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No changes to the existing policy on bringing a guest into the lounge for gold and silver card holders.
Group 1 goes from First Class Premier to the lowest Gold in economy…hey some priority system! Bun fight at the gate. The only ones that are happy are Economy Nothings who know their place…unless they have slipped through with Group 1 unnoticed! Oh BA…..
This is the biggest issue that needs to be resolved, travelling in first and boarding in group 1 with 75 others, many of whom are in Y does not feel like a priority experience.
United have Group 1 as first class and Global Services which I think in BA language would mean First, Permier and Gold Guest List. One World Emerald would be Group 2 with business class.
Alternatively allow first to “pre board” with those “needing extra time”.in reply to: BA – Boarding Group policy14 Jan 2018
So I guess this is why I have been on hold for 27 minutes on the GGL “Priority” helpline. I gave up earlier today having held for 30 minutes. I hope the “non-priority” callers have a comfortable chair, its going to be a long evening !!in reply to: Bad weather disrupts flights, trains and roads10 Dec 2017
Wheelchair users etc obviously need to board first. Parents with pushchairs etc makes sense but they need to be more clear of definition of ‘children’ as I’ve seen a number of examples of what looks like 8 year olds “infants” being pre-boarded and sometimes with all 15 members of the extended family.
On a flight from SFO to LAS last week, an elderly couple in front of me in the line said they needed time to board so we’re allowed on with first class. Once out of sight of the gate agent they gave eachother a high-five and sprinted down the air bridge to the plane ……… very amusing!21 Nov 2017
United have Group 1 as First Class and Global Services travellers (which I think is similar to BA Gold Gues List). This ensures Group one is a small select group. I’m not sure how many Gold cards are on a typical flight out of T5 but I’m sure the first class passengers will appreciate the Gold card scrum in Group 1.20 Nov 2017
I work in the tech sector but actually love an 11hr flight with no wi-fi access. I can enjoy a rest and a movie guilt free as I know I have no option to be online. And when I land and get back to the 21st century, I find that the company hasn’t folded and the stock has not crashed in my absence. In fact it all seems to work very well without me ……. although maybe I should keep that one to myself!
BA can take as long as they need with their evaluation. Being off-grid is fantastic!in reply to: British Airways wifi – High Life Connect2 Nov 2017
Looks like they have been flying the aircraft through volcanic ash clouds! Hoping it’s a bit cleaner on the inside!16 Oct 2017
Looks like you are on your own with a meal voucher!!!in reply to: No Emirates Business Lounge at JFK10 Oct 2017
“Have to say I was not so charitable when in F longhaul a rather snooty Singapore expat couple were angling for my 2A on a 747 so they did not have to sit in the 2 middle seats away from the window”
I had a similar situation on SFO/LHR only this time when I boarded someone was hovering in 2A and I was greeted with an “oh you don’t mind moving do you” kind of comment (From the passenger, not the cabin crew).
Needless to say the passenger ended up in the seat number shown on their boarding pass much to the delight of the cabin crew!30 Sep 2017
I did LHR to SYD return in first with BA and got 360 tier points for the outbound. I had a one night stopover in SIN on the return and got 450 tier points as it was classed as 2 separate flights. The stopover had no impact on the price of the ticket.
Makes no sense!in reply to: Earning Tier Points and Avios with Qatar?29 Sep 2017
Never had a problem with BA or other oneworld members with my bike, no advance notice needed. In fact I do a big sportive in Italy each year and often the return leg has +/- 15 bike boxes checked in (on an A320) and never a problem. I always pack my bike box with other gear so usually weighs around 26kg and never been charged excess with BA, Cathay or Qantas.
Sounds like Swiss are being a bit inflexible here.18 Aug 2017
Yes BA do seem to be very harsh in these situations. Last year we had 1A and 1K booked on a 747. I am GGL and my parter was gold. His gold card expired before the date of travel and he was ‘relegated’ to 4E while I got to keep row 1.
At the very least I would have expected to be informed. We were travelling on the same reservation so surely they would have expected us to want to be seated together?
Managed to get it resolved by giving him a partner Gold card but the policy just seems REALLY petty!in reply to: Sharp treatment by BA – again3 Aug 2017