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  • DerekVH
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    I have never quite understood why BA don’t sell an upgrade to First seating, with J class service, when operating a 4 class aircraft on a route which is normally 3 class?


    DerekVH
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    JeffD, I carry a small branch of Boots when I travel, a pill or potion for every eventuality but also 10 prescribed daily tablets (it does worry me sometimes going into places like Bangkok or KL), I do actually carry a recent prescription in case I am challenged at a foreign destination but I have NEVER been challenged at LHR or LGW and you will know from this forum how unpleasant an experience that can be.


    DerekVH
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    Hi FDOS, sorry I did not think of that angle but you are probably correct!


    DerekVH
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    Given you have stated the flight date I suspect some poor CSM (no CSD’s on Gatwick fleet) is now likely to be hauled into a disciplinary by BA for divulging passenger details to you!


    DerekVH
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    From the Trakdot website “Trakdot’s artificial intelligence shuts off its transmit-and-receive capability and enters “airplane mode” by employing solid-state accelerometer technologies that sense the sustained acceleration of an airplane during taxi and/or the approximate first third of takeoff roll. Trakdot™ is in airplane mode or “sleep mode” well before the aircraft is airborne”


    DerekVH
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    The Trakdot unit senses the speed of the plane taking off and puts the unit to sleep, the braking action wakes it up again (to the best of my knowledge)


    DerekVH
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    Totally agree with Martyn and I would say the devices are excellent value for money. Twice I have been able to demonstrate where my luggage was when the airline staff had no idea and it is a cosy feeling when you are standing by the baggage delivery belt and a text message confirms your luggage is at your destination.


    DerekVH
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    Well I am sure some people will not be surprised and I must admit I did chuckle to myself.

    Flying to AMS from T5 yesterday the new boarding arrangements had obviously been postponed due the snow problems the previous day.

    I was about 4th in the in the premium lane when BA called for people to check in their cabin bags “free of charge” as the flight was full.

    Four “volunteers” duly went up to the desk and got their baggage labels and were told to drop the bags at the aircraft door as they boarded.

    As their reward they got to wait with the pre-boarders of which there were only a couple and one family.

    I was directly behind them when boarding the aircraft and needless to say all four of them took their bags on board and marched off down the end of the aircraft.

    You have to admire their cheek but this will make a nonsense of BA’s new policy before it has even started.


    DerekVH
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    Thanks Alex, I do understand that but what I don’t follow is the logic of expensive TV advertising in the UK, they are pushing a product which will not be available to the majority of UK>DXB Emirates passengers (unless changing at DXB to a 777 route).


    DerekVH
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    I am left wondering why Emirates are spending a significant amount on UK TV advertising this new first class when the UK>DXB routes are primarily served by A380’s? Is this a sign there are aircraft changes in the offing or is this just for the benefit of my friends in Glasgow who continue to have 777 on the DXB route?


    DerekVH
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    1. Haggis
    2. Black sausage (pudding)
    3. Spam

    What do I need to do in order to get BA to have such a wonderful menu on my next trip? My idea of heaven!


    DerekVH
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    Many thanks for the advice I will risk in hand luggage – worst case I suppose I have to wrap it up again!


    DerekVH
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    A timely topic; I am off to Thailand soon flying direct in F but I am taking an Ipad pro as a xmas present. It is sealed in the original packing so I am assuming I will not be allowed to take this in my hand luggage as I will not be able to demonstrate that I can turn it on. My annual travel insurance will now allow me to pay a premium for a high value item so I think my best option is to follow LP’s advice and get the back wrapped in plastic (assuming the service is available in LHR T2).


    DerekVH
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    I received a phone call today from BA to acknowledge my letter and to advise it had been escalated for investigation. I did advise that since my letter I have received another email with exactly the same information. Obviously I have saved both in readiness for the response that these did not originate from BA!


    DerekVH
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    Easy to find someone on social media if you have first and last name – I can understand why a move to first name only would be preferred by most staff.

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