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  • JH_1234
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    The ever-useful AwardWallet app sends an alert one hour before (and also four hours before) departure for any trips it knows about – although I’m not sure whether that’s the scheduled departure or whether it can get live updates for delays etc. Also seems pretty good at automatically identifying trips from your email (on iPhone at least).

    I also use Malaysia Airlines’ app to keep track of all my OneWorld flights.


    JH_1234
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    what contingency plans do other BT subscribers have in the event of the UK exiting the EU and without any deal on 29March19 and there being a cessation of most civil aviation into and out of the UK?

    My contingency plan is to emigrate… Assuming I’ll be able to get a flight out! 😉 That said, as I’ll be in overseas on Brexit day, my bigger problem might be getting back first… 😉

    On a more serious note, anecdotally I’m hearing of a lot of people – mostly highly skilled, well paid, professional types – who are similarly making plans to move overseas, or have already gone. Whatever happens with Brexit, it sounds like the brain-drain is already well underway.

    I’m inclined to agree with canucklad’s opera hypothesis (although I suspect it’s less of a deliberate strategy and more a case of muddling through). For what it’s worth, I remain convinced, as I have since the beginning, that Brexit will not happen (albeit I think that’s less about politics and more about the practical realities of achieving it – I sense the penny is starting to drop, but it has a lot further to fall…) The only question – it seems to me – is how the present government can engineer a situation that allows it to ‘gracefully’ back out and provide a justification for doing so that is palatable to Brexit voters. Whether by design, coincidence, or incompetence, that appears to be well underway. Perhaps they’ll find a way to *say* they’ve achieved Brexit, but it will be in name only – and probably no-one will be happy with it 😉 Alternatively – forgive the cynicism – a nice little war with, oh let’s say Russia / North Korea / Iran / take your pick, would no doubt provide a suitable excuse… 😉


    JH_1234
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    No bad thing. I like the A350, but in some ways I think I prefer the A380. Maybe that’s nostalgia 😉

    @marc_acb – I wouldn’t be too upset if you’re on the A380. And rows 6-8 are the ‘better’ of the two J cabins. Would be nice if they’ve refreshed the upholstery, but that aside, I personally think the J seats are more comfortable than the A350 ones. Each to their own of course 🙂


    JH_1234
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    It’s possible they’ve put the A380 back on for certain dates if they’re busy – they did mention a while back that would be the plan.

    Rows 6-8 would be the front J cabin on A380 – there should be another 8 rows behind the galley (unless maybe they’ve removed them and replaced with Y or Y+ perhaps).

    My July flight is still showing as A350, incidentally.


    JH_1234
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    On my iPhone, if I go to Settings > Safari > Advanced and switch off Javascript, the problem goes away. But that turns off JavaScript across all sites, which I don’t want, so it’s not a proper solution.

    I recall encountering the same problem visiting another WordPress-driven site recently – sadly I can’t remember which one. But that might suggest where the problem is likely to be – have you recently updated your WordPress version, or any plugins therein, or started using any new plugins? From memory, I first encountered the problem about three weeks ago (which is why I’ve barely visited since), so I’d be looking for something that got changed around early March…

    Perhaps it’s the annoying popup that keeps reappearing to suggest I subscribe even after I’ve dismissed it for the umpteenth time… 😉

    Good luck fixing it in any case.

    in reply to: BT Forum freezing

    JH_1234
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    LondonCB +1, various iDevices. Site has become unusable. JavaScript problem maybe?

