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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5862 times:

Had the misfortune of flying BA for the first time this past weekend to Edinburgh. As the saying goes, first impressions last forever and I can say I hope never to fly BA again. Sorry, this trip report which is my first on A.net has no pictures, because I had no plans on writing a report. But after the very eventful flights wanted to share it with you. Comments and anything else are greatly appreciated.

Background
I'm studying in London for ten weeks and like most American college students in the UK needed to take some side trips. Found a great last minute fair of $140USD to EDI and since I thought BA was a great airline we booked it right away, the we is myself and five of my female flatmates.

BA 2946 LGW-EDI June 1

We didn't know how long it would take to get to Gatwick, so we left really early by taking the tube to Victoria and then the overly expensive Gatwick Express trains. The exchange rate really kills us Americans. Arrived 2 1/2 hrs before the flight, or so we thought.

CCheck it for BA was deserted, literally just the five of us and about 10 staff. Security was also empty. It's amazing how much nicer the British security people are, as compared to the TSA who just yell at you. Got into the giant shopping mall of Gatwick and said to our group how nice this airport was.

Decided to shop some duty free, yea for alcohol buying age of 18 in the UK. Finished up and looked at the flight info board to find out our flight was delayed 2 hours. We headed to the gate, (55) thinking it would be as nice as the terminal and we could rest a little. But what a cr*phole. Old carpet, dirty and smelly.

There was no flight information boards in any part of the gate and we couldn't venture out because of those pictures they take of you. Had no idea about when the flight was leaving as the announced delayed boarding came and went. Ground staff finally showed up 2 1/2 hrs after scheduled departure and boarding. Nice of them to provide any information at all.

Here is where it gets really bad. We get on the plane and notice it is quite hot. Capitan comes on and says something like don't listen to them in terminal we were really delayed because of some problems this morning. He then says that the secondary power unit is not working right and therefore we have no a.c. and that the fuelers are missing so we can't leave.

So we sit on the plane for one hour at the gate in scorching temperatures waiting for some fuel. Try sitting in a metal tube with no a.c., it was unbearably hot. It took one hour to find somebody to fuel our plane. I thought Gatwick was a major airport.

We were joking with the Brits onboard if this is BA, how bad can Ryanair be and they said just wait and see. FAs was an all male crew and very international including a Frenchman and an Indian. Is it normal for BA to have such international crews? The Frenchman was really nice

The flight once we finally left was mine, its nice how on such a short hour flight you get a sandwich and drink. The American carriers can learn something. Landing in EDI and bags came out amazingly quick.

Edinburgh
Real quick side note, what an amazing city. Amazing sights and so friendly people. I so want to move here. I saw Edinburgh Castle, Mary King's Close, the Holyrodhouse Palace, the Britannia and hiked a cliff. Of course some clubs. It is by far one of my favorite cities in the world now.

EDI-LCY

We arrive back on EDI three hours before the flight planning on having some dinner then going back to London. Try to check it and the machines say see attendant. Ask the lady who says we are too early and to try again in an hour. So we look at the flight info board and what a surprise our flight to Gatwick is delayed 2 1/2 hours, seems to be a British Airways thing.

I ask an employee can we go on an earlier London flight and she rudely tells me everything is sold out. I honestly did not believe her so I got on the ticket line. Really nice BA employee searched flights for me and secured with seats the last five seats on a CityFlyer flight to City airport. He rebooked my entire group who were on separate tickets. You should see the line we caused.

That flight was also delayed 1 hour. The flight we were supposed to take, finally left three hours late. good thing we switched.

Captian explained the delay was again due to problems in the morning. Who schedules for BA? They need to be fired. The flight was really good as well. Nice hot meal of some British dish and smooth.

Landed at City airport. It is so tiny, it reminded me of my house. Luggage came out in one minute, but the girls had to use the bathrooms and there were lines. The KLM ground agents who seemed to be running baggage claim were rushing us because they wanted to go home and we were the last passengers t there. took the Docklands Railway to the Tube and that took an hour.


Conclusion

My first impression of BA was absolutely awful. Tons of delays, planes without a.c. and rude staff. I was disappointed as I had heard such great things about them. They have terrible scheduling.

Even though the flights stunk, Edinburgh was so amazing that the trip was still a good time.

Please comment and sorry for no pics but I thank you for reading.

