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by theobcman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hanoi and Hong Kong via QR and KA J featuring a Presidential Suite and CX First Class lounges
Replies: 10
Views: 8520

Re: Hanoi and Hong Kong via QR and KA J featuring a Presidential Suite and CX First Class lounges

Epic report ! So enjoyable. I'm planning a couple of "TP Runs" on QR ex EU next year so many thanks !

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by theobcman
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aer Lingus A321neoLR / LHR > DUB in Y
Replies: 1
Views: 3138

Aer Lingus A321neoLR / LHR > DUB in Y

Greetings - Work was taking me to Dublin. Aer Lingus are using their new A321neoLR once a day on the route in between hops across the Atlantic, so this was to be the chariot to take me on the short hop to Dublin. Having pledged my allegiance to BA it was a rare outing from LHR T2. Arrived at 0730 fo...

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by theobcman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Re: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)

@mke717spotter - Many thanks ! Yes the A350 is superb. I reported on here, my BA A350 flights to MAD. Out in Y & back in J. Try to grab a ride on that if you can ! Cheers.

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by theobcman
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Flying BA's 777-200ER LHR-MAD (J & F !)

It was time to fly another European widebody. It was the BA460 1250-1615 & return BA461 1745-1915. I had flown this aircraft/rote before but being as I'm based at LHR, a spare day & some Avios to burn, just for fun, I booked Club Europe - same aircraft. Previous aircraft I'd flown on this ro...

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iberia A359 MAD > LHR in PE.
Replies: 1
Views: 4074

Iberia A359 MAD > LHR in PE.

It was time to try another widebody around Europe. I'd noticed IB were randomly using the A359 into LHR again so this was to be the one. Arrived at MAD on a clear crisp morning. Snow capped mountains could be seen all around MAD in the distance : https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49167883793_0df1a...

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by theobcman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000
Replies: 7
Views: 17578

Re: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000

ba319-131 wrote:
Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.

Didn’t manage to catch the first round of MAD flights on the 350, but am booked on an October one, looking forward to it.

Cheers

BA319-131


Have you flown on this yet ? What did you think ? Just interested - cheers !

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by theobcman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000
Replies: 7
Views: 17578

Re: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000

EAR111pt2 wrote:
I like the looks of the new CW product that is slowly being rolled out. BTW, how is the Speedbird IPA?


Yes I liked the seat. Would like to try long haul soon ! The Speedbird for me is really nice. Quite complex - slightly flowery & Grapefruity - lovely !

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by theobcman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000
Replies: 7
Views: 17578

Re: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000

Thanks for the report. I do have to say that i find the interior very very bland and grey. Could have given some more "personal" tocuhes, it looks very generic now. Yes I know what you mean. Some would say bland, some you say classy. When the blue mood lighting is on it does actually look...

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by theobcman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000
Replies: 7
Views: 17578

LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000

For me the day had finally arrived ! A new aircraft with new on board product. The much anticipated Club World Suite was here on the A351 and flying, for crew familiarisation, to Madrid. Flights were booked somewhat hopefully (based on the knowledge of another forum) as upto three days before was st...

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by theobcman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sichuan Airlines PRG-ZRH advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2711

Re: Sichuan Airlines PRG-ZRH advice

debonair wrote:
I did it in February, arriving on EW and connecting to PRG on Sichuan Airlines. At the transfer counter I was told to go straight to the gate for checkin and I wasn't the only one. No problem at all.


Trip report on the 330 ??

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by theobcman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA LHR-MAD-LHR on the 777
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: BA LHR-MAD-LHR on the 777

Have flown this route a few times in CE on 777 & 789. The Club World cabin absolutely gets used for Club Europe bookings. A good way to experience this long haul seat/cabin. No pillows/blankets/IFE but full meal service of course. One time having booked in Y I was able to select seats in Y+ whic...

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by theobcman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

Not a WB but very much of interest is the EI A321neoLR now bookable around Europe with full long haul cabin. Flat Beds in Business available between DUB-LHR !! A bit pricey but will be looking at this.

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by theobcman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

From a realiable source : BA have been inquiring with several stations with regards to short haul flights utilizing the A350 and their ability to handle them. This includes Domestic stations. So expect to see more than just MAD for trials. Apparently, unlike the 787/A380 introduction, the BA pilots ...

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by theobcman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

OA260 wrote:
aerdingus wrote:
DUB MAD on ET B789.


Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try it. Great flight.


Interesting will look at that ! Thanks.

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by theobcman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

A lot of great ideas - thanks all ! The A343 flights are very tempting. Once the BA A351 arrives I will be burning some Avios in J to MAD & reporting on here ! Cheers TAP is believed to schedule A340-300 between LHR-LIS this summer... Do you know when or which flights? I can only find A330s on ...

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by theobcman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4578

Re: TAP and the A340

AECM wrote:
theobcman wrote:
Any chance of LHR seeing the A339 ??? Would love to try !!
It's a possibility [emoji6]


Sounds like you have insider information ?!?!? I’m really hoping !

