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by DAL763ER
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54497

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

Not a good sign for their still unconfirmed MAX orders which were supposed to be based from LGW. They can’t go to LHR because MAX don’t do containerised freight. We’re the MAX ever meant to be allocated to BA? The letter of intent was for IAG, not BA. The MAX also doesn’t make sense for BA at the m...

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by DAL763ER
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13755

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Given that there would be no payment until check in, presumably the price would be set at that point. More importantly, you could get to check in, and be told there are no tickets available. Not a terribly good outcome for the corporates. That’s not what that means at all. It would be just like a h...

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by DAL763ER
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN
Replies: 27
Views: 9455

Re: VietJet's A321 skids off runway in SGN

Evacuation is one of the most dangerous things you can do with an aircraft and passengers. You are going to cause mass panic, injury (both guaranteed), and likely death. Likely death from people sliding into some grass and maybe getting their shoes muddy? From the panic and people trampling each ot...

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by DAL763ER
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21711

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Lots of (deliberate) mischaracterising of BA short haul on here. No mischaracterization - deliberate or otherwise - when even you admit BA is scraping the bottom-of-the-barrell in its intra-Europe flights: They do buy-on-board in economy, and have (like all European carriers) economy style seating ...

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by DAL763ER
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ac865 cancelled 2 days in a row
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: Ac865 cancelled 2 days in a row

Not bad for the passengers though - best to be cancelled out of the UK than in since you get €600 for your troubles (assuming a 4hr+ delay getting to destination)

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by DAL763ER
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami
Replies: 54
Views: 11856

Re: British Airways Resumes 3x daily to Miami

British Airways has loaded back it’s third daily Miami-Heathrow flight, recently suspended due to fleet engine issues with the Trent 1000 that caused decreased long haul capacity. Interestingly, it’s a post midnight departure from Miami. I’ve never seen that. Service resumes October 25th 2020. BA 2...

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by DAL763ER
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14514

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

Like others have said, it doesn't really make sense from a slot use or traveler use of time point of view. That said, there is at least one exception: in the summer, United 901 has a 12:15pm departure from SFO, arriving at LHR at 6:55am. It's a good arrival time into London, but since one can't real...

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by DAL763ER
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22141

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Hasn't Lufthansa been operating to PHL and SAN longer than the alleged issue? If so, why has it suddenly come up?

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by DAL763ER
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13505

Re: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress

So shutting down one of the world's major airports because someone fat-fingers 7500 is appropriate? Why not, say, walk to the plane and see what's up before alerting the whole country?

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by DAL763ER
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13505

Re: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress

How could the plane possibly be hijacked on the ground? It's not like the plane can move or go anywhere without assistance from ground staff. Ridiculous response when this could have been verified by anyone quickly without any faff.

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by DAL763ER
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14407

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

My impression of connecting at the big European airports, LHR, CDG, AMS and FRA is that I avoid all of them. I find LHR the worst, than FRA, than CDG and AMS the best of the four. Connecting between terminals in LHR is nearly undoable, it taking hours for the transport between them. Moving from T2 ...

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by DAL763ER
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14407

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

I'd say FRA (T2D at least) is much worse than CDG. Security at FRA is always slow and they don't seem to want to work (one employee one time threw a fit and the other employees started arguing with her instead of doing their job). I've been going through FRA T2D every week for the past 3 months and ...

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by DAL763ER
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8149

Re: IATA code for an airport

https://portal.iata.org/faq/articles/en_US/FAQ/How-do-I-obtain-a-new-airport-code/ Are you serious? :scratchchin: It does not work :banghead: no recognize at all KJFK, KORD, EGGL etc NOTHING!! Dumb programmers! Use this: https://www.flightmanager.com/content/AirportLocatorForm.aspx Q Not only does ...

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by DAL763ER
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation
Replies: 38
Views: 6873

Re: Easyjet forced to compensate for weather related cancellation

The title of this thread is misleading. The cancellation was not weather related, but operational - easyJet did not have a plane to operate the flight due to it being stuck somewhere for weather reasons. The flight itself wasn't cancelled for weather. So yes, easyJet should pay.

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by DAL763ER
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit
Replies: 85
Views: 17580

Re: Lufthansa loses No-Show lawsuit

I wonder something: if such a ruling became the norm, would it allow a traveller to board at the connecting point? An example: I am in Frankfurt and want to go to Oslo but find the ticket for TXL-FRA-OSL to be cheaper. Could I buy this but chose to start at FRA? I know this was not the ruled case a...

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by DAL763ER
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19968

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Luton is a ludicrous idea. It's far from Central London and nowhere near the City or Canary Wharf in particular. I agree that they should land on LGW or LHR, but I'm not sure why you think LTN is ludicrous - it's a 20 minute train ride to Kings Cross, and then another 15 mins into the City. I'd say...

