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  • MartynSinclair
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    I didn’t expect to sit next to someone from my school days on a flight back from Asia OR meeting up with a poster on this Forum who I went to school with…. nearly 40 years ago….


    MartynSinclair
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    if you have a boarding pass for the BA flight, surely its straight through to T5 from T4 thru flight connection..


    MartynSinclair
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    Flight connections… isn’t it just security…..

    If you are on time into T4 and 3h 20 m is not sufficient…. I would call the Daily Mail…..


    MartynSinclair
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    @LP – I am SPG thru and thru…:)

    BUT… I am solo on Saturday night….. any ideas or opportunities, would be welcome…. 🙂


    MartynSinclair
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    thank you both, much appreciated..


    MartynSinclair
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    @canucklad – I apologize in advance to you and the Forum, but you have this knack of ‘encouragement’…

    I think your Paris review is way too bland to be considered inappropriate…. add a bit of colour, a bit of spice, some religion and don’t forget some politics, then it becomes inappropriate…..

    ..and that my friends really is the point, a post can be made factually in a negative and critical format, without it being considered as inappropriate…

    Also Canucklad, please bring back the Friday fun posts you used to create…I think we all need some more humour….

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    MartynSinclair
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    I am pretty sure (but not fully sure, so if someone else can either confirm or invalidate) you can use your GUF2 for a single upgrade but this means that you will lost the #2 upgrade. Both upgrades have to be used together.

    Whilst the GUF2 is for 2 people and for a return ticket, they can be used by a single traveller and if space is available only on one sector. BA have been known to extend the validity by 6 months if you are unable to use…

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    MartynSinclair
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    What I was hoping with this thread was when posters felt the urge to Get Angry with another poster – they direct themselves to this thread, perhaps via a noticeable link icon and let them bash each other, out of view of the main thread. Everyone knows when a new post has been made and can then choose whether to view or ignore the bashing….

    I like most people like banter/discussion/leg pulling, but some of the accusations, comments and a certain ‘historical quote’ that someone pointed out to me recently, have no home on this wonderful Forum.

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    MartynSinclair
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    One of the T & C’s of the Gold Upgrade Vouchers is the upgrade can only be issued on a pure BA ticket. If the ticket contains any other airline, an upgrade can not be requested, as the BA sector can not be isolated.

    My discussion with BA is the very flights I earn the GUV on, I am banned from using them as there is invariably a CX or an AA sector amongst my flight coupons.. Over the past 4 years I have managed to use the vouchers on only one long haul sector and that was due to a manager allowing me a service recovery space available upgrade, when I showed her the 2 vouchers sat unused in my BAEC.

    As openfly says, using on shorthaul is easy, but a bit of a waste…

    Basically, a benefit that is very difficult to use…

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    MartynSinclair
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    For goodness sake guys… perhaps we should create a new thread called

    “Being Angry Together”

    .. let posters use that thread to have a slanging match (whenever needed)…. and keep the main threads clean….

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    MartynSinclair
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    Very interesting topic LP… I am very spoilt where packing is concerned..

    For short trips into Europe the lady who cleans my house is able to iron and fold as many shirts / trousers as needed, so they fit exactly into my overnight case.

    For Asia, everything gets put in plastic bags, after cleaning. When I arrive into BKK, everything is pressed by the hotel…

    I generally travel with a case and backpack. Case has all clothes, but no wires or electrical items. That way, it should not need to be opened at security. The backpack has all things electrical and lap top phones.

    However, I come from a world of General/Corporate Aviation, where I have seen clients use a PJ, just for luggage..!!


    MartynSinclair
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    My contribution to this thread, ex-pats on secondment need to ensure there pension contributions are not affected. Depending whether the ex-pat on secondment is employed or self employed & how income is paid (i.e. from the UK or HKG), advice should be taken to ensure retirement contributions are not affected.

    One piece of direct advice – most ex pats in Asia (especially new expats) will be pounced upon by Financial Advisers, most of whom left the UK as they couldn’t get qualified, claiming to be independent (which they are not) and offering all kinds of incentives to listen to presentations how “offshore pension schemes” are so much better, than UK schemes.

    Easier to cut the calls than accept a meeting. Part of my work in the Far East is trying to repair the damage caused the rouge financial advisors…

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    MartynSinclair
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    I never noticed this until someone told me & now I always seem to check whenever I get in a lift..

    If you enter a lift and there is only one person, who will generally be in the middle – you will each move to the side furthest from one another.

    If there are 2 people in a lift and a third person enters, generally the 3rd person will stand in the middle with the 2 others on the side.

    4 people tend to use the corners and if a 5th person gets in, they will take the middle ground.

    This wont happen every time, but I notice it happens more often than not, especially between strangers..


    MartynSinclair
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    Berni Inn at Norton (Sheffield) – special place to be taken by my parents over ** years ago…


    MartynSinclair
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    Having seen the directors cut and current version of the safety briefing, I apologised to the cabin crew today that I no longer take the safety briefing as a serious attempt to brief passengers about safety issues. It really is a poor attempt on comedy. I noticed that flight deck no longer ask (or the flight I was on didn’t) for passengers to give the briefing their full attention.

    1. The attempt at comedy dilutes the seriousness of the safety briefing

    2. How on earth non English speakers will understand the 6 minutes of attempted comedy as a serious attempt to brief passengers on safety matters is beyond me

    3. Presume HKG flights will continue to have briefings in 2 languages

    4, The new release…and the airline expect passengers to listen… WOW…

    in reply to: More BAd news….
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