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Viva Las Vegas With BA & US  
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 15073 times:
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Background

BA had a superb mileage redemption offer at the back end of 2008, basically 50% off of all mileage required, with offers like this, you just have to travel!

The question was where to.................................

NYC was hot on the list (always will be) as was DXB but we opted for Las Vegas, Mrs BA319131 has not been before, the weather would be good in July (when we planned to go) so we booked a short trip.

At time of booked there were just the 2 of us, these days we have Fred, our 7 month old basset hound. Since we were going away we had to find a good home for Fred, kennels were not an option, he is too much of a peoples person, he would hate being stuck in a cage without company all day. Thankfully we found a company specialising in looking after dogs when the owners go on holiday, Fred to would get a holiday of his own with some nice people.

Fred was picked up at 9am, our pick-up was at 11am.

Fred relaxing before his pick-up
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Our pick-up:-
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The ride to the airport was easy, no real traffic issues at this time of day, some 30m minutes later we were pulling up outside T5.
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Somebody looks happy to be going away.......
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09.07.09 BA289 747-436 G-BNLW 62A Club World
1st Flight on this aircraft & 18th 747 Flight
SCH DEP 14:35 SCH ARR 17:20
ACT DEP 14:34 ACT ARR


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Heading inside scanned the passports and out popped the boarding passes, then to the Club World bag drop area before heading through security.

Security was pretty quick though I'm sure there were fewer people in the regular lines than the priority lane!

Security done it was off to the South Galleries.

Travel money had been pre-paid and was awaiting us at the Travelex outlet in the lounge entrance, money in pocket a quick stop to book MrsBA319131 into Elemis Spa for a massage.

One in the lounge we managed to find a couple if window seats, I got snacks and drinks, MrsBA319131 when shopping...............

Here are a few lounge shots:-
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Snacks & drinks:-
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Around 13:30 the FID showed gate open
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so we collected our stuff and took a slow walk to the gate.

For those unaware, the A10 gates are bussing gates on the lower level, ours going out of A10a.
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This was a full flight today, not sure why they decided it was better to bus a full 747 rather than an A319 flight on a domestic service?

The gate area was a complete shambles, people all over, no orderly queues and an apparent lack of busses.
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The area lacked any signage for First, Business etc so everybody was scrummed up together, really very poor, whilst being annoyed myself, I'd be really annoyed if I was a fully paid up First Class passenger, this is not what you expect.

Anyway, we finally got on a bus, here are a few pictures en route to the plane:-
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Our plane
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Going up the steps, best picture I could get
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We were aboard around 14:20 and headed upstairs to our seats.
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Stowed stuff I might need, saves getting it out of the overhead in flight.
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What's outside?
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No sooner seated than champagne, OJ & water offerings were made by one of our 2 FAs.
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Push back occurred 1 minute ahead of schedule. Not long after the safety demo was complete the front office advised we had an engine problem and engineers were on the way to have a look.

During the wait Bailey & Colin came round with drinks, took more champers, it's ok, I'm on vacation!

View outside my window
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After 2 glasses the front office came over the PA to advise the plane was broken, we would taxi to remote stand and return to the terminal whilst an alternate plane could be sourced, repairs to this one would take quite some time! Bailey re-appeared and offered more champagne, I think she thought we might need some!

The Captain and CSD both made announcements about the problem, both sounded very apologetic about the problem and expressed their hope that a replacement aircraft could be sourced quickly so they would be able to travel with us. I thought these were nice touches by the crew.

Busses soon appeared and we returned to the terminal.

Here is a picture of the offending engine:-
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Plane from the bus
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Nobody on the bus was griping about the delay, perhaps because of the way it had been handled so far?

Back to the terminal
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Passengers had been advised to go to the customer services desk in the arrivals area for food/drink vouchers, we headed back to the lounge and stopped by the lounge ticket desk to let them know we were back!

Found some more window seats, since we were likely to be here a few hours, time for more food & drinks:-
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Flight 289 finally re-appeared on the departure board, new departure time of 18:45.
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Our connection was toast, there was no chance of reaching Vegas that night, Mrs BA319131 booked a hotel close to PHX so we at least had a bed when we arrived. I decided not to worry about re-booking the US Airways flight until we got to PHX, what would be would be, worry about it then.