    in reply to: BT Forum freezing

    JH_1234
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    Pleased to report that the Satellite lounge at KL is now open, and is rather nice I think. In the First (Platinum) section the layout remains much the same other than the washrooms have been moved forwards and are now at the top of the steps before the main lounge area, more or less opposite the dining room, rather than being right at the back of the lounge (a welcome change, I think). Furnishings and carpets are new, and have a cosy feel. The ‘slumberette’ rooms are gone, replaced with a more open plan rest/snooze area with a handful of daybed/couches. A couple of negatives – the aircon is still set to Arctic so the lounge is absolutely freezing, and there are now only three shower/toilet units (down from six). Oddly there’s an additional oversized toilet cubicle which doesn’t have a shower even though there’s room for one – presumably it’s meant as a wheelchair-friendly toilet, yet it lacks any of the bars and handles etc usually needed for accessibility. An example of classic Malaysia Airlines lack of attention to detail, I suppose. On which subject, they still don’t seem to get that if you’re going to put a washbasin inside the cubicle, it would be really helpful also to have a hand dryer or paper towels or even proper towels in there too. To be fair though, they are at least remaining true to national culture – “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing 90%, no need to actually finish it” 😉

    I had a quick look in the Business section on my way out – again the layout is largely the same, from memory, although it feels a lot more open now (perhaps down to the new furnishings and colour scheme) while at the same time having the feeling of various discreet areas, so although large, it didn’t feel too overwhelming. Looks like the washrooms at the back have been redone and made much bigger, albeit only four shower units, I was told – I didn’t go in, but hopefully they’re at least of the same quality as those in the First area, which would be a massive improvement on what was there before.

    Overall, aside from a couple of niggles, a nice refurb.


    JH_1234
    Participant

    Perhaps there should be a rule that anyone conducting research, or promoting their own business, has to pay the entire bill – and everyone’s travel to/from the event 😉


    JH_1234
    Participant

    PS last time I had a “already credited to another programme” message, what it actually meant was “fare not eligible to earn points”… :-/


    JH_1234
    Participant

    Adrian Keating is the UK regional manager, and has been known to read this forum so he may well reply himself. But if not, the email format is firstname dot lastname at malaysiaairlines dot com 🙂

    Alternatively, you may or may not get anywhere by calling customer services (tends to be a bit hit and miss in my experience) but if you want to try it’s 033 0365 0080.

    Good luck!


    JH_1234
    Participant

    I wonder what the A350 will offer to passengers at the back of the bus?

    I flew Economy on the MH A350 a week or so back when it was being used on KUL-PEN. Only a short flight but I found the economy seat very comfortable – about the same size as on the A380 I think, but more padded. I considered MH A380 economy seats to be about the best out there; first impressions are that the A350 ones are even better. I was sat in the first row, which has slightly more legroom, but I assume the seats are otherwise the same.

    I’m posting this from on board the A350 to London, by the way… Slightly nicer seat this time 😉 Have just posted my review – https://www.businesstraveller.com/forums/topic/review-malaysia-airlines-a350-first-class/


    JH_1234
    Participant

    Most amusing that a thread about correct spelling is so littered with typos and grocer’s apostrophes.

    As for the thread title, it’s “It’s”, not “Its”.

    😉


    JH_1234
    Participant

    I flew back to London with MH yeaterday. Have to say the service was superb, and also the food. I can highly recommend the lobster tails, available via Chef on Call, and the champagne in First is now Joseph Perrier Cuvée Joesphine 2008 – very nice.

    Looking forward to the A350, but it doesn’t surprise me if they’ve decided to keep the A380 after all. Makes sense to use it for peak periods, although maybe they’ll revert to it being permanent on London, with the 350 perhaps then used to reopen Paris, Amsterdam or Frankfurt. The 380 interior could do with a refresh (getting noticeably battered these days) but she’s a good aircraft and I would have been sorry to see her go.


    JH_1234
    Participant

    smartphone with visual ring signal
    What does this mean?

    Maybe one of those new-fangled hi-tec phones that communicates via smoke signals? 😉

    I believe it was slightly on fire and ended up in a bucket of water…


    JH_1234
    Participant

    How was the Hilton KL?

    I like it. Rooms were refurbished a year or two ago if I remember correctly, lounge also. Breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening canapés in the lounge are generally pretty decent. Staff are great and I’ve always been very well looked after there, so I have no hesitation recommending it.

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