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  • Flightlevel
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    Mark and Tom, tried to enter the auction ‘though my sign on here doesn’t work and I don’t subscribe because I get free copies of BT on my flights.
    Is there a way for non-subcribers to participate – and please don’t punish me for my ‘free’ subscription!


    Flightlevel
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    Flew LAS to ORD on AA yesterday and the system of group boarding worked well. Groups 1-4 were deemed priority, but you could not board until your group was called. Connected to BA to LHR and that was disorganised with no real priority.
    This proposed system would work well, if gate agents implement it strictly.

    Gate staff are certainly strict and once we remember to read the numbers on the boarding pass it may be more efficient.
    It will certainly sell more ribbon barriers. Its all dogs jumping through hoops!


    Flightlevel
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    Once Level is established at LGW it makes sense to operate to BA’s holiday destinations and let BA continue to mainly business destinations where their CASM is higher and they get higher RASM.
    Level will get known in the UK and lower cost A330s can easily compete with the newer B787s operated by NO.


    Flightlevel
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    Heard it all now!…. And just how does this reduce costs? The only thing it will increase is the time it takes for everyone to board.

    Agree completely,they did this at HKG recently and ribbon barriers (management failure for sure!) all over the gate and pax moving from one queue to another continuously.
    Appeared to take longer to board ‘though that maybe the confusion caused to pax?
    Adds stress to boarding if nothing else!


    Flightlevel
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    Relative ofcourse to the price they pay for them, appears to be a buyers market?


    Flightlevel
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    BA is keeping 747s in service to 2024 (subject fuel price?) so a good idea since 380s are far more efficient/pax and at a good price and well maintained like BA’s 747s.


    Flightlevel
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    Not seen any contracts so legally heresay,told by retail and restaurant staff all sales pay 8% commission to HAL.
    Tickets pay differently pax and landing fees ofcourse and been said exchanges pay commission to airlines too.
    To be fair, understand new shops can open at low (or initially free rental?) to see if they make money whilst paying their 8%.


    Flightlevel
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    HAL (Heathrow Airport very Ltd.) charge 8% on everything sold at LHR so 300% sounds steep. They don’t have enough bus stops at LHR maybe that’s the reason. More like NationalX profiteering?


    Flightlevel
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    Maybe they were using a wide body aircraft on flights you wanted and World Traveller plus seat is called Economy Plus on those flights?
    Very interesting?

    in reply to: BA Economy Plus

    Flightlevel
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    Headline discounts are good advertising’though to find those fares is like looking for a needle overflying China!


    Flightlevel
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    Thanks FDOS
    If a cabin crew member develops a back back or some other related ailment and is then left uninsured for failing to follow instructions and loses income, do you find that acceptable?
    If they have to go long term sick and lose their job, is that ok?
    Not for me, your values may differ,
    [/quote]

    Heavy breadbasket?


    Flightlevel
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    Capetonianm and rferguson are both right. Aussies figure a terrorist can seal a plastic bag of liquid explosive and false receipt so don’t allow liquids over 100ml in hand luggage’though I suspect they get a good tax return from costly DF bought on arrival too.
    Their prices are more competitive when you get a free hand baggage case!

    in reply to: Bangkok Airport Scams

    Flightlevel
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    Capetonianm,well done,reminds me of the quotation that everyone knows something you don’t know.
    You can’t let them know your contacts,or you’d get more abuse and you asked politely so they got what they deserved!


    Flightlevel
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    There may be BKK scams however the rule to Oz from any destination is no liquids over the 100ml (per item) in hand baggage. To be sure put shampoo,lotions,etc.in checked bags.
    You can take 2.25L in checked bags-and I frequently do- or buy on arrival and I think also on the’plane to Oz,since its obviously real alcohol if bought on the flight.
    Even LHR won’t sell you duty free bottles for Oz unless you convince them you can put into your checked baggage en route!

    in reply to: Bangkok Airport Scams

    Flightlevel
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    Ipad batteries are not allowed in checked baggage so best to hand carry it and trust you don’t have to open it.
    I think only US bound flights have to prove it operates ok ‘though ask for the latest advice.
    It was probably shipped by aircraft already,however air freight has different rules.

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