours later. And this email has apparently gone to the "refunds dept" and could take upto 7 days.
Airlines really are not doing themselves any favours here......after all it was they who cancelled the bloody flights.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 17:45
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BA are changing flights left, right and centre at the moment but when they change a morning flight to an evening flight it really sods up any business plans.

As zfw says they really aren't helping themselves. I've claimed a refund and cancelled the trip.
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 21:17
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Lots of Domestic changes/cancellations and reductions which will impact on connections
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 23:13
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Notified of cancellation of New Orleans flight on Friday 16th. Spoke to BA on the Saturday morning and all fares and hotel bookings back on my credit card by last Wednesday. BA were extremely helpful. Either some of you don’t understand what you want or can’t resist having a go at BA.

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Old 26th Oct 2020, 08:57
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Originally Posted by Low Cost Eng View Post
Notified of cancellation of New Orleans flight on Friday 16th. Spoke to BA on the Saturday morning and all fares and hotel bookings back on my credit card by last Wednesday. BA were extremely helpful. Either some of you donít understand what you want or canít resist having a go at BA.

Agreed - BA paid back my deposit and refunded Avios, when balance was due on a trip to Canada in September, at the earliest opportunity and without delay.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 09:28
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Read all the so called scare stories. Rang BA, answered within 10 mins, two bookings for Oct cancelled within 10 mins, refunded within three days. All very courteous and efficient. No 'please consider a voucher'. Well done and good luck.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 15:13
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Originally Posted by ezyBoh View Post
Read all the so called scare stories. Rang BA, answered within 10 mins, two bookings for Oct cancelled within 10 mins, refunded within three days. All very courteous and efficient. No 'please consider a voucher'. Well done and good luck.
Worked for me and no luck was required (second time this year, we've had to cancel). The only difference being that the Avios were back in my account as I put the phone down and the cash element was refunded and showing within the hour. Brilliant service!
I think the problem with BA is that it suffers from that 'tall poppy' thingy, where people must have a need to cut it down to size. I'll wager that many who moan about BA on, say, the Telegraph site, have never flown with them, or have not for many years. I've flown with them a dozen times a year for the past five or six years - the experience has been consistently good.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 17:09
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All aboard with Greggs...possibly.
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 19:59
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All aboard with Greggs...possibly.
Or Waitrose or Tesco...
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 21:09
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
Or Waitrose or Tesco...
not Mercadona?

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Old 26th Oct 2020, 21:28
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Possibly Lidl then......
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Old 26th Oct 2020, 22:03
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Aldi or Home Bargains?
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Old 27th Oct 2020, 19:35
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Greggs and or Waitrose
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 13:02
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BA’s franchise partner Sun-Air of Scandinavia has this week extended the suspension of all scheduled flights until at least the 30th August 2021.
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 21:54
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Are these three LH machines -400 or -8s?
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Old 29th Oct 2020, 23:23
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Are these three LH machines -400 or -8s?
They are -400s. Around half of their 19 747-8s are stored at either HAM or FRA, the remainder are still flying.
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Old 30th Oct 2020, 08:07
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Are these three LH machines -400 or -8s?
OK - give us a clue?
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Old 30th Oct 2020, 08:31
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
OK - give us a clue?
Fair point. It's a reference to a completely different thread.

See Lufthansa 747's stuck at an airport they can't legally fly out of..
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