During our lounge wait we had a good chat with the people sat in the seats behind, they too were on our flight, real nice people, had a good laugh with them. They lived in the Phoenix area so no worry of a missed connection.

We left the lounge about 17:45 for the flight, boarding was again from A10 & started around 18:00, there seemed to be more busses this time.

The bus pulled up by G-BNLL, this was our new bird to PHX:-
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09.07.09 BA289 747-436 G-BNLL 62A Club World
1st Flight on this aircraft & 18th 747 Flight
SCH DEP 14:35 SCH ARR 17:20
ACT DEP 18:41 ACT ARR 21:15


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At the main door we were greeted by the same crew as before, they all seemed in pretty good spirits and pleased to see us all again, really nice.

Colin & Bailey were ready with the OJ & water on the top deck, the champagne was still chilling!

It seemed quite jovial upstairs, I guess we were all pleased to be back on a plane and heading off soon.

There is our broken bird
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Pushback occurred 4 minutes ahead of the revised departure time, safety demo played again as the plane slowly headed out to 09L for departure.
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No queue for departure at this time
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wheels up & 19:02.
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12 minutes into the flight menus were distributed, seems during the plane change not enough had been loaded so we had to share,later I had to ask for amenity kits as they had not been distributed, again appears not enough had been loaded to they were issued on a request basis.
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Drinks service started 20 minutes into the flight, along with the standard packet of nuts, I decided to stick to the champagne, trying not to mix the drink types too much today.
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The main meal service started quite quickly, I think the crew decided to expedite the service to allow more sleep time, good move.

The starter was a choice of Potted crab with spelt bread or Pea Jelly with Parmesan shortbread, I took the latter, was ok
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Mains were a choice of Cass Titcombes lamb stew, Duck confit, Haddock or a chilled main of smoked chicken.

I took the duck, nice but the lamb was better, tried the wifes.
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Desert was lovely! - Strawberry & vanilla delice with pistachio creme anglasie.
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Cheese - not mine
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After the tea/coffee service, the lights were dimmed, I went for a quick walk around the plane before sitting down with the i-phone for some music.
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Economy
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CW Lower deck
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I think the long day and rather large quantities of wine & champers had taken their toll, I slept pretty much all the way through the flight, just waking once for a drink
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Seat controls in the dark cabin, I really like this picture.
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The pre arrival snack, this was served about 1 hour 40 prior to arrival, salad or sandwich.

I took the salad, I find them nice and refreshing after a long flight.
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After the plates were cleared we had about 20 minutes or so until the cabin was secured for arrival, as usual, everybody needs the toilet!

Descent and nothing much to see other than lights from below, difficult to make anything out.
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Wheels touched down at 21:15 after 10 hours 13 in the air. A short taxi to the gate followed.
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We were the last to leave the upper deck
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had a quick chat with Bailey thanking her for a great flight before leaving the plane for immigration.

Despite leaving the upper deck last and many other passengers having left ahead of us, we were very early in line for immigration. There were 2 agents open aliens, we were 3rd in line for the second agent, this would later prove to be a result.

We stood for a long time before an announcement was made there were computer problems, it basically said we would wait in line until the computers came back up.

Of the 2 agents serving us aliens, only the lady in our line appeared to by trying to get the system up or finding some way of getting us all moving.

The 3 agents serving US nations were by now all finished, they all sat and did nothing or chatting with one another, they certainly did not appear interested in looking for a way to help out the aliens.

After about an hour they resorted to a back-up method, basically the old system where they just look at you, your passport, ask a couple of questions then stamp you through, been a while since that happened!

It was lucky we were so close to the front of the line, goodness knows how long the last in line would have stood for before they were cleared!

The baggage carousel was a nightmare, bags everywhere and it had backed up too, this because the only people to have claimed bags were the American passengers, pretty much everybody else was still stuck in immigration. Thankfully I found our 2 bags quite quickly.

Once past customs it was off to find a US Airways ticket desk, which we did quite easily.

Given the time of night there were no queues and we got served pretty much straight away. I explained the issue and the agent re-booked us on the second flight next day, the first was full. I had fully expected to pay a re-booking fee, especially as it was not US Airways fault we had missed the flight, but no, she did it FOC, way to go US!

