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  1. I have been double jabbed and I will be happier when I have the booster in the Autumn. November 9th ish is when I would like to go to Thailand, fortunately I can leave it until late September early October before I decide if a trip is feasible. If not then the alternatives will have to be considered.
  2. I was fortunate to fly on the TG A350 when it was briefly on the LHR route a couple of years ago, IMHO it's a lovely aircraft.
  3. Presumably these pods are very similar to the crew rest pods on long haul aircraft.
  4. Rawhide, how very true. I was recently on a cruise and one of the guest speakers was an ex air accident investigator and he pretty much said what you have said. He indicated that he had very little confidence in Air France. When I used to go to the USA a lot I flew Virgin Atlantic, many ex RAF pilots with VS. Nowadays I take pot luck, I had Eva and Thai but my next trip is Emirates, I am sorry but I couldn't fly BA in spite of them having the best flight crews in the world..
  5. Probably long overdue, although I do not fly BA. I know that BA are refurbishing their Gatwick based 777-200s and did intend to then start their refurb on the LHR ones.
  6. Now some of the 737-800s have been grounded due to metal fatigue on some bolts where the wing joins the fuselage, not a large amount of frames but enough to keep the press happy.
  7. Finnair have a special Business Class offer on at the moment, around £1680 and available from Manchester and LHR.
  8. And it does, but T2 has a Wetherspoon's and also a London Pride pub.?
  9. Butch, Presumably starting from the front of the aircraft first. ?
  10. Thank you all, especially severn. I may well give EK a go, I was deterred in the past as some of the flights were on a 777. Eva, I would only use if Elite Class was lower and that is not going to happen. TG, I liked the A350 but since Star Alliance their flights can be very busy.
  11. I am seriously thinking of flying Emirates and their A380's from BHX to BKK for my next Thailand trip but could do with some info from any seasoned EK BHX-BKK travellers. ? Firstly as a generalisation which are the less busy flights afternoon EK040 or evenings EK038 plus their connections/return? Secondly, EK fares? Economy is currently showing at around £490 but you cannot book a specific seat until 48 hours before the flight, this could work 2 ways, if the flight is busy you may finish up in a centre seat, or if not too busy you can find an empty row and spread out. FWIW I will pro
  12. I too remember the Eva Evergreen Class and all it's benefits, now the price gap between Economy and Elite is too great, plus the Elite cabin layout does not allow you to stretch your legs unless you go down the back. For the first time in along time I am thinking of giving Thailand a miss this year, the pound is worthless and flying is not so much fun as it used to be.
  13. According to Stickman, Thai are reverting back to the 30kg luggage allowance for new Economy Class bookings. I think it was April when TG decided to reduce the allowance to 20Kg. If you booked between April and August 10th you are still only allowed 20Kg.
  14. That will probably affect farangs more than Asian people because of peoples size, so i guess Cebu are not too bothered.
  15. It surprised me that the A380 was full at this time of the year, there must be a lot of folk still holidaying in Thailand in spite of the very poor exchange rate. I just have a gut feeling that since Thai and Eva joined this Star Alliance they pick up a lot of code share pax. I used to enjoy the flight to BKK but not so much in the past year or two.
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