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  • mkcol74
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    My favourite is this from Virgin America which I think American tried to emulate with this

    PS: How are y’all posting the video within your post, rather than as a link like what I’ve achieved?

    in reply to: More BAd news….

    mkcol74
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    Totally agree!
    Did you try the showers or the sauna?!


    mkcol74
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    Here’s the Business Traveller piece on this.


    mkcol74
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    There seems to be a similar quandary in ski resorts with the small gondola type cable cars. I find it irritating to see long queues building up and people going up with just one or two in a car that seats four or six. Selfish.

    I find it selfish of those waiting in the queue to not go ahead & fill the remaining spaces, not those who have gone ahead & taken their space in the gondola/chairlift.


    mkcol74
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    Interesting read of Head for Points this morning, but more so when you scroll down to the comments where this little nugget is tucked away “The BA board has already signed off on the devaluation as I understand it, it was due to be done at the April board meeting. The IT implementation appears to be an issue though. As the ex-Avios CEO is the guy running Etihad Guest now I think you have a feel for what it will be.”


    mkcol74
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    Correction: Southend is SEN not SOU! Foulness Island’s perfect location for new LON airport, all approach and departures are over the sea, and 45 minutes from LON by train and only few miles from Crossrail!

    I was wondering why you were advocating Southampton @flightlevel 😉


    mkcol74
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    Since we’re on this topic, a friend of mine has a card called ‘Revolute’ which he swears by for multi-currency transactions. I have no first hand knowledge of it and therefore am not recommending it, but it may be worth looking into.

    @capetonianm I had a Revolut card before my Curve card. The main differed, IIRC, is that on Revolut you have to top it up in advance of spending, as it’s a pre-paid debit card. I believe they’re expanding into real bank accounts too.


    mkcol74
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    @chris-29 Shame I can’t find your tweet to RT & raise the awareness 🙁


    mkcol74
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    Absolutely. I have been using a Platinum Travel Card from Barclaycard for the last 2 years which, for the period of the promotion, does not charge any non sterling conversion fee. It is still available as per the below…

    * 0% interest on purchases for 12 months from the date you open your account

    * No non-sterling transaction fees on your foreign spend and ATM withdrawals until 31 August 2022. After this, the fee returns to 2.99%.

    * Protection on purchases over £100 so if there’s a problem, you could be covered for a refund – that’s a little feature that comes with every credit card (conditions apply)

    * An exclusive package of benefits and savings with Barclaycard Entertainment

    It’s been very good, but my one runs out in August this year so I’ll be searching around for something else.

    To be clear, I am not recommending a financial product, am not qualified to do so, and am not allowed to, and so have not posted a link to it for that reason!

    @tom-otley I too am not recommending the following, however I can confirm that I’ve had several successful transactions go through my Curve card without issue – a mixture of website, over the phone (CNP) & real life chip+PIN/contactless transactions go through, plus ATM withdrawals at home and abroad. You simply link whatever debit/credit card (ex AMEX) you want to actually be charged in GBP, and the app pops up with a notification for every transaction so you know each time it’s used.


    mkcol74
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    I recall in the very early days of easyJet at Luton the morning Edinburgh & Glasgow flights would often be on stands 9 & 9L (ie: next door). Pax would walk across the apron, often intermingled and then were meant to self-segregate by following the big orange signs hung above the walkway. Inevitably people weren’t looking where they were going & I couldn’t count the number of times when making the boarding PA that there would be gasps of shock & desperation when they realised they were on the wrong aircraft, and then there would be the runners between the aircraft before another headcount before we would race our colleagues north.
    Fun days!


    mkcol74
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    As I do not recall in recent years flying specifically from UK to Norway or Switzerland (many times from elsewhere), but are there Duty Free allowances to/from those 2 countries? if not, as I suspect, then it will be the same arrangement I guess.

    Yes, duty free allowances are in place for those countries.

    I can confirm the Oslo arrivals duty free is humongous & carries everything my brother wants me to pick up whenever I visit.


    mkcol74
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    @transtraxman Thanks for taking the time to do that for me, I clearly was quite lost 🙂

    in reply to: IAG and Norwegian

    mkcol74
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    Google translate wasn’t getting all the nuances, however did I understand at the end of the piece it was saying IAG had increased its holding to ~11%?

    in reply to: IAG and Norwegian

    mkcol74
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    I’d always go for the overwing exit, and even pay for those seats to ensure I get them. You get far enough down the cabin to ensure you’ll get overhead bin space (unless you dawdle onboard at the very end of embarkation) and there’s sufficient legroom to be comfortable enough.


    mkcol74
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    @Panda01
    1: Padding – don’t know.
    2: Arm rest – BA have said in part of their PR guff that they do go all the way up & not get in the way anymore.
    3: Seat pitch – it has not been reduced.

    Full press release here

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