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14th Sep 2022, 20:42
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By Paul Lupp

I used to have paid travel insurance with my bank...

I used to have paid travel insurance with my bank account but I stopped that when covid struck and I could no longer fly anywhere.
I'm pretty sure that the T&C's include something along the lines of...
14th Sep 2022, 20:20
Replies: 67
Views: 7,253
Posted By Paul Lupp

A bit late to this thread for various reasons.......

A bit late to this thread for various reasons....
brother-in-law flew in from Madrid (where he lives) to Heathrow on 19 July with BA. Flight was a little late; 90 minutes from plane "docking" at T5...
20th Nov 2020, 11:19
Replies: 49
Views: 8,413
Posted By Paul Lupp

PAXboy - as to the cousin meeting the friend -...

PAXboy - as to the cousin meeting the friend - unlikely if not a breach of the regulations in Germany....
https://www.visitberlin.de/en/important-information-your-visit-berlin

Extract
Dear...
20th Nov 2020, 10:55
Replies: 21
Views: 5,002
Posted By Paul Lupp

There is no one right answer with the limited...

There is no one right answer with the limited information we have. If the OP is also a software wizard and has appropriate programs, it may be possible to use electronic "dodge and burn" techniques....
18th Nov 2020, 16:26
Replies: 49
Views: 8,413
Posted By Paul Lupp

Even if/when we are allowed to fly out of England...

Even if/when we are allowed to fly out of England for "leisure" purposes, there are still significant restrictions in many countries that would prevent you from venturing there..... I understand that...
16th Nov 2020, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Paul Lupp

Cost of flying to Helsinki from London

Looking online at the fares charged by our illustrious BA, I see that most European destinations can be reached from Heathrow for under £40 (each way)..... apart from Helsinki where it's typically...
16th Nov 2020, 16:19
Replies: 21
Views: 5,002
Posted By Paul Lupp

ND filter...... probably a "hard" one rather than...

ND filter...... probably a "hard" one rather than graduated, and line the gap between lit interior and sunlight up with the dividing "line" on the filter.
16th Nov 2020, 09:59
Replies: 49
Views: 8,413
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ What were to happen if you had a business...

^
What were to happen if you had a business trip booked involving a flight and you had previously arranged to take your spouse with you?
Do I presume that under the current UK rules, spouse would...
9th Nov 2020, 21:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,884
Posted By Paul Lupp

Boris may not allow them home for Christmas...

Boris may not allow them home for Christmas unless they are going to their own (currently empty?) homes. I suspect that it's going to be very difficult working out what flights may, or may not, be...
6th Nov 2020, 09:11
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,311
Posted By Paul Lupp

Yes, but only allegedly because of the risk from...

Yes, but only allegedly because of the risk from mink. How many people going from UK to Denmark are likely to come into contact with people working in mink farms etc?
We in England are banned from...
2nd Nov 2020, 09:52
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,311
Posted By Paul Lupp

... and RyanAir stating that they will not offer...

... and RyanAir stating that they will not offer refunds to passengers (flying from the UK)...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54776678
So how can this be right that HMG says you cannot fly...
29th Oct 2020, 13:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By Paul Lupp

An "ordinary" UK Citizen still cannot fly to the...

An "ordinary" UK Citizen still cannot fly to the USA (or Canada) as they have closed their borders to us.... kind-of catch-22 situation. Have a test that nobody can usefully use to gain entry, or...
28th Oct 2020, 10:20
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By Paul Lupp

I flew into LHR at the beginning of September....

I flew into LHR at the beginning of September. I'd completed the locator form online. E-gate did not work with my passport (seems to happen about 50% of the time in T5 and I only pass through a...
28th Oct 2020, 10:06
Replies: 17
Views: 3,280
Posted By Paul Lupp

As in "Dame Edna Everage" ??

As in "Dame Edna Everage" ??
25th Oct 2020, 16:39
Replies: 139
Views: 43,507
Posted By Paul Lupp

Sort-of follow-up to this: My younger daughter...

Sort-of follow-up to this:
My younger daughter is currently "trapped" with others on a plane at LHR at the moment - arrived from EDI and the jetty at LHR T5 has broken as it went to "meet" the...
16th Oct 2020, 09:57
Replies: 23
Views: 5,130
Posted By Paul Lupp

I suspect that there are differences between...

I suspect that there are differences between Boeing's definition of "safe", your definition of "safe", the regulators' definition of "safe" and my definition of "safe"
16th Oct 2020, 09:17
Replies: 3,428
Views: 436,279
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ That's madness - effect on the environment...

^
That's madness - effect on the environment for one thing.... and presumably the crew have to be flown back to the UK after the plane was flown out there for the work to be done, and then another...
16th Oct 2020, 08:58
Replies: 3,428
Views: 436,279
Posted By Paul Lupp

BAW9170.... A380 arriving very soon at LHR from...