-Brian

[Edited 2007-06-04 01:18:55]

[Edited 2007-06-04 01:52:37]


"Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
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User currently offlineIcLCY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5818 times:

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
We didn't know how long it would take to get to Gatwick, so we left really early by taking the tube to Victoria and then the overly expensive Gatwick Express trains

Internet provides an amazing amount of information.

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
all male crew and very international including a Frenchman and an Indian. Is it normal for BA to have such international crews?

That would be the EU & the fact there is a huge British Asian population in the UK.

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Captian explained the delay was again due to problems in the morning. Who schedules for BA? They need to be fired. The flight was really good as well. Nice hot meal of some British dish and smooth.

So yr moaning because you asked to be rebooked & they did on a more expensive route & gave you a hot meal.

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Landed at City airport. It is so tiny, it reminded me of my house. Luggage came out in one minute, but the girls had to use the bathrooms and there were lines

What did you expect from the words 'London City' JFK? Damn those BA for making the bathroom lines so long.

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Docklands Railway to the Tube and that took an hour

Max 20 mins from LCY to Canning Town.


I Suggest you stop whining like a child.


User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5806 times:

Thank you for your comment.
I do not believe I am whining like a child, rather I sharing my trip report with the community.
To respond to your points and please I do not want this to turn into an arguing match.
Yes, The internet does provide a lot of information, but being new to London, we were warned by our program many times to leave a lot of extra time for tube problems. We learned our lesson now.
Thank you for your answer about the crew, they were great and really made me enjoy the in-cabin service.
I'm not complaining for the re-booking, I was most grateful that he re-booked us, I was just frustrated that every flight was delayed. I thanked the BA employee in EDI multiple times for going out of his way to help us. I wish I had his name so I could tell BA how helpful he was.
I didn't care about the bathroom lines, I was just saying how the KLM staff was mad at us for keeping them there. LCY was great, it was a real easy out.
Any my bad, the docklands plus tube took an hour.

I'm sorry that my report is very whiny to you, but thats how the flights were. Maybe it was me hearing the four girls complain to me the entire time.



"Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
User currently offlineDjmatthews From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5615 times:

I'm sorry to hear your first (and last) BA flight didn’t meet your expectations. I fly the 'shuttle route' quite often and on all occasions I have encountered some of the best crew I have ever flown with. The BA crew on many occasions have made an average, non-eventful, routine flight an amazing flight.

User currently offlineAstockla From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5521 times:

I'm sorry that your first flight with our airline was not enjoyable, although as far as I can tell, your actual FLIGHTS were fine - correct me if I'm wrong, but surely this is where an airline should excel - I by no means am making excuses for Gatwick though, I can't stand the place. BUt its still better than LHR in many respects. An interesting report, whislt i think that you have a point with regards to delays - it is hardly a British Airways thing, i've taken plenty of domestic flights within the US (one of which was in excess of 3.5 hours - so I think it wouold be more correct to say instead of a "british airways thing" its a "domestic flights thing" and when I have asked to be transferred i've been politely told to go F** myself


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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2499 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5485 times:

You must have been very unlicky with these delays.
BA got out of their way to rebook on flights to LCY. You had a nice inflight service with plenty of frills and a nice personnel. So what did you expect?

Now try other airlines like Ryanair or easyJet and let me know how they would handle a flight delay or a cancellation. Good luck.



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5484 times:

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Finished up and looked at the flight info board to find out our flight was delayed 2 hours. We headed to the gate, (55)

Therein lies your first mistake. You should never go to the gate until the board actually says "GO TO GATE 55" or "BOARDING GATE 55". There are signs all over advising you of this. "PLEASE WAIT IN LOUNGE UNTIL YOUR FLIGHT IS CALLED".

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Nice of them to provide any information at all.

BAA Gatwick prohibits flight delay announcements to be made on the PA system, preferring instead to repeat every 5 minutes that "Baggage left unattended will be removed and may be destroyed."

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
It took one hour to find somebody to fuel our plane. I thought Gatwick was a major airport.

That is the problem. Gatwick is a major airport and an off-schedule flight throws off the fuelling schedule. Again, this is because of airport congestion - BAA Gatwick will only license a certain number of airside vehicles. BA uses ASIG for refuelling at Gatwick (as does my airline) and they are excellent about arriving on time to fuel a flight, but heaven help you if you are running an hour late - you might be stuck another 30 minutes till they have a truck available.


