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    I always have a printed out copy of any flight or hotel booking, I am rather old school. however I am surprised the amount of people who rely just on their Phones for everything


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    About 5 years ago i booked a reward flight to Rome, going out of the UK i had no problem but checking in at Rome the desk would not let me board as the ticket said Steve instead of Stephen. To be fair it was my mistake as when i had registered for BA Exec I put down Steve and Thats what my reward flight was booked as. The Italian desk was adamant that I would have to buy a new ticket and despite mt protestations just showed me to the ticket desk. One call to BA for help and they issued a new ticket free of charge (and updated my details)


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    same for me, unless its an emergency i never use outdoor ATM’s or those inside a branch when the main branch is closed. I started doing that years ago Not because I had been scammed but because I requsted £200 but got nothing except a transaction complete message, took me 6 months to get my money credited


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    As cruel as it may sound ignore beggars and well dressed alike, as I have had attempted shakedowns by them both in the past in most cities. I also avoid areas unlit and not so busy areas and pick pockets are everywhere even in traffic. I recall an incident several years ago stuck in traffic on the notorious Sao Paulo roads. I was in the passenger car I had hired, and a customer’s sister was driving me and the car back to the airport. A motorbike came past and they banged on the roof very hard, my instinct was to get out and go wtf at them when she grabbed me and told me to stay in. Sure enough they stopped and looked back. She explained it’s a trap, if I had got out they would come back to argue, pull a gun or knife and at best be robbed.
    We are just setting up our factory in HCM and until I get an apartment there I am staying in D1, factory is far side of D8 so I bought myself a nice 1966 lambretta to go to work each day, cuts 40+ minutes out of the rush hour journey and gives me something to tinker with over the weekends, anyway I digress, I am a dab hand at flying through the notorious traffic and the only place I am at a standstill is the traffic lights. A few weeks ago, when I got back I noticed my backpack was half undone. Somebody had obviously had a go while I was at the lights and luckily the inner pockets were locked. Even on the move they can get you


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    On Aircraft and trains always keep passport, phone and 1 credit card in your pocket, you never know how fast you need to get out of a plane and at least if your lucky to get out you dont have to wait to contact loved ones, wait for acrriers to make arrangements for hotel or getting home.


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    discovery of a World War Two ordnance

    Why does the discovery of an old gun close an airport?
    Or is it that our modern CEOs are ungrammatical.
    As ‘ordnance’ is singular (plural ordnances), The Mayor of London apparently could do with brushing up on the use of the definite article.
    I shall start a thread with a more accurate title!

    Has your account been hacked by our former poster who was for ever pulling everyone up on their grammar “he who cannot be named” 🙂 🙂


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    Not sure if they are available outside Asia but I have a miniso sound bar, sound quality is good (i tend to have Bose on other things). Bluetooth, 3.5 jack in, SD card slot, works as mobile phone extension (android) and FM radio. battery life is certainly over 8 hours and charges from micro USB. All for the princely sum of £15! so if it goes …walkies…it’s no big loss. (from someone who has left 2 sets of Bose QC15’s on planes before!)

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    Many moons ago we used to have several sales people that would constantly be on the road, clocking up a lot of points.

    For airmiles if someone wanted to use their points for business travel we would reimburse them the cost of the ticket in their salary as a bonus, it then getting taxed as income.

    As for choosing the most expensive options to get the most points, we set a budget on all our trips that’s close to discounted fare rates, nobody can go over that without my authorisation


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    My spouse has the opposite effect when travelling together……….shhhhhhhh


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    Everyone is applauding when an airline delivers what fare paying passengers expect. What next? “Passengers praise BA for providing seats and toilets on all flights.”

    Thats more fitting to Ryanair


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    I like to stay in chains for most of my Travel because i know what I am getting. Pre Trip advisor and other review sites I had too many bad experiances. My usage is usualy fly in, sleep, checkout, go to meeting and fly out again. However when I am on personal travel I go for independents. If I find a good one at a location i travel to on business as well then I use the indy for that too


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    kmb9624
    I think preselected meals would actually create more work for the crew, as they would be running individual meals to seats, having first worked,out which meal goes where, rather than knocking out the same meals from a trolley as they move down the aisles.

    Not really, just like filling a container ship with multiple port stops. The trollys could be filled on the ground by the service provider in seat order, or in the order the crew would serve from the galleys


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    I have never asked, but have mistakenly had a face off conviced i had booked business but actually booked economy on a reward flight, they did upgrade me to PE after i profusly apologised. that was just last week on CX!

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    Whist many of the posters are probably Brits, I would hazard a guess that around 50% of us are not UK based or at very least spend most of our time outside the UK. As for a large amount of the posts being centered around BA, that is because they have so many problems, back to a post earlier about what is value for money. I post occasionally about BA because every time I fly there is an issue of one sort or another, however BA metal is only about 10% of my flight time. Why not post about the others? That’s because I am happy with the product and service and do not feel the need to just put up a “flew x airline and it was ok” off the top of my head I think in the past 2 years I have flown about 160 sectors and created 4 negative posts on BA, 1 on EK that was more of a question than a compliant, 1 on AA about the condition of the aircraft and one on CX about falling standards. I tend not to create negative posts on LCC’s as they are what they are and its reflected in the price and their marketing position of not pretending to be something they are not. I have seen many posts in the past from people who flew BA all the time, thought them great until they tried otherwise.


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    I think it is important to understand where responsibility lies here.
    Selling alcohol to a customer who appears inebriated is as much against the law in an airport bar as it is in the high street.
    Boarding an aircraft when inebriated is an offence. Allowing a passenger who appears inebriated to board an aircraft is an offence.
    Serving alcohol to a passenger onboard an aircraft who appears to be inebriated is just plain irresponsible.
    Reducing/limiting the amount of alcohol that can be served in airport bars is not really going to solve the problem.

    Agreed, this is as much about people taking responsibility for their own actions, or a suitable punishment if they are not able to!

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