BAW9170.... A380 arriving very soon at LHR from Manilla. Presumable from maintenance? Can't see that there would be a huge demand for passenger traffic between these 2 locations at the moment, but...
12th Oct 2020, 09:35
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By Paul Lupp

I flew with BA "the other way" last November,...

I flew with BA "the other way" last November, LHR-YVR return.
Doesn't look like I can now see the fare breakdown, but in general terms the taxes, surcharges etc seem to make up the bulk of the fare...
12th Oct 2020, 08:36
Replies: 139
Views: 43,507
Posted By Paul Lupp

Way back around 1998, IIRC, I was on a domestic...

Way back around 1998, IIRC, I was on a domestic flight from Newcastle to LHR. Plane arrived on time, pulled up at airbridge and we waited about an hour for someone at LHR to open the door to let us...
6th Sep 2020, 19:05
Replies: 106
Views: 14,781
Posted By Paul Lupp

Well, I have survived to tell this tale.... LHR...

Well, I have survived to tell this tale....
LHR T5 to TXL Friday 28 August, return journey Friday 4 September.
No attempt at distancing by BA, both flights were full (maybe 1 or 2 empty seats, but...
22nd Aug 2020, 00:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,151
Posted By Paul Lupp

Pilot scheme??? WHat about first officers, cabin...

Pilot scheme??? WHat about first officers, cabin crew and passengers (SLF) ??
22nd Aug 2020, 00:16
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,311
Posted By Paul Lupp

The "interesting" thing about the number of new...

The "interesting" thing about the number of new cases rising is that it does not seem to be matched by an increase in new hospital admissions for covid-19, as if those being infected now are...
14th Aug 2020, 18:14
Replies: 46
Views: 7,000
Posted By Paul Lupp

My mum was a very young girl at the time and was...

My mum was a very young girl at the time and was in Changi prisoner-of-war camp with her family. Does anyone know what has happened to Sheila Bruhn / Sheila Allan who wrote "Diary of a girl in...
14th Aug 2020, 14:42
Replies: 76
Views: 9,217
Posted By Paul Lupp

... and another "interesting" thing: How is it,...

... and another "interesting" thing:
How is it, at the time of writing this, that it is perfectly OK to return to the UK from France (or The Netherlands) without having to go into quarantine, yet...
14th Aug 2020, 13:41
Replies: 76
Views: 9,217
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ I hope Germany stays on the "exempt from Q"...

^
I hope Germany stays on the "exempt from Q" list; I'm supposed to be flying there in 2 weeks' time ! I've been following their reports as best as I can (not speaking or understanding the...
14th Aug 2020, 12:26
Replies: 76
Views: 9,217
Posted By Paul Lupp

6 more countries to be added from tomorrow, 15...

6 more countries to be added from tomorrow, 15 August. This includes France and the Netherlands.
I wonder how often the list is reviewed with the intention of removing countries rather than adding...
14th Aug 2020, 12:22
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ You're talking about BA here...... Almost...

^
You're talking about BA here......
Almost none of their flights now operate out of LGW.
"Interestingly" I did a bit of online research. If you check flights to certain destinations that were...
14th Aug 2020, 12:17
Replies: 106
Views: 14,781
Posted By Paul Lupp

I find it a very sad reflection on the UK that...

I find it a very sad reflection on the UK that getting "back home" always seems to be the worst part of any travel. Having been born here (UK) and lived all my life here, why do we make it so long...
7th Aug 2020, 21:47
Replies: 76
Views: 9,217
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ I think the "eat out to save jobs in the...

^
I think the "eat out to save jobs in the restaurant trade" poses a bigger risk than not self-quarantining when returning to the UK from Spain or Belgium, TBH.
People in groups passing by other...
7th Aug 2020, 21:39
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By Paul Lupp

Number of hours

When I see info on "incidents", the number of hours flying is usually quoted, eg PF had 16,000 hours experience, 10,000 on type.
How is this measured? From "clocking in" at the airport for work...
7th Aug 2020, 17:39
Replies: 106
Views: 14,781
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ Interesting....... I am due to fly LHR-TXL...

^
Interesting....... I am due to fly LHR-TXL later this month.... a bit of an anomaly to find that Lufthansa do not fly this route !
2 hour check-in for a 2-hour flight will be interesting, having...
7th Aug 2020, 17:35
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By Paul Lupp

A much faster way of reuniting passengers with...

A much faster way of reuniting passengers with checked baggage would help - I have in the past waited longer than the duration of the flight for the cases to arrive on the conveyor, also if there is...
7th Aug 2020, 17:31
Replies: 79
Views: 16,830
Posted By Paul Lupp

From what I understand having checked about UK...

From what I understand having checked about UK citizens flying into the USA some weeks ago as I was supposed to go for a work trip in May....

If you have an existing ESTA and try to fly to the...
2nd Aug 2020, 18:46
Replies: 303
Views: 47,090
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ I wonder if the airport will start to open...

^
I wonder if the airport will start to open more of the car parks now that there are more flights, and maybe start to reduce some of the short-term parking charges ???
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