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  • LuganoPirate
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    Hi Jeanette, my wife, Mrs. LP will help you on this one. She’s the expert.

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    LuganoPirate
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    I don’t think you’ll have a problem as a solo traveler. My wife has done this many times. However you may find a problem in getting a taxi at Cadorna. They can be few and far between.

    If you want a private car, there are two options, in the arrivals hall there is a desk for private limousine services. You go there, book, pay and go.
    Alternatively, and this is what most of us in Lugano do, call Panicucci in advance and book with them. Good, clean and safe cars, with excellent drivers. Emirates use them for their First and Business travelers.

    The website is pretty lousy, but you can Google them and the phone number is: +39 0331 250423

    Enjoy your stay, Milan is great and if you need some restaurant or shopping tips feel free to ask.

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    LuganoPirate
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    Congratulations Charles, I wish the little one every health and well being.

    As to flights, may I suggest First Class on the LH 717, a B747-800. Get to see how F should really be and enjoy the amazing First lounge at FRA (don’t forget to get a duck from the bathroom) as well as being driven to the onward connection from the lounge. Dep. 1405 Arr. 2040 So a good lunch on board, sleep, home then back in time for bed.


    LuganoPirate
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    I love these stories, really make me laugh though not pleasant of course for those passengers affected by the delay.
    I hope they washed their hands after the search? 😉


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    Quite tragic in a way. He was obviously mentally unbalanced and from the sounds of it knew he was going to crash.
    Fortunately no one else was on board or killed on the ground but had he done this over a major city does not bear thinking about.

    It does beg a larger question, and that is, should all employees responsible for maintenance, handling etc, or who could have access to a plane, be physiologically tested on a regular basis? Or is this using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?


    LuganoPirate
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    LP — you’ve managed to get 1/3

    I wonder which one? Guess I’ll have to wait till Monday to find out.
    Enjoy the weekend in the meantime,
    Your fellow forum member waiting with baited breath 😉
    LP


    LuganoPirate
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    I would have said BA LHR-JFK but I see from the above that is correct, but I’ll add a couple more possibilites:
    Swiss: ZRH-JNB (always full despite the astronomical fares),
    SIA: SIN-SYD
    LH: FRA – JFK


    LuganoPirate
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    I guess you don’t read Head for Points blog.

    I didn’t know of this site either Mkcol, thanks for pointing it out, it looks very interesting. I’ve only really looked at the Points Guy.

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    LuganoPirate
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    Hello! Can someone clarify what vv means here? Thanks!

    Errr, that would be vice versa! The definition of which, to avoid any misunderstanding, is: In reverse order from the way something has been stated!!


    LuganoPirate
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    GivingUpBA

    In my experience life is a series of challenges, victories, setbacks and rewards. I do know that for all the financial advantages I have over many others it is the love of my wife which is by far my greatest gift. This trip is really my thanks to her for a lifetime of support.

    How very touching and a sentiment I fully agree with Charles. Well said, well done, have a wonderful weekend, continue to enjoy the trip and regale us with your travels.

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    LuganoPirate
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    Question : how do you get Senator for Life status?

    You need to fulfil 3 criteria Francois.
    Be a Senator for an unbroken 10 years – if you fail this, even in the ninth year, the clock starts again.
    Be at least 60 years old
    Have obtained in the 10 years at least 1 million status miles


    LuganoPirate
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    From my understanding the fare paid will be converted to Euros, then you will receive 4 miles per Euro spent, or 6 miles if Senator/Gold. Not sure about silver.

    For my usual route in F, MXP-JNB and vv, i would normally receive 39,000 miles and now it will be between 30,000 and 36,000 miles so a 10 – 15% reduction. However, status miles are awarded according to the old system, meaning I’ll still receive 39,000 status miles – which for me is a bit academic as I now have Senator for life.


    LuganoPirate
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    Absolutely no dramas, so quick and very friendly. Once I’m through I often wonder if they shouldn’t tighten up a bit!

    I’ve often wondered the same Openfly. They do ask if I have a laptop as I use a laptop bag, but I don’t, nor do I have to remove my tablets. However, they do take water bottles away at security for the European flights, but that’s it.

    in reply to: Rude T5 Security Staff

    LuganoPirate
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    Since we’ve wandered a bit from T5, I’ve found South African security personnel in the main to be very friendly and polite. Do my fellow posters who travel ex SA find the same?

    in reply to: Rude T5 Security Staff

    LuganoPirate
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    Me too, LP… oh dear… more than once, long haul… I offered to put Mrs in business class, but she strongly refused. I also offered to swap seats (Y to C) with her after takeoff, but she again refused.

    Aren’t we terrible? Mrs. LP thinks it’s a waste of money and says she’d rather spend the money saved on a new bag or pair of shoes. I can’t argue with that!

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