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  • FDOS_UK
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    RF wrote

    With the First Class wing and decent offerings I feel I am getting good value when travelling Economy on BA.

    This summarises my feelings, too – expanded to include Premium Economy, though I’ll have a treat in the next week, when flying QF and using the CX lounge.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Since yesterday, I have not been able to get into the Executive Club section of the website. I keep getting this message.
    Sorry we can’t show you this page at the moment. Please try the following actions: Restart your browser and try again Try using a different browser If these steps fail to resolve the problem, please contact us, quoting the following information: Our reference: S000678328 Your IP address: nn.nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn (redacted)
    Yesterday this happened with Chrome, IE 11 and Edge but Firefox worked. Today, all browsers affected. Same thing is happening at home and at the office with completely different PC’s.
    Can anyone shed light on this? I can’t get a straight answer from the call centre, only that they will “pass on the message”. I am effective locked out of my account.
    According to the BA IT thread, others are affected. Looks like another BA IT fiasco
    Come on BA, tell us SOMETHING. Don’t just stick your head in the sand.

    I have just tried to login (10:50) and it worked first time – although I note a completely new page layout/design – maybe this is related?

    Edited to add Win10/Firefox 57/64 Bit


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Aren’t there more important things in life than a duvet on a plane?

    There are for me, as I don’t use the duvet – but, if that’s what floats your boat, then why not?

    It’s wise to remember that a healthy society allows people to express their views, even if others disagree with them. (Unless they are unlawful, obviously, but there is no Bedding Hate Crime legislation that I am aware of).


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Some of the Catalan Cavas are far better than anything that comes from France. Most things French are overpriced and overrated, including themselves and their country.

    Come on, capetonianm, tell us what you REALLY think 🙂


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    As it is only the winning bid that will be donated to charity, is it possible for there to be a donate button added to this item OR could there be a tick box to confirm whether losing bidders would still like their bid to be treated as a donation to MrMichael’s memory..?

    Great idea – like capetonianm, I don’t wish to own the model, either, but do wish to remember a very nice gentleman and his wish to help others.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    I love these auctions and have got a few things in the past. However, I can’t help but feel 60 days is too long to wait. Anyone who really wants something will just wait so the real bidding will likely only start a day or so before the end – or like me in previous years you just forget which is a shame.
    Can the time not be cut? I’d say 10 days is prefect, but maybe as you’re a magazine 30 days should be ample time.

    You’re right, LP. 60 days hence is in 2018 🙂

    I’ve only bid on MrMichael’s A320 out of respect for him and also to fulfill his wish that his model would act as a legacy donation to charity.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    The First Wing is a great idea (I guess Mr. Cruz failed to block that sole service improvement at BA during his tenure). But once in the lounge, it’s over. Food is as bad as usual. But worse, after the disparition of the Bordeaux Grand Crus and the Champagne Grand Crus, there is now no more Champagne available!, at least in white. A fizzy British wine replaced it, while for now the average rosé survives. I guess the next victim on the list will be the Blue Label…

    Blue Label is over priced rubbish – I’d be far more concerned if the single malts went.

    100% in agreement. But in an old discussion, the Blue Label argument was used… That said, beside a decent Glenlivet, the choice is poor…

    Agreed.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Aha, Tom shows the pix of one of the Project Dusk prototypes, been a while since I saw one of those.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    The First Wing is a great idea (I guess Mr. Cruz failed to block that sole service improvement at BA during his tenure). But once in the lounge, it’s over. Food is as bad as usual. But worse, after the disparition of the Bordeaux Grand Crus and the Champagne Grand Crus, there is now no more Champagne available!, at least in white. A fizzy British wine replaced it, while for now the average rosé survives. I guess the next victim on the list will be the Blue Label…

    Blue Label is over priced rubbish – I’d be far more concerned if the single malts went.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    FYI, I tried to start this auction off with a £50 bid, but the system only allowed £15 – I had a lot of time for Mr Michael and £15 looks a little insulting.

    Any chance you could override and increase my bid?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Quite surprised to not see much coverage of this and this here on BT (so far).
    I had no idea that all those airlines had common ownership.

    Interesting, thanks for sharing mkcol74, I was not aware of the order or Indigo Partners.

    in reply to: Massive Airbus order

    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Emirates could consider them or use them to push the price of new ones down as it seems they currently snub Airbus at their Airshow…

    Does EK need any?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    SQs earliest A380s were heavier than later models and consequently are not as efficient.

    I doubt BA would deliberately buy an inefficient aircraft, but what did I know?

    I guess this is some kite flying by the lessor, to try to generate interest.

    As these aircraft are ~10 yeas old, I wonder if they may realise more if parted out?


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Is it my imagination or is crew attitude improved recently?

    As usual with BA< I’ve had some great crew, some average and some lousy ones this year.

    I handed out my first ever Golden Ticket on my last flight for a very good CSM, the flight before saw me dealing with a literal idiot who had no idea about customer service, as in she offered a menu and I said ‘no thanks, I’ll skip the food’ and then she woke me up at 0300 to ask you if I would like to eat – shoe size greater than IQ, I’d guess.

    So, no it’s as random as ever 🙂 (at least in my small sample).


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Using the new BA website to look at a couple of European journeys I need to make, where LCCs are not an option. When I accept the “lowest fare” option, it offers me a price in “Economy Plus” – not a term I have come across before and not included if you go to the earning Avis tool either. It does include checked luggage but I was not offered hand luggage only options??
    Any thoughts?

    It’s all explained here

    https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/travel-classes/economy/our-short-haul-fares

    in reply to: BA Economy Plus
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