I know lots of people have issues with US Airways, i've still to have a bad experience with them, can't fault them really, they do what you expect and sometimes more.

Re-ticked we went to the hotel, it had been a long day!

View from the hotel in the morning, lovely day!
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10.07.09 US395 737-3G7 N155AW 11A Economy
2nd Flight on this aircraft & 80th 737 Flight, 30th -300 model
SCH DEP 08:59 SCH ARR 10:15
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The hotel shuttle bus left at just after 7am, arriving at the airport about 15-20 minutes later, as the shuttle approached the kerb I remarked how big the check-in line looked, it was snaking back outside the terminal doors and along the pavement, it was reassuring to discover this was the Southwest line!

The US check bag check line was pretty big too, however it moved very quickly, plenty of agents assisting those not used to self service check-in with bags. $30 lighter from the checked bag fees we headed up to departures.

A couple of pictures along the way:-
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The security line was huge, but again moved quickly, we must have been in line for just over 5 minutes if that.

Finally airside and secure, a quick visit to the gate to see the plane, here it is:-
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Our seats were B & C somewhere on the plane, last night I was just happy to get a seat, even more so not to have to pay a change fee, however this morning I needed my usual window seat so headed to the podium, asked the question to the gate agent, she said no problem, we snagged 11 A & B, emergency exit seats, what a result!

Feeling happy we headed off to Starbucks for a coffee to while away the last hour before departure.

Boarding calls started about 20 minutes prior to departure in the usual order, we were in group 2 and were one of the first on when called.

Greeted at the door by a FA and headed down to our seats.

The plane is still fitted out with the old HP fabrics, looks like the same as my last flight on this bird back in 1994.
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The flight filled right up, never saw an empty seat.

View from my seat
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Push back occurred 7 minutes ahead of schedule, and we began our slow taxi out to the active for our departure on 7L.
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Quite a busy line up this morning, some 15 or so in line:-
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Finally it was our turn, wheels up @ 09:26.
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In-fight BOB info
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Inflight service commenced at some point, the cart was positioned in the isle at our row with a crew member each side working their sections of the cabin, not seen this done before, a new thing @ US?

I took a ginger ale and for those who have a thing about it, no I did not get the can - note both tray tables needed some attention!
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The whole flight was uneventful, as expected.
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Approach began
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touchdown on 25R (I think) @ 10:12.
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We had arrived, only 14 hours late!
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Baggage came out quickly, grabbed a cab and headed to the hotel
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Finally got it posted, taken a while, not helped either by A.NET problems with posting pictures, what a nightmare!

Hope you enjoyed part 1, sorry for the lack of menu pictures, forgot to take any  Sad

Feel free to drop an comments or questions.

Kind Regards

Mark

Notes:-

Thanks to pachd.com for use of the opening picture.

All other pictures belong to me and may not be used or reproduced without my prior approval - somebody has been using my images from my EK A380 TR without my approval.


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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2016 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 15037 times:

Hey Mark

Great TR! Looks like BA handled the delay pretty well, especially for you, with the extra champagne. I'm also glad to hear you got rebooked on US for free. I have only had bad experiences with them.

Btw, the check in area at PHX looks horrible! Looks like something out of the 70s or 80s. Airside doesn't look too bad (coincidentally, my bad experiencie with US was flying from MIA to LAX via PHX).

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineMilesaddict From Singapore, joined Dec 2007, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 15036 times:

Very nice report enjoyed reading.

I'm quite surprised BA did not accommodate you a flight in business with AA nor a hotel room.


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6747 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14923 times:

Hi Mark,

great report, interesting to see how BA handled the delay. The food looks good as usual.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Here is a picture of the offending engine:-

Nice shot.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
12 minutes into the flight menus were distributed, seems during the plane change not enough had been loaded so we had to share,later I had to ask for amenity kits as they had not been distributed, again appears not enough had been loaded to they were issued on a request basis.

Quite odd.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
I had fully expected to pay a re-booking fee, especially as it was not US Airways fault we had missed the flight, but no, she did it FOC, way to go US!

Not bad.


