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1st Oct 2012, 20:52
Replies: 17
Views: 6,135
Posted By manintheback

Once checked 6 half cases of bubbly at CDG with...

Once checked 6 half cases of bubbly at CDG with BMI. All made it home intact.
27th Sep 2012, 21:16
Replies: 6
Views: 3,073
Posted By manintheback

From my years of regular lhr/yyz, it always...

From my years of regular lhr/yyz, it always seemed to be about the last route to get the upgrades. Look at the competition or lack of and you will see why.
29th Jun 2012, 21:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,306
Posted By manintheback

Traffic to/from airport can be evil, so for good...

Traffic to/from airport can be evil, so for good r&r look at the airport meridian. 5 mins in a hotel organised free and quick transfer. Very nice hotel, nice pool, screens during Ramadan. For sure...
28th Jun 2012, 21:48
Replies: 24
Views: 4,722
Posted By manintheback

Emirates economy as mentioned can be 10 across....

Emirates economy as mentioned can be 10 across. It's awful unless you are tiny. BA much better.
20th Jun 2012, 19:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By manintheback

It's a lot better than many an international...

It's a lot better than many an international airport which shows how bad many international airports are.
26th Apr 2012, 12:44
Replies: 27
Views: 3,635
Posted By manintheback

Do what my last company did and base it on how...

Do what my last company did and base it on how many employees fly to any particular destination.

As soon as we opened a big offshore centre in Delhi needing lots of UK based employees to travel...
16th Apr 2012, 12:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By manintheback

I've never used EJets but BAs wait times are...

I've never used EJets but BAs wait times are horrendous.
13th Apr 2012, 16:13
Replies: 32
Views: 8,638
Posted By manintheback

Flew club last week to Dubai and back again. The...

Flew club last week to Dubai and back again. The cabin was packed with families (including mine) babes to teenagers. Obviously all very well heeled or on a miles upgrade like moi. Behaviour from all...
6th Mar 2012, 12:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,739
Posted By manintheback

Seem to recall Americans lowest prices when they...

Seem to recall Americans lowest prices when they increased the pitch were typically nearly double that of competitors. BA get it about right, usually there are deals to be had as their PE service is...
9th Feb 2012, 12:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,362
Posted By manintheback

During the years I spent every Monday first thing...

During the years I spent every Monday first thing on a plane and lucky enought to have a company paying for tickets up front I learnt quick to never take row 2 for just that reason.
4th Jan 2012, 07:56
Replies: 65
Views: 12,806
Posted By manintheback

One or two flights I've taken, slaughtering the...

One or two flights I've taken, slaughtering the pax before take-off would have been the humane thing to do
7th Dec 2011, 12:36
Replies: 65
Views: 12,806
Posted By manintheback

Hands up, who remembers the days of PEX, APEX,...

Hands up, who remembers the days of PEX, APEX, Super Apex, and dodgy shops in Earls Court to bypass (illegally) the rules

Flew to Barcelona Economy for a weekend back in early 90s and cheapest...
17th Nov 2011, 12:50
Replies: 5
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Views: 1,093
Posted By manintheback

Maybe Wee Willie would like to reconsider the...

Maybe Wee Willie would like to reconsider the 360 he wants to charge me to pre allocate 3 seats out and back (yes 360!). And yes I will take the chance the family wont sit together.
14th Nov 2011, 12:46
Replies: 15
Views: 2,748
Posted By manintheback

Skytrax tends to differ with Emirates...

Skytrax tends to differ with Emirates consistently rated well below BA in the main due to woeful 10 across seating in the back as opposed to 9 on BA and the CC (in my Emirates CC always appear to...
14th Nov 2011, 08:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,120
Posted By manintheback

Sat on the right, excellent views as we did a...

Sat on the right, excellent views as we did a loop of the rock only obstructed by my 6 year old daughter in the window seat.
10th Oct 2011, 12:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By manintheback

They've been doing that in Switzerland for...

They've been doing that in Switzerland for flights to UK for 10 years or more.

Its checking you have the right to enter the UK so the airline doesnt get fined
22nd Sep 2011, 12:27
Replies: 79
Views: 23,367
Posted By manintheback

Not sure if they still fly 747s internally in...

Not sure if they still fly 747s internally in Japan. Certainly used to - Okinawa/Tokyo - distance of under 1000 miles.
14th Sep 2011, 07:48
Replies: 55
Views: 7,960
Posted By manintheback

T5 tends not to be too bad T3 the other...

T5 tends not to be too bad

T3 the other week. Bussed from plane, a walk followed by a 45 minute queue at immigration. Still the luggage was waiting for us already so what you lose on immigration...
7th Sep 2011, 13:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,744
Posted By manintheback

I dont believe anyone was aware of this when the...

I dont believe anyone was aware of this when the airmiles sale happened last month.

Good for longhual upgrades if you can ever find an available flight - thats about it
1st Sep 2011, 07:53
Replies: 158
Views: 36,841
Posted By manintheback

Must be something in the water at Gibraltar. ...

Must be something in the water at Gibraltar.

Got wrongly charged for baggage on return from there the other day. 1 call to customer relations at BA on return - number is on the website, they...
1st Sep 2011, 07:00
Replies: 21
Views: 4,120
Posted By manintheback

It was the right. Fab views had on a nice sunny...

It was the right. Fab views had on a nice sunny day.
22nd Aug 2011, 12:48
Replies: 158
Views: 36,841
Posted By manintheback

BA carry around 31.5 million passengers a year,...

BA carry around 31.5 million passengers a year, somewhat down from their peak of 40million plus in 2002. So currently thats avergaing around 86000 a day.

Difficult to believe they get 5000...
22nd Aug 2011, 08:08
Replies: 158
Views: 36,841
Posted By manintheback

I had an identical problem with Swiss. Return leg...

I had an identical problem with Swiss. Return leg cancelled by the airline incorrectly. Difference is they upgraded me to make sure I got a seat on the flight - its called customer service -take note...
18th Aug 2011, 09:00
Replies: 21
Views: 4,120
Posted By manintheback

Gibraltar

Anyone able to advise which side of the aircraft is likely to give the best chance of a view of the rock on landing? Thx
16th Aug 2011, 07:42
Replies: 60
Views: 14,029
Posted By manintheback

BAE 146. Small plane, 4 jet engines and one time...

BAE 146. Small plane, 4 jet engines and one time when Gatwick runway was shut (a 747 was blocking with welded breaks after an emergency stop) we smugly got to leave via the short runway with little...
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