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« on: October 16, 2010, 02:03:48 PM »

Discount Economy Mileage   
Was 25%
NOW 100%    

Discount Economy Tier Points
Was 25%
NOW 50%

https://www.britishairways.com/travel/ec-benefits-jb-blue/execclub/_gf/en_gb?openxzoneid=341&openxcampaign=tim-global&openxbanner=4770&openxtype=click

Nice slap to those who put in the airmiles and tier points in before 1 Oct 2010. Should of changed to the Middle Eastern carriers a long time ago.... >:( >:( >:(

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2010, 03:05:04 AM »

Sorry Cole... I hate it when you act in good faith and then providers change the rules midstream.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 04:14:57 AM »

Sorry Cole... I hate it when you act in good faith and then providers change the rules midstream.

Are you trying to say something Amber?  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 08:13:50 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 02:42:51 PM »

As service providers ourselves, there is a clear lesson there for us.  Along the lines of: under promise and over deliver.

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 10:51:02 AM »

My partner and I recently flew Virgin between the US and London and it was great. The service was very good - though the name of the airline seems a little inappropriate given the nature of my trip!
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 12:21:01 PM »

I would second the love of Virgin Atlantic (and dream of someday flying Virgin Galactic...!)

BA is mixed, but far far far better than, say Iberia, who had duct-taped together one of the overhead bins and managed to make me late on not one, but two flights in the course of 48 hours.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 03:17:15 PM »

Virgin Upper Class is amongst the best
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 02:34:23 PM »

Should of changed to the Middle Eastern carriers a long time ago.... >:( >:( >:(

Middle Eastern carriers, eh?  What about Qantas?  I mean, other than falling out of the air constantly, they're a pretty good airline  ;)

Christina  :)
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 10:53:59 AM »

Should of changed to the Middle Eastern carriers a long time ago.... >:( >:( >:(

Middle Eastern carriers, eh?  What about Qantas?  I mean, other than falling out of the air constantly, they're a pretty good airline  ;)

Christina  :)

Hey it was only one engine. They had another 3 to use.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2010, 03:59:08 AM »

@James: true, but (a much as I rather like our flying pogo) going by the statistics for failure, a MAJOR problem (like an engine failure) will have been proceeded by about 10 medium problems, which will have been proceeded by about 100 minor problems etc

So a company that is ignoring the 100 minor problems and 10 medium problems (despite knowing full well what they signify) is knowingly playing with fire.  These sorts of risk management issues are so well understood in industries like mining and airlines that letting your standards slip means that you are caring less and less about safety (and probably more and more about making money, or avoiding going bankrupt).

Not a good situation at all :-( and it all started when Qantas sent a lot of their jet maintenance off shore. 

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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2010, 11:23:47 AM »

Flying back from Sydney on an Emirates A380 I took solace from the fact that they do not have the same type of engine as the Qantas A380s. That and liberal quantities of Dom Perignon were enough to remove any niggling worries. I made it home safe, sound and slightly hungover.   
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 07:38:18 PM »

Sounds like a good flight then Pixie :-)  What did you think of Sydney?

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2010, 11:17:52 AM »

That was my fifth trip to Sydney, a good friend of mine emigrated five years ago and I like to pay her an annual visit. The area where she lives, Balmain, has become a real home from home for me.

I love the city and the people, very friendly and laid back. I've visited Melbourne and Adelaide but Sydney remains my favourite.
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2011, 10:01:10 PM »

Hi Pixie,

It's pretty hard to go past Balmain for locations in Sydney.  Nice area to live. 

Personally I prefer Melbourne for its food culture (better restaurants and easier to get around to generally).  But the weather in Sydney is more to my liking  :)

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