Forum Replies Created

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 1,906 total)

  • openfly
    Participant

    @tasclean…..you are right. We queue and queue and queue, it’s our sheep mentality. At our airports the uni-queue gives the airport authorities power to herd us, control us, irrespective of how many people are there. We love walking up and down interminably. We have no choice because no goon has the authority or motive to alter the layout.


    openfly
    Participant

    @capetonianm….oh yeah, and pigs might fly, which is more than his unlucky passengers yesterday and today!! BA are getting a roasting on Twitter, as usual.

    in reply to: British Airways IT

    openfly
    Participant

    BAs bad evening of delays has carried over to today. Massive short haul inbound delays and cancellations plus many outbound cancellations. There will be lots of EU261 payouts, unless, of course, BA says these delays were caused by “snow in the London area”!! 😀

    in reply to: British Airways IT

    openfly
    Participant

    I’ve had several of these Gold upgrade vouchers over the years. I’ve never been able to use them on long haul flights, as the upgrade is only available if there are Avios seats available in the next class. Waste of time trying to get an upgrade on popular long hauls.
    There is much more chance of a short haul upgrade.

    in reply to: BA gold upgrades

    openfly
    Participant

    @GivingupBA…..thanks, no probs.

    2 users thanked author for this post.

    openfly
    Participant

    Thanks to all the posters on this thread. The information will be invaluable. I am about to start a legal process with regard to being off-loaded from a BA flight, for no apparent reason. They have already refused EU262. They refused to find me another flight….it’s turning very nasty!


    openfly
    Participant

    May I thank all the contributors and information on this thread. I am in the process of starting a legal case against BA regarding being offloaded from a flight for no good reason. They keep coming back with “we are still investigating your case” hoping that I will go away. No way! Thanks all.

    1 user thanked author for this post.

    openfly
    Participant

    The pax staring blankly at the oxygen masks after they dropped must have been the pax who were too busy reading their importantant newspapers and magazines during the safety briefing!!


    openfly
    Participant

    @inthesandpit ….you can only book and pay for one Comfort seat. I am told that the CSD/CSM have a note on their iPad with the info. It is up to the crew to explain and remove a person who intrudes. I asked the Exec Club about this when I first booked it and they said that, if the seat was used, a report by the CSD/CSM would ensure a refund. It hasn’t happened to me.
    The Comfort seat was introduced years ago by BA to cope with extremely large passengers (not me!) and remove the chance of embarrassment. A sympathetic gesture.

    1 user thanked author for this post.

    openfly
    Participant

    @canucklad The BA passenger loading system is programmed to leave seats next to a Gold empty until the seats are required at the end. I have friends in BA Load Control who confirm this. Mind you, if you upset the person on checkin a quick phone call to Flight Monitoring Unit can change that!! So if your are a Gold in economy on a full flight, there is every chance that you will have an empty seat beside you.


    openfly
    Participant

    I can only assume that “Bluemooner” is the ceo of MAN!! Or maybe her/his tag, Bluemooner, suggests that you only get through MAN quickly without long waits….once in a “Blue moon”! 😉


    openfly
    Participant

    ….or going sick and watching it at home in comfort, with a few beers….but still being paid!


    openfly
    Participant

    British Airways have been offering neighbour-free seats for many years under the guise of “Comfort” seats, this is nothing new. I have used the facility several times. It has to be carried out by the Exec Club and the cost is the seat price less taxes and charges. On some domestics it can work out at just £5. For Golds and Silvers, it even works in the em exit rows, much to the chagrin of other passengers who try to move after the doors close! The empty comfort seat gets blocked out on the seating plan and with load control.


    openfly
    Participant

    MAN is a nightmare, always has been, always will be. The staff and their managers get so much pleasure out of constantly causing passengers distress….must be some form of collective sado-masochism. God knows why there are so many shops airside as nobody gets time to spend their money on the expensive junk. Maybe there is a God….😀😀


    openfly
    Participant

    The point I was trying to make is that the government should insist on reducing fares as the rail companies are saving a fortune with all the planned and unplanned cancellations. Why should they benefit due to our suffering?!

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 1,906 total)
Be up-to-date
Magazine Subscription
To see our latest subscription offers for Business Traveller editions worldwide, click on the Subscribe & Save link below
Polls