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by DAL763ER
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22304

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

I'm sorry, £167k is not much living in the London area? Do you think everyone living in London makes more than that? I'm sorry, do you think every BA pilot makes £167k? A cadet pilot starts on £26,300. Remember they have training debt of ~£120,000. A short haul captain starts on £78,000. At Gatwick...

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by DAL763ER
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 22304

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Although I agree that employees should be gratified when a Company is doing well if they made sacrifices during hard times, the quote from CNN/BA made me think otherwise: "The average salary for a BA Captain is £167,000 [$206,000] plus flying allowances. The offer of 11.5% would take the avera...

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by DAL763ER
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6858

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

Sorry if I'm being insensitive, but why do people keep looking for where she ditched? It doesn't provide us with anything other than satisfying some people's curiosity.

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by DAL763ER
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial
Replies: 8
Views: 2448

Re: Rumor: China issued RFC on changing flight level unit from metric to imperial

RVSM levels in China, while remaining metric, have already been modified a few years back to closely match standard RVSM levels (FL 291, 301, 311,...411). It wouldn't be a massive change to go from there to full imperial. Russia went cold turkey in 2011 from the old metric system to standard imperi...

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by DAL763ER
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 5692

Re: Future British Airways 747 routes

Any route with a high demand for business seats - LAX, SFO, LAS, MIA, DFW, ORD. Replacing the 747 with anything else would result in a loss of available business seats to sell.

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by DAL763ER
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 2719

Re: Gender Wage Gap in Airlines

Not this again. I hardly think two pilots (male and female) or two flight attendants in the same role, with the same seniority, and same hours worked, get paid differently. Comparing pilots and flight attendants is like saying "women (executives) get paid more than men (pilots)", it's an a...

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by DAL763ER
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept
Replies: 28
Views: 5989

Re: KLM investing in TU Delft's Flying-V concept

DocLightning wrote:
One big problem: maintaining the engines up there is going to be a real pain. Especially when it's time to swap them.


Also, an uncontained engine failure will almost definitely result in fuselage damage

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by DAL763ER
Sun May 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2594

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

chonetsao wrote:
A programme based on money will ultimately be looked by tax authorities in near future. As it will be a cash back scheme.


Where do you live? Cash back should not be taxable in most places - after all it's my own cash that I'm getting back. Cash which has already been taxed once.

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by DAL763ER
Tue May 07, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13753

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 9#205aded1
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Planes4you wrote:
Also what routing would you suggest?


The same route BA is using to get to KIX - over Beijing and Seoul.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 9#205aded1

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by DAL763ER
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 4542

Re: Shortest domestic flights

I recently flew PHL-JFK, a short 94 mile hop. Took off the 22s, made a left downwind and the NY skyline was visible in the distance.

The plane itself had come in from ABE (Allentown), which is only 55 miles from PHL.

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by DAL763ER
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAW & 788 service to Caribbean
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: BAW & 788 service to Caribbean

The 777s at Gatwick in both tourist (3-4-3) and premium configurations (4 cabin) are sufficient. Plus, since a lot of the Gatwick routes are less business oriented to begin with, there's no reason to provide the newest and shiniest aircraft. Possibly the main reason, however, is that there are no 78...

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by DAL763ER
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

When the plane crashes, I expect crew to be able to move fast and save people. They don't need to be bikini models, but they should be fit. Someone who can't stop eating should not be a flight attendant.

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by DAL763ER
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 60
Views: 15740

Re: VS LHR-TLV

While I'm not a VS fan, I do hope this is true. BA prices from London are far too high, which makes TLV almost unaffordable, as for literally only a few more pounds I can go elsewhere. There's an orange airline that flies the route from LTN & LGW for half the price. They also offer an arguably ...

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by DAL763ER
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 252
Views: 65154

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

eastafspot wrote:
SeanM1997 wrote:
11th July - British Airways - Montpellier - 4x weekly (Seasonal)


So they will switch from LGW to LHR?
If true, it's going to be a great news


Montpellier was never at LGW. They flew it from LHR in 2017, didn't bring it back in 2018, and restarting in 2019.

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by DAL763ER
Thu May 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 12354

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

I'm not sure where the 70% reported load is coming from. I fly this route once every few weeks and it's always been full. SJC is quicker and easier to get out of than SFO and right down where most tech companies are, so avoids a 30-40 mile drive down. Sure, there might be days when loads are less th...

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by DAL763ER
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising comparative distances between airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 2069

Re: Surprising comparative distances between airports?

Not quite distance related, but fun fact about latitudes:

SFO is 37ºN, AKL is 37ºS
LAX is 33ºN, SYD is 33ºS - not only that, but they are both 33º56'

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by DAL763ER
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question re Transferring from and to UK flights at CDG
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Question re Transferring from and to UK flights at CDG

It's been a while since I went to CDG, but I think you have to clear security and then walk back to your gate. Why not take the train or fly another carrier to a different London airport and then hop over to LHR? Sounds like a complicated travel day otherwise. 2h flight time to CDG, 2h connection, 9...

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by DAL763ER
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: fantasy BA...
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: fantasy BA...

