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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!in reply to: Business Traveller Online Charity Auction 201720 Nov 2017
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!in reply to: BA boarding by group number?20 Nov 2017
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.in reply to: Level interested in Monarch slots at Gatwick20 Nov 2017
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!in reply to: BA boarding by group number?20 Nov 2017
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.15 Nov 2017
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%.in reply to: Rip-off coach fares ex-LHR13 Nov 2017
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,
Heavy breadbasket?in reply to: BA Leisure Fleet 777 irritation10 Nov 2017
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 Scams10 Nov 2017
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!in reply to: Aircraft Diversions – Passenger behaviour9 Nov 2017
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 Scams9 Nov 2017
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.in reply to: Theft from Checked Baggage9 Nov 2017