User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5451 times:

Hey Brian,

Interesting report, although it strikes me as a bif of a whining session. I have flown BA multiple times in the past, and found the service to be generally very good. Delays happen to ALL airlines (yes, even to American ones) but that is not an indication of the Schedulers competence nor is it a broad representation of the airline.

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Capitan comes on and says something like don't listen to them in terminal we were really delayed because of some problems this morning. He then says that the secondary power unit is not working right and therefore we have no a.c. and that the fuelers are missing so we can't leave.

APU's go u/s. It happens. It never usually casues any problems, except on very hot days. However, I doubt it was all that unbearable, Ive sat in a 747 for 3 hours with no APU. Yes it was hot, but it was not too terribly bad!

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):

Captian explained the delay was again due to problems in the morning. Who schedules for BA? They need to be fired. The flight was really good as well.

Welcome to the world of European operations. Schedules are built with these delays in mind, and the schedule works most of the time. However when the skes do get clogged up, or aircraft have a technical problem problems may arise. The Europenas do not have the luxury of competing against LCCs such as WN and B6. They compete with ruthless carriers, with attractively low headline fares. BA and all the European carriers can not afford such luxuries as multiple spare aircraft, and several hours between flights.

Brian, I think this is just a case of "lost in translation". European operations are vastly different from those in the US. YES, the service on baord is better, but the assets are sweated so much harder. It seems a bit exreme to vw to never fly BA again after a two hour delay, and a one hour delay. IN the great scheme of things, its not all that big!

Brian.



Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

Thank you all for your comments. I agree with everything. I think it was just a as BrianDromey said, lost in translation. I should of waited in the lounge until it said go to gate. It was my first time flying out of Europe and traveling with a group made it worse, especially four whining travel companions. I have a flight this Friday again from Gatwick (booked long ago) on BA and hopefully that will be great. I'm flying back on Ryanair, so that should be a good comparison.

I was so shocked to receive a full food service on a short flight and even free alcohol. The in-flight service was great. I have flown plenty of times from WAS-NYC on the same flight time for a more expensive fare and received nothing.

Quoting Astockla (Reply 4):
its a "domestic flights thing" and when I have asked to be transferred i've been politely told to go F** myself

So true, most of the ground staff of BA were amazingly nice. The US Airlines just don't care.

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 5):
Now try other airlines like Ryanair or easyJet and let me know how they would handle a flight delay or a cancellation. Good luck.

Hopefully that is not an omen for my upcoming Ryanair flight although I have heard terrible things about them on this site.

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 6):
BAA Gatwick prohibits flight delay announcements to be made on the PA system,

That's really weird. It would of been so helpful if they did announce. Does anyone know why they have this rule?

Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 7):
Brian, I think this is just a case of "lost in translation". European operations are vastly different from those in the US.

100% agree after reading all the comments. Thank you.

-Brian



"Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2499 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5134 times:

Quoting PlateMan (Reply 8):
Thank you all for your comments. I agree with everything. I think it was just a as BrianDromey said, lost in translation. I should of waited in the lounge until it said go to gate. It was my first time flying out of Europe and traveling with a group made it worse, especially four whining travel companions. I have a flight this Friday again from Gatwick (booked long ago) on BA and hopefully that will be great. I'm flying back on Ryanair, so that should be a good comparison.

I was so shocked to receive a full food service on a short flight and even free alcohol. The in-flight service was great. I have flown plenty of times from WAS-NYC on the same flight time for a more expensive fare and received nothing.

So you should have been very happy with the service provided by BA...
All my experiences with BA were great and I have never experienced major delays. The worst experience I had with BA was when they had those catering problems but then we were given vouchers at the airport and we could choose whatever we wanted and actually it was great.

As for Gatwick, i find North Terminal very nice and I always enjoy flying from there.



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

I travel throught LGW and Gate 55 frequently to GLA on BA & PLH on WOW....on virtually every occasion check in staff have mentioned not to proceed to the Gate 55 area until flights are called. Also, you can also follow tha arrivals route & pass through security once again to use the main departure lounge again.


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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4842 times:

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
My first impression of BA was absolutely awful. Tons of delays, planes without a.c. and rude staff. I was disappointed as I had heard such great things about them. They have terrible scheduling.

