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Forum: Disneyland California and West Coast Trip Planning 19 Apr 21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Peko
A married sector is a through ticket, albeit...

A married sector is a through ticket, albeit unusual to use that terminology to the public.

In any event, and please donít be alarmed by this, I would doubt that either the flight timings, or...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Apr 21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By Peko
5 years, but the first one will be valid between...

5 years, but the first one will be valid between 5-6 years, because the expiry is set on your next birthday following the 5 year anniversary of final approval. For example, if you are finally...
Forum: General Trip Planning 13 Apr 21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Peko
On separate tickets, it is possible but really...

On separate tickets, it is possible but really depends on the airline(s) and their policies. It used to be relatively easy to check bags through on separate tickets, if the same airline or partners,...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 11 Apr 21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Peko
Assuming all the car parks are open, T5 long stay...

Assuming all the car parks are open, T5 long stay is adjacent to T2/3 business parking. Park in T5 long stay (close to the end that adjoins the T2/3 business parking if you can). On return, just take...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating 26 Mar 21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Peko
If by "decent steak" you mean one that is not...

If by "decent steak" you mean one that is not cremated, it is possible on BA, but requires flying in First (not enough time or oven space in other cabins) and cooperative cabin crew willing to follow...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Mar 21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Peko
Not quite. Airline schedules are ďgate to gateĒ,...

Not quite. Airline schedules are ďgate to gateĒ, not touchdown/takeoff. Scheduled arrival time of first flight will be the time scheduled to arrive at the gate/parking stand. Scheduled departure time...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Mar 21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Peko
Neither of these options is a special offer...

Neither of these options is a special offer upgrade (The "POUG" in BA-speak mentioned above, which to nitpick actually stands for Proactive Online UpGrade ;)).

The POUG, if available, appears as a...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Mar 21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Peko
Correct. On the way out, if your LHR-MCO...

Correct.

On the way out, if your LHR-MCO flight departs from T5 as currently scheduled, you would clear security only at MAN, it would not be required at LHR unless you had a change of terminal.
...
Forum: General Trip Planning 23 Mar 21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Peko
On an international return flight with a...

On an international return flight with a connection at LHR (e.g. MCO-LHR-MAN), you will have to reclear security at LHR whether you change terminals or not.

The only connections at LHR which do...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 23 Mar 21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Peko
The one-cabin upgrade limitation applies to...

The one-cabin upgrade limitation applies to upgrading with Avios. If the original booking was a normal cash fare, it can be upgraded with money by more than one cabin, but it could prove expensive. ...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 9 Mar 21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By Peko
Your May renewal date membership is not impacted...

Your May renewal date membership is not impacted by todayís announcement. However, it should already have been extended to 2022 when status was extended last June.



I donít think the reduced...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 22 Feb 21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,407
Posted By Peko
BA Holidays is now taking package bookings more...

BA Holidays is now taking package bookings more than 355 days out for a restricted set of destinations, which includes Orlando. You can book for travel up to 17 Oct 2022, but not available online,...
Forum: General Chat 8 Feb 21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Peko
The OP's relative can book redemption flights for...

The OP's relative can book redemption flights for them without transferring Avios, by adding the OP and partner to their Family & Friends list in BA Exec Club, which anyone with a BAEC Household...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Dec 20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Peko
Maybe, maybe not, but not in the sense of...

Maybe, maybe not, but not in the sense of changing terminals at, say, LHR or JFK. PHL is all one big building and the ďterminalsĒ are really just concourses, connected inside with moving walkways...
Forum: General Trip Planning 8 Dec 20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By Peko
The Hilton Times Square has closed permanently...

The Hilton Times Square has closed permanently due to the economic impact of Covid. Similarly the Roosevelt, Courtyard Marriott Herald Square, and Omni Berkshire Place have all announced permanent...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Peko
BA Amex Companion vouchers due to expire between...

BA Amex Companion vouchers due to expire between Oct 2020 and March 2021 appear to have been extended (or extended further), as have Gold Upgrade vouchers expiring in the same period. I didn't get...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 11 Oct 20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By Peko
Did you book with BA or via a third party? And if...

Did you book with BA or via a third party? And if with BA, was it flight-only or a package with hotel and/or car?

Third party bookings, which also includes package bookings made with BA Holidays,...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Oct 20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,595
Posted By Peko
Unfortunately the T5 Concorde Room remains closed...

Unfortunately the T5 Concorde Room remains closed until further notice, temporarily replaced by the Concorde Terrace which has been established in the indoor terrace area of the Galleries First...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By Peko
Fair enough on the call centres, Iím a little...

Fair enough on the call centres, Iím a little spoiled in having 24 hour call centre availability with BA (and I rarely book immediately on release). Agree about not adding the return online for USA...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By Peko
While the generally held wisdom that long haul...