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by theobcman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

A lot of great ideas - thanks all ! The A343 flights are very tempting.

Once the BA A351 arrives I will be burning some Avios in J to MAD & reporting on here ! Cheers

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by theobcman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4578

Re: TAP and the A340

Any chance of LHR seeing the A339 ??? Would love to try !!

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by theobcman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you travel on Air Europa and how was It?
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: Have you travel on Air Europa and how was It?

Have flown on their 787 MAD-TFN so not actually long haul but can tell you the cabin is decent, good seat, good IFE as it should be in a new aircraft. Much different to the A330 BCN-MAD I also took. Have heard good & bad about UX. If you’re travelling long haul for sure try to get on the 787’s o...

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by theobcman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a logic to BA's choice of aircraft on BA287 / BA286 (LHR-SFO-LHR)?
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Is there a logic to BA's choice of aircraft on BA287 / BA286 (LHR-SFO-LHR)?

Most of USA have these eclectic mix of aircraft types. Does seem a bit all over the place right now. 787 issues dont help I guess.

I am booked in March on BOS-LHR which has just changed from A388 (I booked for that type) to B744 - only good thing is I'm now upper deck CW 747 !

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by theobcman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

Yes TP LIS-VIE - forgot that. Cheers. As a one off I also did the LX 77W ZRH-LHR in J last year.

Did Korean used to have a tag on somewhere ?

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by theobcman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: European Widebodies 2019

Aer Lingus A330 on the DUB-AGP this summer. As for this as EI has no business in Europe you can get the flat beds, international business for just an extra legroom seat cost on ALL economy fares. @george77300 - thanks so much for all this info. Will be looking at some of these. Forgot to mention I ...

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by theobcman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

European Widebodies 2019

Dear All just looking for some fun flying within Europe on widebodies please ? Apart from the usual ones below all of which I've taken : BA 777 LHR-MAD - think this is finishing after March/April ? IB 340/350 MAD-LHR AY 350/330 HEL-LHR LA 787 MAD-FRA TK 777 IST-LHR Anyone know of any with Ethiopian ...

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by theobcman
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in Singapore during stopover
Replies: 23
Views: 3684

Re: What to do in Singapore during stopover

Geylang !!

Ooops Oh no sorry - you’re with the Mrs !

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by theobcman
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the World Route
Replies: 18
Views: 2999

Re: AROUND THE WORLD ROUTE

Dont think it would happen now due costs (Fuel/crew placement etc ...) The best you can get now will be one ticket flying one alliance but different carriers !

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by theobcman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A350-900 THAI Business Class Bangkok - Chiang Mai : with external view : photo with video
Replies: 1
Views: 3660

Re: A350-900 THAI Business Class Bangkok - Chiang Mai : with external view : photo with video

Nice report - always nice to get a new widebody on this short flight. TG J class does look nice. Well done !

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by theobcman
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 54
Views: 17424

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

Who is the market for this airline? Point to point? If it's no longer picking up DXB-LHR passengers. Surely Brunei isn't a major hub for Australia or New Zealand? That's a long way to fly on a Dry airline (not that it should be primary reason for flying of course but still).... Sorry if I come acro...

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by theobcman
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 54
Views: 17424

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

Who is actually flying this route ? This must be a limited market ?!? Don’t know anyone who has been to Brunei or transited through there. With the number of Brits who holiday in UAE (including & have taken BI, me) this dropping of DXB does surprise me. Even with multiple EK/BA/VS competition on...

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by theobcman
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 Manchester to Dubrovnik (Economy)
Replies: 7
Views: 6529

Re: TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 Manchester to Dubrovnik (Economy)

Nice report. I took TUi Dreamliner to PMI & yes absolutely agree, always better flying a long haul aircraft short haul !

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by theobcman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Re: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)

Nice TR, I was tempted to book the same flight - but having experienced ALWAYS last minute fleet changes on IB, I decided no to go! Looking fwd to the Hainan TR - I was booked on Hainan as well, but just received an email, that Hainan will discontinue the service... :cry2: So maybe you are the luck...

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by theobcman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Re: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)

Very nice! I love the novelty of snagging a longhaul configured aircraft on shorthaul routes such as this. With LHR-MAD having 346/777/789 lately it's increasingly easy to do as well. A friend of mine leaps on these flights every couple of months or so. Yep me too. I have previously taken the BA B7...

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by theobcman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Re: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)

Speedalive wrote:
Awesome report! There's something about the A346. Such a beautiful plane! I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities to fly the 350 in the future!


Yes agreed - the A346 is a beauty ! The IB 350 is coming back onto LHR regular next year. Cheers.

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by theobcman
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

IB A340-600 LHR>MAD in J (Pics)

It was time to try another widebody around Europe. When IB announced they were using the A350 to LHR I knew I had to try. With some Avios to burn the booking was confirmed for a quick LHR-MAD-LHR run in J on their new A350-900. A couple of weeks had passed when upon checking my booking the aircraft ...

