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by ajs123uk
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

BA have actually just started a new tag on flight from LHR. The LHR-BAH flight now carries on to DMM

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by ajs123uk
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 53530

Re: Aegean new livery

So does anyone know when it’s actually going to be fully revealed?

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by ajs123uk
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 63
Views: 16464

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

afcjets wrote:
Will they serve dinner in J that late?

Yes there is a full meal service in j that late.

I operated one as crew a couple of weeks ago and less than half the j cabin ate. Everyone had breakfast!!

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by ajs123uk
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 80
Views: 8552

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

If anyone can help I’ve got 2 that I can’t find on the links provided.

15nov 2002, ord-cos, ua5407

18 nov 2002, cos-ord, ua7011

Thanks for any info

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by ajs123uk
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20716

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

But there are no cheat lines on it and it doesn’t look like it’s from the 1970’s ;)

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by ajs123uk
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 17030

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Not surprised to see the cancellation of Singapore, as others say, with the competition the yields were never going to be there to sustain profits even with high load factors. Rio won't be an easy market either - BA operate the 787 and use Mixed Fleet cabin crew on the route, it's a very cost-effec...

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by ajs123uk
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Denied Boarding on Air France
Replies: 17
Views: 3614

Re: Denied Boarding on Air France

You seem to have lots of problems like this. Didn’t something similar happen with Lufthansa I remember you posting about

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by ajs123uk
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 107
Views: 29400

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

I’m Crew with BA and I can tell you we definitely can not refuse to go to a destination and there are no premium payments for doing any flights.
When you accept the job you agree to go anywhere on the network

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by ajs123uk
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?
Replies: 46
Views: 8672

Re: Does BA capture a lot of North America <-> India traffic?

Yes when I'm working on the flights to/from India the majority of passengers are transferring to the US/Canada and we (BA) have crew bases in DEL, BOM, MAA, BLR.
There is no base in HYD but the BOM based crew work that route too.

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by ajs123uk
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA First Class, kosher advices
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: BA First Class, kosher advices

There is no option for kosher wine or drinks on the flight, just the option to order a kosher meal. You will have to give 48 hours notice for a kosher meal onboard.

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by ajs123uk
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA first class pyjamas
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: BA first class pyjamas

Yes they should be offered on all flights and are yours to keep. Most of the time I find passengers just leave their used ones on the seat after the flight and they are then thrown away

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by ajs123uk
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs Disarming Doors Before Gate Arrival?
Replies: 27
Views: 7167

Re: FAs Disarming Doors Before Gate Arrival?

It's still "doors to manual and cross check" on BA

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by ajs123uk
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5282

Re: BA 787-9's parked at Manchester

Because it's the destinations that the 787-9 fly to that are having a reduction in service over Thanksgiving weekend and not the 777 destinations.

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by ajs123uk
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First US Airline to return to Tehran?
Replies: 56
Views: 8843

Re: First US Airline to return to Tehran?

Actually, a little off topic, but do BA, AF etc nightstop their crews in Tehran? Does anyone know if they nightstop!? Or operate it rountrip? I'm actually really interested to know! And back on topic, despite the fact that it was announced that the embargo was being lifted it seems as though under ...

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by ajs123uk
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA First Class, where is the Caviar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: BA First Class, where is the Caviar?

I've worked as BA crew for 19 years now and during my time we have never had a caviar offering.
Perhaps as a tiny garnish sometimes on say a salmon starter but not a separate caviar offering.

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by ajs123uk
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Icc Crew Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3053

RE: BA Icc Crew Question

Unfortunately the Singapore base is closing this year, June or July time, and there are always Indian based crew on the India flights working alongside the London based crew.

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by ajs123uk
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Short Of 767's?
Replies: 37
Views: 12257

RE: BA Short Of 767's?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KaiTak747" class="quote" target="_blank">KaiTak747</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> NAS is goin...

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by ajs123uk
Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Short Of 767's?
Replies: 37
Views: 12257

RE: BA Short Of 767's?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shuttle9juliet" class="quote" target="_blank">shuttle9juliet</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Incidentally the cabin crews w...

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by ajs123uk
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Dreamflight 18 Oct
Replies: 26
Views: 9600

RE: BA Dreamflight 18 Oct

The operating crew form part of the children's carers while they are out in Orlando, it takes a lot of volunteers to look after the kids

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by ajs123uk
Sat May 30, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Business Manager At British Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 9673

RE: Inflight Business Manager At British Airways

There is not usually an inflight business manager (IBM) on a flight though so it is up to a purser or csd to perform an assessment on main crew every once in a while and an IBM will assess a CSD every once in a while. An IBM will not assess a main crew member they are mainly point of contact for the...

