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  • FDOS_UK
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    where few posters actually know each other

    You are making a judgment there, are you sure that few posters actually know each other?


    FDOS_UK
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    You posed a question, David, I responded to it.

    It’s your choice, whether you choose to post or not.

    I shared an offer that saved money for BA bookings, recently. I’ll keep sharing, if I think I can help, that’s my choice.

    Stay safe.


    FDOS_UK
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    but why should I, for example, bother to post about a current issue with obtaining visas for China that may be useful information for forum members; or write a note about a BA aircraft that was (in the splendid words of an FT writer) apparently so old that it should have a tail gunner?

    Depends whether you wish to help others, I guess.


    FDOS_UK
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    Gentlemen, I was talking IBM XT, not Speccy 🙂

    My big brother worked at IBM, so I was lucky to get a pre-release early IBM PC (around 1980) to try out in my business, before they were released in the market. Of course, I had to offer progress reports, to help them tinker with the eventually released model. Prior to that I had been operating a computer built for me, with two massive proper floppy disks in Drives A and B. The former held programs and the latter any data. They were both 150k – wow ! We were constantly swapping disks in and out of Drive B to work.

    Around 1982 or so I bought a program called PC-Calc (known as a spreadsheet, whatever that was) from a guy in Utah named Jim Button. It was advertised in a computer magazine and I phoned him to buy it. He was later bought out by Lotus, who renamed it Lotus 123, who were themselves bought out by Microsoft, to produce Excel.

    Also around 1982 I had an IBM luggable computer, which was the size of a small suitcase. I used it the following year to run a £2 Billion expenditure program for the then DHSS. They did not have access to mainframes for this particular work and so had been using programmable super calculators. What had been taking them about six days to run “What If” scenarios took me a total of about two hours.

    I remember those IBM luggables, built like brick outbuildings – a colleague slipped and dropped one down a flight of stairs, whereupon it smashed straight through a glass door and booted up afterwards!


    FDOS_UK
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    Gentlemen, I was talking IBM XT, not Speccy 🙂

    Tramor01, I had a laptop about the same time, Victor brand, with an orange plasma screen. The person I sold it onto left it running with the lid closed and melted it!

    Those early Tosh’s were nice – later, I had a Compaq SLT with the lift off keyboard, very nice design, wouldn’t mind something in the same format, today.


    FDOS_UK
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    Martyn

    The logic of call blockers is that they blacklist the caller ID and then reject calls from it.

    AFAIK, there is no app that can block numbers on the basis of having no ID – but I’m not that au fait with smartphones, so don’t rely on this comment.

    One method of stopping the calls would be to use an app like this one

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vladlee.easyblacklist&hl=en_GB

    You would need to block all calls, then add your contacts as a whitelist – there are some obvious downsides to this approach, since you may inadvertently block genuine calls and not be aware that someone is seeking to contact you.

    Another way would be to get a handset with dual sim card provision and to use one line for trusted people, whilst using the other for general calls and deliberately not setting up a voicemail – again, not without downsides.

    I know how annoying this can be, good luck with working it out.


    FDOS_UK
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    As a reasonably frequent user of VT, I am generally satisfied with their service and the Delay Repay scheme is administered well – if you book through your own account for a delayed train, no action is necessary and the refund is automatic.

    I’m not the biggest Pendolino fan (a little cramped in standard), but first class is comfortable – if expensive (unless one can obtain a advance fare).


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Good ‘heaps up’ capetonianm.

    in reply to: IAG and Norwegian

    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Does this INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE (clue in the capitalised words) realise that people might sometimes wish to fly from country A, have a credit card with a billing address in country B, and actually be sitting in country C when they make a booking to travel to country D?

    Well you are talking about BRITISH Airways, who offered an £66 discount voucher for England reaching the WC semis, but blanked Wales when they reached the same point in the 2016 Euros.

    Of course Wales isn’t in England (or more precisely the London conurbation), so it can’t be part of Britain 🙂


    FDOS_UK
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    256 mb hard drive generation

    Tha were lucky, lad. I remember 10mb being lauded as more then thee will ever use! (and I started with floppy disk only).


    FDOS_UK
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    I can only assume that “Bluemooner” is the ceo of MAN!! Or maybe her/his tag, Bluemooner, suggests that you only get through MAN quickly without long waits….once in a “Blue moon”! 😉

    I think this website is about contributors sharing experiences.

    I can only report what I experience and appreciate others may have different ones.

    It would be a boring work if everything was the same and little to talk about.

    ps – No – I’m not CEO of MAN, just a traveller.

    I’m the same as you, bluemooner, in that I have flown in and out of MAN over many, many years and have had few problems if any. Yes, security is routinely strict and perhaps sometimes a little unfriendly but I never mind that. I find MAN no worse than other airports – and I like T2.

    As a regular MAN user, I concur- the only terminal where you can expect hassle is T3 and this is because the security setup is tight, with lots of pax trying to get through.

    I’d put the T3 security on a par with T5 at Heathrow, often obnoxious in attitude, but T1/2 are fine.


    FDOS_UK
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    @canucklad The BA passenger loading system is programmed to leave seats next to a Gold empty until the seats are required at the end. I have friends in BA Load Control who confirm this. Mind you, if you upset the person on checkin a quick phone call to Flight Monitoring Unit can change that!! So if your are a Gold in economy on a full flight, there is every chance that you will have an empty seat beside you.

    I agree with that, I think CX do the same as OW gold, often i will have empty seat next to me but rows behind will be full. Last time was on an AA internal flight I was in economy and every row was full except mine with just me and the one across the isle. the passemger across the ilse got moved to F and they freed up his row to others whilst mine was kept just to me

    It is true and I’ve been beneficiary on more than a few occasions. On the other hand, it is not a published benefit with BA and is not to be assumed/expected, as it sometimes doesn’t happen.

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    FDOS_UK
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    Don’t they both have the same american operator?

    No airport regulation in the UK so they’re laughing at us!

    LOL – MAG (Manchester Airport Group) owns both!


    FDOS_UK
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    are biz class passengers really the target?

    I imagine the target is feed pax and biz pax will be a % of the package.

    Frankly, I wouldn’t have a problem connecting to BA on FR, at least you get a bit more legroom.


    FDOS_UK
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    As per openfly’s comment, Ryanair fly to (I think) almost 300 destinations, whereas Kulula serve less than 20 (I could think of 12, there are probably some I’ve missed).

    Who reported this email for4 ‘inappropriate content’?

    Unbelievable.

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