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    Great choice of restaurant. Great food and good wine – and a really excellent cheese board (well…by Bangkok standards at any rate). Increasingly envious that I cannot be there. Enjoy, everyone!!


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    Really sad I will miss the BKK meet up. Would have been good to meet up with my fellow BT-ers. Hope you all have a great evening.


    traveldoc1
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    PS – be aware that the Finnair evening departure (AY144) has been advanced to 2305. I’m travelling that route on 12 Dec!!

    in reply to: BKK lounge

    traveldoc1
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    The lounge which Finnair uses for Business customers is OK – quite comfortable, decent wifi and usually very close to departure gate.

    in reply to: BKK lounge

    traveldoc1
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    Dreadful news. Fantastic app to use, and really prompt in notifying me of time or ac changes.

    in reply to: MyFlights App to End

    traveldoc1
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    I was, admittedly, fairly tired but BNE-SIN on EK in F. (Also interesting as I’d bought an Economy ticket and upgraded with miles, then got further upgrade). Got on, told flight attendants I wanted nothing to eat or drink, and was asleep straight after takeoff until 30 minutes out of SIN.


    traveldoc1
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    Crocodile steak in China; rooster’s testicles in Taiwan (NOT to be repeated!!!)


    traveldoc1
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    Booked flight for my wife DUB-BKK. Outbound LX and bound LH. Unable to book LH seats on LX website, despite them being same airline group, let alone same alliance!!


    traveldoc1
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    Booked ticket for my wife DUB-BKK – outbound on LX and inbound on LH. Unable to book LH seats on LX website despite them being the same airline group, let alone alliance!!


    traveldoc1
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    Be assured that some of us at least, Alex, appreciate the service to BT readers!


    traveldoc1
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    I fly regularly with EK (Platinum cardholder) and in the air they’re great. Customer service is, as you say, an oxymoron however. As I have posted in a separate thread, their fares ex-BKK have become massively less competitive, and so I’m increasingly using Finnair for my flights back to UK or Ireland. Good service, and often an A350 – though I miss the limo service!


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    Normally an Emirates stalwart, but have booked Finnair BKK-DUB at Christmas as EK wanted £3,000 and AY £1,900. Then had to book DEL-DUB-BKK for next April – EK quoted £7,000 (!!!) whilst AY was rather more reasonable £1,350 (yes – 1/5 the price!). No contest really. My relatively few flights with AY have all been good, and Helsinki is a joy to use as a transit airport.


    traveldoc1
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    I live in Thailand and would tip as follows:
    taxis – round up by 5 or 10 baht. Maybe 20 baht if exceptional (i.e. knows where he’s going; doesn’t have mental health issues)
    restaurants – 5-10% depending on service
    housekeeping – maybe 50 baht (just over £1/$1.50) per night. Tend to tip at START of stay – it seems to evoke better service overall.
    drivers – max of 100 baht (e.g. Emirates limo driver)


    traveldoc1
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    Have actually had two good experiences of seat-changing. First was EK 777 DXB-MAN in J when I offered to give up my window seat to someone who was clearly flying with the person in the seat next to me (both England cricket team). I ended up in aisle seat in middle block…and then got Sir Alex Ferguson and wife next to me, which was a real bonus.

    Second experience was TG BKK-DEL on A330. When I got to my Ec Class window seat it was occupied by teenage girl. Older man in aisle seat then asked if I would swap seats with him, so he could sit with his daughter….his was a Business Class seat! Needless to say I happily accepted the offer!


    traveldoc1
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    Into my second year of Platinum with Emirates and have to say I really enjoy the access to First Class lounges and the extra recognition from cabin crew. Maybe BA could take a lesson from Emirates (on this and so much else!!!)

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