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  • LuganoPirate
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    I just returned to South Africa with Emirates, and as a Gold card holder high (relatively speaking) speed internet was free and on multiple devices. My daughter who has no status could also surf for free.

    Like others I rarely watch movies during the flight but I do read, and rather than carry a pile of books, I use Scribd or Kindle. What I do enjoy though is using FlightRadar24 and seeing where I am and which other aircraft are near to me. Schoolboy stuff I know but I love it. I do then use WhatsApp to send a screenshot to my boys who then click on Life360 to see exactly where I am, though they tell me despite my picture showing me moving at 950kpm over Somalia, in reality I am static somewhere in London!!!

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    LuganoPirate
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    Trouble is Cabin Crew have so much power that the next thing you know you’ve been reported for disruptive behavior and not obeying a crew member, and risk being hauled off in irons on landing! I admire your bravery FDOS and anyone else who would complain but I’d likely keep quiet and hope nothing goes wrong, or else move to the bathroom while the maneuver is carried out!

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    LuganoPirate
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    It can happen that the lowest fares in C are lower than the full Y fares. Since it is impossible for a passenger to have a retroactive view of availability and the resulting fare level for a specific journey, it is hard to make a valid comparison.

    For me, the reason I fly Business and pay extra, is for the extra space afforded by having no-one next to me on s/h flights. Take that away and I’d also choose not to fly. I hope at least you quaffed a good quantity of food and drink in the lounge Openfly?

    I see the snowflake reporting of inappropriate comments is still occurring, post my mini break.
    There’s nothing inappropriate about capetonianm’s comments on Cruz, it’s his opinion and not offensive in anyway.
    Time for me to take another break, can’t be doing with this type of rubbish.

    Fully agree with he first part FDOS, but not the second. Your break has been long enough, time to come back with your acerbic (said in the nicest possible way) wit and general knowledge 😉

    PS. Many apologies, I just reported your post when I meant to copy and quote it!!! Maybe the same happened with whoever reported Cameroonians post? It has happened before.

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    LuganoPirate
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    I’ve found that different rules apply to tickets bought in the UK, Switzerland and Italy. It also depends on the fare originally paid. But these anomalies do not surprise me, you can often get a better fare, or better conditions depending on which website you use. Always gratifying when it works to your advantage.


    LuganoPirate
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    This really was a nonsense. Once an immigration person tried to deny my son entry as his Birth Certificate was issued more than 6 months from his date of arrival and was therefore invalid. I asked for a supervisor and all was then ok. CPT was much easier than JNB with them sometimes just asking if I had all the paperwork. when my eldest was 17 they stopped asking him for anything.

    The affidavits were a nightmare. In South Africa our lawyer did them for nothing bar a drink in the pub, in Switzerland we had to pay CHF75 each time and for each boy, and then one set for Mrs. LP and one for me and a different one if they were travelling alone. I then copied the wording, used an old rubber stamp and a signature and it was accepted every time by the airlines and SA immigration. Saved a small fortune. So if I could do that, how many others did it as well?


    LuganoPirate
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    Also saw somewhere that a private jet overshot the runway in the US. Do these occurrences come in three’s?


    LuganoPirate
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    Like Simon I doubt they would charge you the extra. In fact a colleague of mine did just that but via Malpensa some months ago and heard nothing more.
    However, it would still nag me that perhaps, just maybe, they would charge the extra or penalise me in some other way perhaps deducting miles or status that I would not risk it. But that’s just me!


    LuganoPirate
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    I would very much prefer to have a pump-action bottle for all this stuff rather than add tons of plastic waste to the world, not to mention all the product that its thrown away because it is in a partially used bottle.

    I’m with Ian on this, they want to save by washing sheets every two days (now 3 in more and more hotels) but waste who knows how much by throwing out half empty bottles, used soaps, barely used toilet rolls, mineral water in plastic bottles etc. I just hate this needless waste.

    in reply to: Toiletrytastic !

    LuganoPirate
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    Shame, as I used to look at it quite often and found it useful, though admittedly I was a rare contributor.

    in reply to: Seatplans.com closing

    LuganoPirate
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    Soap is usually sealed or in boxes, but you can very quickly see if it’s been used or not. Shampoo’s etc I’ve rarely seen them in sealed containers – if ever. I’ve never really thought about it though I have wondered if the staff in some hotels don’t refill them from a master bottle?

    in reply to: Toiletrytastic !

    LuganoPirate
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    For the Arab states, including the UAE, it would be referred to as “the Arabian Gulf”.
    Sorry for being pedantic!


    LuganoPirate
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    I still use my trusty dark green ink to this day.

    Isn’t that the same colour ink as used by “M” in James Bond Inthesandpit? Any relation? I think we should be told 😉 😉

    PS. Sorry for late response, but been away all last week!


    LuganoPirate
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    PS. thanks Tom, Mark. Keep up the good work. Touch wood, apart from the captcha thing (which seems to be getting better) I’ve happily had no problems, and apart from the fake t.ts ones 😉 I’m delighted this spam no longer occurs.

    As a small hint, when asked to click traffic lights for example, I used to click not only the lights but the poles as well, I think this is why I kept getting directed to multiple screens. Now I don’t, I’m not.

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    LuganoPirate
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    Do Emirates also qualify for pre-check, as I’m flying them from Dubai to New York in November?

    in reply to: TSA pre-check

    LuganoPirate
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    Famous last words, I just got the awaiting moderation message for my last post!

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