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31st Oct 2019, 21:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By Paul Lupp

I have seen the security staff at Heathrow...

I have seen the security staff at Heathrow humiliate elderly, frail people before, when I have been passing through.
Personally I think it is outrageous; when a couple. or a small group of elderly...
27th Oct 2019, 22:33
Replies: 20
Views: 4,984
Posted By Paul Lupp

Coincidentally I am booked to fly LHR-YVR in PE...

Coincidentally I am booked to fly LHR-YVR in PE within the next week. No window seats available - you get the option to view before deciding to pay.
Flight back a week later is the same - hardly...
9th Oct 2019, 13:47
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Paul Lupp

.. so long as you don't mind paying the 10%...

.. so long as you don't mind paying the 10% premium over paying in one hit.
Best bit is with a slightly old car with low emissions, I love renewing by paying 0; not even the option to pay in...
9th Oct 2019, 08:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
Posted By Paul Lupp

err.... BA seemed to bottle out of really...

err.... BA seemed to bottle out of really celebrating 100 years. Cancelled the special 747 domestic flights that people paid for as a special occasion, no real material at the UK airports promoting...
9th Oct 2019, 08:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By Paul Lupp

I seem to recall getting to Heathrow T5 very...

I seem to recall getting to Heathrow T5 very early in the morning a dew times, a few years ago for work purposes. Security seemed barely awake pre-6am, so despite very few passengers at that time,...
7th Oct 2019, 08:31
Replies: 41
Views: 63,480
Posted By Paul Lupp

The passenger numbers look interesting... 5.99...

The passenger numbers look interesting... 5.99 million passengers in August translates to approx 8050 per hour or 134 per minute, 24/7.

That seems exceedingly high and is a 12% drop from previous...
4th Oct 2019, 08:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By Paul Lupp

Landing in the ASDA car park is not an option! ...

Landing in the ASDA car park is not an option! It may be walking distance away but......

As to the capacity thing, my late father was convinced that a deal was done many years ago by HMG when...
4th Oct 2019, 08:38
Replies: 47
Views: 6,551
Posted By Paul Lupp

Ho hum..... just out of interest, what are your...

Ho hum.....
just out of interest, what are your approximate ages?
20 and 50?
50 and 80?

This could make a difference to thinking and reaction times if things go awry.

There is some good...
26th Sep 2019, 13:56
Replies: 519
Views: 591,602
Posted By Paul Lupp

Latest news on BBC website today states that...

Latest news on BBC website today states that there have been no further talks between BA and BALPA since the announcement that BALPA was calling off the action planned for Sept 27th.....
25th Sep 2019, 09:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ Certainly looks like it, from clicking on the...

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Certainly looks like it, from clicking on the linky in the post currently numbered 5
24th Sep 2019, 09:14
Replies: 27
Views: 24,521
Posted By Paul Lupp

... not with its present Management, maybe?...

... not with its present Management, maybe? (IMHO)

Trouble is, who would risk taking it over on the basis that all the senior management were removed and that there would still sufficient skill...
13th Sep 2019, 20:39
Replies: 453
Views: 253,047
Posted By Paul Lupp

Unfortunately as my recent unpleasant experience...

Unfortunately as my recent unpleasant experience passing through ABZ shows, his arrogance is misplaced. The worst experience passing though Security I have had for a long time with rude staff who...
13th Sep 2019, 18:26
Replies: 18
Views: 2,538
Posted By Paul Lupp

I'm 30 minutes from LHR T5 (Farnborough in my...

I'm 30 minutes from LHR T5 (Farnborough in my details under my name should have been a clue!) , hoping to go away somewhere for 6 or 7 days in late October or early November but all the direct...
13th Sep 2019, 14:27
Replies: 18
Views: 2,538
Posted By Paul Lupp

Clearing USA Immigration in Ireland

I recall reading somewhere that you could clear USA immigration in Ireland if flying to the USA from the UK via Ireland.
If I fly from Heathrow to the USA via Dublin on a flight with "one change",...
13th Sep 2019, 08:23
Replies: 51
Views: 32,144
Posted By Paul Lupp

Why are we allowing electronics to make planes...

Why are we allowing electronics to make planes safe to fly? Should they not be designed to be "stable" in normal flight conditions without computer intervention, with override only happening when...
13th Sep 2019, 08:19
Replies: 82
Views: 87,931
Posted By Paul Lupp

Personally I am sad to see any manager getting a...

Personally I am sad to see any manager getting a bonus just for doing their job correctly - that is what they are being paid their salary for, in the first place.

Anyway - latest I heard on BBC...
9th Sep 2019, 14:00
Replies: 519
Views: 591,602
Posted By Paul Lupp

I wonder how busy the shops in Terminal 5 are?...

I wonder how busy the shops in Terminal 5 are? There is certainly much less "air noise" around the south-west of London this morning......
9th Sep 2019, 10:11
Replies: 519
Views: 591,602
Posted By Paul Lupp

^ Well apologies if I got it wrong, but the...

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Well apologies if I got it wrong, but the general gist is that if a significant majority of pilots were instructed by their union not to report for work (or voted not to work and then received...
9th Sep 2019, 09:33
Replies: 519
Views: 591,602
Posted By Paul Lupp

There was someone from the BALPA union on the BBC...

There was someone from the BALPA union on the BBC this morning (R4) stating that BA (Management) had chosen to cancel all flights today.

Well, they weren't left with much choice, were they, if...
5th Sep 2019, 21:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,917
Posted By Paul Lupp

If you have a UK bank account...... I was...

If you have a UK bank account......

I was offered a premium account a few years ago by my bank. Looking into it, one of the benefits was travel insurance (another was UK car breakdown service)....
31st Aug 2019, 10:44
Replies: 42
Views: 21,213
Posted By Paul Lupp

RIP Captain Al, gone but not forgotten. To...

RIP Captain Al, gone but not forgotten.

To paraphrase something I saw elsewhere this morning:
"Great old pilots never die, they just go on to fly at a much higher altitude"
27th Aug 2019, 21:02
Replies: 82
Views: 87,931
Posted By Paul Lupp

Winter 1991, from BA Investor (my late father had...

Winter 1991, from BA Investor (my late father had shares....)
I thought that this was so good, I used to carry a copy round with me in my diary, to show any company that was struggling to set its...
27th Aug 2019, 13:35
Replies: 82
Views: 87,931
Posted By Paul Lupp

Once upon a time, I was proud to be a BA...

Once upon a time, I was proud to be a BA passenger. No longer, the airline is almost an embarrassment to the UK. Where are the decent in-flight meals like those amazing hot breakfasts that used to be...
27th Aug 2019, 08:38
Replies: 418
Views: 358,750
Posted By Paul Lupp

I booked a weekend away to Scotland to use up my...

I booked a weekend away to Scotland to use up my Avios, returning on Sunday night, which was the day that BA chose to mark their "100th anniversary". I was hoping that there would be some sort of...
23rd Aug 2019, 08:45
Replies: 152
Views: 123,879
Posted By Paul Lupp

I have a work colleague due to fly on the MOL...

I have a work colleague due to fly on the MOL Line later today from Stanstead. She's still not sure if the flight will go ahead and the latest news she has been given is along the lines of "It...
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