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by ajs123uk
Sat May 30, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Business Manager At British Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 9673

RE: Inflight Business Manager At British Airways

They are largely office based managers. They have a group of main crew, pursers and cabin service directors to "look after" dealing with sickness, disciplinary issues, appraisals etc. They will fly every so often with their Cabin service directors to observe, they will be wearing a uniform then and ...

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by ajs123uk
Tue May 05, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling With A 12-year-old On BA
Replies: 24
Views: 3703

RE: Traveling With A 12-year-old On BA

There is no McDonald's in terminal 5.
You can buy sandwiches in pret a manger.
The child's meals on BA from Heathrow are normally chicken nugget type things, mashed potato and peas. Yoghurt, chocolate and fruit.

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by ajs123uk
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767's Club Class Flat Bed Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 2956

RE: BA 767's Club Class Flat Bed Seats

At the moment it's flying to Baltimore, Philadelphia, Nassau through to Grand Cayman,
Entebbe and Almaty. The number of longhaul 767's is getting less and less!
Depending on the season the 767 has been flying to Cairo

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by ajs123uk
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA777 Odd Seat Map
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

RE: BA777 Odd Seat Map

Some of the 777's do have overhead crew rest facilities, some have none and a few have this bunk area built in where seat 5K would be. I don't really know the reason for this variation and why <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> didn't get them with the bunks factory installed but decided ...

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by ajs123uk
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA777 Odd Seat Map
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

RE: BA777 Odd Seat Map

The large grey area where 3K and 4K would be is a flight crew bunk rest area. The toilet pictured is a club (business) toilet although it looks like it's in first it is part of tve club galley area

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by ajs123uk
Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "nut Free" Flight
Replies: 69
Views: 10262

RE: "nut Free" Flight

Quoting flylonghaul (Reply 33): QF and BA in particular do not serve peanut products on their flights in any class, and the snacks that are served in place are certainly sufficient. Quoting flynhi808 (Reply 24): BA And AC both serve nuts in Y. If I wanted to avoid peanuts on BA, which of these two a...

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by ajs123uk
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR/GATWICK BA?
Replies: 37
Views: 7369

RE: LHR/GATWICK BA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, when I was...

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by ajs123uk
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways At Baltimore (BWI)
Replies: 66
Views: 17642

RE: British Airways At Baltimore (BWI)

I was born and raised in Baltimore, but moved on after college, Univ. of Maryland, College Park. There is a great deal of Washington's suburbs that are closer to BWI then IAD. There is also many people who would rather fly from BWI to Europe then go to NYC or PHL. (YUK). I believe that the city give...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul 763 Mods
Replies: 9
Views: 7383

RE: BA Long Haul 763 Mods

Yes just to clarify the traveller and traveller plus seats have not been changed to the 777-300 seats as jetblast has said. They have only been covered in the new fabric to match the 777-300. They do have new carpet, curtains, sidewalls and modified overhead locker doors that are slightly curved out...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: "Double Touch": BA To Nassau And Grand Cayman
Replies: 34
Views: 25109

RE: "Double Touch": BA To Nassau And Grand Cayman

Just to answer some of the questions from theaviator380 hope you don't mind palmjet! The crew stay in Nassau and then do the "shuttle" to Gran Cayman or Providenciales and back to Nassau either the next day or the day after. Some crews will do 2 of these shuttles some do 1 and then return to London ...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: "Double Touch": BA To Nassau And Grand Cayman
Replies: 34
Views: 25109

RE: "Double Touch": BA To Nassau And Grand Cayman

Nice pictures and report. Just a word about catering, afternoon tea on long haul varies depending on the length of flight. Sometimes it's just a sandwich and a kitkat , no scones for example to New York. The refurbished 767's look a bit more modern and certainly feel less cramped than the 787 in eco...

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by ajs123uk
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 747 & DC10 Out Of LGW
Replies: 1
Views: 3868

RE: BA 747 & DC10 Out Of LGW

The last commercial DC10 flight out of Gatwick was on 27 March 1999. it was supposed to be a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> flight but I was crew on the Baku flight that day (also on a DC10) and we were delayed and actu...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 4437

RE: LHR-DME Shortest BA Flight With Intl FC Servic

Yes if you are talking about a complete First service with a full menu etc then Moscow is the shortest flight with First service.
On the short Middle East shuttles the only service is generally drinks and canapés.

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by ajs123uk
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan Airways 767, Now BA175 Into JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 15733

RE: Titan Airways 767, Now BA175 Into JFK

Quoting ajs123uk (Reply 22): Work on jetties in terminal 7 has meant that there is not enough room for all the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> departures so the BA177 is leaving from terminal 8 for the most of March. BA116 is the affected service. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width...

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by ajs123uk
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have You Flown On?
Replies: 121
Views: 11172

RE: What Airlines Have You Flown On?

In no particular order..... European Airlines; British Airways, British Midland/<acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym>, Aurigny Air Services, Air France, Brit Air, Iberia, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa, Augsburg Airways, SAS, Blu...