PH



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14807 times:
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Quoting Coal (Reply 1):
Great TR!

- Thanks Coal  Smile

Quoting Coal (Reply 1):
BA handled the delay pretty well

- I think so, not sure how it was for economy pax though.

Quoting Coal (Reply 1):
I'm also glad to hear you got rebooked on US for free. I have only had bad experiences with them.

- Most people see to have that with US, I seem to be the only person who has had trouble free experiences with them.

Quoting Coal (Reply 1):
the check in area at PHX looks horrible! Looks like something out of the 70s or 80s. Airside doesn't look too bad

- Yes, quite drab but airside is nice and light, I like PHX though.

Quoting Milesaddict (Reply 2):
Very nice report enjoyed reading.

- Thanks, glad you enjoyed.

Quoting Milesaddict (Reply 2):
I'm quite surprised BA did not accommodate you a flight in business with AA nor a hotel room.

- In fairness, BA got us to our destination (with them) 4 hours late, had we an onward connection on the same ticket they would have put us up in a hotel & arranged re-booking of flights.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
great report,

- Thanks PH  Smile

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
The food looks good as usual

- Yes, good old comfort food really.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14770 times:

Nice report. Shame about the delay, but at least you were able to make use of the Galleries lounge - always a good place to spend a few hours!

User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2452 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14732 times:

Hi Mark,

I have been waiting for this TR! Truly awesome trip report despite the delay in LHR.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
This was a full flight today, not sure why they decided it was better to bus a full 747 rather than an A319 flight on a domestic service?

I can barely comprehend either. Though I do not mind remote gate, as I then will be able to take pics of the tarmac.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Bailey re-appeared and offered more champagne, I think she thought we might need some!

You are on vacation, aren't you?  wink 

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Nobody on the bus was griping about the delay, perhaps because of the way it had been handled so far?

I think it is about successfully setting uncertainty-managing service standards. Keeping passengers informed about the status of the delay on a specific schedule. I have just finished reading a book about it and this experience was coincidentally mentioned as an example.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The 3 agents serving US nations were by now all finished, they all sat and did nothing or chatting with one another, they certainly did not appear interested in looking for a way to help out the aliens.

Bad impression. I am wondering if this is airport related as JFK agents for example are more caring.

I hope you both have a good time in LAS.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineBrewox From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 29 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14702 times:

Mark,

Another great TR, sounds like you had a great BA crew, Champagne always helps when there is a delay!

Look forward to the next instalment.

Andrew


User currently offlineA1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14551 times:

Hi Mark, good to see you writing again!

BA Club looks good, though it'd be weird for me getting used to the reverse config.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Seat controls in the dark cabin, I really like this picture.

Reminds me of a maths equation  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Finally got it posted, taken a while, not helped either by A.NET problems with posting pictures, what a nightmare!

Been having some issues myself as well, but it's good that the kinks have been ironed out now.

Nice pics. Food looks very good!

Regards,
Pete



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14497 times:
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Quoting Shamrock104 (Reply 5):
Nice report. Shame about the delay, but at least you were able to make use of the Galleries lounge - always a good place to spend a few hours!

- Glad you enjoyed & yes, the Galleries are a great place to waste time  Smile

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
I have been waiting for this TR! Truly awesome trip report despite the delay in LHR.

- Thanks Suryo  Smile

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
This was a full flight today, not sure why they decided it was better to bus a full 747 rather than an A319 flight on a domestic service?

I can barely comprehend either. Though I do not mind remote gate, as I then will be able to take pics of the tarmac.

- I'm quite happy with remote stands too, quite happy for a drive around the airport but the wife is not too keen  Sad

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Nobody on the bus was griping about the delay, perhaps because of the way it had been handled so far?

I think it is about successfully setting uncertainty-managing service standards. Keeping passengers informed about the status of the delay on a specific schedule. I have just finished reading a book about it and this experience was coincidentally mentioned as an example.

- I think you are right & in this example BA did a great job of keeping us informed, so long as you are kept in the loop you tend to be ok with delays etc.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The 3 agents serving US nations were by now all finished, they all sat and did nothing or chatting with one another, they certainly did not appear interested in looking for a way to help out the aliens.

