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  • FDOS_UK
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    The first rule about xxxxxx airlines, is no-one talks about xxxxxx airlines.

    in reply to: BA Lifetime Gold

    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    It’s dry, warm and sunny in Lancaster and I have a 4am call tomorrow for a flight, so will not be with you – but hope everyone has a good time.


    FDOS_UK
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    Well Comic Relief accounts are published if you are concerned. I believe between 85% and 90% of money raised is donated to projects and good causes.

    According to the video (5 mins 20 seconds), ‘every penny of which will help children all over the world……’.

    85-90% is not every penny, at least where I come from.

    Here’s the proof

    <iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/-aNXnLRVjjo?feature=oembed” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen=”” name=”fitvid0″></iframe>

    Every penny helps because 90% of it gets donated. I imagine that is what they mean.

    No, 100% of all donations go to good causes, the overheads are paid by sponsorships and other funding sources.

    I believe this is because they are aware of potential cynicism around ‘chugging’.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    But FDOS you must remember this is the Daily Mail.

    That was my point, should have been high speed abort

    No, abort is not a word used by pilots.

    The word is reject.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Am I wrong ?

    Yes, you are, because the terms of the tickets you are comparing are different.

    You can walk away from the first reward ticket until -24 hours, with a full refund of avios and the cash component, less a fee of £35.

    The other ticket is non-flexible.

    If you don’t need flexibility, then the cash ticket probably offers you better value, if you may need to cancel your ticket, the reward is good value.

    in reply to: BA Avios top-up sale

    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    There is something not right about the Delta report, where it mentions

    Passengers told Xinmin Evening News that the nose of the Airbus A350 had already lifted off the ground when the pilot slammed the brakes.

    As pilots of multi-engined aircraft know there are three key speeds during takeoff

    V1 – after which point the aircraft is committed to flight

    VR – the point at which the nose is left (or rotated) to increase the angle of attack of the wing as a precursor to flight

    V2 – the after takeoff safety speed for the initial climb

    If the aircraft nose had lifted, it must have been post V1 and it would probably have required less runway distance to clear the tail of the other aircraft than to stop.

    I suspect that the passengers incorrectly perceived the forces of acceleration as the nose rising – nonetheless, given the smoke coming out of the landing gear and the fire services dousing it with water, this must have been a high speed reject to generate that much energy.


    FDOS_UK
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    Semantics.

    Take offs are rejected, not aborted.

    Low speed reject = non-event

    High speed reject = a serious event, with a risk of fire (that’s why the fire truck was dousing the landing gear with water, to cool the brakes)


    FDOS_UK
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    Bear in mind that I am not a lawyer and this is my layman’s opinion

    There are two strands here

    1 – the contractual agreement
    2 – the charge or credit card issuer

    BA acted as agent and collected your payment, but you signed an agreement with Avis, so that is who your contract is formed with.

    You paid with American Express, so you may have recourse to them.

    I do not think BA has any obligation to assist you.

    If I was in this position, I would

    1 – telephone Avis and ask them why they charged you this amount
    2 – telephone Amex and ask them why they have not charged back the amount

    If you can present a reason from Avis to Amex, e.g. Avis says they charged legitimately for ‘x’ and you dispute it, then I would have thought that Amex would be obliged to investigate.

    Just my tuppence.

    in reply to: Who is responsible?

    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Since when has Flybe been a Channel Islands airline?

    Since 1985 it has been registered at Exeter airport in England.

    https://www.flybe.com/corporate/about-flybe

    Jersey International? 1979.

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    in reply to: Flybe's days numbered?

    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Curry.

    National dish of Britain.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    FDOS_UK

    I apologise for my delay in responding to your post offering support to and unqualified recommendation of the views of IanFromHKG

    In your post you are dismissive my views on the data breach incident it seems largely because in your view I do not have ‘the history’ of the old boys club that you seem to believe to be a prerequisite to offering an informed view on this forum.

    FYI I have posted on this forum since its inception ‘oldchinahand’ and had several letter published in the magazine.

    In my view your post added little to the debate and was unbelievingly condescending.

    Oh well, that’s fine then. You like to give out stick, but seem reluctant to take any back. Have a nice day. I once won a competition in the Beano comic.


    FDOS_UK
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    From the article Tom linked to:

    “A major cyberattack that saw the data of 9.4 million Cathay Pacific Airways customers stolen by hackers was far worse than the airline has previously admitted… Throughout our investigation into this incident, our foremost objective and primary motivation has been to support our affected passengers by providing accurate and meaningful information,” the statement said.”

    The integrity issues continue, it seems.

    Sounds that way, Ian.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Well Comic Relief accounts are published if you are concerned. I believe between 85% and 90% of money raised is donated to projects and good causes.

    According to the video (5 mins 20 seconds), ‘every penny of which will help children all over the world……’.

    85-90% is not every penny, at least where I come from.

    Here’s the proof

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    FDOS_UK
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    It’s TV entertainment, end of.

    If it was a serious business show, they wouldn’t be combining Lord Shouty of Shortarse with a bunch of people selected for good viewing, as GivingupBA says.


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    However I think BA use the working I have shown (or something similar) as that would roughly equate to the figures given by nevereconomy.

    Tim, I agree. it’s because they treat it was a fare refund rather than a EC261 reimbursement.

    The OP needs to express very clearly that this is an EC261 claim – it is a slam dunk, as there are no extra ordinary circumstances for a downgrade.

    in reply to: What should I expect ?
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