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  • stevescoots
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    I was in HKG myself on the 13th Martyn, and in the Pier, one at the bottom of Nathan road as they call it, I always mix up the name of CX many excellent lounges! I had just the same excellent service from CX on my hop over to SGN


    stevescoots
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    Someone I know of has the Note that caused many of the problems and are now banned on flights. He never had any problems relating to overheating, or anything else, nor could he be bothered to go to the hassle of changing it as he bought in Singapore and tried to change it in Switzerland but they said “No” as not bought here.

    He travels everywhere with it, including the US and UK, and only once was he asked in CDG which phone it was and he replied the S6 and nothing more was asked or said. He even uses it on the plane and not once has been challenged by the crew.

    Consequently I wonder how vigilant security are and if they even know which phone is which?

    I thought Samsung brought out a software update that was very hard to avoid that made the battery only charge to 50%, effectivly making the phone useless.

    I have an old Note 5 dual sim that I travel with and use with a local sim and as a hotspot for my other phone. I have had it taken examined a few times for model type and had to show them the hardware page to show its not the Note 7


    stevescoots
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    BrotherJim – no. It should launch on SIN/SYD in September.

    In regards to the crew setting it up for you – TBH there isn’t really anything to set up. It’s a small mattress protector underneath and a duvet. Most other airlines that offer a similar product do not have crew set it up for the passenger either, unless the design of the seat needs crew assistance (ie some herringbone designs that ‘flip’ over). Airlines like Qantas, Qatar etc that offer mattress pads it’s a DIY service for the passenger. I guess this is down to two main factors – to differentiate between F and J (the crew will offer a turndown service in F). And also just down to crew:passenger ratios in Club/Business.

    I have found EK always offer to make the bed, odd thing is I always say “its ok, I can do myself” not sure why i do that. Same with service, i often take my used glasses etc back to the galley rather than push the button.


    stevescoots
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    Welcome

    in reply to: Introduction

    stevescoots
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    Yes, I see your point of course. I certainly didn’t go looking to be, nor am I, offended for the sake of it, I was simply making an observation. I didn’t spot a Finnair Advertisement in the publication otherwise I may have commented on that too. If you say that you don’t see the difference in race, I have to accept that although I wonder how anyone would know there were only 50k Afro-Russians if nobody saw any differences.

    The 50K? Google, several sites on demographics 🙂

    in reply to: Throwback to the 1950s

    stevescoots
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    I once had a Zippo lighter in China, I took it to pieces, shell, abrasive wheel, wick holder. threw away the wick and wadding and put each seperate component in seperate bags in my hold luggage. Arriving home i found a note in my case and they took each part out!

    in reply to: Lighter on aircraft

    stevescoots
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    Russia is not a multicultural society in terms of skin colour, from a population of 122 million or so there are estimated to be only 50K Afro-Russian, a tiny %, why would they pretend to be otherwise? Its their country and airline so its up to them if they want to reflect the real ethnic mix. I dont recall seeing non Caucasians on Finnair ads either despite them having a lot of Asian flight crew going east. I could be wrong though as I neither see the difference in race nor go looking to be offended for the sake of it

    CX have decided to Change to allow trousers however its my understanding that crew that were not based in HK could wear trousers before

    in reply to: Throwback to the 1950s

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    Working fine for me on Win 10, edge and chrome, also on blackberry and android. I did have a problem on Chrome a few weeks back but it seemed to fix itself after a few days

    in reply to: BT Forum freezing

    stevescoots
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    BTW reCaptcha doe snot work in china so unless using the VPN, as I am now then posts cannot be made

    in reply to: reCaptcha on Forum

    stevescoots
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    All the carriers play this game to some extent, several times in the past I have done CAN-HKG-LHR on CX as its saved almost £1000 on HKG-LHR


    stevescoots
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    customer focus or pricing that reflects the hard product

    I note they have dropped out of the top 20 British brands


    stevescoots
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    Last time i flew through CAN all power banks had to be inspected by security and if they did not have the relevant safety approvals such as UL, CE etc and were above a certain power output then they could not be taken on board and were disposed of. Not sure if they still have that system in place. at HKG they now do not allow Li battery powered cigarette lighters through security yet bizarrely sell them at duty free.
    Whilst I do not manufacture batteries I am in the EMS industry and particularly in China everywhere I go there is a huge amount of fake unsafe branded products. Huit-Six makes a point about outsourcing, we produce for many large OEM manufacturers however I can state that the higher prices do not mean better quality, it’s all down the OEM monitoring the supply chain which often they do not, leave it to supplier self-policing so the temptation for material substation by the CM is too much to resist. We have bid on contracts that when the result is announced we see the bid price 20% is lower than material cost so it’s clear that the subcon is going to quality drift after a few months to get margin, for example flame retardant plastic is average 3 x non-FR so the profit potential is huge. That’s the difference between your house burning down or just a nasty mess and smoke when your plug in charger decides to fail. It does not matter if you explain this to the final customer often as it’s only the price they are interested in. We had to help a very well-known brand out of a hole once when their supplier got caught doing this, we got business, that supplier got hit with huge damages charges….next year the business went to someone else who from the price was clearly going to do the same. One day I will write a book on it…when I am out of the industry!


    stevescoots
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    Sign me up, I enjoyed the London meetup a few months back but had to bail on the BKK one at the last minute, UK, DXB, BKK and HKG all work well for me


    stevescoots
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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


    stevescoots
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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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