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15th Feb 2020, 08:27
Replies: 73
Views: 26,410
Posted By chrissw

You "teach English"? Do you teach your students...

You "teach English"? Do you teach your students that all plurals require an apostrophe before the final "s"? No wonder it's such a common mistake nowadays.

Perhaps that's why you're currently...
27th Jan 2020, 06:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By chrissw

In Bulgaria, many people distil their own spirits...

In Bulgaria, many people distil their own spirits from fermented fruit and put it in whatever old bottles they have to hand. This is totally legal in Bulgaria, provided that it's for your personal...
20th Jul 2019, 08:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,567
Posted By chrissw

I've used Purple Parking and Heathrow Parking...

I've used Purple Parking and Heathrow Parking meet and greet many times. Never had a problem with them; no unexpected mileage, damage or dirt on the car. They will pick up from one terminal and...
11th Jun 2019, 06:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By chrissw

Thanks to everyone for the helpful answers. It...

Thanks to everyone for the helpful answers. It doesn't look like we'll have much of a problem.
11th Jun 2019, 06:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By chrissw

The company is Alamo.

The company is Alamo.
9th Jun 2019, 21:17
Replies: 7
Views: 2,754
Posted By chrissw

BCN T1 to T2

Later this year we're flying to Barcelona, arriving at Terminal 1, where we will pick up a rental car. We then need to pick someone up from Terminal 2, who arrives about an hour after us. So far, no...
27th Sep 2017, 06:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By chrissw

While I was on holiday in Australia recently, I...

While I was on holiday in Australia recently, I noticed that quite a lot of Qantas passengers had a round Qantas tag on their bags with a barcode on it. Is this something similar, i.e. with a chip...
19th Sep 2017, 19:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By chrissw

Thanks everyone; I am aware of the web site but I...

Thanks everyone; I am aware of the web site but I was hoping for some individual experiences and recommendations.

Outbound we have only 70 minutes, but around 2.5 hours on the way back.

I once...
19th Sep 2017, 12:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By chrissw

Zürich transit

We (two of us) have been fortunate enough to get business class flights with Swiss LHR-ZRH-LCA at the end of May 2018.

Does anyone have any advice/information/criticisms about lounges available to...
9th Aug 2017, 04:47
Replies: 13
Views: 3,643
Posted By chrissw

I've flown a lot with Finnair and worked with...

I've flown a lot with Finnair and worked with Finns. Trust me, in my experience, everything they do is done with quality and, as someone else here has already said, precision. The airline is a...
15th Apr 2017, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By chrissw

The article's premise is that flight search...

The article's premise is that flight search engines rank only on price, which may well be true. The one I use certainly does, but it offers many filtering options.

Following on from that, although...
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Apr 2017, 16:18
Replies: 19
Views: 16,283
Posted By chrissw

I have no medical qualifications whatsoever,...

I have no medical qualifications whatsoever, therefore you can treat the following with as much disdain as you like. Or you can take it seriously.

If you are taking benzodiazepine drugs (diazepam...
1st Feb 2017, 07:53
Replies: 24
Views: 3,720
Posted By chrissw

Wing bending

If you want proof of exactly how much an aircraft's wings can bend, try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai2HmvAXcU0

Someone once told me that if the wings were completely rigid, you would...
5th Jan 2017, 17:12
Replies: 50
Views: 16,383
Posted By chrissw

UN Convoy

@Herod, I certainly do remember the convoy. I was only young at the time though. My father, now retired after 30 years in the RAF, was posted there in 1969, and we left in 1972.

I can still...
15th Dec 2016, 10:29
Replies: 29
Views: 5,084
Posted By chrissw

OK, so factoring in the alleged £3/hour flying...

OK, so factoring in the alleged £3/hour flying pay, your gross income might be about £18,000 per year.

I personally don't think that could be called "well paid," considering the responsibilities,...
14th Dec 2016, 13:42
Replies: 29
Views: 5,084
Posted By chrissw

BA Cabin Crew strikes are on the cards

I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, but no doubt the mods will move it as they see fit. In any case, if this happens it will affect a potentially large number of SLF:

British Airways cabin...
4th Nov 2016, 13:18
Replies: 46
Views: 11,339
Posted By chrissw

BA reaches the bottom

Following the withdrawal of inclusive food and drink for short-haul flights on BA, now these:

Further Shorthaul Airbus Densification as BA Races to the Bottom. | The BA Source...
30th Sep 2016, 16:59
Replies: 38
Views: 7,332
Posted By chrissw

I think BA for Y-class intra-European travel has...

I think BA for Y-class intra-European travel has just made itself pointless. For the flights my family and I need, Ryanair, even using their "leisure plus" fare, have been significantly cheaper for...
30th Sep 2016, 06:46
Replies: 38
Views: 7,332
Posted By chrissw

BA announce end of inclusive catering in short-haul economy

This will probably come as no surprise:

British Airways Announce End of Inclusive Shorthaul Economy Class Catering. | The BA Source...
29th Jul 2016, 11:44
Replies: 33
Views: 5,691
Posted By chrissw

My immediate reaction to the article was that an...

My immediate reaction to the article was that an "examination" will lead to...exactly no action being taken, and that is what I fully expect to happen.

Nevertheless, I'm not sure what "action" is...
10th Mar 2016, 12:09
Replies: 13
Views: 13,225
Posted By chrissw

One hears lots of things about upgrades. The...

One hears lots of things about upgrades. The whole subject seems to have generated its own mythology!
1st Mar 2016, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By chrissw

Thank you for holding

So I've taken the plunge and called BA sales. I've been on hold for 20 minutes already...do they actually want to sell me a ticket or not :mad: and this is costing me 7p/minute as well...
1st Mar 2016, 06:34
Replies: 16
Views: 4,931
Posted By chrissw

Not exit but entrance doors? On an aircraft? So...

Not exit but entrance doors? On an aircraft? So they are one-way doors? This is the logic of fools, surely...
29th Feb 2016, 07:12
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By chrissw

That crossed my mind as well, and I did think of...

That crossed my mind as well, and I did think of replying to the existing thread on that subject, but after a moment of reflection it seemed clear that it probably isn't related. Previously, everyone...
29th Feb 2016, 06:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By chrissw

Booking BA "Young Adult" flying alone

We need to book a ticket for a 15-year old on BA (within Europe) and today I find that the BA web site is no longer allowing me to do that, instead telling me that I have to call them to make the...
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