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In the US if you turn up at the airport early for a domestic flight an American airline will be happy to try and get you on an earlier flight at no cost. In Europe/UK if you are on a British/European Airline they will charge you a fortune even if the earlier flight is empty (unless on a flexible ticket)!!in reply to: Most frustrating airline rules16 Feb 2018
There are the two nearby hotels (JW & Conrad at Pacific Place). The Conrad I personally think is calmer and has bigger rooms as I recall.
Slightly further afield but still on this side of the harbour the Grand Hyatt which had a refurb about 12 months ago and has a nice pool area. There are of course the two Mandarin Oriental properties but if you want to try something new that has been trailed as something v good there is The Murray which has just opened. I have not seen it myself but am looking forward to my next trip to give it a go.
Never been in a steam room in Hong Kong so can’t comment whether any of these have them.in reply to: Shanghai & Hong Kong Hotels .. advice please16 Feb 2018
Well I had two flights last week in WT+ to NYC and from LA (overnight). There were no Magnums to be seen in WT+.
Going forward until the enhancements, maybe we should rename it from WT+ missing out WT and straight down to WT-in reply to: BA, WT Ice Cream, WTP No Ice Cream16 Feb 2018
I would add the new Cathay Lounge at Changi T4, Qantas in T1 Singapore. I would also agree with the Qantas lounge in Sydney, Qatar in Doha. It’s been a while but I also quite like the Oman lounge in Muscat.in reply to: 100 Best Airport Lounges worldwide11 Jan 2018
I do think LH are being unreasonable especially as their cancelled flight was a key part of the problem.
As you are based in the UK I would contact the UK office of Lufthansa as well https://www.addressesandpostcodes.co.uk/address/yS243BtE/lufthansa-german-airlines-2-heathrow-boulevard-284-bath-road-sipson-west-drayton-ub7-0dq.html
Alternatively as you say you could just stop flying them.in reply to: Status renewal – or not with Miles & More5 Jan 2018
I think it is a positive move as anything is better than the current shambles. Recently to the US with United I was in the third group but spotted I had SSSS written on my boarding card so presented myself at the gate for my secondary security screening. They were keen to let me through and the security screening was prompt so I was on the plane before most people in group 1. So watch out for SSSS to get ahead of the queue!in reply to: BA boarding by group number?20 Nov 2017
For me it would contain
Departing airport: Changi (T1) as not been through T4 yet
Lounge: Qantas T1
Aircraft: A350 or B787
Seat: Qatar Q-suite
In-flight catering: Cathay Pacific
Route: Long-haul, night flight
Cabin crew: Singapore Airlines
IFE: Emirates or Virgin Atlantic
Airport arrival: London City (as so quick to get through)in reply to: Fantasy airline league23 Oct 2017
Thanks. Maybe I am just unlucky. The last two trips were with BA although I can’t remember who the one before was with. I spoke with a person from my hotel and he said that the handlers (not the airport) are having staffing shortages.in reply to: What's going wrong with baggage at HKG?23 Oct 2017
I flew out from Tegel yesterday and ticket counters were busy with people trying to rebook. Ground staff were I believe already working to rule. For my BA flight there was only one security lane open so despite having joined the queue an hour before departure time I was still queuing when the flight boarded and people were still boarding long after we should have left.in reply to: Berlin ground staff strike tomorrow (March 10)10 Mar 2017
I like the Fullerton but the newer Fullerton Bay is just superb. The reliatvely new Sofitel So is nice and I am a great fan of the Shangri-La Singapore and the Valley Wing there is great. I have not stayed at the Regent for while but I used to enjoy it. If you are on more of a budget Hotel Jen (by ShangriLa) on Orchard is in a good location, nice pool and modern rooms.in reply to: Hotel in Singapore25 May 2016
Yes Vistara has a good reputation but routes are more limited last tie I looked4 May 2016
I would fly Indigo out of choice. My experience is less delays and newer planes. It’s a LCC model so you choose what you want – seat food etc. I always seem to get row 1 without paying too much. If not I would probably fly Jet Airways but they do have some old planes and fly a mixture of services. Some are full service, other not.3 May 2016