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  • openfly
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    This is Gatwick’s way of getting quick permission for a “proper” second runway, by the ridiculous prospect of suggesting that the “emergency” runway, 26R/08L, constitutes a usable second runway. There is no ILS on the emergency runway. The emergency runway is too close to the east/west taxiway.
    But, I still have a one penny bet that LGW will have its proper second runway well before LHRs third runway is built. Unless….unless….the West Sussex planners realise that aircraft departing and arriving on the planned position of the newly built runway will fly directly over the new massive estate of Forge Wood just one mile from the threshold….an altitude of some 700ft when landing!! That could scupper plans.


    openfly
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    LHR-IBZ last week the CE food was the best aircraft meal for years, in all respects. I was with friends and it was a general agreement. I did a comments card to that effect. The excellent senior crew member voiced his opinion that the improved meals were being well-received.
    Happy passengers….good lord, Mr Cruz won’t like that!


    openfly
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    How awful…incessant loud phone calls on FaceTime, in a foreign language, having paid for a nights sleep in Business/First. Constant pings of inbound “I’m so important” text messages. On quiet aircraft such as the A380/350 the noise will be even more intrusive. The only quiet escape is the toilet. Imagine SIN-JFK, 19 hours. Time to give up long haul flying…..


    openfly
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    @FDOS….interesting info. Are you saying that if a flight is cancelled then the Tier Points are still earned? I will contact BA and claim the Original Route Credit….thanks.


    openfly
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    That’s life!


    openfly
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    openfly
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    Given up on Botts. They only handle easy (money) cases….waste of time! Off to CEDR….thanks to FDOS for the info.


    openfly
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    @FDOS…what is CEDR…and how to go about it, please?


    openfly
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    I feel sorry for the poor work experience kid that designed and implemented the CW trollies. To have his idea trashed so quickly will knock his confidence, again. I am sure they will find the kid a job somewhere in BA senior management.


    openfly
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    @FDOS….wrong again!


    openfly
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    The “material loss” is money. The difference in fare that should have been paid for the three sectors flown rather than the agreed fare for the 4 sectors. A fare booked from Europe is frequently cheaper than the same flight only from London, so BA could construe the actions of not using the last sector as blatant fraud, by avoiding paying the correct fare.


    openfly
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    @martynsinclair….

    Hi, the inbound Long haul flight wasn’t late in this case, in fact it was 20 mins early!

    The cancellations of my next two sectors were not BAs fault but AMS restrictions in place due to weather.

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    openfly
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    Last week my LHR-AMS, after my CPT-LHR flight, was cancelled and I was rebooked on a much later flight. Therefore I missed my AMS-LGW which also had to be rebooked, on the 21.15 flight …ouch. All this was due to a mere zephyr at AMS and the usual Dutch panic!

    I asked to speak to a manager in the First checkin area to discuss my situation. An amazingly affable, helpful and understanding young BA manager appeared.

    My question was….if I don’t travel and just go home will you re-calculate my fare as I had heard that this is a possibility?

    He reassured me that as it was due to “flight disruption” I would not be recharged and would get a refund, which surprised me. He then went on to say that they were fully aware that passengers are “dumping the last sector”.

    He was under the impression that if they were given a reason…illness, dead cat etc there would no recalculation, but if your flight records showed that this was the third time that your cat had died then your fare would be recalculated, and it was happening!

    So from the horses mouth….

    I left T5 and went straight home. I have already received my two refunds!

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    openfly
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    After heartlessly sacking the HKG crew, some kind person at BA Waterside announced that BA staff are to get a new Boateng designed uniform, at a cost of millions, to “celebrate 100 years”. At least BA will save on the HKG crews.
    Only BA….!!!


    openfly
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    @SwissExPat….I maybe wrong but I think it is a standard fee for cancelling a PNR…single, return or multi.

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