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  • Marc_ACB
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    There is a way to still get the email quote.

    Rather than using the fields in the middle of the new BA page, use the drop down/click menu on the top left (under the British Airways logo), click “Flights and holidays” then “flights”. Then follow the wizard and it will take you to the “old” screen, where it offers you “email price quote”

    Hope that helps.


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    Thanks everyone, much appreciated, and also reassuring that I have things in hand (fortunately I’m an accountant and my company is great with pension schemes – we are still on a final salary pension), but will make the necessary enquiries re tax.

    Negotiating on flights to and from HK for me on a regular basis, I will still look after a small team in the UK, so that should be a given, and think I may get flights for the OH (no kids here) to join me for Christmas and New Year in Hong Kong (or else where in SE Asia, fortunately he is understanding me being out of the country for our wedding anniversary.

    Exciting times! and from reading everyone’s experiences of overseas postings – there are some serious positives to it.

    Thanks again.


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    I have to ask why you didn’t buy a through / connecting ticket.

    It looks as if it was a multi destination ticket, where the OP was spending some time in Rome.

    in reply to: Kicked off Iberia

    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    It’s a shame Virgin Atlantic doesn’t encourage it’s sister airline Virgin Australia to do the same:

    Pity there is no “like button” I would have used it here to agree with you @rferguson


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    Did anyone else see this Virgin advert?

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    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    Durban for

    ToH2, if you don’t mind me asking, where exactly are you going on Safari? I absolutely love the Northern KZN.

    in reply to: I received a letter…

    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    I’ve seen someone if F signing a landing card with a fountain pen and it was like a scene from a black & white horror movie. The ink was EVERYWHERE! and the more he panicked to blot it/wipe it up, the more he spread it around.

    I’ve never been brave enough to take my own (which is a cartridge type)

    in reply to: Third World Tech

    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    A fountain pen – don’t they leak when flying?

    I have one of them too – was given it as a gift from the OH to celebrate my first day working in the City. I duly took it along to my very first signing and caused chaos as we had to wait AGES for my 20 odd signature pages to dry.

    It now has a pride of place on my desk, next to my iPad charger.

    in reply to: Third World Tech

    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    The website says 32 for GCH, for “British Airways, OpenSkies and BA CityFlyer flights”

    https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/checked-baggage-allowances


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    Thanks Openfly. I am BAEC Gold, so I’m used to seeing empty seats up front.

    Great news that the trolley services gets going at wheels up – if I drink enough I may be able to make a personal profit on the flights 🙂 Also the lounge in Valletta looks interesting. I’ll just chalk it up to a life experience – and take pics and may post a review of this leisure trip for other interested travellers.


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    I also don’t mind “reach out” maybe I have many Californians in my live, or maybe I see it as a cover all term that includes social media messages to brands etc. I see it and the English language evolving and I’m grateful for it – I wouldn’t like to still be saying “I’m off to the ye olde Apple shoppe to buy my iPhone X”)


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    Hi have no issue with “guys”, in fact I find it rather pleasant when being addressed as a group. I guess its horses for courses and the challenge for users of the word – particularly in the service industry – is reading your guests.

    I know it’s seen as mainly an American thing, I personally associate “Hi Guys” with the Irish and nothing sounds bad with an Irish accent. Imagine walking into a Dublin pub, sitting down at the bar and a young man says, “Hi guys, what can I get ye” I can taste the Jameson now.


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    This disappoints me (not saying I am surprised). I am booked on a long weekend away to Malta in September (and the 160 TP are handy too). For the dates I wanted its BA out and Titan for BA on the way back, I could have picked another date I guess but I wanted to try the product – there aren’t many (if any) reviews. Oh well, live and learn – for the price I paid, I feel I’ll get the TP and overall value for money! Wait – Do they at least have champagne on the flight?

    Just checked my booking – and it is appears a fairly full flight in “Club” for a Wednesday in September first 6 rows of club are reserved.


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    I’m looking forward to experience the DUR-LHR day flight without a time zone change. It will be a interesting to see the menu. I am treating this as an extension of the holiday – watching movies eating and drinking all the way to London with out the thought of I must get to sleep.


    Marc_ACB
    Participant

    BA are taking booking on this route now – I have just booked for a cheeky week in Durban in November- (The 1st weekend of the new service – I’ve lobbied airlines for long enough, so I thought I best put my money where my mouth is).

    Although as its scheduled to be the 787 (and there are other stories/posts re the engine issues and potential wet leases from Qatar) I am not offered a seat selection at this time.

    in reply to: BA to DUR from OCT.
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