I think BA needs senior management that truly believes that pleasing the customer is the key to loyal passengers and success. Currently they have inconsistent policies which flip flop between full service and LCC type policies. You can get great fares on BA with a decent service and connections tha...

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by DAL763ER
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 5011

Re: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

The ability to use LAHSO is also airline-dependent. I know for sure British Airways procedure doesn't allow accepting LAHSO. At my flight school in the Bay Area, we were also advised not to accept a LAHSO clearance to avoid the risk of an incursion.

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by DAL763ER
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 7307

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

Why do you need to know your gate more than 60 minutes in advance? Gates are always subject to change, so being told far ahead your flight's at C-gates, only to then have it change to B-gates wouldn't be very convenient. Plus, it takes no more than 15 mins to get to C gates, so I don't see the issu...

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by DAL763ER
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 7307

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

What do people have against LHR? If the arriving and departing flight is at the same terminal, it should be pretty smooth - you go through security and then you're back airside for your outbound connection. Terminal to terminal connections are a bit more complicated but it's still pretty easy consid...

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by DAL763ER
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 42
Views: 5534

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

You're right about them being in the same country. Most people won't care if it says NW or DL on the side of the plane. In Europe, however, what do you call a merged BA+EI+IB? British Airways doesn't go well in Spain, or Iberia in the UK. Aer Lingus is probably the most neutral, but then people in t...

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by DAL763ER
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FA's not speaking English
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: FA's not speaking English

Had a flight on Futura many years ago between Lisbon and Gran Canaria. None of the flight attendants spoke English, no announcements were made in English. What was funny was that my parents and I were sat in different rows, so they had to order stuff for themselves in Spanish without my help.

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by DAL763ER
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 go-around LAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 8028

Re: Crazy BA 744 go-around LAS today

According to the FR24 flight path - which is most likely correct - he flew over 1R at 2100ft and then did a normal go around. No touch down. At 29:56 or so the ATC asks for the reason for the missed, but I can't understand the pilot's response. Sounds like a routine flight to me. OP, are you sure th...

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by DAL763ER
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Commute to work via Cessna 150 vs. 4 hr car drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Commute to work via Cessna 150 vs. 4 hr car drive

Agree with what others have said regarding both weather and safety. There's a further point, however: The Cessna 150, in my experience, is a very slow plane. You'll probably average 100kts, which doesn't bring your commute time down that much when factoring in pre-flight etc. From what I can tell, t...

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by DAL763ER
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

Re: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines

Lack of coffee Monday morning, I meant for let's say ANA or JAL to participate in Trusted Traveler. As of right now, if I book a code shared flight for example a JAL/AA or an ANA/UA flight, my KTN can be entered if I booked through AA or UA, and hence my pre-check logo will appear on my boarding pa...

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by DAL763ER
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 5577

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

BKK IST DOH ZRH VIE Guangzhou (forgot the code...) ATL, DFW, HAM, PHL, SVO Hmmm, I don't consider HAM as a hub. The interesting question though is what connection was routed via HAM? Since I have that rule for myself that I go to the city and whenever I fly to the airport for the first time and onl...

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by DAL763ER
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 32161

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

Alex Cruz has said there would be no further expansion into the US this year. I don't see why people keep insisting and wanting Nashville to be a route, there can't be that many people wanting to go to Nashville on a regular basis - or from Nashville to London.

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by DAL763ER
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-BOS VS or BA
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: LHR-BOS VS or BA

You might get a refurbished 744 with a better screen, ports, power, etc. I've flown the BA 744 many times in all cabins and it's overall a comfortable ride. Plus the flight to BOS is not that long so it shouldn't be too much of a pain. I had to fly the Virgin 789 to SFO earlier this year in Y and it...

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by DAL763ER
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting on Board w/o ID Check
Replies: 18
Views: 1735

Re: Getting on Board w/o ID Check

On flights within Schengen space is becoming normal to get on board without any ID check. Security and gate agents only care about getting a green light on the boarding pass readers. I have boarded w/o ID check on UX, EW, LH, IB, VY, AF and in different airports such as VLC, DUS, FRA, BCN, CDG, MAD...

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by DAL763ER
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4796

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

One thing to also bear in mind is that SCL is a long flight, to some degree very weight restricted. While customer service agents should be nice when dealing with passengers, pax should also be careful not to go over the limit. They were lucky they weren't told to leave their bags in the UK because ...

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by DAL763ER
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Time First Class BA
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: First Time First Class BA

30 days prior to the flight, when you go into Manage My Booking, you can select the "Meals" tab and then it'll give you an option to preselect.

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by DAL763ER
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Time First Class BA
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: First Time First Class BA

Concorde Room is great. Some tips:

* Call the YouFirst line 30 days ahead to book your spa treatment
* Preselect your main course 30 days ahead to ensure you get your choice
* If you're looking for 1A/1K and you're not a Gold member, you'll be able to select those T-72 hours prior.

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