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by theobcman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 100
Views: 7871

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

All of the following I have taken just for the type : LHR-ATH OA A343 LGW-AGP ZB A306 LHR-CDG AF A380 LGW-AMS GA B77W LHR-MAD BA B763 MAD-FRA LA B788 (J) AGP-HEL AY A359 (J) LHR-HEL AY A359 ZRH-LHR LX B77W (J) BCN-MAD UX A332 MAD-LHR IB A346 LHR-HEL AY A333 LHR-MAD BA B772 (J) MAD-FRA LA B789 (J) LU...

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by theobcman
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 2408

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

BritTraveller wrote:
I prefer the buy on board. You're not stuck to eating what they give you, you can choose what you want. And M&S is quite nice food.


Agree ! Exactly right.

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by theobcman
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 2408

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

BA Club Europe is exactly same as any other european carrier but with better service & food. Club World is no more expensive than anything else. A very pleasant way to fly long haul. Seat selection does have to be paid for unless you have status or for free 24 hours out. First Class is very that...

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by theobcman
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 2408

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

Whilst I agree that not giving even water on a flight just seems wrong, there is no way all this makes BA a “joke” ! If you cannot survive a domestic or european flight (most around two hours) without some ‘free’ food or drinks then poor you. With multiple flights every day to each european city, lo...

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by theobcman
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1648

Re: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?

Travel Book (not kindle)
Eye mask
Elemis face moisturiser

(Preferably no wi-fi) 12 hour flight is MY time to eat / drink / watch movies without interruption please !!

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by theobcman
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New BA Club World Service: LHR-JFK (w/pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 11458

Re: New BA Club World Service: LHR-JFK (w/pics)

Brilliant report ! Thoroughly enjoyable. You must be BA Gold or fly F to use First Wing & F lounge - right ? The new dining & bedding additions have certainly improved overall experience in CW. It does seem everyone’s favourite thing to do is bash BA CW but I still think the seat is more com...

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by theobcman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF, KL, LH or LX to DXB in J?
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: AF, KL, LH or LX to DXB in J?

EK for a bit of bling !
EY to AUH is a nice product.
I guess both are too pricey ex DUB ?!

It’s funny as many BA TP runs actually start in DUB for the cheap(er) fares.

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by theobcman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?

Mine is booked for late August in J. Cannot wait. TR will be posted.

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by theobcman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF, KL, LH or LX to DXB in J?
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: AF, KL, LH or LX to DXB in J?

BA. 747-400 Upper deck. Even though you’ve been BA before go again with new trolley service and new bedding there’s no other place to be. Personally recommended !

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by theobcman
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Good Is BA World Traveller Plus TATL?
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: How Good Is BA World Traveller Plus TATL?

I’m a big fan of BA WT+. Highly recommended ! Seats great & comfortable for sleeping, food superb and plenty of IFE. Ive never used the mains outlets but they are there under seat & It says so on BA.com. Hopefully your are in AA FF program as you’re doing plenty of long haul on AA so plenty ...

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by theobcman
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Iberia A350 inaugural - enough time?

I am also looking at this but not inaugural. There are always risks but you will be fine on this schedule. Will require an external bus transfer from T2 > T4 which I've done and does work well. If/when the DY arrives on time you would be in T4 by about 1415 latest I would say. As long as the DY flig...

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by theobcman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4423

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2018/



Cheers carbonfibre - just seen your post. Very exciting !
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CarbonFibre wrote:
n729pa wrote:
Any news on the planned Iberia A350 flights MAD LHR rumoured for June to August at all?


20 July-31 Aug on the current A346 flight. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2018/



Cheers carbonfibre - just seen your post. Very exciting !

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by theobcman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4423

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

IB A350 announced MAD-LHR-MAD in July & August replacing the daily A346/A330.

20 July for first flight.

I will be booking in J & trip reporting.

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by theobcman
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1 - Long way to Vietnam - BA to Shanghai - Club World
Replies: 8
Views: 8370

Re: Part 1 - Long way to Vietnam - BA to Shanghai - Club World

In total agreement : Love BA CW ! Apart from having to climb over someone’s feet if in a window seat which is all everyone seems to bang on about, I think it’s a lovely place to be for however long the flight.

BA gets a lot of bashing but I think they do many things right ! CW one of them.

Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4423

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

Yes I for sure will be burning some Avios in J if/when the IB A350 gets on LHR. Cannot wait !

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by theobcman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian
Replies: 9
Views: 6486

Re: EDI to SWF and the Big Apple with Norwegian

Nice report. Would like to try D8 across the Atlantic myself in the MAX.

We visited NYC last October (BA LHR-JFK) and you took many photos we did - good memories ! Cheers

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by theobcman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 8697

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

B747forever wrote:
Unfortunately, the pictures do not show for me. Anyone else having the same problem?



No pictures for me also !! Which is a real shame.

