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  • DerekVH
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    What the RMT really mean is “we want more money”.


    DerekVH
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    I travel twice a year LHR/BKK and since BA removed First I travel on Thai (unless I can use AVIOS when I travel with BA via KUL). I have friends who live in Thailand who think I am mad paying for Thai First, they use EVA 6-8 times a year and having nothing put positives for all aspects of their service. EVA use the Air Canada lounge in Terminal 2 and all J class seats have direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 configuration. Feedback is all positive on food, drinks and all aspects of on board service.

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    DerekVH
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    Thanks Tom, the link did not appear on my browser and the click to join link is in the middle of the page not the top right hand corner – you would think someone would check this before they send out possibly 380,000 emails!

    in reply to: BA Data Theft

    DerekVH
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    I have received a further email from BA telling my I can have a 12 month free subscription to Experian which will alert me to any credit checks made against my name. It says go to the ProtectmyID website but does not give the web site address or include a link to the site. If I google search the site there does not appear to be anywhere to join – the BA email says join by clicking in the top right hand corner. The only think that is there is for existing members to log in.

    I am worried now this is another hack!

    in reply to: BA Data Theft

    DerekVH
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    As Tom has highlighted, following recent software changes, BA Holidays ignore the fact they have direct flights and present you with a load of options involving changes which is frustrating. However, another major benefit of booking through BA Holidays is that you do not need to pay the full cost up front, you pay a small deposit with the balance being paid 4/6 weeks before actual date of travel. If buying premium tickets for a group this can be extremely beneficial. You also earn BA Holiday AVIOS on top of the flight AVIOS.


    DerekVH
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    Did my last flight last week and went in to hand my uniform in this morning and did not feel any regret about my decision at all.

    That is one of the saddest statements I’ve read for a long time, though it’s good that you aren’t regretting your decision.

    +1

    in reply to: More BAd news….

    DerekVH
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    There is such a simple solution to this. Just as the BOB service starts in Y, position the J trolley by the curtain and leave it there!

    in reply to: BA – Caught short

    DerekVH
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    I will admit to there being 5 x Crabtree & Evelyn Concorde eau de toilette bottles taking pride of place in my bathroom cabinet (not all from the same trip!)


    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
    Participant

    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.

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