Even though the flights stunk, Edinburgh was so amazing that the trip was still a good time.

Please comment and sorry for no pics but I thank you for reading.

Sounds like you were extremely unlucky. These sound like things that can go wrong at any airline at any time - it was just a misery that it happened to you on your first BA flight(s). I think you'll find that it is not indicative of BA as a whole, although operations from any major UK airport can sometimes seem like those at a third world airport. At least you got where you were going safely, relatively comfortably (albeit hot!) and with your luggage. As Meatloaf said, two out of three ain't bad!

Quoting PlateMan (Reply 8):
So true, most of the ground staff of BA were amazingly nice. The US Airlines just don't care.

I've often said that the true judge of any airline is how they deal with problems and how they cope. I wouldn't go as far as saying "US airlines just don't care" - that's a blanket statement and I honestly feel that some airlines in this country are better at customer service than others - but it sounds like BA were more than accommodating to your plight. I've flown BA many times and always found them to be courteous and professional; during a cancelled flight, I did have to wait quite a long time in a 'reconnect' line, but they got through the whole line and got us where we needed to be. I have no complaints.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

I think your being a little bit hasty in saying that you will never fly with BA again. Sorry to hear how you had delays on both of your flights but do you not think that it was good that BA actually changed your ticket, considering it was probably a non-changeable ticket, I do!

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
Captian explained the delay was again due to problems in the morning. Who schedules for BA? They need to be fired.

So does a would be journalist who couldn't spell the word Captain  Wink

I truly hope your next flight with BA goes a little better than the last two (delay wise). You never know, you may even grow to like them as they are one of the better domestic services in the UK


Lee



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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

Quoting Richierich (Reply 11):
At least you got where you were going safely, relatively comfortably (albeit hot!) and with your luggage. As Meatloaf said, two out of three ain't bad!

Very good point and that is the most important thing in air travel. I was amazed how quick the luggage came out at both EDI and LCY. And great Meatloaf quote, I got to meet him once in of all places South Dakota and since then became a huge fan.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 12):

So does a would be journalist who couldn't spell the word Captain Wink

I truly hope your next flight with BA goes a little better than the last two (delay wise). You never know, you may even grow to like them as they are one of the better domestic services in the UK

Haha, no comment for the misspelling  embarrassed  to bad the copy editor didn't catch it  Smile
And thank you, I also hope the next flight is better.



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User currently offlinePalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1223 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

Interesting to read about your recent short haul experiences with BA. Let me summarise mine:

11 Mar 2007 DUS - LHR: delayed by 45 mins
17 Mar 2007 LHR - CDG : delayed by 1 hour
18 Mar 2007 CDG - LHR: delayed by 3 hours (almost a riot as many passengers had onward connections from LHR which they missed)
14 Apr 2007 LCY - ZRH: delayed by 20 mins
15 Apr 2007 ZRH - LCY: delayed by over 1.5 hours

This is only a snapshot of random flights taken by one person. It would be interesting to know officially what BA's on time performance has been like for the past few months. My experiences have certainly mirrored those of Plateman to some extent.



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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4490 times:

According to FlightStats.com they operate a very low 70 percent on time overall. Compare to other flag carriers such as Lufthansa (80%), Air France (78%) and Iberia (74%), the BA number is quite low.

Looking at LCCs Ryanair is 77% and EasyJet 79%, BA is terrible


Ontime Arrival Performance for this Airline (All Flights)
Ontime 75709 70%
Late 14436 13%
Very Late 6617 6%
Excessive 9411 8%
Cancelled 1471 1%
Diverted 29 0%
Total Flights 107673

All stats from flightstats.com



"Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
User currently offlineBAW217 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

I work in operations (NOT for BA or any other airline) a colleague of mine has received 3 phone calls this month from BA, asking if we could find them any 737 or larger aircraft to sub for their 737s.

Yesterday BA had 5 AOG 737s at Gatwick, and once you loose 5 aircraft schedules will go down the pan. (Thats why the A319's are on the way, as the 737's are getting unreliable)

BA use 30 mins turnaround on UK domestic (excl NQY which is 80 I think) flights away from LGW and 40-60mins on European. BA have also suffered with some bad slot on Gatwick flights recently, I saw a 55min slot on an early morning flight to Europe, the aircraft stayed 1hr+ delayed all day, and there are no spare aircraft.

