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  • traveldoc1
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    I’m even older than Martyn, bu have to say that I am far more likely to watch and pay attention to an amusing safety video than the standard one (“the features on this plane may differ from those you have flown on previously” – really!!)

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    traveldoc1
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    I suspect BA can get away with it because their seat arrangement is so awful, and people desperately pay in order to try to get one of the less bad seats. I usually fly with EK, AY and TG, none of which charge me for seat selection, which is how it should be.


    traveldoc1
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    Having flown in both 787 and A350 my preference is for the A350. 787 was much hyped but somehow fails to live up to the promise.


    traveldoc1
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    Love the idea! I’m Bangkok-based, but HK is only a short hop, and I’m back in UK from time to time and could schedule my trip to coincide with a dinner. Was really disappointed to miss the inaugural event, but I left BKK that day for my Christmas break and so missed what sounded like an excellent evening.


    traveldoc1
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    I too have had a good experience with BA – though many years ago. Flying GVA-LHR – wife was in C (business trip) whilst I was in Y. She had an empty seat next to her and asked if I could join her – CSD came back and brought me forward, and we sat in companiable silence together. CSD ultimately had to check with my wife if he’d brought the right person as we weren’t chatting with each other!! (we often don’t if sitting together on a flight). But I HAVE declined an Emirates upgrade (C to F) when flying again with my wife.


    traveldoc1
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    If arranging a hotel or limo pickup from the airport, have a pre-arranged codeword which only the genuine driver should know. It’s possible (and has happened) that the genuine driver, holding a card with your name on it, is told that you’re waiting elsewhere. While he goes off to find you the scammer then holds up your name card and you unsuspectingly get into a rogue vehicle.


    traveldoc1
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    To be fair, the allowances still seem to be reasonable. But why on earth do they resort to this double speak (aka Orwell 1984) to try to justify things? Who do they really think they’re kidding – and they just make themselves look even more ridiculous than they already are.


    traveldoc1
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    Like ontherunhome I MUCH prefer A320s to B737s and make my choice accordingly. Agree also about 787 – serious disappointment and not a patch on A350 – and lOVE the A380, but not a big fan of B777.


    traveldoc1
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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!!


    traveldoc1
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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!!!)

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