Bad impression. I am wondering if this is airport related as JFK agents for example are more caring.

- Our agent was quite a nice lady, I guess they just sat around as they could not help, though I do think more communication would have been better.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 6):
I hope you both have a good time in LAS.

- Sure did thanks, Vegas is always fun  Smile

Quoting Brewox (Reply 7):
Another great TR, sounds like you had a great BA crew, Champagne always helps when there is a delay!

- Thanks Andrew, crew were indeed great as were the numerous glasses of champers  Smile

Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 8):
Hi Mark, good to see you writing again!

- Thanks Pete

Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 8):
BA Club looks good, though it'd be weird for me getting used to the reverse config.

- Give it a try one day, I prefer it for some reason.

Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 8):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Seat controls in the dark cabin, I really like this picture.

Reminds me of a maths equation

- Good point!

Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 8):
Been having some issues myself as well, but it's good that the kinks have been ironed out now

- Not sure they have yet, had to upload all the pictures again and re-link them, took a while!

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1201 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14489 times:

Hola Mark!

Always a pleasure to read your TRs. This one especially has lots of odds, which seem were handled quite efficiently.

I like what you say about BA and the way they informed you, that is nice, keep the passenger informed and I am sure everybody can understand that these things could happen from time to time. I wish BA's cousin, soon to be sisters, in Southern Europe, IB, learnt about that feature.

Sometimes airlines surprise you as so did US with your rebooking without fees. It happened to me a similar thing the other day as one of my summer legs was rescheduled making for a long stopover in GVA. I went to the LX counter and asked about it and they immediately offered to rebook me into a flight through ZRH, all free of charges of course. It is nice to see that some employees still take pride in their job and understand that having a satisfied customer is much more important than having some more €€€ in their pockets.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5150 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 14396 times:

Hey, Mark,

thanks god you cleared that picture issues.
Such a story without pics, a real shame.

Superb quality, as usual, nothing else expected.
Such a good point in going not that angry with all that delays and rebookings.

LAS is also a possible target for me and Jan in late October.
We will see.

Best wishes, also to Mrs.BA,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 14373 times:

Excellent TR! I really enjoyed reading it  Smile

BA offers a very nice premium service (sorry to hear about your delay though), US doesn't look too bad, but I can't beleive there are still airlines (other than low cost ones) that still charge pax for thier food. Very cheap if you ask me. Vegas is magical, hope you have/had a great time! Very funny to see gambling machines in the airport!! I don't think theres any other airport that has that hehe

Cheers
Egyptair269


User currently offlineCityofAthens From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 14246 times:

Thanks for the report, I must agree that keeping pax informed in any delay situation is a big +.
Long delay, but seemed that you felt it was handled well. I love the Mid-West, I must say. Come to Marlboro Country, as they used to say in those ads. Big grin

Thanks for the photos of the old BA colours, they represent a time when BA really was a decent airline in all cabins - menus, hot towels and newspapers in Economy too .... so different from today ... oh well, sorry getting emotional again.

Hope you enjoyed Vegas! I was in two minds about the place but decided to take it for what it is, and enjoyed it!


User currently offlineDesertFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14136 times:

I really enjoyed reading your TR. I live very close to the hotel you stayed at in PHX and quite enjoy seeing BA's flight land out my windows. It's interesting to hear that the flight is full in July since it's not a great time to visit PHX... too hot.

I think flying US out of PHX is not bad at all, I fly them quite often and never have truely bad experiences. I'm glad I'm not alone.

Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 12):
I can't beleive there are still airlines (other than low cost ones) that still charge pax for thier food.

Well that is the standard for practically all airlines in the USA.


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14116 times:

Hi Mark,

Very nice to read a trip report from you once again. As usual very detailed and with great pictures.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
This was a full flight today, not sure why they decided it was better to bus a full 747 rather than an A319 flight on a domestic service?

A bit strange indeed. The jet-bridges of T5A seem to be used for domestic and European flights only while the long-haul traffic with the B747 / B777 uses either T5B (which is sometimes completely full) or the outside positions on the apron. I guess the situation for long-haul traffic will change as soon as T5C will be operational.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The Captain and CSD both made announcements about the problem, both sounded very apologetic about the problem and expressed their hope that a replacement aircraft could be sourced quickly so they would be able to travel with us. I thought these were nice touches by the crew.

