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Max11, assuming you need connection primarily for work and keeping in touch with home, the WiFi available at the vast majority of hotels and cafes is more than suitable. Depends on where you are, if you want to stream Netflix etc then that’s not always so good, but for day to day email, FT or Skype you will be well covered. Enjoy your trip, first time I assume? Safe travels.in reply to: Internet connection for travelling16 May 2018
We have all had something similar happen with many airlines, and yes it’s often the recovery by the carrier that we measure the incident on.
If your wife missed her flight ex Hel , then a 6 hour delay to arrive in Sgn sounds still pretty good if a re route via another Asian city was involved.in reply to: Finnair = lousy airline21 Apr 2018
Only 3 weeks ago took 1a and b for my wife to Tenerife, so 4 hours which is a long time for me in economy, but it was ok. Good leg room to the bulk head, better than I expected. Seats a little narrow to accommodate the inarm tables but was ok.
On the counter to that Thomas Cook premium economy return A321 was awful, with a seat narrower than my Eazyjet flight and my knees pressing into the seat back in front.in reply to: Easyjet .. advice on which seat .. please8 Mar 2018
I find it works best at the carriers home base, where the relationship with the agents is conducted properly or in some cases airline still have its own ground staff.
None of this applies to Man, my home base. Regardless of how many, first, business, gold, priority tags are on your case you’ll get it when the baggage handlers deem fit.28 Feb 2018
Jeffd, were they liquid medicines, if not what on earth could be the issue with airline security. Even then if the liquids fell within the allowed container quantities what’s the issue. Worst case they can do a swab test.
Manchester is my home airport and like you for over 20 years minimum 2 flights per week, it’s a disgrace, has been for years and will be until new terminals finished, assuming they are fit for purpose.in reply to: Manchester airport Terminal 3 Security.9 Feb 2018
The issue with most is that they don’t seem (could be good reasons) to concentrate on a sector with multiple daily flights such as LHR .
So it can be months or longer before every aircraft servicing that route is upgraded. From a marketing stance yes it’s good to cover as many routes asap but that then leaves the issue of not all passengers enjoying the same benefits for the same cost.in reply to: Qatar Airways Q Suite16 Jan 2018
I was the lunch guest of the mayor of Naning who laid on a huge banquet lunch for our visit. The food was various Chinese dishes as you would expect. Through the interpreter the host asked if I was enjoying the turtle. So as not to offend the mayor I answered I preferred not to eat the meat of animals in decline but appreciated the gesture.
These turtles are not in decline I was informed and live in the mountains.
Of course stupid me it was Tortoise I was eating not turtle, that made it a whole lot better !!!22 Nov 2017
Only technology would control the boarding for BA , most of the time at T5 its shambolic as many of us would have experienced, eventually the gate staff giving up and just clearing the scrum.
That said I would still prefer boarding to be sequenced by efficiency rather than revenue to effectively get the flights away on time.in reply to: BA boarding by group number?20 Nov 2017
I hate the climb over the adjoining passenger, but now always take a window and just apologise in advance if I disturb the passenger climbing over later in the flight. As with other the leaning over is ridiculous, I don’t blame the crew It’s the poor design and cramming in extra seats.in reply to: BA Leisure Fleet 777 irritation7 Nov 2017
Another offer today by email from QR , companion in business so 2 can travel Man-HKG for £4569. But how to find the flight dates that match the offer, it’s impossible. That said it’s approx £700-800 above most other carriers anyway.in reply to: Qatar Airways discount1 Nov 2017
What really gets me with QR is I get email bombed from them on a weekly basis with offers, none of which you can ever find in the searches and are never relevant to your home airport of which they are well aware due to previous travel and reward membership.
I would like to see the advertising standards investigate this type of advertising, and not just QR, to offer something you can then not find on a website must be grounds.in reply to: Qatar Airways discount28 Oct 2017
One of the issues is the lack of responsibility the ground handling agents take who are boarding the flight. Many a time I have seen drunk passengers staggering towards the gate , they are obviously unfit for travel but the gate staff just pass the probelem down the line to the cabin crew.in reply to: Drunk air passenger arrests up 50 per cent15 Aug 2017