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by theobcman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Royal Orchid A350 to Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 7013

Re: Flying the Royal Orchid A350 to Bangkok

Nice pictures & report ! The offerings on TG A350 look good. I'm not surprised the legroom is slightly tighter as always thought the 747's were over generous.

I'm in Thailand in April and will be taking the A350 CNX > BKK in J ! Cannot wait !

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by theobcman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y
Replies: 10
Views: 7027

Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Very nice trip Report 1) Lovely pictures, I don't mind the zoomed in ones. ;) 2) Great narration! 3) I loved AI B788s in the photos <3 4) please do post more reports if you have! Thanks for the comments. :checkmark: I do have two more running right now : http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php...

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by theobcman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7977

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets

The LON > BKK route is very competitive but I think DY could squeeze in there also !

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by theobcman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline TV Program on Channel Five
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: The Worlds Most Luxurious Airline TV Program on Channel Five

Watched the programme & as good as the new SQ suites looked I still think they don't have anything over EY Apartment or new EK suites ! The moving chair kind of looked a bit upright and square rather than a lounging chair. Pull down bed ?!?

Obviously wouldn't say no for a try though !!

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by theobcman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y
Replies: 10
Views: 7027

Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Flew this plane from GVa to Zurich. Very pleasant. Swiss is much better than British to London; nice free snack + chocolate vs. Zipo on British. You must pay. Yes agree the (free snacks) were nice on LX I will still go BA over LX. The M&S BoB is quite high quality and the choice is there. Also ...

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by theobcman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y
Replies: 10
Views: 7027

Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

@twindocstravel - I am 6FT bang on & yes the legroom was bit tight but didn't actually feel as bad as that picture looks. For the missions they will be used for it will be fine. @HHScot - the screens are good. Maps & flight info always good to see even on short flights. The tray was actually...

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by theobcman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA MAD>LHR WT+ (Cabin) B789
Replies: 2
Views: 4535

Re: BA MAD>LHR WT+ (Cabin) B789

Nice. I noticed the two USB in the front of you, but is there an actual AC-110V port at the seat, I assume most newer planes have them. Have yet to fly BA on any of their services They do in all classes. You really should try BA - not recommended by many but highly by me ! You can also see my other...

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by theobcman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA MAD>LHR WT+ (Cabin) B789
Replies: 2
Views: 4535

BA MAD>LHR WT+ (Cabin) B789

It was time to return to LHR. I had booked an economy ticket but at OLCI it allowed me to chose a seat in the WT+ cabin for no fee. Grabbed the chance to fly this cabin again. Boarding ontime and was eager to et on board for a few shots. Apologies for the reflection : https://farm5.staticflickr.com/...

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by theobcman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX
Replies: 33
Views: 5977

Re: Hainan Airlines to TIJ and MEX

What pax traffic is linking China with Mexico ?! Business/tourism ? It seems a rather strange combination.

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by theobcman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 31970

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

pabloeing wrote:
theobcman wrote:
Anyone know when IB will receive A350 ? And will they be used MAD-LHR for crew traing ? Really hope so .... cheers

First in June.....flights to LHR from june to august.


That is great news. I will be on that in J once booking become available. Thanks.

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by theobcman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dreaming to MAD in BA Club Europe (Club World Cabin) B787-9
Replies: 0
Views: 3421

Dreaming to MAD in BA Club Europe (Club World Cabin) B787-9

It was time to try another widebody around Europe. This time it was BA LHR-MAD on the B787-9. Booked Club Europe going out which gets you into Club World cabin. A good way to try the cabin without going too far whilst you save up your Avios for something further. Arrived LHR at 1100 for the 1320 dep...

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by theobcman
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 135941

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any chance of TAP using it on LIS > LHR or VIE which they use A330 currently ? Training flights ?

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by theobcman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y
Replies: 10
Views: 7027

SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Wanted to try the C-Series for a while now so found a cheap LHR-GVA-LHR with out on CS3 and in on CS1. Cannot remember the last time I flew something non A or B so a novelty for me also. Having pledged by allegiance to BA / OW this meant a rare outing from LHR T2. It was an absolute pleasure. Arrive...

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by theobcman
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 643797

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is there date yet for the first delivery to IB ? And will they use it on MAD-LHR for crew training ?

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by theobcman
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA update their J seats?
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

Re: Will BA update their J seats?

There is no doubt the seat is outdated but don’t shoot me down I actually love BA CW ! Yes you may have to climb over someone’s feet (If they are flat) but you have to in many other airlines. The seat itself is very comfortable, up, lounging and always slept well when flat. Never had the feeling of ...

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by theobcman
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Re: Ukrainian International JFK-KBP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chQJKXUrds0
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Here's a good review on their 767.