Very nice. It shows a positive attitude towards work and towards the passengers.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Nobody on the bus was griping about the delay, perhaps because of the way it had been handled so far?

As already mentioned by Suryo, I think so, too. If people understand what is going on and why it happens they will usually be much calmer.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
I had fully expected to pay a re-booking fee, especially as it was not US Airways fault we had missed the flight, but no, she did it FOC, way to go US!

Very good service indeed.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13953 times:

Great TR Mark!

I'm glad you enjoyed US and BA looks great as well! When I flew PHX-ONT, the security line was long too, but our was not moving. Sad to say I almost ran over an old lady's foot  Sad.

Thanks for sharing!



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User currently offlineElevate From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13894 times:

Hi Mark,

Yet another fantastic report - You could write the book on trip reports!

I'm not going to quote, quote after quote as my battery is about to die, but...

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
DXB but we opted for Las Vegas, Mrs BA319131 has not been before, the weather would be good in July

I'm glad you decided to avoid Dubai. It's way too hot during the summer and does itself no justice (all though SkiDubai could keep you occupied for a while!)

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Nobody on the bus was griping about the delay, perhaps because of the way it had been handled so far?

If it is, well done BA! Nice to see there's still some customer service in the air!

I'm looking forward to part 2...

O one last thing,

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
somebody has been using my images from my EK A380 TR without my approval.

****


Sam


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13004 times:

Great trip report! I enjoyed all of the pictures.

Did you have a good trip in Las Vegas? Was that the Bellagio you stayed at--how did you like it?


User currently offlineDL752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12801 times:

Your trip reports are always spectacular.
You both seem like experienced travelers by having to book a hotel in PHX and another flight to LAS because of your missed connection without any fuss. I think that's neat!
I hope both of you have a fantastic time in Las Vegas.
Oh and the dog is absolutely adorable!
DL752 Big grin


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12789 times:

Hey Mark!

Glad to see this report! ... Well done as always mate!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
as was DXB

Hopefully next time yeah?

But DXB .. or the Gulf rather, is not recommended during summer. It's too hot!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
This was a full flight today, not sure why they decided it was better to bus a full 747 rather than an A319 flight on a domestic service?

To be honest, i was so not impressed with T5 .. at all! .. The terminal did not look like it was built in the 20th century at all.

Arriving at T5, we docked at an aerobridge stand, yet we had to deplane from the rear door by steps. And it took 30 minutes till we were let out of the aircraft.

Add to this, a further 45 minute delay in recieving our luggage at the baggage claim, and there you have it, i miss my T3 connection! Although admittedly, it was rather a tight connection.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The area lacked any signage for First, Business etc so everybody was scrummed up together, really very poor, whilst being annoyed myself, I'd be really annoyed if I was a fully paid up First Class passenger, this is not what you expect.

When boarding was called for my BA flight to DXB, it was general boarding, and nothing according to rows. So considering it was a 747, it was total chaos.

BA ground staff however, are absolutely amazing!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The Captain and CSD both made announcements about the problem, both sounded very apologetic about the problem and expressed their hope that a replacement aircraft could be sourced quickly so they would be able to travel with us. I thought these were nice touches by the crew.

Typical BA! ... reliable, and professional!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Flight 289 finally re-appeared on the departure board, new departure time of 18:45.

I love late evening / night departures to the USA from that part of the world!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
All other pictures belong to me and may not be used or reproduced without my prior approval - somebody has been using my images from my EK A380 TR without my approval.

Haha. I hear you mate! .. I need to add such a comment to my TRs as well!

Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the return journey!

Greetings to Mrs. BA319-131!

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12573 times:
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Great report, nice pics, hope more of your stay in Vegas soon. Bummer about the delay in London.

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8524 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12505 times:
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Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 10):
Hola Mark!

Always a pleasure to read your TRs

- Thanks Roger  Smile

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 10):
I like what you say about BA and the way they informed you, that is nice, keep the passenger informed and I am sure everybody can understand that these things could happen from time to time. I wish BA's cousin, soon to be sisters, in Southern Europe, IB, learnt about that feature.