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by theobcman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Brunei Economy Class 787-8 LHR - DXB Expect the unexpected!
Replies: 11
Views: 12972

Re: Royal Brunei Economy Class 787-8 LHR - DXB Expect the unexpected!

Yes I guess so although it’s only MEL they fly to and I’ve never known anyone go vacation in Brunei or connect to other Asian cities (BKK/HKG/SIN ... etc) through BWN. I still find it a bit of a mystery about who will actually fly BI. At least DXB-LHR-DXB is pretty much busy year round ! I’m sure se...

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by theobcman
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Brunei Economy Class 787-8 LHR - DXB Expect the unexpected!
Replies: 11
Views: 12972

Re: Royal Brunei Economy Class 787-8 LHR - DXB Expect the unexpected!

Good report - I flew this route couple of years ago & whilst not being wow’d I enjoyed the flights with BI. I am very surprised about dropping the DXB stop - even with a lot of competition on that route surely that DXB stop was winner for them ?!? No ?? Will also become one of the longest flight...

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by theobcman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Views of Venice with British Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 3260

Re: Views of Venice with British Airways

Also - the ex-EU fares are great - right ?? Ive got one booked for early next year !

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by theobcman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Views of Venice with British Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 3260

Re: Views of Venice with British Airways

Really good report with stunning pics of Venice. As a BA Silver always nice to pictures of F Wing & Flounge - something I've not yet been able to use ! And despite a lot of grumblings I always enjoy BE CE & with catering upgrade coming should make this a very pleasant experience. Cheers

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by theobcman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Fifth Freedom: OSL-ARN on ET 788 (no pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Flying Fifth Freedom: OSL-ARN on ET 788

Nice report. But any cabin pictures ?? Always makes any report that much better. Would really like to see ! I’ve been looking at doing this one also.

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by theobcman
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A380 Club World BA to Singapore - with a small hole in the wing
Replies: 6
Views: 7374

Re: A380 Club World BA to Singapore - with a small hole in the wing

Great report. I think all your points are valid & correct about the seat & service. I’m probably in the minority but I’m a big BA CW fan. Like everything about it. Just hope direct aisle access is introduced in the A350 ?!? Cheers

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by theobcman
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Inaugural Flight of Iberia's Airbus A350, Madrid to Heathrow in Business
Replies: 5
Views: 7921

Re: The Inaugural Flight of Iberia's Airbus A350, Madrid to Heathrow in Business

Brilliant report ! I have the IB A350 coming up in a few days - cannot wait ! LHR-MAD.

Was also eyeing up those Jet2 A330’s around Europe - will have to try one for trip reporting purposes.

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by theobcman
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 11306

Re: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller

Good report. As much as anyone could love Y flying I think BA is good as anything ! Seat, food, IFE, crew - big BA fan. Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways BSL-LHR Club Europe/BSL lounge review
Replies: 2
Views: 2500

Re: British Airways BSL-LHR Club Europe/BSL lounge review

Nice report BUT pictures not showing for me. Would really like to see. Anyone else ?

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by theobcman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Short Domestic Flight with GA A330
Replies: 7
Views: 5024

Re: A Short Domestic Flight with GA A330

Nice report, well written and good photos. Always nice to get a widebody on a short flight !

Thank you.

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by theobcman
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My friend tried the BA A380 Upper Deck in World Traveller and wrote this review for YVR-LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 12679

Re: My friend tried the BA A380 Upper Deck in World Traveller and wrote this review for YVR-LHR

Not sure what they actually expected but this is economy flying. I also just flew BA upper deck SIN-LHR, good comfort seat, side bin, good IFE, the food was decent. G&T, wine. You would do well to beat BA in Y tbh !

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by theobcman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 5751

Re: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe

RE : crossing the Welsh coast : “We didn't and I didn't write that anywhere”

You may want to check again and re-label a picture as it’s clearly stated under a photo of a coastline (In the linked report I meant) It’s there !

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by theobcman
Sun May 27, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thai Airways International HS-TGZ TG475 Bangkok - Sydney | Photos and Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 4709

Re: Thai Airways International HS-TGZ TG475 Bangkok - Sydney | Photos and Videos

Great report. Flew the TG 74’s many times out of LHR. Always good service also. Cheers

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by theobcman
Wed May 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 5751

Re: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe

One question : ARN-LHR how did you manage to cross the Welsh coast ?!?

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by theobcman
Wed May 23, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 5751

Re: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe

Nice report. My last few BA CE flights I must say have all been superb. Much like your experience here. I am LHR based but BA, I think is a step above. Big fan ! Cheers

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by theobcman
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 10936

Re: British Airways' Lackluster London City JFK BA 1 April 2018

Nice & detailed report ! One thats on my list before it disappears. There is one thing .... to call BA Club World on normal fleet "Pathetic" is a bit over the top ?! Yes they are first generation dated product but IMHO seated at a window these seats still give more privacy than other O...

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