While the generally held wisdom that long haul premium cabins (Club/First) offer the best notional financial value for Avios holds true, recent events have perhaps given economy redemptions greater...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 1 Oct 20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Peko
Thousands rather than tens of thousands for a £33...

Thousands rather than tens of thousands for a £33 reservation. Not sure of the current "exchange rate" BA is using for this, but would guess this would cost in the region of 6,000 Avios per person.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 30 Sep 20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,656
Posted By Peko
A 1h10m connection is below Minimum Connecting...

A 1h10m connection is below Minimum Connecting Time (MCT) for international to domestic in MIA. so BA will have to rebook you anyway. This does not happen immediately when the flight schedules...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 12 Sep 20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Peko
It is possible to book some fares found on ITA...

It is possible to book some fares found on ITA Matrix online, via an unaffiliated website called bookwithmatrix.com

However, it does not allow you to book everything you find on Matrix, I donít...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 7 Sep 20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Peko
It's correct, and it's not APD. The £150 pp is a...

It's correct, and it's not APD. The £150 pp is a change fee attached to making a change to the original ticket (it's not always £150, but that's a typical amount if the original ticket was a...
Forum: General Chat 31 Aug 20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Peko
Sure, Virgin will have sent a similar request to...

Sure, Virgin will have sent a similar request to many destinations, ability to pay wouldnít come into it. Like others, the Antiguan govt will have some difficult decisions to make about how it gets...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Aug 20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,774
Posted By Peko
Perhaps it is not up to date, but the BA Holidays...

Perhaps it is not up to date, but the BA Holidays page is still showing that bookings made now for travel up to 31/08/21 would be eligible for a voucher valid until 30/04/22.
...
Forum: General Chat 31 Aug 20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Peko
This is nothing new, itís a widespread practice...

This is nothing new, itís a widespread practice happening in many destinations around the world. Virgin is far from the only one doing it.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Aug 20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,774
Posted By Peko
Regarding not going next year and rebooking for...

Regarding not going next year and rebooking for 2022, do bear in mind post 3 above, if you cancel and take a voucher, travel using that voucher has to be undertaken by 30/04/2022, as it stands.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 31 Aug 20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By Peko
Havenít connected long haul to short haul at FRA...

Havenít connected long haul to short haul at FRA for some time, but in and out of there quite a bit. Obviously it will depend on the gates used, there can be some long walks.

Iíd say itís doable...
Forum: General Trip Planning 28 Aug 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Peko
The issue with the luggage is that if you book it...

The issue with the luggage is that if you book it all on one ticket, the checked baggage allowance will apply to any domestic flights as well (regardless of time between flights).

If the domestic...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By Peko
I should have put a tenner on it, I had Jamaica...

I should have put a tenner on it, I had Jamaica and Switzerland at the top of the list too. Greece next week...who needed a travel industry anyway..?

Back on topic, email received this afternoon...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,112
Posted By Peko
It depends to an extent on which route you are...

It depends to an extent on which route you are talking about as well. From London (non-stop), as above I would say £1800-2000 is a reasonable price and should be fairly easily achievable. From other...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By Peko
I would say Czech Republic is one of the...

I would say Czech Republic is one of the candidates to have quarantine requirement imposed again, though you should know either way before the end of today.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By Peko
It does look like some sale fares have been...

It does look like some sale fares have been loaded, especially in premium cabins, but nothing published yet by BA to promote them. Sales fares often start on a Thursday, so it's possible.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,534
Posted By Peko
The statement related to transatlantic business,...

The statement related to transatlantic business, your domestic flights would not be impacted by this as a strategic decision.

If it did apply, both JFK and BOS are Delta hubs, and MCO would be a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 26 Aug 20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,534
Posted By Peko
Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam Schiphol
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 25 Aug 20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Peko
The OP may wish to consider the below thread,...

The OP may wish to consider the below thread, where it is posted that Delta seems to be cancelling some flights for next year from Amsterdam to Florida (TPA & MCO). Obviously cancellation might not...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 25 Aug 20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,031
Posted By Peko
Well, lose 20% and wait up to 2 years to get the...

Well, lose 20% and wait up to 2 years to get the rest (which is no doubt already well overdue). Still, agree it will most likely go through. Will be interesting to see the kind of credit terms Virgin...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 24 Aug 20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By Peko
Of the 3 cheapest economy selling classes...

Of the 3 cheapest economy selling classes (G/O/Q), G is used for package fares and certain other travel agent fares (eg BA Holidays), so you won't see it on a flight-only search.

It's variable,...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 24 Aug 20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By Peko
Under the plan, most creditors will not get all...

Under the plan, most creditors will not get all their money back, but would receive the majority of it (most likely the creditors, especially trade creditors, would still incur losses as a result,...
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