- Hmm, I'd like to thinks so, but you know what that Spanish spirit is like!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 10):
It is nice to see that some employees still take pride in their job and understand that having a satisfied customer is much more important than having some more €€€ in their pockets.

- Very true!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
Hey, Mark,

thanks god you cleared that picture issues.
Such a story without pics, a real shame.

- Hi Markus, me too, what a nightmare & waste of time!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
Superb quality, as usual, nothing else expected.

- Thanks, kind words sir  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
LAS is also a possible target for me and Jan in late October.
We will see.

- Will she travel that far?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 11):
Best wishes, also to Mrs.BA,

- Thanks, she passes her best wishes too.

Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 12):
Excellent TR! I really enjoyed reading it

- Cool, thanks  Smile

Quoting CityofAthens (Reply 13):
I must agree that keeping pax informed in any delay situation is a big +.

- Very true, nothing like being kept in the loop.

Quoting CityofAthens (Reply 13):
I love the Mid-West, I must say

- Me too!

Quoting CityofAthens (Reply 13):
Thanks for the photos of the old BA colours, they represent a time when BA really was a decent airline in all cabins - menus, hot towels and newspapers in Economy too .... so different from today ... oh well, sorry getting emotional again.

- Ah, the good old days, at least you can't smoke on a plane now! - Some things have improved  Wink

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 14):
I really enjoyed reading your TR

- Thank you.

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 14):
It's interesting to hear that the flight is full in July since it's not a great time to visit PHX... too hot.

- The heat is great, especially when we get so much rain, it's a nice dry heat too, just love it!

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 14):
I think flying US out of PHX is not bad at all, I fly them quite often and never have truely bad experiences. I'm glad I'm not alone

- Yay, that makes 2 of us!

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 15):
Hi Mark,

Very nice to read a trip report from you once again. As usual very detailed and with great pictures

- Thanks for reading Christoph  Smile

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 16):
Great TR Mark!



Quoting Elevate (Reply 17):
Hi Mark,

Yet another fantastic report - You could write the book on trip reports!

- Thanks Sam & you might be right, a book could be done!

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 18):
Great trip report! I enjoyed all of the pictures.

Did you have a good trip in Las Vegas? Was that the Bellagio you stayed at--how did you like it?

- Glad you enjoyed. Trip was excellent as was the hotel, just wish we had more time.

Quoting DL752 (Reply 19):
Your trip reports are always spectacular.

- Wow, thanks!

Quoting DL752 (Reply 19):
You both seem like experienced travelers by having to book a hotel in PHX and another flight to LAS because of your missed connection without any fuss. I think that's neat!

- Normally we don't have any issues so this was a bit of a curve ball but being regular travellers you just do what you think is best.

Quoting DL752 (Reply 19):
I hope both of you have a fantastic time in Las Vegas

- We did thanks  Smile

Quoting DL752 (Reply 19):
Oh and the dog is absolutely adorable!

- I know! - Thanks!

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
Hey Mark!

Glad to see this report! ... Well done as always mate!

- Hey Bud, thanks  Smile

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
as was DXB

Hopefully next time yeah?

- Would be nice, perhaps Feb?.............

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
To be honest, i was so not impressed with T5 .. at all! .. The terminal did not look like it was built in the 20th century at all.

- Really? - I love T5, that said, it's the best thing we have in the UK and I'm used to it.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
When boarding was called for my BA flight to DXB, it was general boarding, and nothing according to rows. So considering it was a 747, it was total chaos.

- Not good, had the same problem before too, such a let down really.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
I love late evening / night departures to the USA from that part of the world!

- So do I - so long as the destination is your arrival airport!

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
Haha. I hear you mate! .. I need to add such a comment to my TRs as well!

- Yes, how rude of them!

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
Greetings to Mrs. BA319-131!

- Thanks, sends her best back too.

Quoting Fxramper (Reply 21):
Great report, nice pics, hope more of your stay in Vegas soon

- Thanks, return will follow.........

Kind RegardS to all

Mark



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1201 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12417 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 22):
Hmm, I'd like to thinks so, but you know what that Spanish spirit is like!