2-4-2 and no IFE - no thanks not for me !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chQJKXUrds0

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by theobcman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 in service thread - 2018
Replies: 111
Views: 31970

Re: A350 in service thread - 2018

Anyone know when IB will receive A350 ? And will they be used MAD-LHR for crew traing ? Really hope so .... cheers

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by theobcman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss LYS-ZRH-FCO Business
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Re: Swiss LYS-ZRH-FCO Business

Excellent report ! A very nice read. Pictures of Rome also very good - it's on my list of weekend breaks to do !

I'm flying LX CS3 & CS1 this weekend - will be reporting - cheers.

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by theobcman
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA worse than US3?
Replies: 28
Views: 3240

Re: BA worse than US3?

Just was glancing at some trip reports and saw this J class report on BA, LHR-SFO on the A380. Completely shocked, as I got a better meal on AA in COACH and lets not even get into the ME3. Portions are tiny. The nuts were served in cheap small bag, and not even heated in a bowl. The amenity kit is ...

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4423

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

CarbonFibre wrote:
EW A343 DUS-VIE, DUS-LPA


That is very interesting. But who’s A343 is it operated with ? Where is it coming from ?

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airline A350 Familiarization Flight - KUL - PEN in Y+
Replies: 1
Views: 3482

Re: Malaysia Airline A350 Familiarization Flight - KUL - PEN in Y+

Nice video - nice report. Cabin looks good. Cheers

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by theobcman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What 5th Freedoms have you taken?
Replies: 38
Views: 1834

Re: What 5th Freedoms have you taken?

LATAM B789 MAD>FRA in J - highly recommend !

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by theobcman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 40188

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

27/01/2018 LHR MAD British Airways B767-336ER 27/01/2018 MAD LHR British Airways B787 to be continued..... Hey n729pa - I’m also doing the BA B789 LHR-MAD-LHR on 27th. Out in Club Europe (club world) quick turn around (hopefully) and back in Y. See you there ! That's good. Not sure what class I'm f...

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by theobcman
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Jumbo LH NUE-FRA-TXL on the B747-400 and A320neo
Replies: 8
Views: 5111

Re: Domestic Jumbo LH NUE-FRA-TXL on the B747-400 and A320neo

Thanks for reporting. Was waiting for someone to show the domestic LH 744’s.

I was going to do this myself but being London based I couldn’t justify flying to FRA & back from TXL just for the 45 mins of flying on the 744.

Cheers

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by theobcman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines’ Inaugural to Los Angeles: Work in Progress A350 Business Class
Replies: 13
Views: 11934

Re: Hong Kong Airlines’ Inaugural to Los Angeles: Work in Progress A350 Business Class

Great report ! The on board offerings from HX look good. And the A350 in those colours looks stunning - cheers

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by theobcman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA on the skids again, what's new?
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: BA on the skids again, what's new?

Seems to be everyone’s favourite thing to BA bash. I’ve said before when you carry the pax numbers BA do, you cannot please everyone all the time. Never flown BA F but with the new additions in J rolling out this will bring them back into the game(ish). Y+ is a joy to fly & Y as good anything. F...

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by theobcman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA worse than US3?
Replies: 28
Views: 3240

Re: BA worse than US3?

When you have the network / aircraft numbers & employees BA have you will not please everyone all of the time. BA are rolling out the new on board catering, trolley service & bedding in J and are getting back in the game for J class. Y+ is absolutely brilliant & perfect for mid long haul...

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by theobcman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The best Business Class within Europe!?
Replies: 4
Views: 5812

Re: The best Business Class within Europe!?

Have done & reported on the LA 789 MAD>FRA couple of times and yes agreed it is a very enjoyable couple of hours !

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by theobcman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice on transatlantic J
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: Advice on transatlantic J

DL / VS / AC are no way better ! I would definitely not give up on your OW Sapphire and would carry on with AA/BA. With the new roll out of catering / trolley service and bedding on BA > JFK they are getting back into the game ! BA Club World (despite peoples grumbles) I think is a lovely way to fly...

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by theobcman
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 40188

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

n729pa wrote:
27/01/2018 LHR MAD British Airways B767-336ER
27/01/2018 MAD LHR British Airways B787

to be continued.....


Hey n729pa - I’m also doing the BA B789 LHR-MAD-LHR on 27th. Out in Club Europe (club world) quick turn around (hopefully) and back in Y. See you there !

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by theobcman
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A350 First Commercial Flight KUL-PEN
Replies: 6
Views: 9720

Re: Malaysia Airlines A350 First Commercial Flight KUL-PEN

Great report. Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing the MH offering's on their new A350. Cheers !

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by theobcman
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4423

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

OK so to clarify the first list is the ones I’ve flown (COMPLETED) just if anyone was interested. The second was just a few I had an eye on & looking for some info. The title is what I’m asking about and some have supplied info - thanks so much.

Any suggestions welcome.

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by theobcman
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 4423

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

@cofannyc Thanks so much. Amazing list - will study !

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