U2 and FR have 1 or 2 free aircraft to pick up the scraps, BA at Gatwick and London City don't.

BA may have the off a/c lying around at LHR, but its unlikely its ready to go anywhere.

LCY is also prone to Slots, just because of ramp space, all it takes is one aircraft to go tech and then ATC Capacity slots jump up.

People throw flight stats into the mix, but they don't take into account that BA operate most fights from LHR, they are the biggest at LHR by far, when you work in a operations, like I do, I see what happens and how/why.

All my last 10 flights I have taken inside the UK and into Europe have all been with BA and only 2 delays, all the others where on time or early, from LGW, LCY and LHR.

One of my GLA-LGW flights was 2hrs late because the original aircraft went tech and BA had to wait for another one to free up.

The second was was BRU-LHR 2 weeks ago, it was delayed 20mins because of ATC Slots from Heathrow, which is not BAs fault, BMI had the same problem but were only 5mins late because their slot was smaller than the one Eurocontrol gave BA.


I've looked the some old logs at work for last month and the flights we where looking at most (90 or so %) of the delays where caused by ATC Slots and restrictions which made the aircraft late, and it stayed late for the rest of the day, the rest was crew turning up late or passengers deciding not to turn up at the gate.

Airlines like FR and U2 have better on time performance because they build in quite a bot of times for delays, becuase they know with the large amount of aircraft they have make scheduling easier, BA does not have 100+ A319's or 738's, so they have to schedule their flights so that they use the aircraft to its full potential.

Example:

FR BOH-MAD Flt Time 2hrs 35mins
U2 LGW-MAD Flt Time 2hrs 30mins
BA LGW-MAD Flt Time 2hrs 20mins

That's 10mins different between BA and U2 and 15mins to FR out of an airport which is quite.

BA's 737 Classics also cruise slower than U2's A319s and FR's B738's.

Looking at a BA and U2 flightplans filed today, BA's flight time was on average 10mins slower than U2's, so you can see why LCC's with large number of disposable aircraft have a better on-time record. If BA was to increase its schedule times it would not be able to operate the route network it does today.


I'm also sorry you have had a bad experience, but BA have not let me down ever in over 5yrs of flying with them (I've not flown with any other airline in the past 5yrs) and BA.com is always my first place to book any flights.

I'm a great believer of giving peope and second chance, so if I was you give BA another chance, but you should have it in the back of your mind that any flights to/from London Gatwick, Heathrow and City are more prone to delay than any other London airport, or probably any airport in Europe on a normal day.

Sorry for the rant, but things will only improve if more capacity into LHR, LGW and LCY is created. LHR needs mix mode and no more terminal space, any new terminal needs a new runway. LGW needs another runway especially looking at BAA's plan for another pier on the North Terminal. LCY is adding a few more stands, which hopefully sort out the problem with capacity.


Cheers


User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

To add an update, I flew BA last night (June 8) on flight 8088 from LGW-DUB and what a complete difference. Flight boarded on time from the same gate area. I took your advice and went to the gate when it said to go. Much better.

Left right on time and landed right on time. Sat next to these really nice Aussie's and talked the entire flight, made it go so much quicker. Was also given a good cookie on the flight and I love the free alcohol on BA.



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3980 times:

Plateman, So glad to hear that last nights trip went well. I think that you were just very very unlucky with your EDI flights.

Enjoy DUB while your there

Lee



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Of course, we are very third world over here!

In the US, you have massive airports close the city, beautiful busty flight attendants (friendly ones at that - ha!), your planes are so new that they never go tech, the crews are all white - most important, airlines will greet you with a smile when you need to change a booking - and not charge you a penny, your airports are never congested - and delays are unheard of.

Why would anyone want to fly in the UK when we have none of the above??

Quoting PlateMan (Thread starter):
You should see the line we caused.

Well, if you are causing a queue, why are you bitching about a queue for the toilet.


User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 18):
Enjoy DUB while your there

Thanks, its been alright so far.

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 19):
, the crews are all white - most important, airlines will greet you with a smile when you need to change a booking - and not charge you a penny, your airports are never congested - and delays are unheard of.

Wow, thats all I can really say.

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 19):

Well, if you are causing a queue, why are you bitching about a queue for the toilet.

I really didn't care about the line as I said before I just felt bad that we kept the ground staff there longer



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