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by ajs123uk
Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan Airways 767, Now BA175 Into JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 15733

RE: Titan Airways 767, Now BA175 Into JFK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Work on jetti...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has Anyone Tried Air China In Europe?
Replies: 15
Views: 5581

RE: Has Anyone Tried Air China In Europe?

I flew muc-ath and the cabin wasn't particularly messy, there were a few empty seats so plenty of room and a hot meal was served.
An interesting flight for around £70, and would like to do more similar types of trips

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by ajs123uk
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss LHR-ZRH-DBX With Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13456

RE: Swiss LHR-ZRH-DBX With Pics

Thanks for the lovely comments. I agree that Swiss First is understated and not in your face a la Emirates but having only ever seen photos of Emirates First I suppose I should reserve judgement although its pretty hard to with all that bling!! The return journey was in Business class which was also...

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by ajs123uk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss LHR-ZRH-DBX With Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13456

Swiss LHR-ZRH-DBX With Pics

A quick report of a trip I took to Dubai earlier this year. I decided I wanted to try out Swiss and their (relatively) new longhaul product and they had some very good fares in First so I took the plunge and booked my ticket. Hope you enjoy the report and pictures. Sector 1 <acronym title="London - ...

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by ajs123uk
Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAS And Blue1 LHR-ARN-HEL-CPH-LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 11512

RE: SAS And Blue1 LHR-ARN-HEL-CPH-LHR

Thanks for the replies and comments. Gabrielchew, not sure if I got a discount for flying Economy Extra on Blue1 it cost 50000 eurobonus miles altogether. Yes I would agree the C class service was the best on the CPH-LHR sector. FlyingFinn76, no unfortunately I couldn't spare the time to spend the n...

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by ajs123uk
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAS And Blue1 LHR-ARN-HEL-CPH-LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 11512

SAS And Blue1 LHR-ARN-HEL-CPH-LHR

Background. I had some Eurobonus points to use up before the end of June so I planned a trip to Helsinki for a couple of nights. Unfortunately this was at the time of the ash cloud saga so my flights were cancelled and points reinstated. However with the points still expiring at the end of June and ...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways International BKK-KUL Biz Class
Replies: 1
Views: 13354

Thai Airways International BKK-KUL Biz Class

Although this flight was taken about a year and a half ago I've only just got round to writing this report, to tell the truth working out how to put the photos on has taken that long! I'm not sure how much the service has changed since then but all the information was relevant at the time and I hope...

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by ajs123uk
Thu May 06, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Place For Flights In Club World
Replies: 2
Views: 5485

RE: Cheapest Place For Flights In Club World

Try having a look at flights to Cairo. Flights can be around £1000. Maybe not great value considering the flights are only around 4 hours but probably the cheapest longhaul club fares.

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by ajs123uk
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767 Or 777 To DXB?
Replies: 9
Views: 8254

RE: BA 767 Or 777 To DXB?

Yes all longhaul 767 have PTV with AVOD (and in my experience seem to be the most reliable with the AVOD system, in fact all longhaul aircraft have PTV, 747 all AVOD, 777 mostly all AVOD) <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>- <acronym title="London ...

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by ajs123uk
Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767 Or 777 To DXB?
Replies: 9
Views: 8254

RE: BA 767 Or 777 To DXB?

As a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> crew member who works on 747,777 and 767 I wuld definately go for the 767 over the 777 option for your flight from Dubai. All <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> longhaul 767 have AVOD all 777 have PTV but not all of them have AVOD. The co...

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by ajs123uk
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Load Request (288 PHX-LHR 24 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 5002

RE: BA Load Request (288 PHX-LHR 24 Dec)

The number of seats for sale as of 7am 23 dec are much the same. Still about 50 seats for sale in world traveller, this doesn't include overbooking figures but reckon there will be a good few spare seats. Enjoy the flight. By the way since you are ariving into London on Christmas day there is very l...

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by ajs123uk
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA's Loading LHR - PLS
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

RE: BA's Loading LHR - PLS

LazialeMKD,reply=14]is the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> B777 on <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> flight, 3 class or 4 class configuration?[/quote] 3...

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by ajs123uk
Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Austrian OS 87: 06/JUN/09: VIE-JFK: J Cabin
Replies: 44
Views: 33681

RE: Austrian OS 87: 06/JUN/09: VIE-JFK: J Cabin

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by ajs123uk
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Austrian OS 87: 06/JUN/09: VIE-JFK: J Cabin
Replies: 44
Views: 33681

RE: Austrian OS 87: 06/JUN/09: VIE-JFK: J Cabin

A good read, especially since I flew Austrian to <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> in Jclass a couple of months ago. Like you I enjoyed the food, fantastic selection of coffee and I agree the IFE was nothing special. I thought the seat was on ...

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