Posts Tagged: britishairways

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    Bad Cartography – Stansted, Essex (Airport) vs. Stansted, Kent (Not An Airport)

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    If there’s one thing that stands out more than a map that says “you are here”, it’s a map that says “you are here” and seems to get the map wrong.

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    At The Airport, Not All QR Codes Are Created Equal

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    Another day, another flight, another addition to the ever growing and increasingly arcane number of steps that you need to go through in order to get through an airport and actually take off on a plane. I’ve written before on the world of airport security, be it having your bags X-Rayed or searched and on… Read more »

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    The BA Mobile Boarding Pass; So Right And Yet So Wrong

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    While boarding passes on your mobile handset have been around for a while in one form or another, I only came across them just over a year ago while flying on KLM from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. The system was quick, easy and worked, even though some of the staff at Schipol seemed a bit confused… Read more »

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    Flight Safe Mode; The Sequel

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    This is mercifully brief follow up to my previous post on British Airways proscriptions on enabling flight safe mode on your mobile phone and hails jointly from the departments of “be careful what you ask for, it might come true” and “they didn’t really mean to say that … did they?” … On this morning’s… Read more »

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    Flight Safe Mode

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    As part of the security and safety announcement that gets made each time you get onto a plane these days, there’s invariably a bit which goes something like this … “all electrical equipment should be switched off during taxiing, take off and landing and all devices with a flight safe mode should have this enabled… Read more »

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    Mental Note to Self

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    I’d been told that the lesser spotted flight upgrade does happen. But despite travelling the Heathrow to San Francisco route on British Airways roughly once every three months for the best part of four years, despite knowing at least three members of the BA cabin crew who put me down on the upgrade list (but… Read more »