OLÉ!!!!  arrow  Big grin  Wink



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12333 times:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for this great report, it kept me entertained during the last half an hour!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
hese days we have Fred, our 7 month old basset hound.

What a nice looking dog! On the first view I thought that it is a Beagle, interesting to know that basset hounds look similar (I didn't know them before). I really like these kinds of dogs!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The bus pulled up by G-BNLL, this was our new bird to PHX:-

I've never boarded a 747 via stairs. It must be great to climb up that far to enter the mighty Jumbo on this way!

Patrick

PS. Another report that confirms that BA is a top carrier!


25 EC001 : Hi there BA319-131 ! Another great TR from you… really enjoyed reading it  And again, fantastic photos! BA seemed to have managed the contingency
26 BA319-131 : - Hi Eric, glad you enjoyed - Thanks! - Yes, they are from the same family, hence the similarity. - It would be if the stirs were open, the cover rea
27 NZ107 : Hi Mark, Another great TR! Sounds like one of the only poor parts of the flight! (Other being the immigration at the other end!) But it's horrible mak
28 BA319-131 : - Hi Nicholas, glad you enjoyed, thanks for reading - Good excercise I say! Cheers Mark
29 Comeflywithme : Really enjoyed this report Mark and always nice to see the other half smiling.........you're obviously doing something right by flying in CW. Shame ab
30 BA319-131 : - Thanks Yes, CW is the minimum standard these days - Yes, good the whole thing was handled well, really helps in situations like this. Trust all is
31 LHR380 : Mark, Amazing TR, thanks so much for posting. Really glad BA staff handled the situation with the duff engine well. Have heard some horror storys. Reg
32 Airbuseric : Hi Mark, good to see you solved the issue posting images in the report. Now it was my turn to read it all. It's a long story, but a good one. Pictures
33 BA319-131 : - Thanks for reading Dan - Me too! - At least you guy's don't see the sense either - Sorry Eric, thanks for sticking with it though - Very true, or h
34 Hywel : Excellent report as always, and good to see that US re-accommodated you at no charge! I personally think (but may be wrong) that they use the gates f
35 Chepos : Thank you for the trip report, I hope you enjoyed your short stay in the Velley of the Sun. T4 at PHX is not bad, the check in lobby kind of needs a m
36 OA260 : Hi Mark , Great report. I only noticed it now. Dont know how I missed it. Nice to get on two Reg's at LHR though in one day Arr sweet. Probably used t
37 Industrybuff : Great trip report BA319-131 I notice you sat upstairs on the B744 ini 62A ? Is the best seat in the house ? What about the pick of the seats lower dec
38 BA319-131 : - Thanks & yes, US were brilliant for this, I'm sure it would have been a good few hunderd bucks! - You might have a point, hopefully the situation w
39 Globetraveller : Hi there Mark! I almost missed this excellent trip report for some reason! Thank god I caught it tonight! A very interesting read as well as some grea
40 BA319-131 : - Hi GT, thanks for reading - You are right, this poor experience for F & J is not one to impress, imagine if this was you first F flight with BA? -
41 IH8BY : Really nice comprehensive trip report - covers pretty much everything you'd want to know about the flight - oh, and with great pictures too! It looks
42 Sketty222 : Great report and some great pics. I love all pics from the upper deck, especially the ones looking back towards the wing and engines. Sorry to hear ab
43 Dantegb : Great TR, I absolutely love Vegas McCarran airport, i think it so much fun to go through security because they use the machine that shoots air in puff
44 BA319-131 : - Thanks, glad you enjoyed. - Thanks - I love those views too, shame of the reflection from the angled windows. - Ha, really addictive that one! - Th
45 LASoctoberB6 : Come 25OCT 09, BA will have direct service to LAS!! Yay! lol That should hopefully entice my mother to take me to London SOON. 25L. Very excitiing tri
46 Abrelosojos : Hola Mark, Thanks for a great report. Interesting report on BA - seems like small things fell through the crack, but they managed to come up with a co
47 Flanders : Hi Mark, Seems like you did it again! Impressing report with beautiful pics! Greetings, Flanders.
48 BA319-131 : - Hi Alex, was good to see BA manage an issue such as this, not had a problem with them such as this, so good to see well dealt with. - Agreed! - Yes
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